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.

Eat like you’re Irish: Part II

Turns out there’s a whole lot more Irish eating out there today than I originally thought. A few more restaurants offering corn beef and cabbage and other St. Patrick’s day specials have come to my attention since I wrote this post earlier this week.

Among them:

Old Mill Tasty Shop, 604 East Douglas: The downtown lunch favorite is offering corn beef and cabbage and Irish cream shakes today.

Heroes, 117 N. Mosley: The sports bar is offering corn beef and cabbage, bierocks, Irish stew and more today.

Yia Yia’s Eurobistro, 8115 E 21st Street N.: The fine dining restaurant is offering several Irish specials for lunch and dinner, included corn beef and cabbage, fish and chips, lamb stew, shepherd’s pie and more.

British Banger Company, 1713 W. Douglas: The carryout lunch spot is making Irish cottage pie plus bangers and mash  and will stay open until around 8 p.m.

The Shamrock, 1724 W. Douglas: The pub is serving corn beef and cabbage over the lunch an dinner hours today.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, several Wichita locations: The yogurt chain is offering 25 percent off to customers wearing green.

River City Brewery, 150 N. Mosely: Though they’re not doing any food specials, River City is serving $2.50 green beers all day and is throwing a St. Patty’s day party starring awesome local cover band Lucky People, starting at 9 p.m. Cover is $3.

British Banger Company

britbangDelano is becoming quite the dining destination lately, and soon, it’ll also offer food from “across the pond.”

Pete White plans to open British Banger Company at 1713 W. Douglas. across from the Shamrock, on Jan. 5.  He’ll serve British meals to-go: Bangers and mash, cottage pie, beef and potato pie, and cheese and onion bake. Three sides will be available – mushy peas, curry beans, and Irish cabbage. He’ll also sell bangers and whole pies frozen in the shop.

White used to operate a British pie bakery in Riverside, but when Minisa Bridge closed, he had to shut down.

Hours will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Want to know more? Visit the shop’s website or give Pete a call at 316-253-1503.