Shepherd's Pie — Photo courtesy of AnsyDuPiton.comSavvy patrons know to order the gigantic Shepherd's Pie at Connolly's, on Court Street in downtown Greenville, SC. Large enough to feed two or three, it comes out of the oven piping hot, and fills many a hungry belly, particularly on cold nights. Wash it down with a Guinness or a Black and Tan for good measure.
A Perfectly Poured Guinness — Photo courtesy of [puamelia/flickrBeyond the perfectly poured Guinness, you'll find some of the best hearty Irish food on this side of the pond at small, but spunky Matt Murphy's Pub in Brookline, MA. This Irish Pub packs a punch with it's Rabbit Pot Pie-a crispy rabbit leg, crunchy slaw & a sweet fruit chutney. But locals know the real allure is in their Farmhouse Plates, and anything you can dip in their homemade ketchup.
O'Niell's Irish Pub in Albuquerque — Photo courtesy of O'Niell's Irish Pub in AlbuquerqueAlbuquerque, New Mexico may be better known for its chile-laden dishes, but there are several places here that would feel right at home in downtown Dublin. Two Fools Tavern and O’Niell’s Irish Pub in Nob Hill both have a warm, neighborhood feel where darts are thrown and the stout flows. And just up the hill in Rio Rancho, O’Hare’s Grille & Pub enjoys a dark-wood atmosphere, and Fat Squirrel Pub & Grille has live Irish music every Tuesday evening to accompany your Guinness Steak Sandwich or corned beef and cabbage.
On St. Patrick’s Day, Finnegan’s Wake in Key West serves up a whopping 1,500 pounds of corned beef, all of which is hand-cut and cooked in house for over three hours. If corned beef and cabbage isn’t enough to get your mouth watering, try the restaurant’s spin on Colcannon. The chef turns these classic bites of mashed potatoes, cheddar, cabbage, and scallions into irresistible fried croquettes.