St. Patrick's Day celebrations generally start with parades on the weekend prior to the Tuesday in question, and San Diego is no exception. The parade and festival takes place on 5th and 6th Streets and in Balboa Park on Saturday afternoon.
To get you in the mood we are starting our Irish themed menu on Thursday of this week when we'll be tapping into a cask of Lucky's Irish Stout. It's a lighter bodied, lower alcohol brew, so more than likely you'll be able to enjoy more than one ;-) In keeping with Ritual Tavern tradition, the cask beer is brewed locally by one of San Diego's finest brewers, Marty Mendiola from Rock Bottom La Jolla. We'll start our corned beef plates that night; we have Niman Ranch beef brisket brining.
We carry two beers brewed in Cork, Ireland; Murphy's Red and Beamish Stout, so we looked at some menus from pubs serving in Cork. Sure enough, shepherds pie, mussels in white wine, and corned beef are on the menu there. These will of course also available at the Ritual, and when you consider that our lobby and bar are painted green, you'll start to feel some Irish charm.
Crawl 30th all day on St. Patrick's Day!
After all this buildup, what could we possibly say to top all of this? How about an all day St. Patrick's Day 30th Street crawl!! Many of our 30th Street neighbors are already open at Noon, and on Paddy's day, the Ritual and the Linkery will be too.
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