The Field pub and restaurant in San Diego where American Idol contestant Carly Smithson pulled pints before hitting the Idol stage whips up traditional Irish fare year round, and they have some suggestions to make St. Paddys Day a fulfilling event.
Bartender Keith Bloomer says true Irish partiers dig into traditional eats like fish and chips, shepherds pie, or corned beef and cabbage.
Last St. Patricks Day, The Field sold more than 250 corned beef sandwiches, but with all the belly-busting goodness and green beer, many found it hard to keep from going into a food coma.
To ensure the party lasts all night, Bloomer says, Dont eat too many potatoes. They make you sleepy.
To wash down all the delicious Celtic cuisine, Bloomer suggests a pint of Guinness or Harp lager, or a Half-and- Half, which combines the two brews.
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