Sunday, March 16, 2008

St. Patrick's Day Memory

Just searching the net for a corned beef and cabbage recipe since we are having that today. Happy Palm Sunday and St Patrick's Eve Y'all. South Boston is either the place to be or stay away from .. parades and breakfasts and count down til Easter. It's not snowing yet but I'll bet it flurries before the day is done. It wouldn't be a St. Patrick's Day parade without a flake or two and I mean the snow variety...there'll be more than one or two flakes marching and watching. Joking.

Years ago when I lived in Houston...actually just outside of Houston in Crosby..St Patrick's landed on a weekday and one of my never left Texas neighbors wanted to show me that Houston could celebrate the holiday too. We met after work for a pint or two and he brought me to, what he called his favorite pub. It was a cozy spot called Grif's and we went to sit at the bar. They were playing Irish music and a sign said the special was corned beef and cabbage. They didn't need no stinkin' sign, you could smell that special and man oh man did it ever smell good. The bartender turned to us and waited for our order. I said I would have a Beeah and his eyes lit up. "Boston", he said. "I'm from Jamaica Plain." "I used to date a guy from JP", I responded. " We used to go to Cuniff's and Kilgariff's" and we were off and running. He owned the place and we were both home sick. My neighbor got a tour of Boston and the burbs through us. And he thought he could show me a thing or two about neighborhood bars in Houston. That was a funny night. Once the singing started it went on for quite some time.

2 comments:

Bob-kat said...

Great memory. Being English I tend to mark St Georges Day more but I hope you have a really great day :)

Michele sent me over to say hi!

Sara said...

Hi, Thanks for visiting today. I love the St. Patrick's Day Parades in big cities...I've been lucky enough to be in NYC for their big parade! And, I loved it...

Dinner at your place sounds really good...I'll be right over...