St. Patrick’s Day Parades: Catch What You Can Get & Make A Stew!

StewSt. Patrick’s Day weekend is here and that means there will be plenty of parades to honor the occasion. St. Patrick’s Day parades tend to turn whole neighborhoods into a sea of green. And, unlike Mardi Gras parades here you will be able to catch tons of vegetables. St. Patrick’s Day signatures throws include, but are not limited to, carrots, potatoes , onions and cabbages. We say, collect as many vegetables as you can and make a stew or soup!

Where To Go

There are plenty of opportunities to catch these vegetables in the coming days. Here are a few parades you will want to attend: The 2019 Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at one 1 p.m. on Saturday March 16th. The parade marches from Magazine St., to Jackson Ave., to St. Charles Ave., to Louisiana Ave., to Magazine St., and ending after turning riverbound on Jackson Ave.. Then, on Sunday, head over to Metairie for the Metairie Road St. Patrick’s Day parade which starts at noon. Also on Sunday, there is the Downtown Irish Club St. Patrick’s Day Parade which will be marching from Bywater, through Marigny and the French Quarter starting at 6p.m.

Make A Stew

Now that you have more than enough vegetables to make a stew.. get cooking. Simpy combine the carrots, potatoes, onion, cabbage, garlic, chicken stock, some olive oil, and spices, according to taste, in a pot over medium-high heat; bring to a simmer and cook until the carrots are tender, about 20 minutes. You could even add some sausage if you like.  And if you find that you have way too much food,  invite your neighbors and friends over and keep the party going!