You may have celebrated St. Patrick's Day this weekend, but it is not quite over yet. The real holiday is March 17 when you can celebrate as you choose: with a nice Irish brew and some corned beef, or green sugary foods from Dunkin Donuts' St. Paddy's Day sprinkles, to 's cookies with a little extra green here and there.
Corned Beef and cabbage are a traditional St. Patrick's Day feast, at very least on this continent, regardless of stories of gammon ham and bacon joint back in Ireland. So where can you find a little of that salty, brine-cured beef this week in Arlington?
There is the corned beef sandwich at . also serves a corned beef sandwich. Or, if waiting for lunchtime is just too long you can start the day on eggs with corned beef and toast. The Broadway Diner & Deli offers buy one NY style sandwich and get one half off. For breakfast there is a two eggs and corned beef hash or an Irish Benedict made with poached eggs, corned beef hash, on an english muffin topped with hollandaise. The Classic Cafe also starts the day with corned beef hash or an Irish Omelet made with white and black pudding, bacon, tomato, mushroom and cheddar. The breakfast Butty is another classic. If you are really hungry there is the Irish Breakfast, which includes two eggs, bacon, sausage, black & white pudding, sauté mushrooms, baked beans, home fries, potato bread & toast. will serve you up corned beef as well.
If you would rather eat in and not have to worry about the drive home, then the Meat House carries both gray and red corned beef. The gray New England corned beef is from the Boston Brisket Company.
As for the beer, no need to go green unless you want to be eco-friendly (buy cans) or earth friendly (buy Organic) at or Giles Fine Wines.