Hola muchachos! It’s been a little while – my gallery was having an opening last week and I was crAzy. Muff and Bebemuchacha have been giving me shiz but they can suckkkkkk it (love you guys!).
Anywhobody, it’s Monday, it’s sunny and 60 degrees, time to think about things to look forward to in March, mainly St. Patrick’s Day! Feinbergs and St. Paddy’s have a lot of symmetry; Linda is Scots-Irish, making us part of a rare group of German Jewish Scots Irish half breeds. We also love Guinness. Like, a lot. More than you do. Muff spent a semester abroad in Dublin! Granted, she was holed up in the suburban sprawl of outer Dublin known as Dundrum (!?), but still. Ireland. And in 2010 the Feinbergs (minus Bebemuchacha) took a tippy-top drawer family vaca to Ireland that included horseback riding, Guinness, skeet shooting, pub sing-alongs, salmon fishing, Dublin theater and a member of the Chieftans!
So to celebrate the Great Guinness Appreciation Day of my ancestors, here’s a few things I’d like to be doing come March 17th:
Celebrate early Spring at Ulysses Folk House on Stone Street
Stone Street is such an anomaly to me. It’s an open-air beer garden on a cobble stone street near the harbor! How cool is that?! Yet . . . I never hear people talking about how cool it is. Yes, there’s a fair share of JT Marlin brokers and comically obvious suit-chasers, but the scenery and Irish bars make up for it. Ulysses gets bonus points for live music on St. Paddy’s.
Talk to Old-Timers at Peter McManus Cafe
This place is legit. Like, 50 years and counting legit. Peter McManus is badly lit, a little dusty, totally old-timey and utterly perfect for a non-ironic Guiness with drunk adults.
U2 Nation St. Paddys Party at Hiro Ballroom
Rocking out to a U2 tribute band on St. Patrick’s Day? Awesomeeee.
Listen to Galway Girl . . . . on repeat.
SO. DAMN. GOOD.
Flirt With Cops and Firemen
Cops and firemen are great. They like the sauce, they wear uniforms, they LOVE St. Paddy’s and they’re nice to pretty girls. The heaviest concentration of them is in midtown where the parade breaks up. Definitely worth a trip above 14th St.