Holy cow, you guys, we’ve got big time stuff going on this weekend. You might have noticed (we’ve been talking about it just a little) that we’re starting to serve breakfast this Saturday. The food all looks and tastes fabulous. You’ll find some of the lovely images taken by our own Jessica Miller scattered throughout this post to whet your appetite. If you want more, check out the full album on our Facebook page. I’m not going to bore you with the full menu. If you’d like to see the whole thing you can check it out, along with the rest of our edible offerings here.
In addition to all the wonderful breakfast dishes, we figured we’d better have a couple of special beverages to wash them down. The OO7 is a refreshing mixture of Bacardi O, orange juice, and Sprite. Just Peachy Sparkling Wine (it’s from Provence, so not quite a Champagne) stars in our Peach Mimosa. This variation on the classic cocktail is refreshingly different, lower in calories than you’d expect (the wine is only 75 calories a serving) and overall amazing. Couple those with regular Mimosas for only $4 and $4.75 Bloody Marys, and you don’t have an excuse not to come down. Everything gets started at 8 AM, and will keep on going every Saturday and Sunday morning for the foreseeable future.
Of course, breakfast isn’t the only big event coming up. Monday is St. Patrick’s Day, and where else would you spend it but the Mile? The festivities run all weekend long, starting with an appearance by the 2 Gingers girls Saturday night. The whiskey they’ll be bringing down for you to try is a little sweet, and little malty with notes of honey and citrus, and they’ll start dishing it out starting at about 8:45.
On the grand day itself, we’ll open up early. Come grab a seat starting at 9 AM for corned beef and cabbage, or our own patented Shenanigans mixed drink. You can try an Irish whiskey you’ve never had before, including Clontarf, Kilbegan, Redbreast (or Redbreast 15, if you’re feeling fancy), or you can stick with the stuff you know you love like Jameson, John Powers, or Bushmills. Of course, the Guinness will be flowing freely, and we will have green beer.
Those of you who are planning on going to the parade starting at noon will miss out. The Iowa Scottish Pipes and Drums will begin their performance promptly at 12. These dedicated musicians have performed all over the state and continent, and have opened for major Celtic acts like Gaelic Storm. They’ve been friends of ours for many years, and we’re excited to have them back.
After the parade, our friends from Jameson will be about to help us celebrate. During the day, we’ll be treated to a special guest appearance by our old friend Willy behind the Mile bar. All we had to do to get him to show up was beg a little. Almost all. That’s all we’re going to tell you about, anyway. I don’t care what Timmy says, that’s all we had to do. The Monk will be open all day as well, also starting at 9 AM, and we’ll have Guinness up there, in addition to all the Belgian goodness you can shake a stick at.
In short, (cause that’s what I do well) it’s going to be an enormous blast, and we hope to see you. Until then, happy tippling, and Erin go bragh.