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Things to do for March 14, 2018
Irish Breakfast and Non-Green Beer Along the Very-Green River
We Didn't Forget About March Madness, EitherBy Sarah Freeman
The French Market Welcomes Some Italian Sandwiches
The cure for this week's potential lackluster lunch comes courtesy of the French Market, where they've welcomed two new vendors. So, will it be al pastor-inspired ceviche at Tiger Ceviche or a spicy soppressata sandwich from Firenze? You can just tell us what you did later.
Fictional Paddy's Pub, meet very real Replay bar. The Lincoln Park barcade has given itself the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia treatment just in time for St Patrick's Day. Which basically means classy stuff like Charlie's Fight Milk, canned wine and IV bags filled with cocktails.
This Irish Breakfast Will Be Here When You Need It
At some point this weekend, you might need an Irish breakfast cooked by an actual Irish person. That's sausage, bacon, white and black puddings, tomatoes, mushrooms and baked beans served all day Friday through Sunday at DropShot Coffee & Snack Bar thanks to chef Sarah Jordan. AKA, certified Irish person.
Sipping-Wine-on-the-River Season Is Back
While the masses huddle onto every bridge and sidewalk to watch the dying of the Chicago River, you can be sipping rosé or chocolate porter at City Winery's Riverwalk outpost. It reopens for the season on St Patrick's Day, so you should probably show your support by drinking some wine.
March Madness With a Side of Breakfast Burgers
There are a million places you could watch March Madness. Yes, a million. But there's only one where you can watch it on exactly 10 TVs with an order of bananas foster French toast or a breakfast burger topped with housemade sausage gravy while sipping on a Zone Negroni. That place is the Moonlighter, by the way.
What Else Is New
Behold: the World's Drunkest Festivals
From Mardi Gras in New Orleans to an oddly phallic celebration in Japan, you might want to check these out. Speaking of drinking festivals: here are six new Irish whiskies to try on St. Patrick's Day this weekend. And ever dream of having your brain uploaded to the cloud? Well, there's a waiting list...