Irish Soda Bread at Fletcher's; Irish Breakfast at The Breslin
Forget about green beer and shamrock shakes. Celebrate St. Paddy's day with Irish feasts like Fletcher's corned beef and The Breslin's limited-edition power breakfast.
Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue may be known for its Carolina BBQ pork, but this weekend the pitmasters in Gowanus will be serving house-cured corned beef with butter, braised cabbage, and traditional Irish soda bread made with caraway and dried currants. A quarter-pound of corned beef with the sides costs $8. Order the deal on Sunday and finish off the meal with a grasshopper bar -- a brownie smothered in mint cream and coated in chocolate, brought in from Baked in Red Hook -- for $4. 433 3rd Ave.
The Breslin in the Ace Hotel will serve the breakfast to cure all hangovers from Saturday morning through Monday morning. The "traditional Irish breakfast" comes with fried eggs, boudin blanc, blood sausage, bacon, roasted mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, and potato farl -- square slices of traditional Irish bread -- for $23. If you're headed out for a day of drinking, ordering soda bread for $4 might be a good idea, even if you take it to go. For dinner on Saturday and Sunday, the restaurant will serve April Bloomfield's take on corned beef and cabbage with potatoes and horseradish for $22. 16 W. 29th St.