Because St. Patrick’s Day fell on a Thursday — figures — Wichita held its festivities the weekend before with bar crawls and a parade.
I avoided the bar crawls and missed the parade (on purpose… crowds) because I really only wanted one thing.
Corned Beef Hash.
Where does one go to get a great Irish-themed meal on St. Patrick’s Day?
One goes to the Public.
Public celebrated Opening at the Brickyard Saturday, March 12, welcoming spring-like weather in early March and crowds of green-clad patrons excited for Irish fare and Irish beer.
But I did not get an Irish beer.
I know, I know! I should have ordered a Guinness or an Irish Red or something… but I really wanted an IPA, and Sculpin IPA by Ballast Point out of San Diego was on tap.
Of course, I had to have one. (It was awesome, by the way.)
I also had to have Corned Beef Hash, and I’m a lucky duck because I got to watch my meal being made by Public Chef and Owner Travis Russell in the Brickyard’s super awesome food truck — a refurbished trailer that I think really needs a name.
Super tender beef. Amazing flavors. I want to eat this everyday forever.
I happily also ran into a friend and listened to some pipers!
My husband and I also celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on the actual St. Patrick Day with a kilt, a checkered hat and a Wichita State University game.
Neither of us wore green.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Er… late.