If you prefer to eat, rather than drink, your way through St. Patrick’s Day, here are eateries to visit for lunch or dinner today:
1. Top of Tacoma will serve, “Guinness braised corned beef, Yukon gold purée, braised cabbage and gravy. Lamb and Guinness stew is our soup of the day, also available in a bread bowl. Corned beef tacos on corn tortillas (with) aged white cheddar and a mustard seed slaw. Corned beef sandwich, Guinness-braised corned beef on a fresh baked rosemary bread (with) aged white cheddar, and a stone ground mustard aioli.” 3529 McKinley Ave. E., Tacoma; 253-272-1502.
2. The Valley will serve lamb shepherd’s pie and corned beef dips. Described Valley chef Mike Parker, “The corned beef was braised in Guinness, mustard and brown sugar for seven hours. We also have a ham, potato and cabbage soup.” 1206 Puyallup Ave., Tacoma; 253-248-4265.
3. Smoke + Cedar will serve shepherd’s pie. The restaurant describes the dish as “Lamb, carrots, Brussels sprouts, roasted garlic, smoked onion and lamb demi glace is topped with horseradish mashed potatoes and baked to perfection. $18.” 2013 S. Cedar St., Tacoma; 253-343-6090.
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4. Johnny’s Dock Restaurant is serving a full Irish menu: Corned beef brisket with cabbage; Guinness lamb stew; hot corned beef on rye and Iron Horse Brewery’s Irish Death Stout on tap. Read the full menu here. 1900 E. D St., Tacoma; 253-627-3186.
6. The Red Hot will serve bangers and mash with a stout gravy. Co-owner Stu Miller described the gravy as made with “Anderson Valley oatmeal stout, bacon and love!” 2914 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; 253-779-0229.
7. Meconi’s reports, “Our all day special is corned beef and cabbage for $9.99. The soup of the day is our housemade corned beef and cabbage stew.” 709 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; 253-383-3388.
8. The Hob Nob is serving its corned beef and cabbage with soup or salad. On the menu for $13.99. 716 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; 253-272-3200.
Dessert bonus: Green doughnuts at Original House of Donuts.