St- Patrick's day

St. Patrick's Day Giggle and Riot Photobooth Fun

We're pretty obsessed with this video snap, featuring every pic taken in the Giggle and Riot Funbooth on St. Patrick's Day. See someone you know? Make sure they see this!

 

 

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Sacramento St. Patrick's Day Menu

This St. Patrick's Day, we will be offering a limited menu at our Sacramento location. (De Vere's in Davis will have a fuller menu available all day!) Here's what you can look forward to enjoying, along with your favorite pint!

TraDISHional Night Menu (3/15/2012)

Join us Thursday, March 15th for TraDISHional Night, an evening dedicated to traditional Irish fare. It's the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the family!

 

Sacramento St. Patrick's 2012: Let the Session Begin!

After three successful St. Patrick’s Day events, it’s become apparent that de Vere’s Irish Pub has outgrown a one-day celebration. So this year, we’re dedicating an entire week to our favorite holiday! From Sunday, March 11th to Sunday, March 18th, we will be hosting eight unique and authentic events, all of which will be free to the public. To boot, we will be offering exclusive food and drink specials throughout the week.

 

Being the only Irish-owned and Irish-run pub in town, we want to make sure we give everyone in the community an opportunity to celebrate St. Patrick’s and experience our pub in their own way. This year, you can be mellow throughout the week with traditional fare and a pint or join the madhouse on St. Patrick's Day for a truly festive time. Let the session begin!

 

 

 

Sunday, March 11 – Shamrockin’ Sunday

Whether you were a runner or just a spectator at the Shamrock’n Half Marathon (we won’t judge!), come recover and carbo load at the pub.  We’ll be serving up a full brunch, compete with our Almost Famous Irish Coffees, bottomless champagne bottle service, and Bloody Mary’s to help you wind down and loosen up those muscles. We’ll even have lemon-lime Gatorade to help you refuel, festively!

 

Monday, March 12 – St. Baldrick’s Day

How much money would it take for you to shave your head? What if all that money went to making a difference in the lives of children battling cancer? That’s what St. Baldrick’s Day is all about—going bald for a good cause. Come shave your head—and collect donations for doing so—or watch others get buzzed bald. We have partnered with the Keating Raphael Memorial to host another successful St. Baldrick’s event. All money raised will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Sign up or donate: http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/44/2012

 

 

Tuesday, March 13 – T-Shirt Tuesday

Come grab a beer and get your St. Pat’s gear! Pre-order their St. Patrick’s 2012 t-shirts (custom designed by de Vere’s) between now and March 13. Then come pick it up and have a pre-St. Pat’s pint at the pub! Order your t-shirt in advance so you won’t be caught without your green!

Pre-order your t-shirts at: http://stpatstshirt.eventbrite.com

 

 

Wednesday, March 14 – Whiskey Wednesday

By now you’ve probably heard we have the biggest whiskey offering in town, so why not come take advantage of it? On the fourth day of St. Pat’s week, join our in-house experts and ambassadors from various whiskey labels for whiskey tastings, education, and cocktails featuring our favorite spirit.  From 6pm-8pm, you’ll be able to bounce around multiple tasting stations while expanding your palate and taking advantage of 50% off Whiskey Society memberships if you so choose.  Enjoy 2 tastes for $5 and 5 tastes for $10.

 

 

Thursday, March 15 – TraDISHional Thursday

To continue our week of specials, we are hosting a night of beyond-the-norm pub fare.  Bring your friends and family to enjoy this one-night-only menu, which will include authentic Irish favorites such as corned beef and cabbage and traditional lamb stew.  Plus, if you order a 20-oz pint of Guinness, you’ll get your own pint glass to take home! (One per person.)

 

 

Friday, March 16 – Kings Fan Friday

In true St. Patrick’s spirit, the Sacramento Kings are playing the Boston Celtics at the Power Balance Pavilion, and we’re offering discounted tickets to the game.  We’ll also have a tent outside the Kings Store where you can pick up your exclusive pre-ordered St. Patrick’s Day 2012 t-shirt.  A portion of all ticket and t-shirt proceeds will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.  You can order your special priced tickets at: http://www.kingsticketsave.com/getbald

 

 

Saturday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Pub Party

The big day is finally here!  Doors will open at 8am and the Ireland vs. England rugby game starts airing live at 10am!  There is truly no better place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than at de Vere’s, the only Irish-owned and Irish-run pub in Sacramento.  Plus, there’s no cover! Come celebrate in true Irish fashion--and don't forget your green!

 

 

Sunday, March 18 – Family Sunday

St. Patrick’s Day might be over, but that doesn’t mean the festivities have stopped! Whether you overdid it on Saturday and need a place to recover, or you stayed in to avoid amateur hour, come join us for a family friendly brunch featuring good food, live music, and more.

 

 

 

Davis St. Patrick’s 2012: Let the Session Begin!

Get excited…we’re throwing their first-annual St. Patrick’s celebration in Davis this year! Instead of a one-day celebration, we’re dedicating an entire week to our favorite holiday. From Monday, March 12th to Sunday, March 18th, we will be hosting seven unique and authentic events, all of which will be free to the public. Additionally, we’ll be offering exclusive food and drink specials throughout the week.

Being the only Irish-owned and Irish-run pub in town, we want to make sure we give everyone in the community an opportunity to celebrate St. Patrick’s and experience our pub in their own way. This year, you can be mellow throughout the week with traditional fare and a pint or join the madhouse on St. Patrick's Day for a truly festive time. Let the session begin!

 

Monday, March 12 – TraDISHional Monday

To continue our week of specials, we are hosting a night of beyond-the-norm pub fare.  Bring your friends and family to enjoy this one-night-only menu, which will include authentic Irish favorites such as corned beef and cabbage and traditional lamb stew.  Plus, if you order a 20-oz pint of Guinness, you’ll get your own pint glass to take home! (One per person.)

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 13 – T-Shirt Tuesday

Come grab a beer and get your St. Pat’s gear! Pre-order their St. Patrick’s 2012 t-shirts (custom designed by de Vere’s) between now and March 13. Then come pick it up and have a pre-St. Pat’s pint at the pub! Order your t-shirt in advance so you won’t be caught without your green!

Pre-order your t-shirts at: http://stpatstshirt.eventbrite.com

 

 

Wednesday, March 14 – Whiskey Wednesday

By now you’ve probably heard we have the biggest whiskey offering in town, so why not come take advantage of it? On the third day of St. Pat’s week, join our in-house experts and ambassadors from various whiskey labels for whiskey tastings, education, and cocktails featuring our favorite spirit.  From 6pm-8pm, you’ll be able to bounce around multiple tasting stations while expanding your palate and taking advantage of 50% off Whiskey Society memberships if you so choose.  Enjoy 2 tastes for $5 and 5 tastes for $10.

 

 

Thursday, March 15 – St. Baldrick’s Day

How much money would it take for you to shave your head? What if all that money went to making a difference in the lives of children battling cancer? That’s what St. Baldrick’s Day is all about—going bald for a good cause. Come shave your head—and collect donations for doing so—or watch others get buzzed bald. De Vere’s has partnered with the Keating Raphael Memorial to host our first-ever St. Baldrick’s event in Davis. All money raised will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Sign up or donate: http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/7745/2012

 

 

Friday, March 16 – Kings Fan Friday

In true St. Patrick’s spirit, the Sacramento Kings are playing the Boston Celtics at the Power Balance Pavilion, and we’re offering discounted tickets to the game.  We’ll also have a tent outside the Kings Store where you can pick up your exclusive pre-ordered St. Patrick’s Day 2012 t-shirt.  A portion of all ticket and t-shirt proceeds will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.  You can order your special priced tickets at: http://www.kingsticketsave.com/getbald

 

 

Saturday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Pub Party

The big day is finally here!  Doors will open at 9am and the Ireland vs. England rugby game starts airing live at 10am!  There is truly no better place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than at de Vere’s, the only Irish-owned and Irish-run pub in Davis.  Plus, there’s no cover! Come celebrate in true Irish fashion--and don't forget your green!

 

 

Sunday, March 18 – Family Sunday

St. Patrick’s Day might be over, but that doesn’t mean the festivities have stopped! Whether you overdid it on Saturday and need a place to recover, or you stayed in to avoid amateur hour, come join us for a family friendly lunch featuring good food, live music, and more.

 

 

 

St. Baldrick's Day 2012: Battle of the Pubs

About St. Baldrick's Day

Shear amazingness! How much money would it take to shave your head? What if all that money went to making a difference in the lives of children battling cancer? That’s what St. Baldrick’s Day is all about—going bald for a good cause.

Every year, we gather the community for a one-day event that brings together teams of people willing to shave their heads bald as a sign of solidarity with children who are fighting cancer. All participants, which include local businesses, schools, politicians, de Vere’s patrons, and even plenty of women, raise money in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, then congregate at de Vere’s Irish Pub (Midtown Sacramento and Davis) to shave their heads. And yes, we’re talkin’ buzzed bald!

Sacramento vs. Davis

This year, we're doing a battle of the pubs: Which de Vere's pub (Sacramento or Davis) can raise more money? The challenge is on!

SACRAMENTO

Monday, March 12, 5pm

To sign up as a shavee or donate to the Sacramento team, click here.

DAVIS

Thursday March 15th 5pm

To sign up as a shavee or donate to the Davis team, click here.

We hope you’ll all come out and get involved. It’s truly an inspiring and entertaining evening to participate in as well as watch. (There’s literally an assembly line of headshavers and shavees!)

Please help de Vere’s Irish Pub support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation by making a donation on our behalf to support childhood cancer research. After all, in the United States, more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease. Click on “Make a Donation” or donate by mail or phone. Thank you for your support!

 

Irish pub to replace Soga's

"Brothers Simon and Henry de Vere White are co-owners of the popular de Vere's Irish Pub in Sacramento and will be branching out to Davis by September 2011. The de Vere Whites hail from Ireland and plan to bring an Irish flair to the Downtown Davis dining experience.

"We're an Irish pub, we cater to a wide variety of people, from families with kids to the business community," said Simon. "We're very food focused here, so I think what helps us be successful is being family owned and operated."

De Vere's Irish Pub signed a 10-year lease at 217 E St., a 4,800 square foot location formerly occupied by Soga's. The new location is 1,000 square feet larger than the Sacramento location.

De Vere's will take over the building formerly occupied by Soga's, an Italian and American food restaurant that permanently closed on Nov. 21 2010, after filing for bankruptcy.

"We liked the look of the building, we wanted to be downtown," said Simon. "We thought that downtown Davis had a great feel to it, and it seems that that's where the focus of the food industry is."

De Vere's will provide a hearty menu filled with traditional Irish food, as well as the familiar cheeseburger and sandwich for the more timid restaurant-goers.

Most of the food served will be made fresh in-house, including curing their own bacon, butchering their own meat and making their own pudding.

"We like to say we make everything here, except for Ranch," said Simon.

Despite Soga's recent bankruptcy, the de Vere Whites were not discouraged from branching out into Davis with a second pub after two successful years in Sacramento.

"We were always very intrigued with Davis. Great community and culture there. Family-oriented town, family business," said Simon. "We thought that going into a place that has a university system was very compelling and thought we would be a good fit for Davis."

For those looking for an authentic Irish pub experience, de Vere's is the place to go. De Vere's Irish Pub provides both authentic Irish cuisine and authentic Irish interior design complete with family pictures, paintings and Irish antiques.

"In Ireland, kids are at the pubs. You're born in the pub, grow up in the pub, get married in the pub," said Simon. "Every Sunday is family Sunday, we discount the kids menu. We definitely try to attract the family aspect."

De Vere's, winner of Sacramento Magazine's Best Pub Food award of 2010, prides itself on its hospitality, food and cozy atmosphere.

The opening of de Vere's is good news for the alcohol savvy as well, offering an extensive alcohol menu with 89 varieties of whiskey and 66 varieties of scotch."

 

DYLAN AARON can be reached at city@theaggie.org.

 

Sacramento’s Survival Guide to St. Patrick’s Day: Part Four

“The de Vere’s Pub Party is all about the authentic Irish pub experience,” owner Henry de Vere White said. “You can enjoy the beautiful woodwork, family heirlooms, friendly banter and, of course, the perfect pint of Guinness — a specialty we’ve mastered.”

ST. BALDRICK'S DAY TO DRUM UP SMILES AND CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH FUNDING

Each year, 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer, which is the leading cause of death for youngsters in the US and Canada. At 5pm on March 14, 2011 at deVere's Irish Pub, teams of brave and caring souls will bare their domes in an annual head-shaving, fund raising, philanthropic event that, since its advent, has generated over 56 million dollars to help kids fight and prevent cancer.

UCDMC Article about St. Baldrick's Day at de Vere's Pub

March 1, 2011

Sherry Siems and Silvest Morris © UC Regents Sherry Siems (left) and Silvest Morris (right) are among the volunteers who will shave their heads to raise funds for pediatric cancer research.

UC Davis Cancer Center has established a shave team for this year’s St. Baldrick’s event to raise funds for childhood cancer research set for Monday, March 14 starting at 5 p.m. at deVere’s Irish Pub in Midtown, Sacramento.

Among the hundreds of participants will be Sherry Siems, a 13-year — and long-locked — employee of the Cancer Center’s second floor oncology clinic, Silvest Morris, who works in the center’s information technology group, and Ralph deVere White, cancer center director, who will be returning from a trip to Europe just in time for the annual haircut.

The team is looking for donations, which can be made HEREarrow left

St. Baldrick's logo © St. Baldrick's FoundationThe event is hosted by the Keaton Raphael Memorial, a foundation based in Roseville that supports children with cancer and their families and funds research toward a cure. Over the past nine years, the foundation has raised more than $2 million from the St. Baldrick’s events in Sacramento and in Roseville.

In addition to showing solidarity with children undergoing chemotherapy and other kinds of cancer treatment, shavees also collect donations from friends, family and others, which are distributed to pediatric cancer researchers, including at UC Davis Cancer Center.

KRM logo © Keaton Raphael MemorialIn 2010, participants in the event at deVere’s raised nearly $90,000, almost $15,000 more than the initial goal of $75,000. All told, 210 people had their heads shaved, including 60 women.

Henry deVere White, co-owner of the pub and the son of Ralph deVere White, said the pub is aiming to raise $150,000 this year, a tall order with just more than two weeks to go.

“Sacramento has to really get behind us,” said Henry deVere White. “We’ll shave as many heads as it takes. And if you want to keep your pretty hair, pick someone who is making the sacrifice and make a donation. No donation is too small.”

Shavees and volunteers at last year's St. Baldrick's event Shavees and volunteers at last year's St. Baldrick's event

The pub owner said this year’s event includes a large beer garden along the sidewalk in front of the restaurant, with all profits going toward the cause. The event will be followed by live entertainment.

St. Baldrick’s Day festivities will end when the last shavee has gone bald. Teams are still forming for this year’s event; for more information on participation, click HEREarrow left

Established in 2000, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is considered the world’s largest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer research. More than 147,000 volunteers have shaved throughout the country, raising more than $90 million.

Sacramento's Survival Guide to St. Patrick's Day: Part One

With every passing day we are getting closer and closer to Sacramento's St. Patrick's Day week! That's right St. Patrick's day has now become a week long event in California's capitol with a little something for everyone.  This may be a bit over whelming to someone looking in from the outside of Sacramento, or even for someone living in the heart of downtown Sacramento.  Well please allow us at de Vere's Irish pub to help shed some light on all the festivities that are coming your way.  We will provide you with all the links you may need and the inside scoop on the do 's and don'ts of celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Sacramento.

Allow this blog post to be an intro into the events and topics that we will be covering over the next two weeks.  So forgive me for not being prolific about this matter and allow me to provide you with a timeline of events.

Old Sacramento's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday March 12th:

This is a great family friendly event set in historic Old Sacramento.

The 15th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held – rain or shine – on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Always a free event, the parade steps off promptly at 1:00 p.m. from 2nd & L Streets and proceeds throughout the historic district.

Over 50 units, with approximately 1,000 marchers, will be featured. Irish dancers in elaborate Celtic costumes, bagpipers, school bands, military regiments, police and fire representatives, costumed marchers and a variety of cultural organizations will bring the luck of the Irish to the event. The parade draws people from all over Northern California bringing together thousands in the 28-acre historic state park. Last year more than 20,000 people turned out to enjoy the event.

The Shamrock'n Half Marathon

Sunday March 13th:

In keeping with Shamrock'n tradition there will be a new course for 2011.  Due to extensive construction in West Sacramento the race will start and finish at Raley

Field and the remainder of the course will be in Sacramento.  This event is sold out.

St. Baldrick's Day: Westfield Galleria At Roseville

March 13th 2011: This is an amazing event and truly brings the community together to raise money and awareness to help kids conquer cancer.  People volunteer to shave their heads in a sign of solidarity with children going through cancer treatment. 100% of the money donated goes to help fund cancer research.  You don't have to go bald to attend or to donate, please join us in this fight.

St. Baldrick's Day: de Vere's Irish Pub

March 14th 2011 at 5pm: This is an amazing event and truly brings the community together to raise money and awareness to help kids conquer cancer.  People volunteer to shave their heads in a sign of solidarity with children going through cancer treatment. 100% of the money donated goes to help fund cancer research.  You don't have to go bald to attend or to donate, please join us in this fight.

Last Year we shaved over 210 heads and raised over $90k, how much would you shave to save a life?

Join Team de Vere's Today

de Vere's St. Patrick's Day Pub Party

March 17th 2011 : 8:00am to 1:30am

Join us on St. Patrick’s Day for the ultimate authentic-Irish experience. At de Vere’s Irish Pub, you can enjoy the beautiful woodwork, family heirlooms, friendly banter, and of course, the perfect pint of Guinness (a specialty we’ve mastered).

Our pub doors will open at 8am—and our famous Irish coffees will be piping hot and ready to serve.

At 11am, we will close down the sidewalks and open our outside venue, which will include an outdoor kitchen serving traditional Irish fare (like corned beef and cabbage) and a stage featuring live entertainment throughout the day.

Bring your friends and family to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish fashion.

de Vere's St. Patrick's Day Party in the Park:

March 17th 2011: 10:00am-10:00pm

This year de Vere’s Irish Pub and the Downtown Sacramento Partnership have teamed up for the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Festival. The party in the park will be bigger and better than ever. We’re moving to Cesar Chavez Plaza located in the heart of Downtown Sacramento at 10th & J streets to accommodate our fans.

Benefit Local Charity:

MaryHouse

Maryhouse is a daytime hospitality shelter for homeless women and children. This past year, 1,584 women and 978 children received services at Maryhouse.

> Donate to MaryHouse

Bands for 2011

Zoo Station                 YouTubeWebsite

Nine-8ths Irish           Website

Whiskey and Stitches MySpace

Kennelly School          Website

Highland Dance           Website

Black Eyed Dempseys You TubeFacebook

Pipes and Drums         Website

Stay tuned for our next update coming to our blog shortly!

Follow us at @sacstpats  or @deverespub on Twitter!

DE VERE’S TO HOST TWO ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTIES IN ONE DAY!

This year, de Vere’s Irish Pub will host not one but two St. Patrick's Day parties in one day! Mark your calendars for March 17 and get ready for the de Vere’s Pub Party and the de Vere’s Party in the Park.

The de Vere’s family invites you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish fashion at the de Vere’s Pub Party, located at the historic Firestone Building at 16th & L. “The de Vere’s Pub Party is all about the authentic Irish pub experience,” said owner Henry de Vere White. “You can enjoy the beautiful woodwork, family heirlooms, friendly banter, and of course, the perfect pint of Guinness—a specialty we’ve mastered.” The pub doors will open at 8 am and their famous Irish coffees will be piping hot and ready to serve. At 11 am, the pub will close down the sidewalks and open the outside venue, which will include traditional Irish fare including corned beef and cabbage. The stage will feature live Irish entertainment with music and dancers throughout the day. If you would rather go to an outdoor charity concert event then head to Cesar Chavez Plaza for the ultimate St. Patrick's Day festival. The de Vere's St. Patrick's Day Party in the Park takes place from 10 am to 10 pm. “We created this event to bring the community together, and L Street just couldn’t provide enough space for the event. We think Cesar Chavez Plaza will provide us with a large enough area so that we don’t have to turn people away,” said owner Simon de Vere White. “By moving the event to the park, we can do more good for our charity partner, give better service, and have more space to enjoy the celebration. But have no fear, we still are opening our doors and will create a great experience for our guests at our pub!” Proceeds from the event will benefit Maryhouse, a daytime women and children’s homeless shelter at Loaves and Fishes. Maryhouse provides much needed support and services for this vulnerable population including the Hot Breakfast Meal Program and the Mustard Seed School. The de Vere’s St. Patrick’s Day Party in the Park, coupled with the party at their family’s pub, will end Sacramento’s week long celebration which includes the Old Sacramento St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 12, Shamrock’n Half Marathon on March 13, St. Baldrick’s Day on March 14, and a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at de Vere’s Irish Pub on March 17. For tips regarding planning your week, hotel specials and more, please visit SacStPats.com or follow us on Twitter @SacStPats. Slainte!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT WWW.SACSTPATS.COM

de Vere's Is Going Big For St. Patrick's Day!

ST. PATRICK'S DAY 2011

Join us on St. Patrick’s Day for the ultimate authentic-Irish experience. At de Vere’s Irish Pub, you can enjoy the beautiful woodwork, family heirlooms, friendly banter, and of course, the perfect pint of Guinness (a specialty we’ve mastered).

Our pub doors will open at 8am—and our famous Irish coffees will be piping hot and ready to serve.

At 11am, we will close down the sidewalks and open our outside venue, which will include an outdoor kitchen serving traditional Irish fare (like corned beef and cabbage) and a stage featuring live entertainment throughout the day.

Bring your friends and family to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish fashion.

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY 20111

This year de Vere’s Irish Pub and the Downtown Sacramento Partnership have teamed up for the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Festival. The party in the park will be bigger and better than ever. We’re moving to Cesar Chavez Plaza located in the heart of Downtown Sacramento at 10th & J streets to accommodate our fans.

BENEFITING LOCAL CHARITIES

MaryHouse

Maryhouse is a daytime hospitality shelter for homeless women and children. This past year, 1,584 women and 978 children received services at Maryhouse.

> Donate to MaryHouse

Sacramento Firefighters Pipes and Drums

> Donate to the Sacramento Pipes and Drums

DE VERE'S ST. PATRICK'S DAY HISTORY

The deVere’s St. Patrick’s Day festival is the largest event of its kind in Sacramento . The 2010 event attracted nearly 7,000 attendees to the all day event featuring live music and entertainment.

THE DOWNTOWN PARTNERSHIP

The Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of Sacramento's central business district. The DSP oversees maintenance, safety and revitalization programs financed by the Downtown Sacramento Management District, a property assessment district established in 1995 and renewed in 2000.

BECOME A FAN

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de Vere's St. Patrick's day Pub Party

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Join us on St. Patrick’s Day for the ultimate authentic-Irish experience. At de Vere’s Irish Pub, you can enjoy the beautiful woodwork, family heirlooms, friendly banter, and of course, the perfect pint of Guinness (a specialty we’ve mastered).

Our pub doors will open at 8am—and our famous Irish coffees will be piping hot and ready to serve.

At 11am, we will close down the sidewalks and open our outside venue, which will include an outdoor kitchen serving traditional Irish fare (like corned beef and cabbage) and a stage featuring live entertainment throughout the day.

Bring your friends and family to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish fashion.

Party Timeline

8:00 AM: Pub opens

11:00 AM: Our extended sidewalk party area opens

12:00 PM: Authentic corned beef and cabbage lunch

2:00 PM: Cover-charge for the party begins

2:30 PM: Pipes and Drums

3:30 PM: Kennely School Dancers

4:30 PM: Nine-8ths Irish

7:00 PM: Kennel School Dancers

8:30 PM: Whiskey and Stitches

For all updates follow us on twitter @sacstpats

www.sacstpats.com

de Vere's St. Patrick's day Party in the Park

March 17, 2011 • 10 am – 10 p

This year de Vere’s Irish Pub and the Downtown Sacramento Partnership have teamed up for the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Festival. The party in the park will be bigger and better than ever. We’re moving to Cesar Chavez Plaza located in the heart of Downtown Sacramento at 10th & J streets to accommodate our fans.

10:00 AM: Doors Open

11:00 AM: Live dancers on stage

11:30 AM: Nine-8th's Irish

12:00 PM: Lunch served!

1:30 PM: Dancers on stage

2:30 PM: Whiskey and Stitches

4:30 PM: Black Eyed Dempseys

6:30 PM: Pipes and Drums

7:30 PM: Zoo Station

10:00 PM: Park closed. Head to de Vere's Pub!

Dine Downtown: Preview of de Vere’s Irish Pub Menu

De Vere’s not only offers the largest whiskey collection in Sacramento, it offers a full restaurant menu including weekday happy hours, daily lunch and dinner and even a weekend brunch menu.

Dine Downtown: Preview of de Vere’s Irish Pub Menu

By Tracy Arnold

"Prior to this last Wednesday, the only reason I had ever visited de Vere’s Irish Pub was for the occasional pint of Guinness. If you are like me, I challenge you to change your perspective and discover the food behind the drink. De Vere’s not only offers the largest whiskey collection in Sacramento, it offers a full restaurant menu including weekday happy hours, daily lunch and dinner and even a weekend brunch menu (that I notice includes a bacon waffle – with chopped bacon in the waffle batter – intriguing!).

For those of you who have never visited de Vere’s, it is a traditional Irish pub – loud atmosphere, table tucked in nooks, two large bars and an outside patio. It is a great place for happy hour after a long day or participate in a weekly trivia night contest. However, I discovered they should also be on one’s list of dinner destinations.

de Vere’s Dine Downtown menu offers a three course dinner comprised of either beet salad or soup of the day (we had Irish Wedding soup, YUM!), followed by a second course of either braised lamb shoulder stew or lemon Dijon chicken, and the dessert course choices include Bailey’s cheesecake or crispy bread pudding served with vanilla ice cream and fresh berries.

The beet salad, is a mache lettuce salad with both golden and red beets and herbed goat cheese. The Irish wedding soup was my favorite choice in this course, best description is a home-made chicken sausage and noodle soup with kale and beans – exactly what this January weather calls for. The lamb dish was served like a stew with barley, fresh carrots and a mint salsa that made the entire dish pop. The chicken is a de Vere’s favorite, roasted chicken and red seasoned potatoes served with cabbage – after all what is an Irish meal without cabbage?

For dessert, the crispy bread pudding alone is worth trying out de Vere’s Dine Downtown menu. It is one of those dishes that will soon be featured on the Food Network’s Best Thing I Ever Ate - it is a cross between French toast and a churro, deep fried goodness rolled in sugar and cinnamon served with ice cream, fresh raspberries and blueberries topped with caramel – it cannot get any better!

While there, I also learned that de Vere’s just added to their regular menu a fully loaded (with peas and bacon) mac and cheese that has the potential to surpass Esquire Grill’s as the best mac and cheese in town. It offers whiskey pairing dinners to members of the de Vere’s Whiskey Society, and in addition to hosting the city’s biggest St. Patrick’s day celebration, de Vere’s hosts Sacramento’s annual St. Baldrick’s shaving day to raise money for childhood cancer research."
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