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St. Patty's Planning, Whiskey Galore, More Hair of the Dog

IRISH CHANNEL— Because nothing says Mardi Gras is over, now repent ye sinners, like planning for a booze-soaked St. Patty's Day. Beer whisperer Nora McGunnigle's suggestions for the March 15 parade include the block party at Tracey's and Parasol's, a pint at The Irish House, and more. [Gambit]

CBD/QUARTER— Whiskey Blue in the W Hotel has recently expanded their spirits menu and now has over 85 different whiskeys, bourbons and blended or single malt scotches, including John Walker and Sons Odyssey, which go for $150 and $230 a shot respectively. Also available: Hirsch 20 year, Pappy Van Winkle 23 year, Stagg Jr., and three different types from the Woodford Reserve Master Collection. [Eaterwire]

NOLA— Todd A. Price reports that author/member of the cool name club Argyle Wolf-Knapp has partnered with local beer blogger Jeremy Labadie to write New Orleans Beer: A Hoppy History of Big Easy Brewing. Available now, with the first book signing planned for this Saturday, March 8 at NOLA Brewing (3001 Tchoup) from from 12–3 p.m. []

[Photo: Eater NOLA Flickr pool/Paul Broussard]


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