shoppers will enjoy an array of Irish-inspired fare and sweets, from savory corned beef and cabbage to raisin-studded Irish soda bread, shamrock-shaped cookies and chocolate “spuds,” at South Coast Plaza’s restaurants and specialty candy shops this week.
Holsteins Shakes and Buns Orange County
Holstein’s has a special “Luck of the Irish” burger on the menu just for St. Patrick’s Day. The flavorful burger features a beef patty topped with shaved corned beef, Swiss cheese, braised ‘green’ cabbage and Russian dressing and served on marble rye bun ($15). Also available from the a la carte menu are an Irish coffee cheesecake for $8 (Jameson caramel, Jameson whipped cream, hazelnut crumble), a chocolate stout layer cake for $9 (caramelized bacon rice crispies, chocolate sauce, malted milk ice cream) and a frozen grasshopper bam-boozled shake for $13 (peppermint, chocolate, creme de menthe, chocolate vodka). (714) 352-2525
If you’re craving some classic Irish fare stop by Lawry’s for a spiced corned beef platter served with cabbage and roast red potatoes ($14). A lighter offering is their corned beef, sauerkraut and cheese panini ($8). (714) 434-7788
Sip something green with Ruby's Diner mint chip shake! Ruby’s soft serve is hand-blended with mint and chocolate chips. $5.99. Child’s size available $3.50. (714) 662-7829
Wahoo’s Fish Taco
It may not be conventional Irish fare but diners are striking gold at Wahoo’s this St. Patrick’s Day. Get a free “Luck of the Irish” scratcher with every order and win free food. Every card is a winner! Limit one card per person while supplies last. All food prizes valid for redemption on the next visit. Dine-in only. No purchase necessary. (714) 549-0565
Boudin | SF
Known for its famous sourdough bread, Boudin is baking 1 lb. loaves of Irish Soda bread for St. Patrick’s Day ($6.29 each). If you prefer something sweeter, try a polka dot iced Shamrock cookies available individually for $2.29 or in a 3 pack for $5.99. Call and pre-order to ensure availability. In stores now through March 17. (714) 689-2253
Champagne French Bakery Café
Champagne’s seasonal four-leaf clover sugar cookies are a classic, buttery treat. Priced at $1.50 each, they are perfect paired with coffee or tea.
Champagne French Bakery Café, Crate and Barrel Wing (714) 429-1502
Champagne French Bakery Cafe, Garden Terrace (714) 427-0808
Pacific Whey Café
Indulge in a shamrock sugar cookie ($2.25 each) or chocolate cupcake topped with green frosting and two gold coins ($3.25 each) this St. Patrick’s Day. Available now for a limited time. For large orders call ahead. (714) 641-8811
Vie de France
Vie de France’s seasonal classic Irish soda bread is back for a limited time. Each raisin-studded loaf is available for $4.39. (714) 557-1734
Share the Irish spirit with a wide selection of custom treats from See’s this St. Patrick’s Day. Specialty items include Milk Chocolate Shamrocks, Milk Chocolate Leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day Potatoes (divinity filling is hand-shaped and enrobed in creamy milk chocolate, then rolled in a blend of cinnamon and cocoa-powder, topped with pine nut “eyes”), Chocolate Treasure Coins and Lucky Treat Boxes with assorted nuts, chews, and chocolates.. Priced per selection.
See’s Candies, Carousel Court (714) 850-1529
See’s Candies, Macy’s Home Store Wing (714) 557-594
Pick up some Irish-inspired treats at Sugarfina this St. Patrick’s Day. “Pale Ale Pints” imported from Germany, “Pot O’ Gold” chocolate pearls imported from Greece and “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” sugar lips made in the USA, are available in store now. Each candy filled square is $7 and custom bento boxes are priced per selection. Shoppers will receive a surprise gift with any purchase of $30 or more. (714) 472-9529