Green beer. Corned beef and cabbage. Donning green garb.
That's what St. Patrick's Day is all about, right?
From a celebratory point, yes.
But St. Patrick's Day is historically a commemoration of the patron saint of Ireland on March 17. Patrick was born in England, but was a missionary in Ireland. He reportedly died on March 17.
What started out as a religious holiday became a celebration thanks to Irish Americans. The first St. Patrick's Day parade took place in 1762 in New York.
So here's to us, who know how to throw a good party. Check out these suggestions on where to enjoy some blarneyin the Greater Palm Springs area.
- Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio. The Fresh Grill and POM will both serve traditional St. Patrick's Day grub. The Fresh Grill has a buffet-style dining, while POM is a little more modern and sit-down.
- Vicky's of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Corned beef and cabbage takes center stage while the Carolyn Martinez Trio will croon "O Danny Boy" and "When Irish Eyes are Smiling".
- Vue Bar & Grill in Indian Wells. For $25, you get one green beer, a buffet featuring Corned Beef and Cabbage, or Beef Stroganoff, plus Mint Chip Cheese Cake among many selections.
- Morgan's in the desert at La Quinta Resort offers a different twist with the start of its Smoke Salmon Festival March 17. Peaty Irish Whiskey is on hand.
- You can't much more Irish than Dickie O'Neal's in North Palm Springs, which offers family recipes and nightly musical entertainment.
- What could be more Irish than TK Irish Nachos featuring Guinness Beer Cheese Sauce at Tilted Kilt in Palm Desert. Happy Hour runs all day long starting at 11 a.m.
- Yard House in Rancho Mirage. Mmmm. Sheperd's Pie. Grilled Corned Beef sandwich. Corned Beef Brisket. Plus a slew of St. Patrick's Day drinks.
- Schmidy's Tavern in Palm Desert. Good party place, though don't go looking for a red carpet entrance.
- O'Leary's Irish Pub in North Palm Springs. Traditional. Burgers, Beer. Good time. Sports bar, pool tables as well.
- Lyon's English Grille in Palm Springs. Has that pub setting with nightly entertainment and a varied menu that just may dip into Ireland.