By Deb Taylor

St Patty’s day is well known for the green and the four leaf clovers. However, it is also known for the corned beef and cabbage. Corned beef and cabbage came about back in the 19th century with the immigration of Irish to America. The Irish were used to eating salt pork back home, but when they came to the America’s, the salt pork counterpart, bacon, was entirely too expensive. The next best thing, as you probably guessed, was corned beef. So that became their meat of choice. As for the cabbage it was the least expensive veggie, so it stuck. Therefore, the corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day became the tradition.

You might want to try some of the restaurants listed below for your “traditional” St. Patrick’s Day dinner of the famed corned beef and cabbage.

Keegan’s Public House
1625 Ridenhour Blvd., Suite 301
Kennesaw, GA 30152
(678) 213-2460

At Keegan’s Public House, you’ll find old world charm. Keegan’s is family friendly complete with a children’s menu and live entertainment. They also offer patio dining, weather permitting. Also, don’t forget the Guinness, Ireland’s dark Irish stout. It’s a favorite for many patrons. Keegan’s was actually started to carry on in the old world style of the Irish Pub.

Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub
12650 Crabapple Road
Milton, GA 30004
(678) 624-1090

Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub steams their very own corned beef every day. Then they pair it up with their beer braised cabbage, potatoes and carrots. You can’t get much more authentic than corned beef and cabbage at Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub. As a 2015 winner of the Irish Pub of the Year award recipient, Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub offers their Imperial Pints as well as their Guinness Perfect Pour. Come on out and celebrate St. Patty’s Day the right way.

Johnnie MacCracken’s Celtic Pub
15 Atlanta St. S.E.
Marietta, GA 30060
(678) 290-6641

Johnnie MacCracken’s Celtic Pub offers up some mighty fine corned beef and cabbage. The cabbage is brined, then steamed in beer. You’ll enjoy some of the best pub food around while dining in one of the oldest standing firehouses. They also offer live entertainment by the best musicians you’ll find anywhere.

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The Elder Tree
469 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30316

The Elder Tree offers fully authentic Irish Pub food. They are committed to bringing you the best food from Ireland. Their menus offer the best of fresh and local fare. The bar offers 13 taps, and the finest Scotch and Whiskey anywhere around. Come on in and join the fun and great food and spirits and celebrate St. Patty’s Day the right way.

Fado Irish Pub Atlanta
273 Buckhead Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30305

Fado is an Irish term that means “long ago”, and is used in Ireland to start the beginning of a story. Fado was chosen as the name of the pub because it is telling the story of the culture of the Irish Pub. At Fado Irish Pub Atlanta, you get the greatest Guinness to be had. You’ll also get the best from-scratch cooking and craft beers from the local breweries. Celebrate the right way, go to Fado Irish Pub Atlanta.

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