Last year I spent the day in Austin, taking in music on every corner at the tail end of SXSW. It was loads of fun but it’s hard to compare to this combination. What better way to start St. Patrick’s Day than The Dubliners and The Pogues singing The Irish Rover? Everyone on the stage looks like they’re having a great time and the music can’t be beat.
Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day, a slow-cooked beef stew seems to be in order. There are a bunch of nice options out there online but I’m intrigued with this version (below) that caramelizes the Guinness beer with the beef and onions, followed by the normal slow cooking with the rest of the vegetables. I think he forgot to mention beef stock in there for the slow cooking but otherwise it looks pretty tasty.