Treat your close friends to a tasty Irish meal. The smoked salmon on brown bread, shepherd's pie, and Irish Cream rice pudding will surely have everyone hoisting their pints.
tips + how-tos
HOW TO POUR A BLACK AND TAN
1. Fill a glass halfway with Bass or another ale; let the foam settle.
2. Place a spoon face down over the glass and slowly pour stout, such as Guinness, over the back of the spoon.
3. Let the stout settle. Spoon off some foam and top with more stout.
TALK THE TALK
Brush up on Irish lingo before your St. Patrick's Day party.
Irish Slang boozer
Suggested Usage The party's down at the boozer.
Irish Slang local
Translation the neighborhood bar
Suggested Usage Let's meet down at the local at 6.
Irish Slang craic ("crack")
Translation a great time
Suggested Usage St. Paddy's Day was mighty craic this year.
Irish Slang sláinte ("slawn-cha")
Suggested Usage Another pint! Sláinte!
Irish Slang wrecked
Suggested Usage After last night, I'm wrecked.
Irish Slang snog
Suggested Usage One more pint and I'll get up the nerve to snog her.