Friday, March 15, 2013
Cooking at home this St. Patrick's Day? Try Barrington chef Erin Bailey's recipe for corned beef and root vegetables.
Corned Beef is beef that has been preserved in a salt brine and flavored with herbs and spices. While the dish of corned beef with cabbage and root vegetables is often associated with St Patrick’s Day cuisine, it is actually Irish-American (the Irish are more accustomed to bacon and cabbage). Whichever you choose to serve this year, both are simple to prepare and considered by many as an annual treat. You can find already preserved corned beef in the market, but I prefer to make my own. Take note that you will need to plan ahead for this extra step. Corned Beef with Cabbage and Root Vegetables Serves 6-8 Brine: 6 cups water 2 cups Guinness stout 1 1/2 cups coarse kosher salt 1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar 1/4 cup pickling spices …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Want to enjoy St. Patrick's Day with the whole family? Here are some suggestions on how!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Amaze your kids with these fun St. Patrick's Day recipes and activities
St. Patrick’s Day seems to get bigger every year and is definitely growing in popularity as a holiday for kids. I’m not Irish, but any excuse for having fun with my family seems like a reason to celebrate. You certainly don’t have to be Irish to have fun with the color green, shamrock shapes, hunts for gold, or tricky Leprechauns. Just like the Christmas Holiday Elf on the Shelf tradition, you can be really creative with the idea that leprechauns play tricks on kids. After all, they are tiny, green, greedy, and grumpy. Back when my daughter was in day care, her very clever teacher decided to have the kids decorate the room for St. Patrick’s Day. When they came back the next morning, the “Leprechaun” had played a trick on them and shrunken …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The 3rd annual parade will be held on Saturday, March 16 and the celebration will continue at Durty Nellie's and Emmet's Ale House on Sunday, March 17.
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Tuesday, March 5
Palatine’s “Paint the Town Green” St. Patrick’s Day celebration will be held on Saturday, March 16 and will continue through Sunday, March 17th with food, drink and entertainment at Durty Nellies West Irish Pub and Emmett’s Ale House. “Durty Nellies and Emmett’s couldn’t keep their St. Patrick’s Day celebration to one day,” said event coordinator, Liz Noe of ElizEvents. “Irish food and drink will be available at both locations all day Sunday and Durty Nellies will have music all day to celebrate their 10th anniversary.” Durty Nellie’s, located at 180 North Smith Street, and Emmett’s, which is located at 110 North Brockway Street, will be serving Irish food all day Sunday. Nellies will have corn beef and cabbage, corn beef sandwiches, …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Enter to win one of three, one-year passes to all shows at Durty Nellie's! Palatine Patch has partnered with Arlington Automotive Group, Inc. to sponsor the photo contest leading up to the 3rd annual Paint the Town Green parade.
The deadline is tomorrow, Thursday March 14 to enter the St. PATCHrick's Photo Contest!!!! Get out your best green, dress like a Leprechaun or simply theme it Irish-then snap a picture and enter to win the St. Patchrick's Day Photo Contest, brought to you by Arlington Toyota Scion and Palatine Patch. We're looking for pictures that show the spirit of the Irish, in honor of the 3rd annual Paint the Town Green Parade to be held on Saturday, March 16. Three luck-of-the-Irish winners will be drawn randomly to win three, one-year passes to all shows at Durty Nellie's from March 17, 2013 through March 16, 2014 (offer not valid on New Year's Eve 2013). If drawn, winners are required to sign a non-transferrable certificate, but are able to …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
St. Paul United Church of Christ (UCC), Palatine, will host a special St. Patrick’s Day musical event featuring Irish artist Liz Madden and U.S. artist Jenne Lennon.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
St. Paul United Church of Christ (UCC), Palatine, will host a special St. Patrick’s Day musical event featuring Irish artist Liz Madden and U.S. artist Jenne Lennon—both accomplished musicians, performers, and songwriters. Lennon also serves as the Choir Director for St. Paul UCC. The concert, “Shishonnah: A St. Patrick's Day Celebration,” is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, from 7 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m., at St. Paul United Church of Christ. Guest performers will include Roland Labana of Angry Laughter, and Gary White Deer, a Choctaw elder, along with several back-up singers. The concert will feature a vibrant mix of Celtic, world, classical, and contemporary music. The group will be performing "Dance With The River," and "I …
Thursday, March 17, 2011
The Palatine Police Department will step up patrols this weekend.
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Thursday, March 17, 2011
The Palatine Police Department will saturate roadways with police officers this weekend looking for impaired drivers, according to a press release from the department. Palatine is participating in the St. Patrick's Day Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign. During the campaign the department will use saturation patrols to look for impaired drivers, people not wearing their seat belts, and speeders. Palatine police said in a press release that these violations are among the largest contributing in serious injury and fatal vehicle crashes. Palatine also will conduct a roadside safety check on March 18 near Algonquin and Roselle Roads in the late evening and early morning hours. Palatine police said that according to the National Highway Traffic …
Friday, March 11, 2011
Rock band Wedding Banned returns to Durty Nellie's and will cap off Paint the Town Green.
High energy rock band Wedding Banned will cap off the first Paint the Town Green festival with a performance at Durty Nellie’s West Irish Pub in downtown. Nellie's is one of the forces behind Paint the Town Green, a pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration organizers hope will become an annual tradition in Palatine. Nellie's has an entire day of enteratinment planned starting at 12:30 p.m. and ending with Wedding Banned. “We are a rock n roll band focusing on music that keeps the party going,” said Wedding Banned's press contact ChucknTipton said. “We often put our own twist on the songs we play, but we want everyone to have fun and sing along.” Wedding Banned plays favorite covers from many popular era rock bands like Guns 'n Roses, Whitesnake, …
Monday, March 7, 2011
The countdown to Palatine's inaugural Paint the Town Green celebration has begun.
With less than a week to go before the inaugural Paint the Town Green celebration on Saturday, March 12, it's difficult to not begin looking at the weather forecast. Northern Illinois is known for its unpredictable weather and the month of March can be the most unpredictable of them all. Sunshine? Sure. Tornadoes? Sure. Blizzards? Sure. March is a month that has it all, from a weather perspective, anyway. In fact, three of the 10 largest Chicago snowfalls in history occurred during March. The record high for March 12 – the day of the parade and festivities – is 81 in 1990. That sounds pretty good. The record low? One degree in 1948. Not so good. So far the forecast from the National Weather Service is encouraging: A slight chance of rain …
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The first "Paint the Town Green Event" is slated for Saturday, March 12.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Palatine is gearing up for the “Paint the Town Green” celebration March 12, an event organizers hope will become an annual tradition. “We are going to have a family-friendly day of celebration for St. Patrick’s Day,” said event coordinator Liz Noe of ElizEvents in a press release. “Irish food, drink and entertainment will be available at a number of local establishments. They’ll be collecting items to support the homeless and near-homeless through Journeys from PADS to HOPE.” “Paint the Town Green” is funded privately and is not being paid for by the village of Palatine. According to a press release from organizers, the event will kick off with a parade at 11 a.m. in downtown Palatine. The parade begins at 200 W. Wood St. The parade …