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Savor Quick Bites: 3 Delicious Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in DC

Celebrate with Wunder Garten's St. Patrick's Pop-Up, Red Truck's Guinness Cake, and Colony Grill's Corned Beef Pizza

Wunder Garten -- Lucky: A St Patrick's Day Pop-Up beverage
Wunder Garten’s St. Patrick’s Day Pop-Up

With its 5th Annual Lucky: A St. Patrick’s Day Pop-Up, Wunder Garten turns the annual drinking holiday into a six-day affair, ending on the official day, Wednesday, March 17. The NoMa beer garden will add green coloring to pretty much everything it serves starting Friday, March 12.

The focus is on three specialty cocktails: the Leprechaun Milkshake ($18), a candy-topped boozy frappé with vanilla vodka and creme de menthe, an Irish milk punch called The McGregor, and Irish whiskey Shamrock Sour. Also on tap: Guinness, trivia, drag bingo, and a 10-hour raffle. Wunder Garten is at 1101 First St. NE. Visit

Red Truck Bakery: Guinness Stout Irish Chocolate Cake
Red Truck Bakery: Guinness Stout Irish Chocolate Cake

Red Truck Bakery, Virginia’s acclaimed gay-owned “destination bakery” with locations in Warrenton and Marshall, is celebrating the Irish holiday all month long with a special Guinness Stout Irish Chocolate Cake.

Made with boozy batter and Bailey’s Irish Cream frosting, the 8″ ring cake ($34) serves 8-12 and makes for “a great St. Patrick’s Day treat,” to quote Tim Kaine, the state’s junior U.S. senator and former vice-presidential candidate. “It’s like eating a big fat Oreo cookie,” reads the bakery’s description. Available to order for on-site pick-up or nationwide delivery via UPS through March 31. Visit

Corned Beef & Cabbage Pizza
Colony Grill: Corned Beef & Cabbage Pizza

Clarendon is host to the first Colony Grill location outside of Connecticut and New York, and from Friday, March 12, through Wednesday, March 17, the tavern will serve a Corned Beef & Cabbage Bar Pizza ($13.45), a twist on the signature style of “hot oil” thin-crust pizza that has been served since Irish immigrants opened the original Colony Grill over 85 years ago. Available for dine-in or carryout. Colony Grill is at 2800 Clarendon Blvd. Call 703-682-8300 or visit

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