16 March 2010

National Amateur Drunk/Green Beer Day

What I used to do on St. Patrick's Day:
Work for a day in J. Patrick's Irish Pub in Locust Point, being a combination of pint-puller, keg-roller, and security.  (Steel-toe boots mandatory; handcuffs in back pockets optional.)

(How real an "Irish pub" is J. Patrick's?  One year, I spied a young woman adding blue food dye to her Harp to produce a green beer.  As she went "Wooooo!" and others averted their eyes at the travesty, I politely took her arm, put down her beer, said "C'mon, out.  Out, out, out!" and pushed/dragged her out the front door.
The spectators cheered me.  We let her back in, but our point had been made.)

What I intend to do tomorrow:
Hide.  Hide more.  Then make my way to The Barns of Wolf Trap for a concert by Scotland's greatest folk music band, Battlefield Band.  At least Wolf Trap has some decent beer--and I'll wager none of it will be green.


Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

Yup, I'm definitely going to go to the most non-Irish place in history tomorrow just so I'm not annoyed by the fake revelry. hahahahha

Anonymous said...

Word. The Chop has a couple bottles of Scotch in the house. We plan to crack one open and toast the queen of England!

Alexander D. Mitchell IV said...

Which, of course, brings to mind exactly what qualifies as the most non-"Irish" place one could go to....... Let's see, vegetarian, non-Catholic/Protestant, someplace without a liquor license..... maybe an Indian or Thai buffet? Sushi?

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

Baltimore Chop - I will toast along with you! Yay England!

Alexander - I'm going to Kavkaz Kebab again - the Azerbaijani place in Owings Mills. I loooooooooove that place. That's pretty non-Irish.

BaltimoreGal said...

Yep, I'll be going to George's on Peabody Square. Guinness and some Corned beef (Irish-American food) without all the idiots drinking green Miller Lite (bad) carbombs (offensive) or black & tans (really offensive). Otherwise I'm at Slainte where you can get good Irish food and drinks anytime.

The Oriole Way said...

I'm going to be consuming green beer this evening: I still have one Oxford Organic Amber left in the fridge.

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

How was the concert? I bet they were great!