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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day

So last night Drew and I found ourselves in a local Irish pub/ restaurant, Katie Daly's.  We used to ho there before the kids were born, but hadn't been back in ages.  Very crowded last night, we were lucky to get reservations and we were lucky to find a place to park. Very lively, too -- there was a guy with a guitar in the bar, singing Irish folk songs and pop hits.

The place had a special buffet dinner in the lower-level party room  - for $50 a person you could dine on corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, shepard's pie, bangers and mash, salmon and grilled chicken.  Later, for dessert, thete was a sheet cake -- yellow cake with chocolate pudding filling and green whipped cream frosting.   I ordered Bailey's on the rocks from the bar, haven't had that in ages!

There was a live band in the party room, Shannon Breeze.  They played a mixture of Irish and Irish-American songs, including things like "Whiskey in the Jar", "The Irish Rover" and "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" and the inevitable "Danny Boy".

They also played pop- rock songs from the 60's, like "Brown Eyed Girl" and "Build Me Up, Buttercup", prompting Drew to make jokes about a "wedding band".  (Sure enough, I looked on the band's website, and they play weddings.)

We were also treated to a few songs by a pipe and drum corps.  You can't have St. Patrick's Day without bagpipes!

Overall, a lovely evening!


Suzanne said...

Katie Daly's was my dad's restaurant of choice for Easter for a few years running. We also celebrated my HS Graduation there. Great place!

songbird's crazy world said...

I knew we had a lot in common!

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