Go for the Green

By: Joe McHale Email
By: Joe McHale Email

It's all about the green for some Lincoln pubs on Saint Patrick's Day, and it's not just the color.

Patty's Pub employees say the lucky holiday is the biggest money-maker of the year.

For the celebration, the restaurant ordered 3,000 lbs. of corned beef and 300 lbs. of cabbage.

The pub was packed all day Monday with anyone trying to feast on a traditional Irish meal, but for some, it's about more than the food.

"It's an uplifting holiday," said Alan Bright. "Everybody gets together. If you look around here everybody's sitting family style next to each other, you're meeting brand new people. And it's a wonderful holiday you can cut loose a little but you just got to still be safe."

Owner of McKinney's Irish Pub, Nathan Stewart, said he expects his business to be completely full all night, even though most of the Saint Patrick's Day festivities were held over the weekend.

"We did a lot of celebrating over the weekend," said Stewart. "We'll still have a pretty big crowed today, going to be serving probably 400 pounds of corned beef."

Stewart says the menu also includes fish and chips, bangers and mash, and 100 gallons of Guinness stew.

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