Today is March 17th, 2015, which means one thing….. It's St. Patricks Day.
Here at COREY we love any excuse to celebrate, so we have compiled a list of a few things to do in LA that celebrate this fun holiday!
1. Salt & Straw Ice cream: Pots of Gold & Rainbows Ice Cream!
This is a ice cream flavor that is a childhood dream come true, lucky charms ice cream!! Salt & Straw describes it as: “we steep the cereal in cream overnight to get that yummy cereal base. Then we stir the mallows back in so they can bask in the greatness that is this ice cream!”
It is only available for a limited time and believe me when i say you MUST try it!
Go to the Ace Hotel & catch a cult classic, cheesy horror movie (starring a young Jennifer Aniston) today! It is a chance to see this hilarious flick on a movie theater screen on the day of leprachauns!
Along with the screening they promise this event will have DJs, dancing and Irish drinks.
Tam's is actually a Scottish pub but they celebrate St. Patty's day with the best of them. Tam O'Shanter will open at 10 a.m. and has a party tent in the parking lot which will open at noon. Music starts at 2 p.m and food includes Bailey's cupcakes and corned beef and cabbage, green beer and more.
This is a great excuse to start the day off with a cocktail: If you’re in downtown, stop by the Hotel Figueroa, where they’ll be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with an all-day happy hourthat includes $3 Green Beer, $4 Guinness , and $5 Jameson.
939 S Figueroa St #930, Los Angeles, CA 90015
5. California Donuts Green Lucky Charms Donut
Head down to California Donuts on 3rd street, Open 24 hours x 365 days a year, this place is a delight. Only available today is their St. Patricks day special Green Lucky Charms Donut, Served all day, with hot fresh donuts at 2pm!
LA's resident Irish Pub is going all out for the holiday! The Irish pub is throwing an indoor and outdoor bash from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., with no cover charge. Get tons of Irish drinks till 2 am and Traditional Irish food till 11pm.
“Beginning at 11 a.m in the parking lot, there will be a Guinness truck pouring Guinness Blonde and Harp Lager on tap; a live band and DJ and more. The pub's Bergin's Brew, which is an Irish lager made exclusively by Rogue Brewery for the restaurant; green-dyed Miller Lite, and Guinness, all priced at $8 a pint. Irish Coffee, Old Fashioneds, Irish Car Bombs and more will be available for $10. From 6 to 10:30 a.m., there will be traditional Irish breakfast with eggs, bacon or bangers, Irish beans, grilled tomato and toasted sourdough. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., expect corned beef sandwiches, grilled chicken sandwiches, Irish grilled cheese and more while supplies last.”
Mark Mahoney's Shamrock Social Club tattoo studio has been offering the shamrock flash special for more then a decade. Offering tattoos for $25 (for a small black-and-white piece) and $40 (for color). It is a unique place to celebrate this Irish holiday,
Shamrock Social Club, flash special begins 1 p.m. March 17 and ends at midnight that evening.
8. St. Patrick’s Day at the Original Farmers Market
Live music including a bagpiper and traditional Irish folk songs, plus food, and green beer all at the Original Farmers Market starting at 12:30pm. A free event for all-ages that ends at 9pm. Check it out!
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036 attached to the grove on 3rd & Fairfax
9. Casey's Irish Pub:
Corned Beef Sandwiches. The classic Irish dish that is a must have today!!
This downtown L.A. pub is hosting its 42nd annual St. Patrick's Day street festival. Open at 6 a.m. they are serving green beers, Guinness and Jameson, including music from local DJs and a photo booth. Corned beef sandwiches from Casey's are a must and they will also be serving pizza from Pellicola Pizza and reuben. Admission is free before 11 a.m. and $10 after.
A bit outside of Los Angeles the famed big boat, The Queen Mary, celebrates it's annual Shamrock 'n' Roll event. This event takes place with Live Irish, Celtic, fiddle and drinking music. The venue Features two stages, a trivia competitions, and of course cold pints and pub grub anchor the fun in Long Beach.
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach;5-11 p.m.; $15 online/$20 at the door, plus $5 parking; over 21.
You know it's officially fall when all the coffee shops start offering the pumpkin spice latte's again (yay!)and the air gets to be that perfect temperature. This is the best time of year for some delicious home made soups! Now I am not a very good cook, i admit, but i am very good at making these next two recipes (hint: because they are fool proof), and i love the smell they give my apartment as they come together.
Super easy to make - 2 of my favorite recipes, 1 healthy deliciousness and 1 the perfect comfort food:
4 cups Vegetable Stock
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon white wine
1/2 small acorn squash, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
2 small Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch squares
1 large carrot, peeled and cut into sticks about 1 inch long and 1/4 inch wide
1 plum tomato, peeled and chopped (optional)
2 tablespoons white rice
3 tablespoons frozen peas
2 tablespoons frozen corn
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
2 teaspoons chopped parsley
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
In a medium pot, bring the stock to a boil. Add the wine, salt, potatoes, carrots, tomato, and rice. Simmer, partly covered, for 25 minutes, until the vegetables are cooked and the rice is soft. Add the peas, corn, most of the herbs, and the lemon, and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the rest of the herbs. Taste for salt, adding more as needed, and serve.
In a Dutch oven (or a 5- to 6-quart heavy pot with a tight-fitting lid), heat butter over medium. Add onion, carrots, and thyme. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft, about 5 minutes.
Add 1/4 cup flour and cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Add broth and bring to a boil, stirring constantly; season with salt and pepper. Nestle chicken in pot; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, make dumplings: In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining 3/4 cup flour, dill, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. With a fork, gradually stir in 1/2 cup milk to form a moist and soft batter. It should be just a little thicker than pancake batter and should easily drop from the tip of a spoon. (Add additional 2 tablespoons milk if too thick.) Set aside.
Stir peas into pot. Drop batter in simmering liquid in 10 heaping tablespoonfuls, keeping them spaced apart (dumplings will swell as they cook). Cover, and simmer until chicken is tender and dumplings are firm, 20 minutes. Serve.
I've become a fan of cold brew coffee concentrate. The first one I tried was SECRET SQUIRREL from a local heath food store and I liked it. It's made by soaking the beans for 18+ hours and it is said to be less acidic that hot coffee. Mixed with soy, rice or cows milk, it is creamy and refresing. And best of all it's ready to go—no grinding and waiting.
Christmas is over but my holiday sweet tooth is still going strong. After eating an entire batch of homemade rice crispy macadamia nut cookies at Corey's family feast I have officially been inspired to try some fun recipes of my own! Here are some of confections I will be baking this week with the hopes they will be too cute to eat ;)
Hopefully everyone is prepared to cook up a delicious feast tomorrow! If you're like me, you watch football and drink beer all day so by the time the meal is actually ready you're already pretty full. This year I'm actually planning on having leftovers just so I can try out some of these Thanksgiving leftovers recipes.