St. Patrick's: Offbeat Eats, Cupcakes to Burgers

Whether you're into dessert or prefer protein, there's a holidaytime treat to fulfill your hankering.

What to Know

  • Sunday, March 17
  • Several eats will be available on St. Patrick's Day, though some may be available now; check with the eatery
  • Sprinkles Cupcakes and 25 Degrees in Hollywood both have holiday-fun goodies

Luck may dance blithely through the middle of March, and a spirited sense of shamrock-sweet celebration, and more than a few festivities boasting tin whistles, fiddles, and Uileann pipes.

But our holiday-style hankerings are also of paramount importance come St. Patrick's Day.

And while the Guinness, the Jameson, and other libations will be on the pour, and you can count on finding classic corned beef meals across Southern California on March 17, there are some spins on seasonal suppings to keep in mind.

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25 Degrees, at the Hollywood Roosevelt, is all about a burger with some distinctive toppings: corned beef, Dijon aioli, braised cabbage, and a fried egg. Fries and a Breckenridge Nitro Irish Stout are also part of the $28 meal (name: The Mad Irishman). 

Sprinkles Cupcakes, where a pretty green treat is the thing to nosh upon. It's a Shamrock cupcake, it is a chocolate cake "studded" with mint candy, and the frosting is green mint. Get yours through March 17.


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Nixo Patio Lounge, at Luxe City Center Hotel, has the Irish nachos, and corned beef sliders, plus a number of other choices, including steak and Guinness pie. Also, for sure, banger and mash will be on the St. Patrick's Day roster.

Umami Burger knows that eggs + burgers are quite the rage, but, come St. Patrick's Day, don't you prefer for that egg to be green? Of course you do. There's a green Angel City Pilsner, too, if that's your fancy. The green-egg'd Sunny Side Burger is available from March 15 through 17. 

Chez Melange: The Redondo Beach eatery is going the five-course dinner route on March 17, with a number of traditional and whimsical dishes, like cider-steamed cockles, soda bread, "corned beef-style" lamb osso busco, and Irish Cream trifle, plus more. It's $55, plus tax and gratuity.

Knead Pasta, at Grand Central Market, has the Italian Irishman on the menu, which includes "arugula campanelle, pesto, corned beef hash, and a fried egg." The featured dish is priced at thirteen dollars.

The Pie Hole, which is offering St. Patrick's Day pie holes, those newly introduced two-bite pies, with a green apple filling. On top? It's Irish Cream whip and sprinkles that rock a four-leaf clover vibe.

Baldoria, in Little Tokyo, is going the super-savory route on March 17 with Chef Duke's Corned Beef Hash Pizza. You can imagine what a tum-filler this might be, so there shall be libations, including Irish Old Fashioneds for $8.

PORTSIDE, at TRADE Food Hall in Irvine, will have green mac 'n cheese for St. Patrick's Day, oh yes. In fact, "games, family fun," and more lively haps'll take place at the public market on March 17, during the daytime, stop by.

Brack Shop Tavern not only will rock the bagpipes from 1 to 3 p.m. on March 17, but a menu, too, that includes holiday-delish fare. Shepherd's Pie, Irish nachos, and corned beef sliders are three of the goodies available all weekend long (as well as Guinness wings, too).

Salt & Straw has brought back the ever-popular Pots of Gold & Rainbows ice cream, which does indeed rock the Lucky Charms. It's a Vault flavor, just back for a bit, so don't wait to swing by your local shop for a scoop.

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