Saturday, March 17, 2012
Where do Patch readers in the area go to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
We asked Patch readers across the region to tell us about their favorite places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Here’s a look at some of the winners: In the poll that ran on Bethesda, Chevy Chase, North Potomac-Darnestown and Potomac Patches, a corner cupcake shop in Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase, beat out the bars as readers' favorite place to honor the holiday. The spring green-frosted, shamrock-topped cupcakes at Frosting, A Cupcakery, received 37 percent of the vote. Ri Ra Irish Pub in Bethesda came in second, with 22 percent of the vote. For readers in Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Wheaton and Kensington, the Royal Mile Pub was far-and-away the most popular choice, as it received 75 percent of the votes in the poll. In Rockville, …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Patch readers chose the Friendship Heights cupcake shop as their favorite place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Bars and beers aren't the only way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the area. One can have a beer anytime, but a shamrock-topped, spring-green-frosted cupcake? Only in March, at Frosting, A Cupcakery. The Friendship Heights cupcake and coffee shop received 37 percent of the vote in the Readers' Choice poll for favorite places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac and North Potomac-Darnestown area, while Ri Ra Irish Pub in Bethesda came in second, with 22 percent of the vote. Flanagans Harp and Fiddle, also in Bethesda, and the Irish Inn at Glen Echo each received 14 percent of the vote. Frosting, which is only two years old, has quickly become a coffee-and-baked-goods staple in Friendship Heights. "Best. …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Two Irish specialties for St. Patrick's Day.
This unusual combination certainly got your attention, didn’t it? For St. Patrick’s Day, we have a mix of traditional and fun. The corned beef is prepared in the slow cooker; the pudding shooters take just a few minutes. Slow-cooker Corned Beef 3 to 4 lb. corned beef and included spice packet 12 oz. Guinness or dark ale such as 1554 2 Tbsp. spicy brown mustard 1 to 2 Tbsp. brown sugar ½ to 1 lb. fresh carrots ½ to 1 lb. fresh potatoes ½ lb. fresh onions 1 small cabbage, cut into narrow wedges (optional) While you’re preparing the veggies, place the beef in a large bowl of water, enough to cover the meat. This will make the corned beef less salty. Scrub your carrots and cut off the root and tip ends. No need to peel. If you’re using Russet …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Where's the best place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
On the one day of the year when everyone can be Irish— at least in spirit— where will you celebrate? Do you head out to the local Irish pub for a pint or are shamrock-topped cupcakes with clover-colored frosting more your thing? Patch sites in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac and North Potomac-Darnestown are teaming up to find the best local place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in our third Readers' Choice contest. (So far, we've looked at favorite workout spots and favorite Chinese restaurants.) It's easy to participate: Simply vote for your favorite place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the poll below. Choose from the following places: Don't see your favorite on the list? Tell us about it in the comment box below the poll. Comments count…
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Chevy Chase At Home hosted one of the first St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Chevy Chase on March 6.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Chevy Chase At Home, a social and helping-hand organization for senior citizens in Chevy Chase, celebrated one of Chevy Chase's first St. Patrick's Day celebrations of the year at a Meet and Mingle gathering at Chevy Chase Village Hall on Tuesday, March. 6. Ned Fenwick, a member of the Rockville High School Pipe Band, entertained the group on the Scottish bagpipes, and David Almy, a Chevy Chase native and graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, performed on the guitar, with Hal and Cheryl Gearhart singing. The program included a wide range of familiar tunes, including songs popularized by Dean Martin, songs by the Beach Boys and more. Attendance was strong and included many new faces, reported attendee Frances Pitlick. Join Chevy …