Chef Carlito Jocson of Coral Gables's Yard House will serve a special St. Patrick's Day menu today and tomorrow. Treats will include corned beef brisket braised in Irish beer with boiled red potatoes and cabbage ($16.95); shepherd's pie with Guinness-stewed beef sirloin and roasted garlic mashed potatoes encased in a puff pastry ($15.95); and a grilled corned beef sandwich with melted Swiss cheese and roasted garlic aioli served on toasted French bread and accompanied by a hearty stack of French fries ($10.95). The regular American/fusion-ish menu will also be available. But who are we kidding -- you're gonna go there and drink beer, right? Well, Yard House has the best selection in town.
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Among the 100 to 250 draft beers poured at the island bar are Murphy's Irish Stout, Guinness Stout, Smithwick's, and Harp Lager -- plus, for the next couple of days, Yard will give in to crass customer demand and also tap a handful of Emerald Isle-colored beers.
All that's missing is a little music, so Yard will play Irish artists such as U2, Sinead O'Connor, Van Morrison, the Cranberries, the Pogues, Boomtown Rats, Thin Lizzy, Hothouse Flowers, and the Undertones.