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St. Patrick’s Day in Fresno

Yard House (River Park)

We’ve already Apple Bee’s St. Patrick’s Day themed drinks, so Yard House was a logical decision for this day. Their St Patrick’s Day options included beer mixes of Guinness (a dry Irish Stout) and Yard House’s own brews. I opted for the Guinness Yard House Honey Blend, while Mike had a Jameson Irish Whiskey and Coke. They also had a special food option: Irish Loaded Fries. It is a fiesta of sweet Jalopenos, sour cream, corned beef (cured beef), chives, fries and beer cheese.

Irish Loaded Fries. Image from Yard House‘s Twitter account

Mad Duck Craft Brews (Northwest)

As seen in the name, Mad Duck brews their own beers. We dropped by here while waiting for Aisling Bog Pub to open. They have 3 locations, with the Northwest (7050 N Marks Ave) being the location we were at. Having already eaten, I just stuck with drinking one of their beers, a Honey Pot Blonde that was tinted green for St Patrick’s Day. Mike did another cocktail, but this time it was a Proper 12 and Pepsi.

Conor McGregor, the founder of Proper 12.

Aisling Bog Pub

Unfortunately, we couldn’t do anything here because a food order ($10) is required to drink. They open at 3pm, which is why we snuck over to the Mad Duck. Maybe next time I’ll properly check this place out.

The Shanty

This place completely flaunts COVID-19 guidelines. It has indoor operation that acts as if COVID-19 never happened; there are no plexiglass windows and no social distancing whatsoever, as people in the bar seats are very close to one another. My visit here didn’t last long when one of the people here requested I take my mask off. No thank you, I wasn’t planning on staying anyway, as the atmosphere in and out is musty and full of carcinogenic tobacco smoke.

Applebee’s debuts saintly sips!

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, Applebee’s bar and grill has debut a couple of great cocktails for the month of March. These “saintly sips” are a couple variations on some classic drinks and they are only $5 any day all day. The first one is the Pot of Gold Colada. This is a variation of the traditional tropical colada with Captain Morgan rum. It’s super tasty and sweet and I highly recommend it. The second one is the Tipsy Leprechaun that features Jameson Irish whiskey, lemon lime juice, and blue cacao. Did I mention that they are only $5 any day all day? Lol.

Pot of Gold Colada. I’m gonna try the Tipsy Leprechaun next time!

I had dinner at the Applebee’s near River Park tonight. I ordered from the 2 for $27 menu and had the 8-ounce sirloin steak with garlic mash potatoes and steam broccoli. I ordered my steak medium well (which should give you just a little pink in the middle) and it was DELICIOUS! Indoor dining still isn’t allowed but we did find a spot in the patio and the heaters were on so it was nice and comfy.