Sunday, March 19, 2006

St Pattys Day in Columbia

This past Saturday was the St Pattys festival in Columbia. It's a huge event every year that draws more than 35,000 people. We drove downtown and hopped a bus to take us to the action... think the guy ahead of me was on his way there too?

The festival is held in the "five points" area of downtown. There are literally five streets that meet and this fountain (tinted for the day) is in the center.

As a safety precaution everywhere you went they checked your id. What a fashion statement...

The guys grab a cold one...

Like most festivals there were tons of food vendors. No sausage and pepper sandwiches or zeppole, but plenty of great bbq...

We really lucked out and were able to get a table at Delaney's Pub. They had live irish music with plenty of sing-a-longs...

The drink of the day, Irish Car Bombs.

1/2 pint Guinness stout
1/2 shot Bailey's Irish cream
1/2 shot Jameson Irish whiskey

The Bailey's and Jameson are poured into a shot glass. You drop the shot glass into the Guinness and then drink.

Josh took a break from doing his taxes to join us for a drink (or two)...

All in all a good time was had by all.

- 8:30pm -

1 comment:

AR said...

Looks like everyone had a really fun time. The fountain did look a little scarry though.