☘ Today is St. Patrick’s Day 2017 and the Pope says you can have Corned Beef and Cabbage even though it’s a Friday! A few fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day:
- St Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century.
- Why do you pinch someone on St Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick’s revelers thought wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see (anyone not wearing green). People began pinching those who didn’t wear green as a reminder that leprechauns would sneak up and pinch green-abstainers.
- Leprechauns may wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, but there’s good reason for them to be blue: Irish folklore suggests there aren’t any females. An ancient book called “A History Of Irish Fairies” reveals that there are no evidence of there being a female leprechaun — ever.
- March 17 has become a major day to toast the Irish in the U.S., but it isn’t actually a bank holiday; so banks, federal offices, schools and other such places typically closed on federal holidays should be open.Here are a few suggestions on where you can find a great St. Patrick’s day corned beef meal in DeKalb County:Sycamore Vets Club
121 S California St., Sycamore, IL 60178
All you can eat Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. This is an Annual event held at the Sycamore Vets Club. 121 S California St in Sycamore.
They will be serving from 5-7 pm and the cost is $10 per person. The public is welcome and a cash bar is available . The proceeds of this event help fund the Kids Christmas party for children and grand children of Veterans. For more information call Kat Carrier at 815-757-2230.
St. Patrick’s Party/Rotary Club of Sandwich
Timber Creek Bar and Grill. 3300 Drew Street Sandwich, Il 60548
4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day party. Music, drink specials, appetizers and corn beef and cabbage. POT-OF-GOLD, 50/50 raffle every hour, silent auction and raffle prizes. All proceeds to benefit scholarships in Sandwich, Somonauk, and IVVC. Dinner will run from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. For more information contact Karen L. Tryblowski 630-440-4713. Fees/Admission: $5.00 admission includes ticket to POT-OF-GOLD and $2.00 off drink or food.
O’Leary’s Ale House
260 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb 60115
Corned Beef & Cabbage Thursday through Saturday! They know you’ve been waiting all year for this deliciousness! Great selection of craft beers and Irish Whiskies too!
Inbodens Meat Market 1106 N. First St., DeKalb, 60115
Don’t feel like going out to eat? Inboden’s has hot Corned Beef Dinners ready to be picked up! Included is Inboden’s Own Homemade Corned Beef, fried cabbage with bacon, carrots, potatoes and a roll, all for only $7.99 each!