6 Irish Restaurants DiningIn Will Bring To You On St. Patrick's Day
Next Sunday, March 17th, is going to be a big, giant party - full of love, hate, respect, beer, more beer, even more alcohol, and most importantly, food. The 17th marks St. Patrick's Day - formally known as the Feast of Saint Patrick - a cultural and religious holiday that has, for better or worse, become a time of unbeknownst belligerent behavior. However, St. Patrick's Day is supposed to be a feast.
The usual stereotype of eating Corned Beef & Cabbage on Saint Patrick’s Day isn’t quite dead, but the tradition of being the world’s biggest traditionalist and eating that famous dish on St. Patty’s Day is quickly changing – proven through the wide variety of cuisines offered by the Irish restaurants that DiningIn works with.
If you’re in Boston and aren’t quite interested in drinking along the streets of Southie, you have your choice of two different Irish restaurants to get delivery from. First up is The Asgard in Cambridge. The Asgard’s specialties include Shepard’s Pie, Beer Battered Fish and Chips and Whiskey BBQ Steak Tips (served with colcannon mashed potatoes and broccoli au gratin – whoa) – but our favorite dish from the Asgard has to be their Beef & Guinness Stew, filled with Guinness-braised beef, caraway, aromatic veggies, turnips, parsnips and potatoes (it’s a STEW – not a SOUP!). You could also go with Mick Morgan’s in Newton, whose famous Corned Beef ‘n’ Cabbage would certainly be an Irishman’s first choice – but you also can’t go wrong with their Shepherd’s Pie (which contains beef, carrots, peas, onions and herbs with gravy, topped with garlic mashed potatoes), Ma McGrath’s Irish Stew (beef stew with an Irish twist) or the Irish Bangers ‘n’ Mash (in case you’re uncultured, bangers = sausages).
In Chicago, if you’re sick of watching the Chicago River get dyed green every year, stay at home, turn on the TV and order from one of the two Irish restaurants that we work with there! You have your choice between Emerald Loop Bar & Grill (which specializes in burgers while offering both a Guinness New York Strip entrée and an Irish Whiskey Salmon entrée) and Bennigan’s (which offers an Irish Country Pot Roast that is sure to sell out if you don’t get it fast enough on this St. Patrick’s Day). Both are fabulous, and both would love to make your holiday significantly easier by bringing their food to you.
Dallas is home to the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery - and they wouldn’t truly be the TILTED KILT if they didn’t offer a delectable selection of Irish cuisines. Maggie Mae’s Fish & Chips won’t rob you like Maggie Mae robbed the homebound sailor – unless you want to be robbed of your whole appetite by the heaping portion. The Tilted Kilt also serves an Olde Dublin Irish Stew, which contains tender beef pot roast, carrots, celery and onions – slow-cooked in Guinness beef stock. The Tilted Kilt also specializes in Danny Boy’s Shepard’s Pie – topped off with Parmesan cheese. If your appetite is especially large, get a side of TK Chili to stuff yourself.
Philadelphia doesn’t have it bad either, though – they can always order from Paddy Whack’s if they’re craving true Irish cuisine. Paddy Whack's offers two traditional Irish soups – the Irish Baked Potato Soup and the Irish Stout Onion Soup – but don’t stop there on their menu. Paddy Whack’s, too, offers Sheperd’s Pie, Bangers & Mash, and Harp-Battered Fish and Chips – but their true strong point lies within their Smothered Jameson Drunken Steak – a 12 ounce, char-grilled USDA choice flat-iron steak topped with sautéed mushrooms in a Jameson Irish Whiskey cream sauce. Served with red bliss mashed potatoes and fresh veggies, this is perhaps the best possible way that you can enjoy steak on St. Patrick’s Day.
So there you go – you’ve learned how you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the DiningIn way! Of course, you can order the food that you want from these restaurants on any particular day that you wish – but we figured we’d try to make your holiday easier by showing you the many possibilities that you have in each city that we operate in.