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Where to Eat Like a Leprechaun

Watch out kids! There's a whole lotta corned beef at the end of this rainbow

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L.A. is up to its clovers in delicious ways to make this St. Patty's Day a memorable one. 

Angel City Brewery — The downtown brewery serves up sandwiches from the Reuben Truck and Berliner Weisse beer with live tunes busting out the Irish jams. The takes place March 17, doors open at 4 p.m., and the party gets crackin’ at 7 p.m. More information.

Café Rockenwagner, 3 Square Café, and Rockenwagner Bakery — Hans Rockenwagner is going all out for St. Patty’s Day, offering a variety of Irish dishes at all three of his eateries. With weeklong specials starting March 11 through March 17, guests can enjoy dishes like corned beef and cabbage, Rueben sandwiches, soda bread, and more. Still too sober? Green beer is available at Café Rockenwagner. More information. 

DeSano Pizza Bakery — Master Pizzaiolo Massimo Di Lascio fires out a special green pizza for the holiday made with ricotta cheese, spinach, meatballs, and Bufala mozzarella. The green pie is $15 and only available in personal “Napoli” size on March 17 from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. More information.  

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village — Executive Chef Alexander La Motte creates a special “Get Lucky” menu in honor of the green day, featuring items like corned beef sliders, cheddar Guinness poutine, and a variety of drinks like the Dublin Donkey with Irish whiskey, ginger beer, and bitters. Have your name entered in the "Luck o' the Draw" contest for a chance to win an overnight stay at the hotel. The event runs from March 14 through 17. More information.  

Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar — Chef Gabe Caliendo brings back his signature Irish nachos for the occasion. What are Irish nachos? They include fried potatoes covered in house-made chili, jack cheddar, sour cream, onions, and pickled jalapenos. The special runs until March 27, and can be washed down with a Half & Half, a cocktail made with Jameson whiskey and ginger beer, or a Lager topped with Guinness. More information.

Lindy & Grundy — Host the party at your place with house-made corned beef from L.A.’s premier butcher shop. For $15 a pound, guests can purchase the beef uncooked with step by step instructions for at home preparation. The special is available starting March 15. More information.  

Messhall Kitchen — The Los Feliz restaurant's "Everybody's Irish" menu features whiskey shots with pickle juice backs, The Irish Goodbye (Irish whiskey with vermouth, chartreuse and absinthe) and classics like corned beef hash with a fried egg and home fries. More information. 

Nelson’s at Terranea — The oceanside resort elevates the holiday with a beer-themed prix-fixe dinner. The three-course meal costs $60 a person and includes oysters Rockefeller, lobster shepherd’s pie, and homemade Guinness ice cream. Each course is paired with an Irish beer. The dinner takes place March 15 through 17 with a capped seating at 30 guests per night. Reservations recommended. More information. 

Rock & Reilly’s — The Irish pub returns with its 3rd Annual St. Paddy’s Day drinking extravaganza! On March 15, from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m., the restaurant will host a block party featuring 12 bars, more than 100 kegs of beer, games, raffles, a DJ, photo booth, and more. Guests can party the day away while munching on goodies from the Grilled Cheese Food truck, Germany’s Famous Bratwurst, and a pizza, salad, and sandwich station. Presale tickets can be purchased online for $20 or at the door for $30. More information.  

Short Cake and Short Order — You don’t need a four-leaf clover to get lucky at these two spots. Short Order offers specials like corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread (from Short Cake), and shepherd’s pie. They're also mixing up cocktails like Irish Maids (whiskey, cucumber, mint and lime juice) and stout beer floats (oskar blues ten fidy, and a scoop of stout custard). Guests can pick up fresh baked Irish soda bread at Short Cake to bring the celebration home. More information Short Cake and Short Order.  

Tam O’Shanter — The historic tavern is hosting a weekend-long event filled with plenty of live music and food. On St. Patrick’s Day, the festivities include a tent filled with bites such as corned beef sandwiches and Bailey’s cupcakes. Partygoers can sip on scotch and enjoy the tunes while schmoozing with the Guinness and Jameson Girls. More information.  

The Pikey — If you don't want to feel too guilty while you gorge, Hollywood’s finest pub is dishing out plenty of local and organic dishes from chef Ralph Johnson. The menu includes traditional fare like Irish stew, pork sausage, and themed drinks from Irish whiskey flights to Irish coffee. The celebration takes place on March 17. More information.

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