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Where to wear the green
Corned beef, cabbage and other St. Pat’s favorites

By Linda A. Thompson-Odum

St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching (Wednesday, March 17), and you don’t have to be Irish to celebrate. Below are a few spots offering differnt meals for the day. For more St. Patrick’s fun, see a listing of nightlife events here.

• Alan’s of Boscawen, 133 N. Main St., Boscawen, 753-6631,, will feature all-you-can-eat corned beef and cabbage from 7:30 p.m. until closing. Other Irish traditional fare will be available, and the party will feature the music of the George Lodge Band.

• The Barley House Restaurant and Tavern, 132 N. Main St., Concord, 228-6363,, will have a special Irish menu all day.

• Billy’s Sports Bar, 34 Tarrytown Road, Manchester, 622-3644,, will offer a corned beef dinner all day for $9.95.

• The Derryfield, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-2880,, will celebrate the day with corned beef and cabbage and live entertainment from 2 to 10 p.m.

• Holy Grail Food and Spirits, 64 Main St., Epping, 679-9559,, will celebrate the day with corned beef and cabbage, plus lots of Irish trivia. The restaurant will also give away two 32-inch flat-screen TVs. Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to a local windstorm victim.

• Kiki’s Restaurant and Gravity Tavern, 35 Mont Vernon Road, New Boston, Kiki’s 487-2011, Tavern 325-4122,, will offer a traditional corned beef dinner and other Irish specialties in both the restaurant and the Tavern, such as the cottage pie, an Irish-style shepherd’s pie that is on the regular menu. There will also be Guinness and Smithwick’s promotions.

• Mint Bistro, 1105 Elm St., Manchester, 625-6468,, will celebrate the day with Irish specials, such as traditional Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage and more. There will also be a special St. Patty’s cocktail menu. Check the Web site for details.

• Murphy’s Taproom, 494 Elm St., Manchester, 633-3535,, will hold what they say is New Hampshire’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The fun begins at 5:30 a.m., with the state’s first legal Guinness served at 6 a.m. Live music starts 7 a.m. and goes to midnight, featuring Mike Livingston, the Black Velvet Band, Fat Back, and Joe MacDonald. A full Irish breakfast buffet is served until 11 a.m. ($9.99, all you can eat), followed by a corned beef and cabbage buffet until midnight ($11.99, all you can eat.) Customers who manage to spend the entire day, from open to close, will be immortalized with a plaque, to be hung on the Taproom wall.

• The Peddler’s Daughter, 48 Main St., Nashua, 821-7535,, will open at 8 a.m. to serve an Irish breakfast — eggs, white and black puddings, Irish rasher (bacon), cottage fries, Irish banger (sausage) and a sliced tomato. The rest of the day’s menu will feature the traditional corned beef and cabbage, beer-battered fish and chips, grilled Irish bangers, shepherd’s pie, Guinness-braised beef stew and Scotch egg (a hard-boiled egg wrapped with Irish sausage, deep fried and served with spicy mustard). Musical entertainment will run all day.

• The PLUS Company’s 19th Annual Wild Irish Breakfast will be held at the Radisson Hotel Nashua at 7 a.m. Guests will be led into the ballroom by bagpipers and drummers from the New Hampshire Police Association Pipes and Drums Band. The breakfast is designed as a roast with various New Hampshire notables joining Blarney Master Bernie O’Streeter on the dais. This year’s roasters include New Hampshire Governor John Lynch, Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau, state Senator Peggy Gilmour, state Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley, state Republican Party Chairman John H. Sununu, Father Bob Guillemette of the Immaculate Conception Church in Nashua, local Irish wit Kevin Milligan, and Dan Chan, legendary and honorary Irishman for the Day. The morning’s fun will end with a raffle drawing for a trip for two to Ireland, courtesy of Southwest Airlines, and a bicycle donated by Goodale’s Bike Shop. Tickets are cost75 per person. To purchase tickets, contact Penny Latti at The PLUS Company, 889-0652.

• Red Arrow, 61 Lowell St. in Manchester, 626-1112, and 63 Union Square in Milford, 249-9222,, will serve corned beef and cabbage all day.

• The Red Blazer, 72 Manchester St., Concord, 224-4101, will host its third annual Green Eggs and Ham St. Patty’s day breakfast buffet from 7 to 11 a.m. The proceeds from the $9.99 all-you-can-eat breakfast will be split between Friends of Forgotten Children and The Boys & Girls Club of Concord. WTPL 107.7 The Pulse will be broadcasting live, and Jim Barnes, Balladeer, will perform live Irish music. Numerous raffles will be held and all the money will go to the two charities.

• San Francisco Kitchen,  133 Main St., Nashua, 886-8833, will serve corned beef, cabbage, carrots and potatoes with a twist — they’ll have wasabi mashed potatoes on the menu.

• Wild Rover Pub, 21 Kosciuszko St., Manchester, 669-7722,, will open at 5:30 a.m. for an Irish breakfast buffet of eggs, Irish bacon, black pudding, white pudding, Irish sausage, O’Brien potatoes, Boston beans and honey caraway biscuits. The first pint is served at 6 a.m. and there will be promos and giveaways all day long. Music from Kevin Dolan will start at 9 p.m. Keep an eye on the pub’s Web site for more details.

• Zorvino Vineyards, 226 Main St., Sandown, 887-8463,, will hold a St. Paddy’s Day Micro-Brew dinner on Thursday, March 18, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The four-course dinner will be paired with four local micro-brews. The breweries will also bring other beers to be sampled. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. and the brew dinner is at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $50 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. Make reservations online or call the vineyard. Online reservations will close at 6 p.m. two days in advance of the event.

Tedy J’s M City Grille
866 Elm St., Manchester, 622-6400
Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Delivery is free with a $10 minimum purchase.

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