Corned beef and cabbage. Irish stew. Bangers and mash. And a whole lot of green beer.
St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17, and lots of local restaurants and bars are adding Irish classics to their food and bar menus that day and over the coming weekend.
Here’s a guide to eating like an Irish lad or lass in Wichita.
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The Brickyard, 129 N. Rock Island: Saturday is opening day of the season for the Brickyard, Old Town’s popular open-air bar. It’s also the day the bar will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Public at the Brickyard’s food trailer, Boss Dogg, will be serving corned beef hash and other Irish specialties, and the bar also will offer $5 Guinness pints, $5 Jameson shots and more. Music by Nikki Moddelmog happens from 4 to 6 p.m. The Brickyard will open at 12:30 p.m., and the food will start at 1 p.m. and will be served until it runs out.
Pumphouse, 825 E. Second St.: The bar’s fifth annual Kegs & Eggs event is Saturday morning and is an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, offered from 9 a.m. to noon and featuring scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, potatoes O’Brien and fruit. It’s $5.99. The bar also will have a band on the patio in the afternoon.
March 12 and March 17
The Artichoke, 811 N. Broadway: Owner Pat Audley will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday and March 17. Both days, he’ll be serving both green beer and corned beef and cabbage. From 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, he’ll put on an Irish talent competition, and Knocknasheega Celtic Band will perform from 8 to 11 p.m., when the will cover be $4. On March 17, there will be an Irish open mike performance from 6 to 8 p.m.
Shamrock Lounge, 1724 W. Douglas: The biggest Irish food party of the year always happens at the Shamrock, the bar positioned right near the big parade route. Starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, the Shamrock is serving Irish Breakfast Casserole with potatoes O’Brien and shamrock sausages from the Douglas Avenue Chop Shop. It’s $7.50 a plate. After the parade, the bar will serve Guinness and beef stew for $7.50. Then on March 17, the Shamrock will have corned beef and cabbage from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. It’s $10 a plate.
Two Olives, 2949 N. Rock Road: This still-under-construction cafe will serve a Sunday brunch that will include corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie in the Olive Tree banquet hall. The St. Patrick's Day buffet is $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $9 for ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under and will be served from 10 a.m.-3 p.m The restaurant also will serve corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie for carryout all week. Call 316-681-1100 for reservations and to place orders.
Adrian’s, 2121 N. Rock Road: This Mediterranean restaurant will be serving corned beef and cabbage topped with a green brandy peppercorn sauce as well as an Irish beef stew with mashed potatoes. The restaurant also will have Guinness, green beer and live Irish music.
Bagatelle Bakery, 6801 E. Harry: This cafe will served corned beef with cabbage and chicken pot pie on March 17. It will also have themed cookies and cakes all week.
Blarney Breakfast: The 41st annual Blarney Breakfast, a fundraiser for Rainbows, is scheduled for 6 to 9:30 a.m. March 17 at Old Chicago, 7700 E. Kellogg. It’ll include breakfast food, coffee, bagpipers and Irish dancers. Tickets are $15 for ages 13 and older and $5 for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at www.rainbowsunited.org.
Blarney Stone Pub Sports Bar and Restaurant, 2120 N. Woodlawn: This new Irish-themed bar and restaurant in the old Larry Bud’s space is having its first St. Patrick’s Day in Wichita and will be throwing a parking-lot party on March 17 that will double as a grand opening celebration. Corned beef and cabbage will be served all day, and the restaurant has several other Irish dishes on its regular menu. The party also will feature Irish music, Irish beer trucks and bagpipers at 6 and 9 p.m. An Irish band will perform from 5 to 6 p.m. The party lasts from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. outside and will move inside after that.
Heroes Sports Bar, 117 N. Mosley: Heroes is featuring corned beef and cabbage on March 17. It’ll also have bagpipers and drink specials.
Hopping Gnome, 1710 E. Douglas: This local brewery is throwing a St. Patrick’s Day party on March 17, and Noble House Hawaiian Plate Lunch food truck will be parked out front serving a corned beef and cabbage special from 5 to 9 p.m.. Inside, the bar will have Irish music by The Route starting at 7 p.m. and also will have Irish Red beer on tap. Admission is free.
Jimmie’s Diner, 2121 N. Tyler, 3111 N. Rock Road and 1519 S. George Washington Blvd.: All three locations of this local diner will serve corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie on March 17. Throughout March, they’re serving Shamrock shakes made with lime sherbet.
Muse Cafe: Inside the Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Boulevard: The cafe will serve corned beef with cabbage for lunch on March 17.
O’Malleys, 2405 W. 31st St. South: This south-side bar and restaurant is throwing an all-day St. Paddy’s party on March 17 and will open at 9 a.m. It’ll offer $5 corned beef and cabbage all day. Bagpipers will arrive at 8 p.m., and the party will include an Irish deejay, drink specials, karaoke and giveaways.
Walt’s Great American Sports Bar & Grill, 7732 E. Central: Walt’s is serving its traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner for $9.99 a person from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 17. Bagpipers also will visit throughout the evening.