Nine Things to Eat and Drink on St. Patrick's Day That Don't Involve Green Beer
Hopdoddy's Luck-O-The-Doddy burger looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book.
Look, there's nothing wrong with getting blasted on lukewarm green beer this St. Patrick's Day, so long as you're safe about it. We're all adults, and being an adult sometimes means intentionally making questionable decisions in the name of classic American drinking holidays. Go nuts — drink a yard of beer and drunk-text eggplant emojis to your ex. She'll love it.
But on the off chance that you're looking to celebrate St. Patrick's Day differently this year, Dallas bars and restaurants have come up with plenty of creative specials to get you in the St. Paddy's Day spirit. It's not all corned beef and cabbage out there, either — but there is also plenty of corned beef and cabbage, just for good measure.
The Luck-O-the-Doddy Burger
Where: All Hopdoddy locations
When: Thursday only
Sweet mother of Blarney Stone, Hopdoddy's St. Paddy's Day special looks equal parts insane and amazing. A Hopdoddy burger patty is topped with Kennebec fries, green beer cheese, standard veggie fixin's and "sassy sauce" and served on a green egg bun. If you want one of these bad boys, hit up any Hopdoddy location. But there's a catch: Only 55 will be made at each location, which means the early bird gets the green worm. They open at 11 a.m. — may the luck of the Irish be ever in your favor.
This looks awfully healthy for St. Patrick's Day fare — better follow it up with several beers just to even things out.
Paul Martin’s American Grill
Corned Beef at Paul Martin's American Grill
Where: 3848 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 210
When: Wednesday and Thursday
In what may be your healthiest St. Patrick's Day celebration yet, go full Irish with this $25 corned beef special featuring a house salad, braised corned beef with cabbage, baby carrots and red potatoes.
The Second Floor by Scott Gottlich is going hard with Irish whiskey flights and corned beef sliders.
The Second Floor
Corned beef sliders and an Irish whiskey flight
Where: The Second Floor by Scott Gottlich, 13340 Dallas Parkway
For those who want to celebrate St. Patrick's Day like a classy, grown-ass person, The Second Floor is the place to be with corned beef sliders and an Irish whiskey flight featuring Tyrconnell single malt, Redbreast Irish Whiskey and Green Spot Single Pot Still. Those are some fine whiskeys right there — adios, Bushmills.
Irish creme macarons aren't exactly traditional Irish fare, but they're tasty enough that we don't really care.
Irish Creme Macarons
Where: Haute Sweets Patisserie, 10230 E. Northwest Highway
Just when you thought Dallas had reached critical macaron mass, another one of these lovable little morsels comes along. Whether or not macarons are "the new cupcake" is still up for debate, but one thing is certain: These Haute Sweets Irish Creme macarons, made with Irish cream liqueur and a milk chocolate center, are delicious. Indulge responsibly.
Ivy Kitchen's Ivy League is a green drink we can get behind.
The Ivy League
Where: Ivy Kitchen, 5411 Belt Line Road
Finally, a green drink we can get behind. Ivy Kitchen's $10 St. Patrick's Day special is a simple, refreshing cocktail made with Hendrick’s, lime, cucumber and Lillet Blanc. Just think of how much more civilized you'll look sipping the Ivy League instead of chugging beer out of a red Solo cup.
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