Area Businesses Offering Traditional St. Patrick's Day Fare for Hungry Celebrants
Thursday, March 14, 2013 • 6:25pm
This St. Patrick’s Day, sink your teeth into some delicious corned beef, cabbage and wash it down with a cold beer courtesy of some area businesses
Three businesses are offering some traditional St. Patrick’s Day meals. The main dish, corned beef and cabbage, is prepared all over but only one place claims to have the best corned beef and cabbage around. Don Parkin, owner of Goodman’s Deli in Berkeley Heights, will be making the Irish dish for the holiday weekend.
“We offer it annually," Parkin said. "For us, St. Patrick’s Day is the busiest day of the year. Normally we don’t open that late on Sundays, but because of the holiday we are going to remain open until eight o’clock on Sunday."
The corned beef and cabbage will be served with potatoes, carrots and white bread.
“The dish will be served from now until Tuesday,” Parkin said. “When people think of St. Patty’s Day, they think of corned beef and we have the best around."
Prestige Diner in New Providence also will be serving up the classic dish. The diner is going to be serving corned beef and cabbage with potato soup on Sunday from lunch time until closing time. It will be priced at $13.95.
The meal doesn’t taste the same, however, unless it’s served with beer. And the Wine List in Summit has just the right beer for St. Patrick’s Day enthusiasts.
“My business will be featuring beer that’s made by small house brewers,” said Ivan Ruiz, owner of the business. “We will be featuring four specials for the holiday: Classic Guinness drought, Saranac Red IPA, Belfast Bay Red Ale, and Thookr Red Ale. Five cases of each (excluding Guinness) will be brought to the store for customers to purchase.
“More than the price, what should be valued by customers is that we have these beers that are hard to find,” Ruiz said. “We usually carry Irish whiskey and other liquors but these beers make the most money for us every year.”