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Your NYC St. Patrick's Day Irish Food Itinerary

St. Patrick's Day is coming up on March 17th, which means that whether or not we actually have Irish ancestry, we get to pretend to be Irish anyway. One of the best parts? Planning where to eat. We've looked back at our favorite pot pies, fish and chips, and corned beef—traditional Irish and otherwise—to tell you where to get the best. More

Market Tours: Traditional Irish Ingredients at the Butcher's Fancy in Yonkers

The Butcher's Fancy, an Irish butcher shop in Yonkers, took over its storefront from an old-school Italian butcher. Now, mortadella and mozzarella are swapped out for homemade Irish sausages, boiling bacon and imported Irish cheeses. The refrigerator and freezer are filled with Irish must-haves such as root vegetables and even frozen French fries flown in from the mother country. And the shelves are lined with familiar snack foods, teas, and crackers. More

Market Tours: Irish Ham, Boiling Bacon, and Black Pudding at The Butcher's Block in Sunnyside, Queens

On a quiet side street off Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside, Queens, there's a cartoony wooden cutout of a maniacally gleeful butcher (with unnaturally blue eyes), grasping a red cow. Then you notice the shamrocks painted on the window behind him. And the bold red letters hinting at other treats inside: boiling bacon, corned beef, black and white pudding, rashers. Welcome to The Butcher's Block, one of NYC's few Irish grocery stores. More

Bar Eats: McSorley's Old Ale House

In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, make it a point to grab a brew and a bite at McSorley's Old Ale House, the oldest Irish pub in the city. Established in 1854, the bar has seen its fair share of wars, presidents and mobsters, from the Civil War to Prohibition to post-World War II. Today it is an East Village icon, a tourist destination as much as a local hangout, and home to some of the city's rowdiest bar crowds after 6 p.m. More

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