Five Things to Eat and Drink this Weekend in Metro Phoenix
Sweet Republic Ice Cream (Facebook)
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With Lee's Cream Liqueur now closed and St. Paddy's day only 48 hours away, where are Phoenix locals expected to get their ice cream drink on? Why, Sweet Republic, of course. The artisan ice cream shop has churned up some special St. Patrick's Day flavors, including Jameson Irish Cream, Chocolate Guinness, and Rum Raisin (all right, that last one isn't exactly Irish, but it's got alcohol in it, and that's really what matters). Stop by Sweet Republic's shop in Scottsdale or call your local Whole Foods to see if it's in stock.
Pig & Pickle
Pig & Pickle is going Pink today to benefit the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. This five-course charity dinner (plus hors d'oeurves) will feature live music and a silent auction, all to benefit a cause near and dear to the restaurant as well as remember a late friend of Pig & Pickle chef Keenan Bosworth. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased in person or over the phone at 480-990-1407. For more information, visit the Pig & Pickle Facebook event.
Irish beef stew at Seamus McCaffrey's
Might as well tell the boss you're going to be sick on Monday, because the 22nd Annual St. Paddy's Day Street Party is kicking off at Seamus McCaffrey's on Sunday. The Irish pub will be serving up staples from the mother country, including corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, and corned beef sandwiches, which you can wash down with pints of imported drafts or a large selection of Irish whiskeys. Live music from The Sea Merchants and Kilted Spirit will keep you dancing from the wee hours of 8 a.m. to the wee hours of 2 a.m. And don't forget, your $10 cover to the party will also get you into parties at Turf Pub and Rosie McCaffrey's. For more information, visit Seamus McCaffrey online.
On Sunday, The Market on High Street at CityCenter of CityNorth is embracing its Irish side. In addition to the usual selection of fresh baked goods, produce, handmade jewelry and art, the monthly market will feature St. Patrick's Day events such as Irish dancers, fiddlers, and performers, as well as a green wishing fountain and photo-ops with a "leprechaun." As a bonus, the March market will have gardening experts and vendors on site to help heal your post-winter-freeze fauna. For more information, visit CityCenter of CityNorth online.
If you're 21 or over -- keep reading. Liberty Market in Gilbert is selling the Irish Car Bomb this weekend -- Guinness cupcakes with Bailey's butter cream and Jameson ganache. Save one for us, ok?
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