Pre-St. Patrick's Day Planning

No, this is not about putting your liver in basic training in preparation for March 17th, and I’m not here to remind you Shamrock Shake season is here. Just a few things to note: ~ARIZMENDI BAKERY~ will be featuring their Irish soda bread, but encourage advance orders. Since we’re discussing baked goods, this post from Tasting Table about the off-the-menu griddle cakes at ~JOHN CAMPBELL’S IRISH BAKERY~ also got me excited for a carbed-up Irish breakfast.

And then ~THE LIBERTIES~ is doing a five-day celebration, starting with an Irish brunch on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th; Irish beer flights on Monday the 15th: Kilkenny, Harp, Smithwick’s; things get more serious on Tuesday the 16th with flights of Irish whiskey; and then on the big day, they will be open at 10am, with live music all evening, expanded outdoor seating, and general partying mayhem. Traditional St. Patrick’s Day dishes will be served for late lunch and dinner all week long (corned beef and cabbage, cottage pie, fish and chips, bangers and mash, and more). 998 Guerrero St. at 22nd St., 415-282-6789.