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St. Patrick's Weekend in LA

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Since St. Patrick's Day is on a Sunday, this the perfect opportunity to turn the one day holiday into a weekend of partying, eating and drinking. Here is perfect way to navigate correctly and celebrate the holiday so you will never forget and/or remember.

Friday:
Stay home, rest-up and try to force yourself to have corned beef and cabbage. To wash it down, mix-up a Pour Leaf Clover. This is the one day a year everyone can drink a bright colored drink without being judged so let your Irish Flag Fly.

Ingredients:
2 parts vodka
3/4 part fresh lime juice
3/4 part simple syrup
Garnish: edible glitter

Instructions:
Muddle mint at bottom of glass and build drink on top over crushed ice (except forbitters, glitter, and mint). Agitate with a spoon (or swizzle), not disturbing the mint at the bottom. Top with ice, rim with glitter. Garnish with mint.

Saturday:
Rock & Reilly's Irish whiskey pub will celebrate the day before St. Paddy's Day with the largest all-day drinking extravaganza on the Sunset Strip known as the 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Block Party. The bar transforms their back parking lot into an outdoor festival on Saturday, March 16, 2013. From Noon until 10:00 p.m., guests can get a taste of plenty of food trucks and DJ's spinning throughout the day. General admission tickets are $15 pre-sale at the bar and will be $20 at the door. There will also be a VIP section and a bottle service section if you're feeling really green.

Drink and eat for charity: This year, Rock & Reilly's has partnered with the non-profit organization Pencils of Promise and will donate 15% of the proceeds from the Block Party and $1 from select food menu items purchased at the bar to the cause.

Sunday:
Tam O'Shanter, a member of the Lawry's family of restaurants and one of the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles, is hosting its St. Patrick's Day party, which is one of the biggest Irish celebrations in Los Angeles. The restaurant is opening at 10:00 a.m., with a special tent area in the parking lot opening at 12:00 p.m., music beginning at 1:00 p.m., and the party going well into the night for those that can last.

Happy St. Patrick's Day.