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.
'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)
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.
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."
St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, meaning it's time to stock up on plenty of green clothing, beers, and hopefully the luck will just follow. Since St. Paddy's is the ultimate drinking holiday, we've rounded up some of the best bar crawls happening in the city -- even the non-Irish may participate!
St. Paddy's Kick-Off Party: For just five bucks, you can attend the St. Patrick's Day Kick-Off Party, taking place at Midtown favorite, Public House. The party will take place on March 15th from 5pm until 4am. All sorts of debauchery will ensue.You can purchase your tickets here.
March is here and St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. If you are looking in your closet trying to figure out what to wear for the day and see no green, then this article is for you! We have found a few of our favorite green pieces and accessories that are perfect to incorporate into your day of festivities and even into the month! Green is a big color trend right now, from neon to color blocking, it is a great color to wear for the spring and summer months ahead of us.
The subtler greens in Rag & Bone's leggings and this Anthropologie cropped blouse are great ways to incorporate the color green into your wardrobe if you are not into the lime greens that spring and summer are bringing in.
This is for the Bar Crawl noobs. To all the Bar Crawl veterans: this may not apply—except to invoke some hazy, debaucherous nostalgia.
The essentials to surviving any good Bar Crawl begins with pacing. Scoff if you’d like, but I’ve seen many a self-proclaimed “drinking dynamo” ossified beyond recognition due the flouting of that one little word. It all begins and ends with moderation—not only for safety purposes—but also to ensure the quality of one’s experience. Keeping that golden rule in mind, I present you with the 10 essentials to enduring (and conquering) your first Bar Crawl.
St. Paddy’s Day is the one night of the year that you are allowed to really let loose, especially if you live in a big city. But what if, well, you just want to do something a little different this year? Like, stay in with a few good friends and, well, cook? Or perhaps, just maybe, you're working on that beach body for that little vacay in Cabo, and you just don’t want to blow it right now?
Be bold, then! Skip the Pub Crawl this year, and check out what Joonbug has found for you to have a lighter, healthier, but just as jammin’ St. Patrick’s Day:
It seems like almost everyone has a bit of Irish in them on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s usually a great time to wear a lot of green and an excuse to get really, really drunk - not that you ever need an excuse to get drunk. It’s also a great time to try some traditional Irish cuisine. Besides filling your belly with that questionable green beer, opt for Irish Stew and Shepherds Pie. If you’re looking for something a little more popular, corned beef and cabbage and Irish soda bread are the way to go. There are many Irish bars and restaurants around Manhattan, so finding something to eat shouldn’t be too hard.
1. St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish. And his real name wasn't Patrick
You’ll be surprised to learn that dear St. Patrick was not Irish, but actually a Brit named Maewyn Succat born in England at the turn of the 4th century. At the age of 16, he was kidnapped by a band of pirates and sold into Irish slavery, where he worked as a shepard. It was at this time that he turned to religion for solace and after six years of slavery, he was commanded by God in a dream to escape from captivity to the Irish coast. Here, he boarded a ship to Britain, decided to become a priest under the bishop of Auxerre, and took on the name Patricius (which derives from the Latin term for "father figure"). He returned to Ireland after dreaming that the people of Ireland were calling upon him to Christianize them from their native polytheism. After 30 years of evangelism, he died on March 17, 461 and has endured as the principle champion of Irish Christianity.