St. Patrick’s Day parade marches up Fifth Avenue
For the first time ever, the St. Patrick’s Day parade will march past the president’s home Friday when marchers take their traditional route up Fifth Avenue.
The parade, which kicked off at 11 a.m. on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 44th Street, will make its way past “White House North” — Trump Tower — with its heavy security presence, organizers said.
This year, police will not allow cars to cross the Fifth Avenue route, which continues north to 79th Street, said Pat Smith, a spokesman for parade organizers.
St. Patrick’s Day: Green cocktails from NYC spots Rouge Tomate, The Garret West, more
Move over, green beer.
Sip on these festively-green cocktails this St. Patrick’s Day, or any day.
Rouge Tomate Chelsea’s kale cocktail
Among the seasonal offerings, find this green number ($15), made with kale, cucumber and fresh lemon juice, house-made ginger beer, apple syrup and Cimarron Blanco and 100% agave tequila, garnished with Bolivian pink salt. (126 W. 18th St., Manhattan, 646-395-3978, rougetomatechelsea.com)
The Garret West’s First Lady
On the menu’s sweet side, find this gimlet ($16), featuring a mix of Belvedere vodka, basil, lemon simple and fresh lime. (99 Stanton St., Manhattan, 212-995-0099, thestantonsocial.com)
Irvington’s Last Word
Among the classic offerings at this Union Square bar, the Last Word ($16) features Nolet’s Gin, green chartreuse, luxardo maraschino and fresh lime. (201 Park Ave. S., Manhattan, 212-677-0425, irvingtonnyc.com)
abcV’s matcha colada
The plant-based menu at Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Paulette Cole’s third venture extends to the drinks, too, including this matcha creation ($14) made with Owney’s and Due North rums, coconut and orange. abcV is currently only open for breakfast and lunch, with dinner to follow soon. (38 E. 19th St., Manhattan, 212-475-5829, abchome.com/eat/abcv)
St. Patrick’s Day desserts: Cupcakes, cookies, ice cream and more
St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to just be pints of Guinness and platters of corned beef and cabbage.
Here are some sweet treats to help mark the day
William Greenberg Desserts
Among the holiday offerings, find large shamrock-shaped butter cookies, topped with green, vanilla or chocolate icing. ($3/each; 1100 Madison Ave., Fifth Avenue and Central Park South-Food Court at the Plaza Hotel, 212-861-1340, wmgreenbergdesserts.com)
OddFellows Ice Cream Co.
The doughnut faves have teamed up with Other Half Brewing for an Irish Stout option — a stout-infused cake doughnut with a stout beer glaze and coated with a chocolate glaze stripe. Also for the holiday, find dark chocolate doughnuts coated with shamrocks. Pick them up at both the car wash or Penn Station locations. ($3.25/each, available through Friday; 638 W. 47th St., 212-317-2359, 2 Penn Plaza, 347-952-0079, underwestdonuts.com)
Petee’s Pie Co
It’s true — Sunnyside, Queens has a gastropub. At The Dog and Duck, stop in for typical plates (mussels and fries, roast chicken) or Irish-inspired pub food (stuffed burger, crispy fish and chips). Craft beers run the gamut from local to European (there’s even an Irish cider). (The Dog and Duck, 45-20 Skillman Ave., Queens, 718-406-9048, thedogandduckny.com)
Super traditional at Molly’s Shebeen
Sawdust-covered wooden floors, a fireplace and brick walls exude a no-frills vibe at this Gramercy Park pub. Opened in 1960, Molly’s Shebeen dates back to 1895 when it started out as a grocery. Epicurean purists will delight in menu options like Irish lamb stew and corned beef and cabbage. And no question about it, a pint of Guinness is in order here. (Molly’s Shebeen, 287 Third Ave., 212-889-3361, mollyshebeen.com)
Uptown Gaelic goodness at Le Cheile
Find yourself uptown just under the George Washington Bridge for a feeling of togetherness. The name of this Irish outpost comes from untranslatable Gaelic, roughly meaning “together.” The Washington Heights area was once home to a large Irish community, the remnants of which are still alive and well at Le Cheile. Daily specials pile high and weekday happy hour keeps locals returning. (Le Cheile, 839 W. 181 St., 212-740-3111, lecheilenyc.com)
Lillie’s offers Victorian ambience
Ever wanted to know what it’s like to step off of bustling Manhattan streets and into a bit of Victorian respite? Lillie’s has that covered. Named for Lillie Langtry, a late British actress and socialite of the 19th century, much of the décor comes from an Irish Victorian mansion. Stop in for $17 brunch complete with a drink or unwind with a nighttime bar menu and rotating seasonal cocktails. (Lillie’s, 13 E. 17 St., 212-337-1970, lilliesnyc.com)
Tír Na Nóg keeps midtown fed
Tír Na Nóg is a traditional Irish bar with a New American-focused menu and two midtown locations. Part watering hole for nearby train and tourist crowds, Tír Na Nóg manages to maintain its roots in Irish hospitality. Traditional offerings like shepherd’s pie share space with lightly sautéed Bronzino. Don’t forget to check out what’s on tap. (Tír Na Nóg, various locations, tirnanognyc.com)