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Downtown Greens Up for St. Patrick's Day

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, March 15, 2010, at 05:32PM
Music Tradition Ed Fuentes

The Los Angeles Police Emerald Society marches in the 2009 St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Bag pipes and boxing are both on the menu for a pair of Wednesday St. Patrick's Day events at L.A. Live. The pair highlight a day that will see a host of Downtown restaurants and bars offering their own "green" events.

Running from 11am to 3:30pm, the St. Patrick's Day Festival at L.A. Live will feature many of the elements that have traditionally participated in the on-hiatus St. Patrick's Day parade. Ken O’Malley & The Twlight Lords, the Los Angeles Emerald Society Bagpipe Band, a display of classic fire trucks and police cars, and an Irish-themed beer garden are on tap.

At night, Nokia Plaza hosts a boxing ring as AEG and Golden Boy's Fight Night Club moves outdoors for a quartet of free fights. The Golden Boy himself, Oscar de la Hoya, will be in attendance. First bell rings at 7:30pm, but an early arrival is encouraged to grab seats with a ring view.

Downtown's traditional Irish headquarters, Casey's Bar & Grill, will host a live broadcast from Kevin and Bean of KROQ that will run from 6 to 10am. Food will be served until 5pm and a DJ will go into the night.

The Irish fare at Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse (PDF menu) runs for the next week, from March 15 - 21. Offerings include Dubliner stout grilled cheese, corned beef sliders, slow-cooked corned beef with bacon-braised cabbage and Kerrygold butter mashed potatoes and Guinness bread pudding.

South Park's Corkbar will feature live jazz from 6:30pm, with "a special Irish Stew created by our own Chef Albert" for $10. Happy Hour runs from 3 - 7pm, with "Nightcap" starting at 10pm.

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