Sure, you can track down some Shamrock Shakes (or even better, an Irish coffee at the Buena Vista) to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but here are some other fun options for you too.
The fine folks at KAHNFECTIONS in the Mission are definitely getting into the spirit, adding Irish whiskey cupcakes to their pastry case (a riff on the whiskey-beer-and-Baileys cocktail known as the Irish Slammer), made with Guinness beer, filled with Irish whiskey ganache, and topped with Baileys buttercream ($1.75). They’ll make you like cupcakes again. There are also macarons flavored with Irish whiskey or Baileys buttercream ($2 each), a wonderful classic Irish soda bread with raisins ($6/boule and $3/individual), and Irish whiskey bread pudding ($3.50). You can get all these treats this week until everything is sold out on Saturday, and you can also swing by soon for Easter treats, like hot cross buns (starting April 1st). Open Mon-Fri 6am-3pm and Sat-Sun 8am-3pm. 3321 20th St. at Shotwell.
Over at ~HUMPHRY SLOCOMBE~, you’ll find their Get Lucky Sundae with Anchor Steam Cream ice cream topped with Baileys marshmallow fluff and Lucky Charms. (Shamrocks not included.)
Of course the folks at SALT & STRAW have concocted a fun ice cream flavor: their Pots of Gold & Rainbows, with whole-grain cereal bites soaked overnight in cream to capture that bottom-of-the-bowl sweet milk taste, with rainbow marshmallow “charms” stirred in to finish. You have two locations to choose from to get a scoop.
The new CIVIC KITCHEN cooking school in the Mission is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day dinner with beer pairings on Saturday March 17th. Learn how to make colcannon soup and chocolate Guinness cake, and enjoy eating the fruits of your labor at the end. 5pm-8:30pm.
St. Patrick’s Day is when HAYES STREET GRILL celebrates their birthday! This year, celebrate their 39th birthday over their annual meal of Niman corned beef and cabbage with winter vegetables and fresh horseradish cream, plus Hog Island oysters on the half shell, local asparagus, and Yerena strawberries. Also: they’re offering a shot of Irish whiskey (on them)! 320 Hayes St. at Franklin.
And both the BEACH CHALET in San Francisco and the LAKE CHALET in Oakland will be open all day, serving corned beef sliders on a brioche bun with house-cured corned beef, pickled red cabbage, and spicy mustard ($3.50 each), and green beer. Hic. During brunch hours, a corned beef eggs Benedict on grilled light rye with sliced house-cured corned beef, poached eggs, cabbage, pepper hollandaise, and hash brown cakes ($17) will be available.
The St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes and macarons at Kahnfections. Photo: © tablehopper.com.