HOW-TO
How-To: Pat's King of Steaks Philadelphia Cheese Steak


Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons soya bean oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 24 ounces sliced rib eye thinly sliced
  • 4 long rolls (bonus for Amoroso Baking Co. or Vilotti-Pisanelli)
  • Sweet green and red peppers, sauteed in oil (optional)
  • Mushrooms sauteed in oil (optional)
  • Cheez-Wiz
  • Ketchup

TIP: We learned to keep our martini glasses aside while playing with all of these ingredients! Oops, spillage.

TRENDTASTIC
Get Crafty this St. Patrick's Day!

Irish or not, we're all invited to participate in the exciting festivities taking place this St. Patrick’s Day. And as with every major celebratory holiday, Joonbug.com is here to provide you with, not only the best parties and events, but also, new ways to celebrate the holiday along the way. So before you head out to one of our many bar crawls happening nationwide, grab some crafty supplies, pump your favorite tunes, invite your friends, and challenge yourself to a few St. Patrick’s Day themed DIY activities as outlined below.

SHOP THE LOOK
Get Sham-Rocked!
FASHIONABLE
Green with Envy!

What a coincidence it is that two of our absolutely favorite times of the year are so close together: New York Fashion Week and St. Patrick’s Day ! It may not seem to you that the two go hand and hand, but you would be surprised. How so? Well, although green was not the "IT" color of Fashion Week, we identified the most fashionable shade of green with Pantone as Cypress green. This gorgeous ethereal color appeared on over half of our runway shows and is going to be popping up in our fave stores all over the place. We love this color; it looks so sophisticated and elegant. Cypress the most trend setting gorgeous way to sweeten up your wardrobe and get ready to show off your Irish pride (real or fake!).

BAR CRAWLS
Our Official St. Paddy's Day Safety Guide!

Story by Samantha Saunion

Saint Patrick's Day only comes once a year- and the Irish make sure you don't forget it! (Or forget it completely depending on how many green beers you've had) If you want to party as hard as a drunk Irishman, but still want to keep it safe on your SPD Bar Crawl, take a look at our official St.Patty's Day safety guide for all your green needs.



1. Eat a hearty meal and stay hydrated

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Eat Me, I'm Irish!

The Windsor: Both locations of this upscale sports bar will be offering menu specials that are holiday-appropriate, such as shepherd's pie, pastrami spring rolls, and Guinness chocolate cupcakes with Bailey's butter cream in a jar. The specials, along with the regular a la carte menu will be available, as well as exciting giveaways on March 16th and 17th.

Bill's Food & Drink: On March 16th, this midtown eatery will be offering delicious food and drink specials just blocks from the parade. Beginning at 11am in the ground-floor tavern, guests can enjoy a variety of $14 sandwiches and top it off with a Shamrock Soft Serve ice cream dessert, made with vanilla and creme de menthe. Not to mention, you can enjoy a pint of Guinness along with a tasting flight of Irish Whiskey's such as Knappogue Castle, Middleton Very Rare, and Bushmills. The main dining room will also be open for lunch.

LIQUID COURAGE
Luck O' the Irish Cocktails

'Tis the time of year when the we dust of our green attire, drink green beer, and party 'til we all think we're actually Irish. St. Patrick's Day is upon us and it's one of the most infamous drinking holidays. In honor of our favorite excuse to booze, we've rounded up some of the most delicious (and lucky) libations for you to celebrate with. Enjoy!


Broken Basil
(Courtesy of Broken Shed Vodka)

FASHIONABLE
Wearin’ Of The Green

Shamrock Manicure: Nail trends are all the fashionable rage. Now's the time to get creative and have some fun with your manicure! Joonbug is feeling L'Oreal's Color Riche nail lacquer in 'New Money' (perhaps this color will bring you good luck). Add L'Oreal's stick-on Nail Lingerie to make your manicure sparkle.

SHOP THE LOOK
Rakuten.com Shopping Brings Shopping (& St. Patty's Day) to Another Level

Last week, Joonbug had the pleasure of learning all about the newly rebranded Rakuten.com Shopping, one of the world's largest e-commerce marketplaces. The Japan-based business focuses on making products from small businesses and local merchants available to the masses. Rakuten was so successful in Japan that they have decided to open up shop in the United States as Rakuten.com Shopping (formerly Buy.com). It differs from other similar sites such as eBay and Amazon in that instead of focusing on the lowest prices, it focuses on the quality of the product. Roger Andelin, President and CTO comments: "Rakuten.com Shopping is for the online shopper who expects quality over quantity and enjoyable shopping experiences over ambiguous transactions. We are very excited about raising the bar for online shopping and continuously improving to meet the modern shopper’s wants and needs."