Houston Press: St. Patrick’s Day Turns Houston Green

It’s the most emerald time of the year, where the most diverse city in the United States turns Irish for a day, or a week at some establishments around town. It’s a celebratory time where we are all full of blarney and have no idea what we are actually celebrating. For the record, March 17 is the day Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, is believed to have died and it is his Feast Day. The streets of Houston flow with green beer and green beads in honor of a saint who would certainly not approve.

This year’s trends seem to be toward  corned beef and cabbage specials and crawfish boils, though we are pretty sure that crawfish are not normally part of the Feast of Saint Patrick. There are a number of celebrations and food and drink specials around town and we have  quite a list, a list that we will be adding to as we get closer to this weekend’s festivities, so check back often.

B.B. Lemon
1809 Washington

This casual restaurant from restaurateur Benjamin Berg will kick off its weekly Saturday crawfish boils with a special St. Patrick’s Day edition.  The party runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature music from The Stringbenders and Irish food specials like Corned Beef and Cabbage and Bangers and Mash. New Orleans native Jeff Baron, of Berg Hospitality, will be cooking up mudbugs with his own special recipe from noon to 4 p.m., or until it runs out. Crawfish will be sold at market price.  Reservations are recommended and there will be complimentary valet and street parking. Read More.