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Top Spots to Savor Traditional and Creative Irish Cuisine in LA on St. Patrick's Day - A Guide for Foodies

We will be discussing some of the best dishes to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day, both in the United States and here in Los Angeles on this lovely St. Patrick's Day! This festive holiday is a great time to indulge in some delicious Irish-inspired cuisine, and there are plenty of tasty options out there to choose from.

First, let’s talk a bit about Irish cuisine in general. While it may not be as well-known as other European cuisines, Irish food is rich in flavor and history. Traditional Irish dishes often feature hearty ingredients like potatoes, beef, and lamb, as well as seafood and dairy products. Some classic Irish dishes you might be familiar with include shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, and Irish soda bread.

Here in Los Angeles, there are plenty of great spots to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some delicious Irish food. One popular spot is The Auld Fella, located in Culver City. This cozy Irish pub offers a range of classic dishes like bangers and mash, fish and chips, and of course, corned beef and cabbage. They also have a great selection of beers and whiskies to pair with your meal.

Another great option for St. Patrick’s Day dining in LA is Tom Bergin’s Tavern, located on Fairfax. This historic Irish pub has been around since 1936 and offers a cozy and welcoming atmosphere to enjoy a pint of Guinness and some classic Irish fare. Their menu features dishes like Irish lamb stew, shepherd’s pie, and a Reuben sandwich made with corned beef.

But St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just about traditional Irish cuisine. Here in the US, we’ve put our own spin on the holiday with dishes like green beer, shamrock shakes, and even green bagels. If you’re looking for something a bit more unconventional to celebrate the holiday, there are plenty of creative options out there to try.

Let's get real wild...One creative option is the Lucky Charms Milkshake from Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, which features a vanilla shake blended with Lucky Charms cereal and topped with whipped cream, a rainbow lollipop, and a slice of funfetti cake. It’s definitely not a traditional Irish dish, but it’s a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday.

St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to enjoy some delicious Irish-inspired cuisine, whether you opt for traditional dishes like corned beef and cabbage or something a bit more creative like a Lucky Charms milkshake. Here in Los Angeles, there are plenty of great spots to indulge in some festive fare, like The Auld Fella and Tom Bergin’s Tavern. So grab a pint of Guinness and raise a toast to the luck of the Irish!