St. Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on the 17th of March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. The day is also celebrated as the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Usually, celebrations include public parades and festivals, céilí (a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering), eating authentic Irish foods, and wearing the color green or shamrocks.
Although, this year may look a little different then what we are normally used to! Follow along for three local spots in the SFV to celebrate and get your local Irish fix in!
JJ Sullivan’s Irish Pub
The first on the list is JJ Sullivan’s Irish Pub, a traditional Irish tavern with old-world flair and happy hours, plus live music and TVs showing sports. The restaurant touts itself as “the most authentic Irish pub in the Valley.” Located in close proximity to Calabasas, JJ Sullivan’s is right on Ventura Blvd. located at 22917 Ventura. You can get your St. Patrick’s Day fix in here as you will find classic dishes like corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes along with a cold beverage! Make sure to contact the restaurant for seating as today might get busy! For more information, check out their Yelp!
The White Harte Pub
Next door to JJ Sullivans, The White Harte Pub offers up more of a gourmet eatery then its contenders. This informal British-style pub has dark woods, exposed beams and a patio, plus American eats. This is a great pub to go to if you’re looking for a little less traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner and something with a little more variety!
Here you can find classics like Bangers & Mash, an English dish with sausage links and mashed potatoes, or Shepherds Pie, a pie that incorporates ground beef simmered with carrots and onions, topped with mashed potatoes and panko bread crumbs. The White Harte Pub is located at 22456 Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills. For more information, visit their website!
Last on the list is Pickwick’s Pub, a laid-back hangout for English and Irish pub goers alike, weekday happy hour, and events (when we go back to normal) like live music and trivia nights. Pickwick’s has been around since 1974, making it the oldest pub in the SFV! In 2005, a fire struck the restaurant and had they had to rebuild from scratch; however its better then ever today! Some specialties include Irish beer stew and English sausage rolls! What is nice about all three of these places is that they are all located within close proximity of each other and a few on the same exact street, so you have plenty of options to choose from this St. Patrick’s Day! To learn more, visit their website!
A Note From Stephen…
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