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Info 101- Where to find a traditional St. Patrick's Day dinner in Pasadena

St. Patrick's Day Dinner in Pasadena at Marie Callender's
St. Patrick's Day Dinner in Pasadena at Marie Callender's
Diane Tegarden

St. Patrick's Day DInners


Marie Callender's restaurant at 2300 E. Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena will serve the traditional corned beef and cabbage, with steamed carrots and potatoes ($14.99) from March 11 to March 20th. The corned beef is sliced thin and piled high, the flavor is delicious. There are generous amounts of cabbage, steamed potatoes and carrots, as well as a healthy serving of corned beef. We also enjoyed the key lime pie, which is fluffy and flavorful.

Or you can try a Reuben sandwich with sauerkraut and a side order of French fries ($11.99) and top it off with a slice of key lime pie ($4.89). This friendly, family style restaurant is decorated in a homey floral motif with comfortable booth and table seating. They offer a huge selection on their menu, including seafood, pot pies and sandwiches, and have a well stocked salad bar. If you’re looking for desserts, they have pies, cakes, New York Style cheesecake and sundaes.

They are open Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday from 7 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday from 9 AM to 10 PM. You can contact them by calling 626-792-3109 or go to the Marie Callender’s website.

The American Legion- Post 280 at 179 N. Vinedo Avenue in Pasadena will be hosting their annual St. Patrick's Day shindig on Friday, March 18. They begin by serving a traditional Irish dinner of: corned beef and cabbage with red potatoes and steamed carrots for only seven dollars per person, beginning at 5 PM in their dining room which seats over 100 people. At 7:30 PM they begin the entertainment on the patio featuring Steve Vargas' band "Horses on Astroturf" offering a selection of classic rock for your enjoyment. For more information, call Dan Romero (Post Commander) at 626-792-9938 or visit the American Legion- Post 280 website.

The Lucky Baldwin's British Pub and Café (located at 17 S. Raymond Ave., 626-795-0652) is open from Monday through Sunday from 8 AM to 1 AM, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and on ST. Patrick’s Day they’ll be offering corned beef and cabbage with potatoes and carrots ($9.95) and an Irish stew (made with beef) for $9.95 a bowl. Their regular fare for lunch and dinner includes: fish and chips ($7.95), cottage pie (ground beef covered in mashed potatoes and peas) with fries for $8.95, chicken and vegetable curry with rice ($8.95), and bangers and chips ($8.95). They have a full breakfast (served from 8 AM- 11AM), lunch and dinner menu, and serve 63 different types of beer.

Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub and Café has recently opened a brand new location at 1770 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena (626-844-0447), serving the same menu. To see the entire breakfast, lunch and dinner menu visit their website.

If you're having guests over for dinner, another option is to go to the Whole Foods Market at 3751 E. Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena where they are offering several traditional Irish meals, which will be available from March 11 through March 17. They have the traditional corned beef and cabbage ($14.99 per pound), steamed red potatoes with carrots ($7.29 per pound), Guinness braised Lamb Shanks ($14.99 per pound), shepherds pie ($6.99 each), lamb stew ($7.99 per pound), horseradish potato croquettes ($1.49 each) and their double stuffed potatoes ($3.99 each). They are open from Monday through Sunday from 7 AM to 10 PM; telephone number is 626-351-5994 or visit the website.

The Whole Foods Market located at 465 S. Arroyo Pkwy. in Pasadena will have corned beef and cabbage ($14.99 per pound) and steamed baby red potatoes with carrots ($7.29 a pound). They are open from Monday through Sunday from 7 AM to 10 PM, for any additional questions please call 626-204-2266 or visit the website.