It’s finally happening. On March 25, the roving festival of whole-hog celebration known as Cochon 555 is descending on Boston for your gluttonous pleasure, and we’ve got your VIP tickets. Plus, we’re hooking you up with the latest spring wares from San Francisco men’s shop Welcome Stranger and sending you pet jellyfish. Seriously.
Things to do for March 15, 2012
Hat Parties, Stone Carving and Mexican St. Paddy’s Day
The weekend will see you out there.
Being born. A landmark day for anyone. Turning one is even bigger. Goorin Bros. is celebrating the big numero uno by way of an after-work party tonight featuring gratis cocktails by Ipswich’s Privateer Rum, a live DJ and a model-stocked fashion show. Yes, there will be hats.
You always start St. Paddy’s Day a little early. Like, by a day. So if you’re craving a taste of the Emerald Isle after work tomorrow, head to Gordon’s in Waltham for a tasting of five of Ireland’s newer whiskeys, including a 160-proof gem. Ah, the Irish.
Alabaster. Chisels. St. Pat’s Day. Go.
St. Paddy’s Day options: imbibe. Or, say, take a crash course in stone carving that involves you being given a lump of alabaster, tools (chisels, files) and essential know-how from a local sculptor. Just be sure to leave the tools before joining the party later. No phone calls that way.
Sweet Caroline’s. Now with Brunch.
A nice food base in your stomach before endless Guinness is always a good idea. And since Sweet Caroline’s launches their brunch on Saturday, you can establish a St. Paddy’s foundation with one of their omelets, raspberry french toast or housemade corned-beef hash. Considering what’s to come, you may want all three.
Irish Glory with a Mexican Twist
Or if you skip brunch, you’ll probably be hungry by 5pm (amongst other things). Enter Zocalo, offering a Mexican twist on Irish classics. Think: corned-beef-and-cabbage tacos, fish and yucca chips, and Baby Guinness shooters made with Irish cream and Patrón coffee liqueur. Multiculturalism is a beautiful thing.