St. Patty’s Day To-Go!


I can’t resist corned beef and this Jewish girl LOVES St. Patrick’s Day. I’m thinking about take-out this year and if you’re hankering for boiled dinner, too, here’s where to get yours. (Click the name to visit their website).


Gourmet Galley is offering an assortment of Irish delicacies:  corned beef dinners, either boiled or roasted with all the trimmings, plus Beef and Guinness Pot Pie, Shepherds Pie, Guiness beef Stew and Colcannon.  Soda bread of course and sweet treats, too. Pick-up from 11 – 6pm on Wednesday March 17th. Delivery from 3 – 6pm.

The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center  is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with prepared meals to go, fresh cut corned beef from the butcher, Corned Beef Hash and Eggs for breakfast, and St. Paddy’s Melt for lunch, plus Leprechaun Shakes and Irish Cream Lattes. Take-out dishes include Vegan Shephard’s Pie, Traditional Corned Beef, and Beef & Guiness Stew (with Guiness in stock, too). Specials available 3/10 – 3/17, call for curbside or stop in. 203. 453-4849.


Coffee’s Country Market in Old Lyme: Order individual dinners of brined corned beef, potatoes, cage carrots and Teresa’s homemade Irish Soda Bread by Saturday, March 13th. Call the deli or email Curbside pickup will begin at 9am on Wednesday, March 17th. Serving corned beef sandwiches all St. Patrick’s Day, also.  860.434.1877


Grass & Bone in Mystic is whipping up an Irish feast of house-brined Corned Beef and Cabbage, with braised vegetables and whole grain mustard butter sauce ($17) or Colcannon and Lamb Shepherd’s Pie: Cabbage and Mashed potato topped lamb shepherd’s pie, with winter vegetables and herb lamb gravy ($18). Or purchase your brined and cooked beef by the 1/2 pound from the Butcher’s counter ($7.99) and order up some traditional Bangers, too. Market a la carte add-ons include organic carrots, Yukon potatoes, cabbage and fermented whole grain mustard. Available on March 17th while supplies last. 

The Engine Room is offering to-go or in-house dining of house brined Corned Beef Plate with braised vegetables, cabbage and mustard butter for $20, or corned beef & cabbage sandwich on brioche with mustard butter, pickle and choice of side for $15. Add a cold Guinness can to any entree for $4. 

Nana’s, the new bakery and pizza spot by the folks behind Grass & Bone, Engine Room and Oyster Club has a couple of special pies for St. Patty’s: Dublin Coddle Pizza: Bacon, sausage, onions, potatoes, beef broth and herbs and/or Corned Beef and Cabbage: corned beef, garlic butter, carrots, cabbage and Irish cheddar. Both $18. 

Pasta Vita, Old Saybrook: Besides traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage ($18.95 for 2 servings), Pasta Vita is offering Irish Lamb Stew, Shepherd’s Pie, Soda Bread, and Guiness Cupcakes. All available from 3/13 through 3/17.

Mystic Market, Old Saybrook & Mystic: choose from Irish Lamb Stew, corned Beef and Cabbage, Bangers & mash with Guinness Onion Gravy, Cublin Coddle (Sausage & Bacon Stew), and Irish Seafood Chowder. Treats include Soda Bread, Shamrock Cookies, and Chocolate Bailey’s Cupcakes. Available in store St. Patrick’s week, from March 15th through March 20th.

Penny Lane Pub will offer Irish food and drink specials starting Monday the 15th and running the whole week. Check the website for updated menu items.

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