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Night out: In the ‘Garden of Eatin’ ’

Food is on the table when n.u.f.a.n. ensemble offers another of its quirky, short-run theater festivals at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Wednesday, March 16 and 17, at Prop Thtr in Avondale. “Garden of Eatin’” covers aspects of food culture from obnoxious food channel divas to unwanted guests at an upscale restaurant, with an assortment of […]

20 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

  Celebrate the ‘Celtic Muse’ at Davenport’s, Wicker Park, 8 p.m. tonight and Friday, March 19, $15 plus two-drink minimum. Gillian Kelly and Claire Bigley perform Irish favorites such as “The Nightingale,” “Finnegan’s Wake,” and “The Rising of the Moon.” $3 Harps and Guinness, too. Visit the Irish American Heritage Center, Irving Park, through March 20. […]

Eat this! (St. Patrick’s Day edition): Guinness, an iconic taste of Ireland

What it is: After shamrocks and leprechauns, the most distinctive icon of Ireland in the world may be a glass of Guinness stout, a rich, dark beer made with roasted, malted barley and hops, topped with a creamy white head. Where it comes from: Guinness dates to 1759, when Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease […]

Two rivers: Drinking green in Chicago this St. Patrick’s Day

Who cares if they don’t tint beer green in Ireland? I don’t know who first thought of green beer, but in a town that boasts not one but three separate St. Patrick’s Day parades, I shouldn’t have to tell you why green-dyed beer is a Chicago thing, or when and where to find it. Therefore […]

Free Irish whiskey for St. Patrick’s Day

If you don’t start in the morning, you can’t drink all day. Binny’s Beverage Depot celebrates St. Patrick’s Day from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, with a free breakfast open house featuring Irish scones and coffee made with Feckin’ Irish Whiskey, plus music from the City of Chicago Pipers. The event takes place […]