It is not all the time that you get two full weekends to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but we did this year, so liz and I took advantage of it.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17
This being the ACTUAL day, we got our green finery on and went over to Sunnyside Tap in Johns O'burg which had a day-long free buffet sitting out as well as specials on Irish drinks. I had several of the Guinness Blondes, a light colored beer which is quite good. In addition, Dana from the band Six Strings Down came in and put on an Irish show.
We had been planning on going over to the Fox Lake American Legion which was serving $8.50 plates of corned beef and cabbage, but we deemed better not to go.
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
I went to the presentation on Miller's Dog 'N Suds in Ingleside at the Fox Lake/Grant Township Historical Society (see this week's posts).
We met Kevin and Kelly and another friend at Stucky's in Johns O'Burg for pitchers and corned beef and cabbage. I intended to order one of these plates until I learned they had a reuben calzone. Never had one so that's what I got. As good as I figured it to be.
Then we thoroughly enjoyed the music of Whitey O'Day, a noted local musician who is famous for his Irish shows. He often plays at the Irish Mill in the area, your ultimate, but way too crowded place for celebrating that Irish thing. .We had a REAL GOOD TIME with lots o' singin' and pitchers..
Drink Tongue and All. --RoadO'Dog
Northern Illinois 21 Nebraska 17!!
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