Guinness Cakes, Corned Beef and More for St. Patrick's Day in Maplewood
Local businesses are featuring special things to eat and buy for the holiday.
Looking to add a little luck o' the Irish to your life on St. Patrick's Day? Sunday, March 17 is the big day, but Maplewood shops and restaurants are already getting on the green for lads and lassies.
From baked goods to bagpipers and many things in between, here is a shortlist of what's on tap (that would be Guinness, of course). Let us know what we've missed.
Erin go Bragh!
Gigi's Cupcakes is offering Guinness Stout Cupcakes with a Bailey's Irish Cream Frosting (mini cupcakes, $18/dozen). "We are also offering edible shamrock decorations for an additional $6 per dozen," said owner Gigi Gallodoro.
Gigi's Cupcakes, 1925 Springfield Ave., 973-763-8986
Over at The Able Baker, Julie Pauly and her baking leprachauns are busy preparing Guinness Cakes (we sense a theme): a moist cake made with dark chocolate and cocoa, a touch of stout and glazed with chocolate. ($20)
There are also Irish Soda Bread scones, Bailey's frosted cupcakes and hand-decorated sugar cookies. (The Basket o' Irish, with nine shamrocks, pots o'gold and a rainbow is $17. Large decorated cookies, $3.50.)
Able Baker, 187 Maplewood Ave., 973-313-1133.
Bee & Thistle is putting on the Irish with a large selection of St. Patrick's Day themed plates, platters, candles and other decorative items.
Bee & Thistle, 89 Baker St., 973-763-3166
Head to Words Bookstore for St. Patrick's Day-inspired gifts, including Irish-themed books.
Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Ave. 973-763-9500
On Saturday and Sunday, St. James's Gate will open at 8 a.m. with live Irish music from 1-4 p.m. on both days, and bagpipers coming in and out throughout the day.
St. James's Gate Publick House, 167 Maplewood Ave., 973-378-2222
Bring the famliy to Highland Place/Crane's for Irish brunch (English breakfast, eggs benedict, Irish oatmeal and more) and Irish burgers, Corned beef two ways, Cottage Pie, Lamb Stew and more. Brunch, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.; other items served from noon until the kitchen closes.
Highland Place/Crane's, 5 Highland Place, 973-763-3083.
Enjoy corned beef and cabbage on Sunday at the Maple Leaf Diner.
Maple Leaf Diner, 165 Maplewood Ave. 973-763-8833
Did we miss anything? Let us know in comments what else is going on in town for St. Patrick's Day!