Saint Patrick’s Day

A chocolate stout cake topped with brown butter cream cheese frosting on a green plate with a green mug in the background.

Chocolate Stout Cake

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (or any day) with this Guinness-infused chocolate cake that’s smothered in swirls of browned butter cream cheese frosting.

A person scooping a spoonful of mac and cheese with beer from a casserole dish.

Mac and Cheese with Beer

Cheesy noodles, with a crunchy crust of spicy cracker crumbs, are a step up from the same old mac ‘n cheese you’ve been relying on.

Two Guiness floats with straws on a grey metal try with a few spoons lying beside them.

Guinness and Ice Cream Float

A marvie blend of bitter stout and sweet ice cream, this inspired adults-only rendition of an old-fashioned float just may take you by surprise.

Several pieces of beer-battered fish scattered across newspaper with fried onions rings and two glasses of beer.

Beer-Battered Fish

Crisply deep-fried and flaky, this fish is better than take-out. It comes together fast enough that it’s weeknight friendly and beer keeps the batter light, too.

Black Velvet cocktail in a flute with a bottle of Guinness in the background.

Black Velvet Cocktail

There’s a reason this effervescent mingling of stout and Champagne contains the word “velvet.” It’s sooooo smooth and subtly sophisticated. Sip for yourself.

Cast iron skillet with a pan boxty(Irish potato pancake) in it, on a wooden cutting board

Pan Boxty ~ Irish Potato Pancake

An Irish classic for a darn good reason. Actually, three reasons—it’s shamelessly simple, flagrantly frugal, and undeniably delicious. Lovers of colcannon, rösti, latkes, and hash browns will find comfort here.

A small skillet of corned beef hash with a soft fried eggs on top

Corned Beef Hash

David comes to understand that for some, corned beef hash is about far more than mere sustenance or ridding the fridge of leftovers. Far, far more.

A loaf of Irish soda bread on a brown plate with a chunk cut out and smeared with butter.

Irish Soda Bread

A sweet nuttiness, a dense crumb, a crunchy crust, and bags more flavor than normal bread. Whatcha waiting for?

An unsliced loaf of brown soda bread with a knife resting beside it

Brown Soda Bread

We guarantee you’re going to feel Irish when you sit down and savor a slice of this brown soda bread. Consider it a borrowed Irish birthright.

A ceramic bowl filled with colcannon - an Irish dish of mashed potatoes, cabbage, kale and bacon.

Colcannon ~ Potatoes and Cabbage

There are countless versions of this classic. We’re partial to this recipe which gilds the potatoes and cabbage with kale and bacon and beer.

Several slices of homemade corned beef in a sandwich on a wooden table.

Homemade Corned Beef

Homemade corned beef is crazy easy to make. And it’s not just for St. Patrick’s Day. Although the holiday simply isn’t the same without it.

Two steak and ale pies on silver platters.

Steak and Ale Pies

Steak and ale. A classic duo. Though this may be a slightly different format than you’re accustomed, it’s just as indulgent as a steak and a pint alongside. Maybe more so.

A copper pot filled with beef and Guinness pie topped with puff pastry on a towel on a cooking rack with a bottle behind it.

Beef and Guinness Pie

Essentially Irish stew with some lovely store-bought puff pastry plopped on top. Easy peasy. And actually, quite elegant.

Four aperitif glasses filled with little hot after dinner shots on a silver tray.

Little Hot After Dinner Shots

An innocent little after dinner libation that’s sorta got a suave sophisticate thing going on. Consider it a liquid lullaby.