Sure, St. Patrick's Day isn't technically until Monday, but who says we can't party now? Prep your liver for green beer and corned beef now so you're ready for the big day. Here's our official Daily RFT guide to the best St. Louis St Patrick's Day celebration ever:
Dogtown fully embraces its Irish identity as evidenced by the Ancient Order of Hibernians' St. Patrick's Day Parade where attendees hold nothing back, imbibing from sunup to sundown in celebration of St. Patrick and shamrocks. During the rest of the year, though, Dogtown is home to a solid core of n ... More >>
We all know the damage that parades can cause to St. Louis neighborhoods -- and the folks over in Dogtown have one idea to make the St. Patrick's Day Parade this weekend slightly less destructive. No coolers allowed. The new rule, parade organizers say, should help cut down on underage drinking ... More >>
To get everyone in the St. Patrick's Day spirit, here's an Irish poem about drinking: Some Guinness was spilled on the barroom floor when the pub was shut for the night. Out of his hole crept a wee brown mouse and stood in the pale moonlight. He lapped up the frothy brew from the floor, then back o ... More >>
Corned beef and cabbage is far from native fare in Ireland, and largely appears on menus to satisfy the tastes of tourists. On this side of the pond, though, the legend persists that corned beef and cabbage is authentic Irish cuisine, and, as a result, no other dish is as heralded as quintessentiall ... More >>
Smack in the middle of the Washington Avenue social scene isn't the first place most people would think to look for traditional Irish fare. But during dining hours, The Dubliner (1025 Washington Avenue, 314-421-4300) offers a relaxed pub atmosphere complete with colorful Irish flags and rugby jersey ... More >>
retroist.comNot Irish. We hate to ruin your day - okay, not really - but while you're reveling in the St. Pat's festivities with your green beer and Car Bombs and corned beef, we're here to tell you that it's all fake. That's right. Your favorite St. Patrick's Day eats? They're not really I ... More >>
When Irish hearts are happy all the world seems bright and gay, And When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure, they steal your heart away.Could it be that Mother Nature (or perhaps even God!) loves the Irish more than the French? That's the message one could get while staring at the heavens this ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Keeping It Reel
(Mountain Rose Records)
8 p.m. Saturday, February 5. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3. Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street.
Saturday, April 4. Union Avenue Opera House, 733 North Union Boulevard.
Feel the Luck
7 p.m. Wednesday, February 6. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Kevin Buckley steps out of the basement and the Cunninghams come home.
Week of March 15, 2007
B-Sides analyzes the state of the Irish-punk scene, talks jazz and shoes with Jamie Cullum and shows you where to download some primo tunes this week
Thursday, March 2 at 8 p.m. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
Week of March 9, 2005
Traditional Irish sessions at the City Museum keep things reel
Week of March 10, 2004
Bob Jamerson's letter to the editor
Spaghetteria Mama Mia
The Southern Illinois Festival of Irish Music and Dance beckons to lovers of the Emerald Isle
John D. McGurk's Irish Pub
A look into Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire