Happy St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day has been a week-long event for me.  Saturday was the parade in downtown Colorado Springs, last night was the Jack Quinn’s run with a St. Patrick’s Day theme and today is the actual day itself!

Jack Quinn's Running Club, St. Patrick's Day Edition, Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Jack Quinn's Running Club, St. Patrick's Day Edition, Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

I don’t think too many places are having specials- it’s one of the busiest nights of the year, after all. But here are three that will have Irish food and live Irish music.

McCabes Tavern: 520 South Tejon Street, (719) 633-3300
All Day Party. The Tim Finnegan band starts at noon. Corn Beef and Cabbage, Bangers and Mash, Shepherd’s Pie and other Irish fare will be available.

Jack Quinn’s:  21 South Tejon Street,  (719)385-0766
Irish bands, Irish step-dancers and pipers provide non-stop entertainment from open to close. After 5 PM on St. Patrick’s Day: $5 cover and no minors allowed

Bands:  County El Paso 11 AM
Blackthorn 12 PM
Whiskey Monkeys 4 PM
Bullet the Blue Sky: A Tribute to U2 7 PM
Brian Clancy and Irish Row 9:30 PM
Big Paddy 9:30 PM

Tony’s Bar:311 N. Tejon
Corned beef & cabbage and Green beer.  Tomcat Trio will be playing live.  No cover charge. 24oz tall boy can of PBR or Miller High Life and a well shot is only $5.00. Or a tap beer and well shot for $4.00. House shot (house calls it) $3.00. Well drink $2.00. Hot dog and a bag of chips $2.00

Jack Quinn’s

Just went to Jack Quinns on Tejon in downtown Colorado Springs. It was a cool atmosphere with private booths.  Also they serve food all night till closing which works out well for us since DM doesn’t get off work till 11. And they have chicken strips. Nuff said.

Something else I did this weekend that isn’t on the list: Spent the better part of yesterday shopping at Whole Foods aka Food Porn. I was probably in there a good 90 minutes. Maybe even longer. Then came home and made a yummy pulled pork thing. NO I don’t have a smoker. I should get one but eh, I’ve never had any luck with smoking meats. I’ve tried a few times and, no.