They don’t call it the Irish Riviera for nothing, Folks. The central Jersey Shore knows how to get its green on. Even the dogs are Irish, evidently all of them.
Whether you are truly of Irish decent or a “wanna be” one day a year, stop by any of these favorite Irish destinations and join in the fun.
KELLY’S CORNER TAVERN, State Highway 35, NEPTUNE CITY, NJ
Chef, Jeff LaPoint, Kelly’s Tavern in Neptune City, is busy preparing 20 tons of corned beef for the 1000 people expected to stop by Kellys on St. Patrick’s Day. If you are planning to visit Kelly’s, get their early. I have been one of the many people waiting on line at 9 am!!!!!!!!!!!
CONNOLLY STATION, MAIN STREET, 715 Main Street, Belmar, NJ
St. Paddy’s Day Events include Live Music by Paul O’Cilinski and Bagpipers, Traditional Irish Fare (try their potato soup!), Authentic Irish Musica, giveaways, Guinness, Smithwicks and Harp specials!
CLANCY’S TAVERN, Rt. 71, West Grove Square, Neptune, NJ
DUBLIN HOUSE PUB AND RESTAURANT, Red Bank, NJ
ROD’S OLDE IRISH TAVERN, Rt. 71 and Sea Girt Avenue, Sea Girt, NJ
ST. STEPHEN’S GREEN PUBLICK HOUSE, 2031 Rt. 71, Spring Lake Heights, NJ
“Cead Mile Failte”
“Meet me at The Green”
***Traditional Irish Music and dancing every Tuesday and Sunday nights! Open 10 am St. PATRICK’S Day!
HARRIGAN’S PUB, 703 Baltimore Blvd, Sea Girt, NJ
MURRAY MCGREGGOR’S PUBLIK HOUSE, 132 E. River Road, Rumson, NJ
“Publik House (puhb-lik hous), noun: “An establishment which serves as the focal point of the community and a meeting place for locals to gather socially and conduct business, while enjoying the comfortable and friendly atmosphere with an abundance of good food, food drink and good music.”
This is the place to go and be on St. Patty’s Day if you are looking for traditional Irish events and fare! Irish Specialty Dishes include: Shepherd’s Pie, Fish and Chips, Bangers and Mash, Irish Lamb Stew, Reubens and Shamrock Pie (Grilled Chicken, Applewood Bacon, topped with Irish Whiskey BBQ Sauce!!!). Oh, and ‘Pionta Guinness, le do thoil’! (pass the Guinness, please)…
RECIPE for Irish Breakfast (by FoodIreland.com)
1 Packet of Donnelly Irish Sausages
1 Packet of Donnelly Irish Bacon
1 Pack of White Pepper
4 Medium Tomatoes
4 Boiled (cold) potatoes
1 can Irish beans
Knob of Irish Butter
Grated Dubliner Cheese
BAND to check out!
Irish Rock/Folk Band “The Snakes”
These are Garden State entertainers fusing customary sounds of guitar strings and bass drums with the banjo and mandolin, bringing about singing and dancing! This ‘pub band’ will appear on “Paddy’s” Day at St. Stephen’s Green Public House in Spring Lake. For other dates and locations go to Myspace.com/thesnakesnj.
2 West Front Street
Downtown Keyport, NJ
March 20th Keyport Parade
Please note that due to rain many parades were rescheduled for the weekend of March 20 and 21st. Call or check websites for details. And remember, kiss her even if she isn’t Irish….it’s St. Patrick’s Day!
Also, check out this website for Fun Beer Facts! www.theholidayspot.com/Irish_blessings_and_sayings.htm
“Cead mile failte romhat” (A hundred blessings to you!)
Beverly A. Beveridge, Monmouth County Regional Editor, JerseyBites.com
Bev resides in Eatontown with her husband, Bob, daughters, Melissa and Brittany, son, Glenn, dog, Bailey and cats, Kitty and Slodki (polish for honey/sweet). She enjoys dining out, piano, tennis, travelling, designing her JERSEY GIRL swimsuits and Calendar, music (especially Rock Concerts) and meeting people. Enjoy her ‘fun’ reviews! Passport to Peru – Home of the Jersey Girls Swimsuit models and ‘Calendar’ Girls! ‘Passport Swimsuits – A Swimsuit to fit ‘every body’. www.passporttoperu.net