St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day weekend is upon us! What are you doing to celebrate? Southie? Pub crawl?

Colin and I are heading home to Long Island for the weekend for my dress fitting, to pay a visit to my sister Kelly’s salon (I am in desperate need of some highlights!), and to hang with the family. We’ll be celebrating good ol’ St. Patrick at one of our favorite restaurants, the Irish Coffee Pub. Looking forward to it. :)

Some fun events going on around Boston:

*And if you need more suggestions, feel free to take a look at my CBS Boston post.

Sólás Irish Pub is the third top-selling Guinness location in MA, in the coziest nook on Boylston Street. Sólás never charges a cover and opens at 10 a.m.  Irish Specialties include corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, chicken curry, fish and chips and beef stew — yum!



MJ O’Connor’s Park Plaza has been serving corned beef and cabbage since March 9th and it will continue through March 18th. They’ll also have Irish breakfast, Guinness stout onion soup, Irish whiskey bread (sounds pretty amazing) and Kilkenny steak tips. Not to mention the Irish step dancing at 3:30 p.m. (I used to be an Irish step dancer — see embarrassing photo below) and live acoustic music from Martin Macatee at 4 p.m. Also, MJ O’Connor’s Westin Waterfront will have a live Broadcast with WROL, as well as acoustic music, Irish step dancers and Irish specialties served all day.

Dancing away!

Dancing away!

Ned Devine’s party starts early — tomorrow, March 16th. Toucher and Rich will be joined by Guinness, Bushmills and 650 party people. There will be live music from Bareknuckle Boxers (12 p.m.) and Galway Guild (5 p.m.) — both from Philly. Their St. Patrick’s Day menu will include corned beef egg rolls, Irish breakfast sausage sandwich, and corned beef sliders on Irish soda bread. Best of all? They are giving away a trip to Ireland!

Ah, the homeland!

Ah, the homeland!

The Harp opens at 10 a.m.! There will be lots of great live music, plus plenty of Black and Golds (Guinness and Harp) before and after the Bruins game at 1 p.m.

Friendship, loyalty, and love

Friendship, loyalty, and love

Anthem Kitchen + Bar will become Anthem Irish Pub at 9 a.m.! They’ll be serving brunch and Irish specialties from Chef Ben Hennemuth. Live music will play from 2-6 p.m. (Cherry Orchard) and 8-10 p.m. (Brandon).

The Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel

The Green Briar will be showing all 6 Nations Rugby games, starting at 8:30 a.m. They will also be showing live GAA Hurling (love hurling!) and live GAA Football. Irish step dancers will go on at 12 p.m.  as well as live Irish music from Lake Shore Drive from 12-8 p.m. and then a DJ from 9 p.m.-close. Irish specialties and Irish breakfast will be served all day!

A hundred thousand welcomes

A hundred thousand welcomes

Happy (and safe!) St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

Have fun!

Have fun!

2nd Annual Chili Cup

Happy President’s Day — if you had the day off, I hope you enjoyed it!

Last Thursday I got the chance to attend the 2nd Annual Chili Cup at Ned Devines, and let me tell you… it was (in a word) divine! I tried most of the chili’s there, but I must say my top three favorites were:

1. Ned Devine’s (ummmmm cheese balls/corn bread addition was amazing)

2. Clery’s (traditional chili, very tasty)

3. The Baseball Tavern (a little spicier than the others which I liked)



Perfect combo

Ultimately, the Baseball Tavern took home the trophy, so congratulations to them!

I went with my friend Nicole who I haven’t seen in a while so it was so nice to catch up with her while enjoying our chili. It was also great to see Hannah from the Briar Group as well as the lovely ladies from We Are Not Martha. Such a fun evening all around. :)



I’m going to the 2nd Annual Chili Cup! Are you?

This Thursday is the 2nd Annual Chili Cup at Ned Devine’s (find your host, Ned Devine’s on Facebook and Twitter) from 6:00-10:00pm. Don’t miss out on the VIP hour from 6:00-7:00 featuring Jose Cuervo and Corona.

I’m pretty pumped about this; anything involving chili is more than fine by me! There will be live music, prizes, and all-you-can-eat chili (ummm, amazing). Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Community Work Services of Boston. Eating chili for a good cause? Sign me the heck up mutha!

Come vote for your favorite restaurant!

The Harp

Ned Devine’s

Game On!


Cask n Flagon


Anthem Kitchen and Bar

Battery Park

The Baseball Tavern

May the best chili win! Hope to see you there. :)