It's how many days until St. Patrick's Day? Who cares?! Columbus Elites and their guests enjoyed a spread fit for a saint at Claddagh Irish Pub this week to start the greentastic celebrations a little early.
Claddagh is attempting to break the world record for the most costumed leprechauns on March 17, 2012 , so what better a way to help them spread the word than telling yelpers to come in green?! Best dressed yelpers Gary K and Tory R won prizes for their getup while others were OK with a pinch. They weren't the only ones who went home with goodies though. Everyone departed with Claddagh giftcards, and we even held a couples "blow" contest. Well done! Special thanks to Hills Distributing for contributing prizes and the evening's libations!
Was St. Patrick really an Irishman? Which American city dyes a river in their city green? These questions and more kept everyone on their toes during a game of Yelp-o Irish trivia.
The real star of the show though was the food and hospitality of Claddagh staff! Megan M explains: "Ireland is known as the Land of 1,000 Welcomes, and this famous Irish hospitality was in full force at Claddagh. Our friendly Irish hosts, Deirdre and Paul, kept the food coming and the drinks flowing all night long. Coming in from the snowy night, we were first greeted with a glass of warm mulled wine, and the drinks kept coming after that. Irish pints, wine, and even a shot of hot whiskey were offered throughout the night…"
And for Carol C, "the hors d'oeuvres were outstanding and far beyond your ordinary pub fare – the deconstructed chicken pot pie, spinach crostini, and the sensational stuffed mushrooms were the stand-outs on my plate."
Pop over to the reviews to check out what other yelpers are saying about the party (write your own if you attended) and browse through some of the photos on Flickr courtesy of J Alexander Photography!
Evalyn W sums it all up: "To put it simply, another great event!"
Now on to round 2 at Claddagh – Polaris in February!