Story By Natalie Haddock
Friday March 13 – It’s always St Patrick’s Day at Johnny McTighes in Blue Mountain Beach, the area’s exclusive Irish pub. The menu includes tender Corned Beef and Cabbage, Award Winning Wings, Stone Oven Pizzas, Creative Burgers, Sandwiches, and Salads. And what is an Irish restaurant without Fish and Chips? Johnny McTighes serves up lightly battered North Atlantic Cod, hand-cut Irish potato fries, and the staple accompaniments of tartar sauce and malt vinegar. The atmosphere is set for the whole family to enjoy with comfortable seating both inside and out as well as a game room for the kids. Happy hour is available Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:00. For full menu and hours visit http://johnnymctighesirishpub.com/index.html
Saturday March 14 – Gulf Place is hosting the 8th Annual 30A St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival this Saturday from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM with the parade beginning at 2:00PM. The “wee folk” will want to get there early for a princess and pirate costume contest and are invited to participate in the day’s activities including a “pot-o-gold” treasure hunt, face painting, and more. There is also a “Pet Pawty” hosted to benefit the Alaqua Animal Refuge. Enjoy celebratory entertainment and live music all day starting with the Irish jigs and bluegrass of Dismal Creek. America’s Celtic rock band, Cleghorn, will take the stage at 3:30 and at 5:30 The Drake School of Irish Dance will perform. Be sure to stick around for the fancy fiddle’n of Canadian sensation, Searson starting at 6:00 PM. VIP tickets are available for priority seating and whiskey/beer tastings. For more information and ticket purchasing, visit http://30aparade.com/.
Sunday March 15 – Grayt Coffee House in Grayton Beach is throwing a final “Jam Out” this Sunday before they close their doors for good. Stop by starting 7:00 AM for hot cups of coffee and warm farewell hugs. It’s not a day to be sad, however, because the party kicks up at 10:00 AM with live music from bluegrass band Dismal Creek and a delicious shrimp boil until 2:00 PM. Guests are invited to bring an instrument, BYOB (maybe some St. Patty’s Day grog?), and bring your family and friends to celebrate the last open day of business. From the family at Grayt Coffee House, “Join us for one more blowout of music, food, and fun.” For information about future plans or to contact your friends at Grayt Coffee House, visit http://graytcoffeehouse.com/