Wichita: It’s time to plan St. Pat’s day eating, drinking

Even as you read this, the Shamrock's Dave Stough is preparing to cook all sorts of Irish fare.

Even as you read this, the Shamrock’s Dave Stough is preparing to cook all sorts of Irish fare.

Wichita doesn’t have a particularly large Irish population, but it is home to a whole lot of people who like to eat corned beef and cabbage and drink green beer on St. Patrick’s Day.

The big green day is on Monday, so it’s time to start planning St. Patrick’s Day strategy.

Today’s Go! section has all sorts of information that can help you. I wrote a story about the popular annual corned beef and cabbage dinner that Dave Stough has served up for 11 years at the Shamrock, 1724 W. Douglas. He’ll be back at it on Monday, and he’ll also be serving Irish breakfast and Irish baked potato soup on Saturday in conjunction with the annual Historic Delano St. Patrick’s Day parade. (There’s also a separate breakfast associated with the Delano parade.)

We also have information on where the green beer will be flowing at local bars, information about the annual Blarney Breakfast benefiting Rainbows and news on another restaurant that will dole out corned beef on Monday.