With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, restaurants and bars are already celebrating all things Irish this week. There are St. Pat’s Day-themed brunch specials, all-day festivals, and even a 5K. Also this week: a wine class that doubles as a geography lesson and an opportunity to shoot clays, and the breeze, with local celeb chefs.
Wednesday, March 11
Mountains of Napa County Wine Class at 38 & Vine
Consider the class as much a geography lesson as a wine tasting. Participants will learn about the four major mountains of Napa Valley and experience “stylistically correct” offerings from each. The class is $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and there’ll be two seatings: one at 6:30 pm and one at 8:30 pm.
Thursday, March 12
Pinstripes Paddy Dash
Here’s a good reason to take a 3.2-mile jog: complimentary draft beer, flatbreads, and bocce ball will follow. The evening 5K event (which also offers an option for a 2-mile fun run or walk), starts and ends at The Shops at Clearfork and is only $15. Runners should check in at Luke’s Locker and start time is 6 pm.
Saturday, March 14
St. Patrick’s Brunch at B&B Butchers & Restaurant
Wear green and visit the popular steakhouse a few days early for Irish-inspired brunch dishes and cocktails, as well as live music and face painting. Reservations are recommended and the brunch will be served from 11 am to 3 pm. Plan for a special bagpipe performance around 2 pm.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Shannon Brewing Company
The Keller brewery (whose founder has Irish roots) will tap beloved seasonal beers just for the all-day event, which will feature bagpipes, live music, and an array of food vendors. Non-beer drinkers can imbibe on wine from nearby Two Brothers Winery. The $20 ticket (which can only be purchased in advance) includes eight 6-ounce pours and a pint glass. Admission starts at noon and beers will be poured until 5 pm. The main bar will stay open until 9 pm.
St. Paddy’s Celebration at T&P Tavern
Corned beef and cabbage, Guinness Irish stew, and Irish nachos are just a few of the menu specialties during this all-day party. Wash it all down with Irish whiskey and green-hued Rahr Original and enjoy live music on the covered patio. The bar and restaurant will be open 12 pm-2 am.
Monday, March 16
Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival Shooting with the Chefs
Break clays then break some bread with some of Fort Worth’s most prestigious culinary talent. The clay shoot will take place at Walsh North Star Ranch, where participants can enter as a team of four ($600) or as an individual ($200). Proceeds will support local grant programs and culinary scholarships through the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation. Ten chefs and restaurateurs will participate, including Jon Bonnell of Waters and Bonnell’s; Marcus Paslay of Clay Pigeon, Piattello, and the upcoming Provender Hall; Ben Merritt of Fixture and Ben’s Triple B; and Michael Thomson of Michaels Cuisine. The shotgun start will take place at 1 pm, followed by food and beverages at 4 pm and awards at 4:30 pm.