Beyond the parade: a good list of eats, stuff to do on St. Patrick’s Day


Big ups to Angela Tewalt for pulling this list together. You can find many more food/drink stories, including a feature on McNally’s Irish Pub, in Thursday’s LINK section of the Argus Leader.

The El Riad Shrine at 14th and Phillips will host its annual Fife & Drum St. Patty’s Day Bash on Saturday. A beer pong tournament begins at noon, The Goodroad Band will play from 4-8 p.m. and Eclipse plays at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 after 8 p.m., and food and green beer will be for sale. Khartum Pipes and Drums also will play.

Enjoy traditional Irish music at the Old Courthouse Museum at 3 p.m. Saturday. The Dakota District Pipes and Drums, the Sioux Falls Ceili Band and The Connolly Irish Dancers will perform during the program. Food will be for sale from A Taste of Country and drinks by Dakota Beverage.

18th Amendment on 41st Street will offer free kegs of green beer and live music by the Cartwright Brothers from 3-6 p.m. Saturday. The restaurant will open at 8 a.m. for green eggs and ham and host a Lucky Charms eating contest at 9:30 a.m.

The Crabgrass Crew will play live music at Wild Sage Grille on Eighth Street after the parade Saturday. They also will serve an Irish menu of corned buffalo, potato soup and Irish desserts.

Rookie’s on Louise Avenue will offer free green keg beer at 11 a.m. Saturday and host beer pong at 3 p.m. Comedian Frank Roche will hit the stage at 7 and 9:30 p.m. On Sunday, a free keg is available at 10 a.m., and Too Drunk to Fish will perform at 3 p.m.

Before and after the St. Patrick’s Day parade downtown on Saturday, check out the Mary O’Connell dancers at Skelly’s. The pub also will serve corned beef cabbage all day and host live music by the Blarney Stones on Saturday night.

Tinners on 69th Street and Minnesota Avenue will serve corned beef brisket and mulligan stew from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday and Sunday, breakfast is served at 8 a.m. at McNally’s, and the Sioux Falls Ceili Band will perform from 9-11 a.m. Dakota District Pipes and Drums also will pop in at noon and 7 p.m. both days, and a full St. Paddy’s Day menu is available.

(Picture: Corned Beef and Cabbage at McNally’s Irish Pub - Melissa Sue Gerrits)