By Sophia Rizzuto
Are you stuck at school, or even back early? If so, you’re just in time for Syracuse’s St. Paddy’s Day Festivities.
Start your day off by stopping into Dunkin Donuts on Marshall Street for an Irish Creme coffee and a Mint Oreo donut, or head into Glazed and Confused (211 N Clinton St) for their Lucky Irish Donut, with chocolate ganache glaze and mint Oreo cookies crumbled on top. If you snap a pic and post it to Insta, use the hashtags #glazedsyr, #adaptcnyPATF, and #SCIFF2018 in your post. You’ll be entered to win a dozen more donuts from Glazed, our favorite downtown doughnut spot!
Head to Clinton Square for the “Dublin Down in the Emerald City” themed parade, which starts at noon. The parade typically lasts about three hours and will feature bands, Irish dancers, and marchers representing community organizations and businesses as they head down S. Salina Street.
Want to be festive, but don’t want to be outside? You can watch the parade at SKY Armory (351 S. Clinton Street) until 4 pm, with live music, twists on traditional Irish food, and Irish beer and whiskey.
The After Party
If you’re in the party mood, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown (100 E Onondaga St) is hosting a party following the parade featuring Irish dancers and live music, open to all. You can buy tickets here.
For some traditional Irish grub, head to Kitty Hoynes (301 W Fayette St). They have live music, various Irish beers on tap, the largest selection of Irish Whiskey in Upstate New York, and a yearly St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt.
Their chef has traveled to Ireland numerous times in order to get in touch with his roots and be able to produce the best homestyle Irish food he can. On Saturday, they’ll have a special menu with twists on classic foods eaten to celebrate the holiday – like their corned beef and cabbage Reuben.
If you haven’t shown enough Irish pride, be sure to grab a drink at Coleman’s Irish Pub (100 S Lowell Ave). They’re serving green beer for on tap for $4 a pint. It will culminate the St. Patricks Day season, which began with their Green Beer Day Parade in February.
This St. Patrick’s Day, from all of us at Baked, we hope the wind will be at your back, and the road will rise up to meet you. Sláinte!