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Dining Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Dining and Drinking Guide

Dining Chicago’s Dining and drinking guide to all things corned beef, whiskey, and Irish in Chicago for St. Patrick’s Day.
Dining Chicago's Dining and drinking guide

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Everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Or so we tell ourselves as we dress up in Kermit-green attire and binge on corned beef and whiskey from morning until the wee hours of the night. One of the most roucous holidays of the year, St. Patrick’s Day may not have the same foodie acclaim as, say, Thanksgiving, but it does still deserve some culinary cred, what with its proclivity for corned beef, potatoes, sausages, and other guttural comforts. It’s one of the last indulgent hurrahs before spring settles in and we all collectively have to get our act together and start acknowledging that bathing suit season is not far off. So before that happens, here’s your guide to some surefire spots for dining and drinking in Chicago this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

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Saint Patrick’s Day

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick (IrishLá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”) is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated annually on 17 March, the death date of the most commonly-recognised patron saint of IrelandSaint Patrick (c. AD 385–461).

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland),[4] theEastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival ofChristianity in Ireland,[3] as well as celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.[5]Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire orshamrocks.[6] Christians also attend church services,[5][7] and the Lenten restrictions on eating anddrinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption.[5][6][8][9]

Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland,[10] Northern Ireland,[11] Newfoundland and Labrador and Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world; especially in Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.