St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Thursday this year, but it’s really Irish season all month long.
Here are some seasonal favorites you can enjoy on the North Fork to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and beyond.
Celtic Ale, Long Ireland Beer Company
This signature beer from Long Ireland Beer Company in Riverhead is made with four malts, flaked oats and honey.
Killarney’s Shepherd’s Pie, Digger’s Ales N’ Eats
Named after the town in southwest Ireland, the shepherd’s pie at this Riverhead staple is filled with savory goodness like peas, corn, minced meat and mashed potato, red onions and more. While it’s the absolute perfect comfort food during the colder months, shepherd’s pie is good all year-round. And it’s served with soda bread!
Irish soda bread, Blue Duck Bakery Cafe
No St. Patrick’s Day celebration is complete without a loaf (or several) of Irish soda bread. Blue Duck Bakery’s Irish soda bread is a traditional take, with buttermilk and whole milk, cream of tartar and baking soda. Fun fact: the “cross” on the top of bread not only helps it bake thoroughly, but also keeps the devil out of your home.
Seasonal ice cream specialties, Magic Fountain Ice Cream
Magic Fountain in Mattituck offers two St. Patrick’s Day-themed frozen treats. The Irish cream ice cream also features bittersweet chocolate swirls, while the Shamrock ice cream is mint with mini green marshmallows.
Irish coffee, Front Street Station
Indulge in this classic after-dinner drink to celebrate St. Patrick’s or anytime of year. Front Street Station combines hot coffee, Irish coffee and topped with cream.
Corned Beef and Cabbage Pot Pie, Cooperage Inn
Cooperage Inn is the home of NoFo Pot Pies, and the limited-time corned beef and cabbage has everything you expect of the traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner in a flaky pie crust. They’re available at NoFo Pot Pie’s pick-up window or for dine-in.