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St. Patrick's Day in and out of the Santa Clarita Valley

The Wearin' O' the Green -- Light

Posted: March 12, 2009 7:42 p.m.
Updated: March 17, 2009 12:21 p.m.

What to do on St. Patrick's Day

 

Sure, and it's a shame, laddie, but that most Irish of holidays, St. Patrick's Day, falls on a scrawny little Tuesday this year. That means if ye don't keep yer wits about ye, ye'll be a-going to work on Wednesday with the green a-showin' in yer face. So boyo, maybe ye should stay a little closer and party a wee bit less this year. St. Patrick will forgive ye. Either way, here's what's coming up shamrocks in the days ahead.

St. Patrick's Day-related events in the SCV

Saturday, March 14

St. Patrick's Day Run
Mentryville, three miles from the 5 freeway on Pico Canyon Road
Mike McSkane (661) 259-4384
Starting at 9 a.m. the SCV Knights of Columbus will host their 29th annual St. Patrick's Day Run. The five kilometer course is on the historic Mentryville property and awards will be given in various divisions. Pre-registration is $21 ($27 with race T-shirt). On race day it will be $25 and $30.

Vintner's Cellar Custom Winery of Santa Clarita
23121 Lyons Ave
Newhall, CA 91321
(661) 255-9463
Vintners will release its St. Patrick's Day Reserve Green Apple Riesling (it's green), which includes a custom St. Patrick's Day label, but you are welcome to personalize a label of your own. Reserve your bottle now. From 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. enjoy two complimentary wine tastings and Irish-inspired munchies including sweet treats from Urban Leaf Catering. There will be pampering specials from Sid's Hair Salon, hand-crafted jewelry, Keayn scents, imported Italian handbags and more. Bring a new friend to the cellar that day and receive 10 percent off any wine purchase.

Tuesday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day

Bella Cucina
27430 The Old Road
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 253-3900
http://bellacucinascv.com/
There is a happy hour from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. and, as usual on Tuesday evenings, Bella Cucina will host its club night - but this night beginning earlier, at 8:30 p.m. The cover charge is $5 and there will be a DJ, St. Patrick's Day decorations, green beer ($4) and green kamikazes ($3). Appetizers will be served all night.

Egg Plantation
24415 Walnut St.
Newhall CA 91321
(661) 255-8222
www.eggplantation.com  
The restaurant opens at 5 p.m. and a full Irish band will play from 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Corned beef and cabbage with potatoes and carrots is $11.95, Irish stew with Irish soda bread is $9.95, and leek and potato soup with Irish soda bread is $4.75. Guinness will be on tap and there will be whisky shots, Irish car bombs, Irish coffee, clover martinis (green) and green beer. Must be 21 in the bar, but families are welcome on the upper level.

LB Mulligan's
25848 Tournament Road
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 255-3356
There will be a corned beef and cabbage dinner with soup or salad, potato and vegetable for $18.95, lamb stew with soup or salad for $14.95 and 10 other menu items, including steak, chicken and fish - all
served from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. in the restaurant. The bar will be open from 11a.m. until 2 a.m., with a DJ in the evening. On the patio from 5 p.m. - 2 a.m. there will be a shooter bar, beer bar, hot dogs and corned beef sandwiches. There is a $5 entrance fee for the bar (you get a wrist band and those who eat in the restaurant get the wrist band free). You must be over 21 to be in the bar, and the bar is cash-only (no credit cards) the whole day.

Londoner Pub
18511 Soledad Canyon Road
Canyon Country, CA 91351
(661) 252-2597
St. Patrick's Day goodies include green beer. Corned beef and cabbage with potatoes, carrots, a roll and soft drink is $5. With draft beer or a shot of whiskey instead of the soft drink it's $7. The pub opens at 1 p.m. and happy hour is from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., with $1 off all drinks. Guiness, Newcastle and Jameson are at happy hour prices all day.

Roast House
26532 Bouquet Canyon Road
Saugus, CA 91350
(661) 296-3866
www.roasthousescv.com
There will be corned beef, cabbage and potatoes for $14.25 (plus the full menu), and a $10 per person cover charge gets you Irish whiskey tasting and cigars, plus entertainment by The Toledo Show, a 10-piece horn band with three dancing girls. Reservations are requested.

Salt Creek Grille
24415 Town Center Drive, #115
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 222-9999
www.saltcreekgrille.com
The all-inclusive chef's dinner special for the evening ($19.95) is corned beef and cabbage, roasted red potatoes, with soup or salad and dessert. Green beer will be available on request and, as usual on Tuesday nights, it will be Girls Night Out. That means from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. it's $2 off martinis and there will be discounts on appetizers on the patio. There will be drawings for movie tickets every half hour from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

El Trocadero
(661) 284-6615
24274 Main Street
Newhall, CA 91321
www.eltrocaderosteakhouse.com  
In addition to all the regular menu items El Trocadero will be serving a corned beef and cabbage dinner with potatoes and carrots for $12.95.

Whole Foods Market
24130 Valencia Blvd.
Valencia, CA 91355
Tina Landrum at (661) 260-2377, ext. 210
From noon until 2 p.m. there will be Lucky Irish Foods Tasting free at Whole Foods Market. This includes Kerrygold Dubliner and Kilaree Irish cheese. These "good luck" samples will be available while supplies last.

St. Patrick's Day-related events outside the SCV

Saturday, March 14

South Bay St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival
The parade begins at 11 a.m. the intersection of Pier and Valley Drive in Hermosa Beach and moves west to Hermosa Avenue then south on Hermosa to 9th Street. There is a festival at Pier Plaza at 5 p.m.
Visit www.hermosabch.org.

Young Dubliners at the Key Club
9039 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 786-1712
The Irish-Celtic-rock band is touring with their new album, "Saints and Sinners."

Sea Life Aquarium
LegoLand California Resort
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 918-5346
Visit Sea Life Aquarium during the St. Patrick's Day Rainbow of Wishes Weekend (March 14 and 15). Help save our seas with a fun family craft activity. Kids 3 - 12 $11.95; seniors 60+ $15.95; adults $18.95. For more information visit www.sealifeus.com.

Tuesday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day

Los Angeles St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival
The parade, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., will begin at Main Street and Arcadia Street and proceed to 5th and Pershing Square. The festival, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., will include Lorenzo Lamas singing the National Anthem and a performance by the Young Dubliners at Pershing Square immediately following the parade. Anyone wearing green is welcome to join in the parade. For information visit www.lafd.org/stpats.htm or www.cityofla.org/.

Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-9779
Chris Sullivan's annual tribute to all things Irish features songs, poems, limericks and stories of the Emerald Isle. For information visit www.santamonicaplayhouse.com.

Moving Hearts at Royce Hall at UCLA
340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
At 8 p.m. there will be a performance of the 1980s Irish folk-rock band Moving Hearts. For information visit www.uclalive.org.

 

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