Corned Beef and Cabbage just like Nana used to make!  Lots of Southie restaurants are getting in the spirit with this traditional Irish meal.  To find out who’s serving it visit:

Raise your glass!  It’s St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Southie and what better to fill that glass with but South Boston Irish Whiskey handmade right here in Southie.  Grand Ten Distilling just launched their new 80 proof whiskey and its available to purchase at the distillery at 383 Dorchester Ave. or at Social Wines (52 West Broadway).

Need some green to wear on parade day? Engine 2/Ladder 19 at K Street in Southie is selling an exclusive and limited edition St. Patrick’s Day t-shirts from March 11th – March 15th.  Hoodies also available too.  Get “fired up” for St. Patrick’s Day!  

Jig or a reel? MJ O’Connor’s on the Waterfront (425 Summer Street) is wishing you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day with live Irish music on Saturday, March 14th beginning at 9pm. Irish steppers will be in the house  Tuesday, March 17th at 6pm.  There will also be serving up some traditional St. Patrick’s Day specials too all weekend long! .

Bingo!  CIS blogger Heather Foley has come up with a fun game of Parade Day Bingo for you to play along with!

Parade Day kicks off with the annual running of the SB Boys and Girls Club Road Race.  Show runners and walkers your Southie spirit by getting out there and rooting for them.  Be aware that there will be traffic delays and street closings to accommodate the race from 11am-12pm on East and West Broadway.   The race begins at the Boys and Girls Club on West Sixth Street – expect traffic and large crowds in that area from 9am-12pm.

Start off parade day with the traditional St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast.   Senator Linda Dorcena Forry will be your host and it will be filled with lots of jokes, singing, and some good old fashioned roasting.  The Breakfast will be broadcasted live on New England Cable News (NECN) starting at 10am on Sunday March 15th.  For more information visit:

Want $20 bucks?  We’ve got you covered!  CIS and Plenty of Twenties are teaming up this week and will be hiding double sawbucks all over Southie this week!  If you find the $20, it’s yours!  Sounds crazy but it’s true!  Clues will be given out daily!  May the luck of the Irish be with you!

For more ideas, suggestions, tips, advice, street closings and parade routes, check out our St. Patrick’s Day Guide –

Photo: Mark Devoy, Southie circa 1984