From Wednesday, March 11, to Friday, March 20, this trendy sandwich shop in Franklin Square will be all about the corned beef sandwiches, traditional and creative. The shop is open Mondays to Fridays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 526 Plum St. For more information, call 466-3108.
Tipp top tavern: Part of the attraction at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub is the spacious bar and, when you tire of tipsy tales, the colorful decor. MICHAEL DAVIS
Authentic Irish Pub
This venerable Tipperary Hill institution, 100 S. Lowell Ave., celebrates its 75th anniversary on April 11, which means 75 years of St. Patrick’s Day partying: green beer, Celtic music and Irish food. The party gets started at 6 a.m. on March 17, with breakfast with Ted Long and Amy Robbins from WNTQ-FM 93.1; lunch starts at 10 a.m.; there’s no limit to when you can drink. Proprietor Peter Coleman has been approached by a couple wishing to be married on St. Patrick’s Day, but he’s waiting for confirmation of that. Meanwhile, if you’re quivering in anticipation, visit www.colemansirishpub.com for the countdown to St. Patrick’s Day clock. Or call 476-1933.
Starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, this Oneida Lake spot on 8420 Lakeshore Road, Cicero, will serve Irish food, play Celtic music, and hold promotions and contests, including a wearing of the green contest and a leprechaun contest. Giveaways include cash and prizes. Call 698-1536.
Don’t dodge this draft: This is just a sampling of the libations you will find at Kitty Hoynes’ handsome bar. MICHAEL DAVIS
Irish Pub and Restaurant
In a strategic location at 301 W. Fayette St., this 10-year-old pub features traditional Irish breakfast, served Saturday, March 14, 8 to 11 a.m., and Tuesday, March 17, 9 to 11 a.m. The feast includes Irish sausages, rashers, black and white pudding, eggs, potatoes, fried tomatoes and Irish soda bread. A limited lunch and dinner menu take over at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., respectively. Live music begins both days at 1 p.m., until whenever, owner David Hoyne reports. And naturally, the bar will be hopping. Call 424-1974 for more information.
The day of the parade is never the warmest day of the year, and the Landmark Theatre is inviting parade-goers to come in from the cold, have a hot beverage or a cold beer and a snack, and relax to the acoustic sounds of the Neverly Brothers. The party starts at 11 a.m. and continues until the parade passes by. Tickets cost $3, and it’s free for children 12 and under; all proceeds benefit the Landmark, 362 S. Salina St. For more information, call 475-7980.
Shenanigan’s Bar and Grill
Saturday, March 14, is parade day, and this spot at 318 E. Fayette St., will open at 9 a.m. The kitchen will serve Irish stew and corned beef sandwiches, the bar will concoct drink specials, and live entertainment with JP Shaggy will begin at 6 p.m. From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., anyone left standing can have a go at karaoke and warble “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.” For more information, call 422-9292.
Holding forth at 929 Avery Ave., this solid family restaurant will celebrate the holiday twice, on parade day, and again on March 17 itself. On Saturday, the joint opens at 3 p.m., serving a full menu as well as a corned beef and cabbage dinner and hot corned beef sandwiches, until 10 p.m. On March 17, the Solvay eatery will open at 4:30 p.m. and feature the same specials. Call 488-0398.
And now for something completely different: If you want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a more low-key manner, this gift shop at 4317 Fay Road has a healthy Irish-gift section and other gifts as well. Those include candles, women’s accessories, greeting cards, Easter and Mother’s Day items, jewelry and the like. The shop’s ad, on page 15, features a coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase, including all items in the shop. Syracuse Gift is open Mondays to Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 487-9099.
Resort and Casino
Our friends in Verona like a reason to celebrate, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. The Luck of the Irish Festival will feature instant scan and win promotions for Diamond Card holders on Tuesday, March 17, noon to 8 p.m. In addition, Irish tenor John McDermott will perform in the Event Center at 3 p.m.; tickets cost $30. And on the Tower Garden Stages, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., the following acts will perform at various times: Stoutman; Traonach; Blarney Rebel Band; Bag Pipers and Celtic Dancers. A bagpiper and Celtic dancers will entertain throughout the day, and a harpist will soothe listeners in the Rotunda at the Event Center entrance. Turning Stone is located at 5218 Patrick Road (off Thruway Exit 33), Verona. For more information, call 361-7711.