While last year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations may have seen many of us cheersing mugs of Guinness at home, Warwick's Shannon View Inn rallied to get their Irish fare takeout-ready for warm meals at home, too. It turns out corned beef translates well from bustling bar snacking to comfort food, and there will be no shortage of hearty entrees featuring the tender, slow-cooked meat on this year’s menu.
The star of the holiday is a toss up between Corned Beef Dinner and the Reuben Sandwich, both Irish-American traditions but each with their own flair. The former is a no-nonsense plate of potatoes, baby carrots, and cabbage surrounding the corned beef main event, which Shannon View Inn owner Jack Doherty explains is simmered for eight hours to get that juicy, fall-apart-in-your-mouth effect.
Meanwhile, the reuben features lean, thin slices that come together in harmony with a piece of Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing on grilled marble rye. For the less adventurous eater, their Corned Beef Sandwich – straight meat and cheese – is a safe bet.
COVID restrictions depending, the evening may allow for heated-tent dining or limited-capacity seating indoors, but you can count on takeout options for all your corned beef cravings. The St. Patrick’s menu will also include Shepherd’s Pie, Irish Stew, Bangers and Mash, and a full beer list to keep the vibes warm and festive long into the night.