St. Patty's Day is coming late to Blarney Stone
St. Patrick's Day may be March 17 for the rest of the world, but at Blarney Stone, it's still months away.
According to this digital Countdown to St. Patrick's Day sign (and my fuzzy math), the Irish holiday will happen some six-months from now. Och, ay, lassie, 'tis a shame indeed.
From left to right, the numbers stand for days, hours, minutes and seconds. Doh!
The bartender said when he turned the sign on the other day, it mysteriously moved St. Patrick's Day to sometime in September. He wasn't complaining, though, because that means he won't have to deal with the sloppy drunks for quite some time.
Some friends and I stopped by Blarney Stone for a beer Monday night. It was the first time I'd been in the Fells Point Irish joint for years ...
I quaffed a Flying Dog Raging Bitch IPA (mmm), which was like setting off a small hops bomb in my mouth. If Clipper City Loose Cannon is hops to the third power, as it advertises, Raging Bitch is hops to the fifth.
When I asked for my bill, I was a bit surprised -- my one (1) beer cost $6. Talk about a wallet-drainer.