Saturday, March 14, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Round-Up

According to the countdown on the McNellie's Web site, there are less than two days and eight hours left until that day of really good food and beer and whiskey and redheads like me looking a little stereotypical and silly in green shirts, St. Patrick's Day.

Besides the huge parties going on in Tulsa's restaurant and bar districts (The Blue Dome District, Cherry Street and Brookside are all hosting huge bashes) and the Elton John/Billy Joel concert at the BOK Center, here's what else is happening on or before the 17th:

Bring A Friend to Tulsa, or just celebrate with the winners of the "Bring A Friend to Tulsa" contest. The party, hosted by the City of Tulsa, being held to congratulate the winners starts at 5 and last until 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, at 100 E. Second St. Did I mention there would be complimentary refreshments? No? Well, consider it said.

The Local Table, Tulsa's one-stop shop for local, familiar food and comfortable prices, is celebrating St. Pat's with a Irish whiskey and Irish beer dinner. The meal will include a four-course Irish dinner with three beers and three shots of three different types of whiskey, all for just $40 - it's tough to find a four-course meal in this town for this kinda cash, folks. Here's the menu:

First course: Smoked Salmon and Mache Salad with Lemon-Caper Vinaigrette; Powers Irish whiskey; Smithwick's Irish Ale
Second: Colcannon Soup (potatoes, bacon, kale); Tullarmore Dew Irish whiskey; Murphy's Irish Red
Entree: Corned Beef and Cabbage with Creamed Horseradish and Irish Soda Bread; Knappogue Irish whiskey; Guinness Irish Drought
Dessert: Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse Cake

Everything kicks off at 6:30, which leaves plenty of time afterward for more liver punishment. Call 794-8013 for reservations.

Joe Momma's Pizza, sandwiched downtown between the centers of the universe in Tulsa on St. Pat's, McNellie's and Arnies, will be serving green beer and baked potato pizza on the big day. Or, order something off of Joe Momma's new, expanded menu, which will feature more sandwiches, calzones, desserts and appetizers. Either way, take your time; Joe's will be serving pizza until the wee hour of 3 a.m. on the Day of the Irish. Get the party started early with $3 Marshall Beer Draughts.

Fleet Feet Sports will host its annual St. Patrick's Day Dash Monday, March 16. Proceeds will go to Family & Children's Services. Pre-registry and a $10 entry fee is required. Call the store at 492-FEET for more information.

ADD 03.17//Cavedoll/Ghosts/Recorder at Exit 6CNeed an alternative to the regular St. Paddy's bar scene? Check out an otherworldly show the night of the 17th featuring Salt Lake City's Cavedoll (who made their Tulsa debut at 2008's D-Fest music festival), the psychedelic pop of Tulsa's own Ghosts and pure robot produced music of Recorder. $5 at the door; doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 at 222 E. First St. Only folks 21+ need apply. 

Know of a happenin' St. Patrick's Day event/special not listed here? Leave some info. in the comments and I'll add it to the list.

ADD 03.17//Folks, be sure to check the comments for even more fun things to do tonight. Just remember: Don't drink and drive. Just imagine there are little, tiny, vulnerable babies in the backseat of every car on the road tonight. Hopefully this visual will help you to call a cab if you've had one too many. 


TulsaLoop said...

Arnie’s and Dirty's downtown will be having live music from 12pm-2am with artists Carirde Nagael, Larkin, and many more.

Sarah said...

Oooh...have you been to The Local Table? I was in Tulsa over the weekend for y'all's St. Patrick's Day 5K, and the starting line was right near there. They were closed, obviously (it was 9:00 on a Saturday morning) but we tried peeking in. Couldn't see much.

I want to find out more about it. From what I gather, they try to serve locally-grown food, right? How's their cooking? I definitely want to stop by and check it out next time I'm in town, but I want to be sure I'm not wasting a trip.

Mos Jef said...

I'm doing the McNellie's - Arnie's mess downtown tonight. Should be a good time.

Clint said...

Will be at Cain's for the Andrew Bird concert.

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