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While we are on the cusp of seeing the return of indoor dining, we’ve got 11 options for a safely distanced St. Patrick’s Day to help celebrate the luck of the Irish and better days ahead. 

Celebrate at home with a free St. Patrick’s Day Baking course from the Institute of Culinary Education. In this virtual webinar, Chef Vicki Wells will teach you how to bake two classic recipes to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day with your Irish coffee – chive and cheddar scones and Irish soda bread.

Virtual cooking lesson platform 100 Pleats is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Feast with Chef Diane Henderiks on Tuesday, March 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The group lesson shows how to create her hearty Guinness Beef Stew made with beef, red wine, stout beer, white mushrooms, carrots, celery, red potatoes and herbs. The lesson is $49.99 per screen; the price is per screen not per person making it a fun activity for multiple people in a household to enjoy. Lessons must be booked in advance at www.100pleats.com/group and once confirmed, guests will receive ingredient and kitchen equipment details for this celebratory dish. 

Lucky Leprechaun Insane Milkshake (Courtesy Sugar Factory)

Starting today through Wednesday, March 31, Sugar Factory is offering a limited edition Lucky Leprechaun Insane Milkshake. Completely covered in chocolate and topped with a rainbow whirley pop, it combines vanilla and coffee to satisfy your sweet tooth while also giving you a much needed caffeine boost. A shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey is also available for mischievous leprechauns.

More spirits are available at Pink Taco from Monday, March 15 through Sunday, March 21 in West Hollywood. The Shamrock-A-Rita St. Paddy’s margarita is made with 1800 Reposado, triple sec, sweet and sour, Midori Melon liqueur, and a side shot of Cointreau Noir. Monday, March 15th – Sunday, March 21st from 11 a.m. to midnight.                               

The Cat and Fiddle Pub & Restaurant is celebrating their fourth St. Patrick’s Day at their new location on Highland and Melrose. In light of this year’s capacity caps, they’re celebrating for the entire month of March, offering corned beef and cabbage as well as corned beef sliders everyday for outdoor dining, takeaway or delivery. The cozy outdoor patio has been expanded with enhanced parking lot outdoor seating. No reservations, first come, first served. An online special offers a $5 pint of Guinness when you order the corned beef.

The Pie Hole has baked up its caramel apple pie holes topped with green and yellow sprinkles. St. Patrick’s Day pie hole bundles, available at all locations, come in a pack of 4 for $7, 6 for $10.50, 12 for $21 and 24 for $42 while supplies last. Online ordering for pickup and local delivery available at thepieholela.com, nationwide shipping via Goldbelly for a pack of 24 pie holes priced $75.

Courtesy The Pie Hole

Considered the adult watering hole of West Hollywood, The Abbey Food & Bar has a special bar menu of cocktails featuring a Lucky Mule, Pickle Pick Jameson shots, Pickle Martini and green beer that’ll all make your shamrock. Soak up the drinks with corned beef and cabbage. Make reservations in advance for a socially distant spot on the patio by calling 310-289-8410.

St. Patrick’s Day Taiyaki boxes from Destroyer feature traditional Japanese fish-shaped waffles with pistachio custard filling. Pre-order half dozen limited edition snack boxes from Monday, March 15 through Wednesday, March 17.

Market Tavern, at the Original Farmers Market, will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with menu specials featuring Cottage Pie, Bangers & Mash and Fish & Chips, plus drink specials like $6 pints of Cut & Dry Irish Stout from MacLeod Brewery. Market Tavern is open for outdoor dining and take out/delivery.

Get lucky at STK Steakhouse in honor of the Irish with lil’ corned beef sliders served with tater tots and a Leprechaun Stiletto cocktail during happy hour from Monday, March 15 through Sunday, March 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Corned beef sliders are also available for dinner, takeout and delivery.

Bangers and mash (Courtesy Market Tavern)

Peet’s Coffee is introducing a limited-edition beverage to celebrate the holiday. The Mint Matcha Blended Iced Beverage features Japanese Matcha green tea, peppermint and creamy milk blended together and topped with whipped cream for a St. Patrick’s Day sweet treat. Available at all retail coffee bars and participating partner locations from Wednesday, March 17 through Wednesday, March 24.

Fish and chips (Courtesy Market Tavern)

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