A pot o’ crimson and gold

Happy St. Patrick’sDay!

Alex Mott Collegio Reporter

St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the life of a fifth-century Catholic bishop, and is steeped in hundreds of years of Irish tradition. But PSU students are taking the holiday as their own. Caitlin Borel, sophomore in elementary education, says her family has a number of annual customs for the March 17 holiday. “My mom makes green eggs and pancakes,” Borel said. “We also go to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Kansas City.” Ethan Williams, freshman in automotive technology, says his family has a similar tradition. “My mom always makes green eggs and ham for breakfast, and we have corned beef and cabbage for dinner,” Williams said. “We also always go to the parade and wear green clothes.” Alexandria Paterson, junior in physical education, says she’s excited for her Paddy Day plans.“I am going to hang out with some of my friends,” Paterson said. ”It is a really fun holiday because you get to dress up, wear a lot of green, and relax and have a good time.”Borel is also planning on catching the St. Patrick’s Day spirit. “I plan on dressing up a little bit and wearing lots of green and hanging out with some friends,” Borel said. “I really like pinching people who aren’t wearing green.” Williams says he’s going to go all out. “I am going to dress up like a leprechaun and run around Pittsburg,” Williams said. “I plan on dying my hair orange and wearing curly boots and dancing to Irish music.”

Places to be tonight

MCCARTHY’S PUB 221 E. 3rd St:

Opening at 9 a.m. on St. Patty’s Day, McCarthy’s Pub will feature four bands: Kim on Top, Cousin Eddie, Mountain Sprout and Area 51. There will be St. Patty’s Day T-shirts for sale and brisket and other foods available. There is a $10 cover charge.

CHATTERS’ HOUSE OF WINGS 2401 S. Rouse St:

St. Patty’s Day celebrations will feature bands, The Essentials and Jeff Sandness & the Normal Street Band starting at 5 p.m. Food specials include pastrami on rye and Reuben sandwiches. Chatters opens at 11 a.m.

5th STREET BAR & GRILL 111 W. 5th St:

All Irish beer will be discounted at 5th Street Bar and Grill on St. Patty’s day. Doors open at 3 and Reuben sandwiches will be on special.

THE JUNGLE 1620 S. Broadway:

Opening at 10 a.m. with St. Patty’s day specials on both food and drink. Large one-topping pizzas are $6 and wings are 50 cents a piece. Domestic and imported beers are discounted. The red dirt band Hammer Down will play at 9 p.m. No cover charge.

505 505 N. Broadway:

505 will open at 11 a.m. The band Area 51 will perform from 5 to 9 p.m., with karaoke beginning after the performance. $5 cover charge. Drink specials available.

FAT DADDY’S 111 N. Pine St:

Fat Daddy’s is featuring corned beef for $5 from 6-9 p.m. Live music begins at 9, featuring bands like Crooked Wing and Rusty and the Thrusters.

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