Friday Foodstuffs 3.6.09 – Getting Greener for St Patty’s Day

* guitar intro *

It’s getting greener all the time…

Forgive me for my Beatlesque start to the post. The news this week of a Beatle version of Rock Band in the works and the announcement of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr playing together at the benefit concert put me in the mood.

And it is getting greener around here! The snow should be mostly gone by the end of the weekend with 60-plus degree weather on the way. And I’m sure you know what else is on the way, right?

All you need is beer
Beer is all you need

Yes, I know, St Patty’s Day…lots of suds, o’duuuude!!!

While I’ve never been a big believer in nationally recognized Days To Get Drunk On, like St Patrick’s Day or Cinco de Mayo, I will certainly enjoy a Guinness or two with some corned beef and cabbage with mashed potatoes.

There are certainly a number of Irish pubs in South Jersey for you to go and get your green on over the next couple of weeks. Here’s just some of the names and locations:

Connie Mac’s Irish Pub
8000 Crescent Boulevard, Pennsauken.

Goodnight Irene’s Brew Pub
2708 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood.

Harper’s Pub
1 Gibbsboro Road, Clementon.

The Idle Hour
2600 Highway 88, Pt Pleasant.

The Irish Pub
164 Saint James Place, Atlantic City.

Irish Pub of New Jersey
168 White Horse Pike, Clementon.

Klee’s Bar and Grill
101 Boulevard, Seaside Heights.

McKee’s Irish Pub
446 Saint Louis Avenue, Egg Harbor City.

Mulligan’s Restaurant and Grill
1850 Hooper Avenue, Toms River.

Old Oar House Irish Pub
123 N High Street, Millville.

Ri Ra
2801 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City.

On the Festivals of Food schedule…well, HEY, here’s a shout out to Salem County and the Sample the Bounty of Salem County event taking place tomorrow at the Appel Farm Arts and Music Center.

Atlantic City Restaurant Week has been extended for another week by many of the participating restaurants! Check out the details here.

Spring is not too far away, and that means the next edition of the Festivals of Food is not too far away either.

Recipe Review

Honey Roasted Acorn Squash from Friends, Family and Food

Spicy Corn Chowder with Chorizo from Jersey Bites

Mama’s Sunday Pork Gravy from Jersey Girl Cooks

Mussels in Ginger Stout Broth from The Hungry Mouse

Blogging Out Hunger

The Food Bank in South Jersey is struggling to meet the demands. This is exactly the situation that Evelyn Benton at the Community FoodBank described to me last year coming to fruition.

Angel Food Ministries lends its services to folks in Bridgeton and in churches in Ocean County.

And in the news…

A new ordinance in Cape May may help stave off a battle between hot dog vendors and a local restaurant.

And here’s a story about a very hungry and clever octopus. Yeah, you heard me…octopus.

Have a great weekend!

– John


One thought on “Friday Foodstuffs 3.6.09 – Getting Greener for St Patty’s Day

  1. And don’t forget about the Seaside Heights St. Patty’s day parade (Ok, it is officially the Ocean County parade). It will be held on March 14th this year.

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