☘ This Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day 2018 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 this weekend:
Sycamore Vets Club
Friday March 16th, 5-7pm
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 in advance or $12 at the door. 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 click here.
St. Patrick’s Party/Rotary Club of Sandwich
Friday March 16th 6-9pm
Timber Creek Bar and Grill. 3300 Drew Street Sandwich, Il 60548
Celebrate the “Luck of the Irish” at the Rotary Club of Sandwich’s fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Timber Creek Bar and Grill, 3300 Drew Ave. in Sandwich. Attendees will enjoy food, a 50/50 drawing, silent auction and raffle. The $5 cover charge includes entry in the Pot-of-Gold raffle. Proceeds from the event help provide scholarships for high school students in Sandwich and Somonauk.
PJ’s Courthouse Tavern
Saturday March 17 11am – gone
202 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois 60178
“There are two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.” Saturday March 17th, PJ’s will be serving their famous corned beef and cabbage dinners from 11am until they run out! Dinner includes a generous helping of corned beef, cabbage, carrots, red potatoes, and their famous homemade soda bread. Dine in or carry out until they run out! Stop in for lunch or dinner for some Irish drinks specials, giveaways, and of course a fun time!
53rd Annual Kingston / Genoa Legion Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
Saturday, March 17, 2018 11am – 5pm or until they run out
Willard Aves American Legion Post 1010
Every year, Post 1010 hosts a meal to bring the towns together and raise funds for local youth programs, scholarships and to assist those in our communities who are experiencing set backs and hardships. Please join us for a great time and a great cause!
We have 2 locations and even a drive through for to go orders! Held at Five Points Pub, 105 S. Main St., Kingston, Il. & Kingston Friendship Center 120 S. Main St., Kingston, Il.
Adults $10 in advance, $15 at the door; Children 12 and under $5. Click here for more information.
O’Leary’s Ale House
260 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb 60115
Always a great place for Corned Beef & Cabbage! They know you’ve been waiting all year for this deliciousness! Great selection of craft beers and Irish Whiskies too!