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Food News: Looking For St. Patrick's Fun? You're In Luck

Get all the shepherd's pie and green beer you want.

By Timothy Malcolm March 11, 2019

Not pictured: The green beer. But there will be some at Jack & Ginger's.

Sunday will be a big day at Jack & Ginger's. The Midtown bar, which opened late in 2018, is hosting a mammoth St. Patrick's Day party with live music, bagpipers, Guinness, green beer, and plenty of pub grub. Party starts at 10 a.m. and music begins at noon. You must be 21 to attend.

Meanwhile, Poitin is hosting its St. Patrick's Day dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday. For $80, eat from a menu that includes black pudding with scallops, boxty (potato cakes) with sour cream and chives, shepherd's pie, colcannon (mashed potatoes and cabbage), and more. Four cocktails are also on offer. Get your tickets here.

Meanwhile, Birdies Cafe & Bar at the Omni Houston Hotel is hosting a St. Patrick's Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Get items like corned beef hash Benedict, green quiche florentine, and Scottish smoked salmon. Lucky Charms bark will also be available, plus liquid cheesecakes. $26 per person.

To celebrate the Ides of March (March 15), Jonathan's The Rub (a restaurant partly named after a Shakespearean quote) will serve Roman noodles, a hearty dish with clams, mussels, shrimp, vegetables, and garlic. Available at both locations for lunch and dinner Friday.

And Thursday is Pie Day (3.14). Ooh La La is offering half-priced slices of pie to mark this mathematically delicious occasion. One slice per customer, and single slices only.

The Hay Merchant is marking its anniversary (seven years) with a party March 13. Get crawfish and Louisiana beer—the fun starts at 4 p.m.

Every once in a while, Katy sushi restaurant Tobiuo announces that executive chef Mike Lim has received a box from a Japanese fish market. He doesn't know what's in the box, but once he opens it, he'll figure out what to do with everything in it. Then he'll create with those ingredients a full three-hour tasting experience. (We wrote about it here.) The next Tobiuo fish box night is March 19. It's $125 per person at a reserved table. 

California-based Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is heading to the area. The casual dining restaurant announced last week it will open its first Houston-area location later this year in Cypress Crossing (at Highway 290 and FM 1960). Lazy Dog is designed like a Rocky Mountain lodge with fireplaces, Aspen log chandeliers, and Wyoming-centric art. There'll also be a patio and plenty of TVs for sporting events. The menu focuses on American classics and small plates.

The Blonde Pantry is now open. Get on-the-go meals prepared with local and gluten-free ingredients at the Shops at Arrive (2800 Kirby Drive, Suite 232). The Blonde Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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