Locals Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

by Courtney Wheaton on March 16, 2014 at 11:50 am

What began as a religious feast for the Patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, has now become an international celebration of Irish culture.

Store Manager at Spencer’s says that the store has seen an significant increase in business this weekend to purchase anything and everything green.

"We have green cups, we have green hats, we have green beads, we have green socks, green stripped socks and anything that you can imagine that’s green, " said Nova Johnson.

Along with wearing green, St. Patrick’s Day is often synonymous with drinking. Buffalo Wild Wings featured a few special cocktails for guests to keep up with the theme.

"We had a lot of Sour Irishmans. It’s our popular drink, it’s Jameson, melon liquor and we also had black and green which is very popular. It’s sour apple mixed with coors light and Guinness," said Bartender, Tyler Richardson.

Last but not least, we stopped at the South Zanesville Riesbeck’s to see what type of Irish American cuisine they have to offer customers as a lunch special on Monday.

"We’ll have a rueben casserole, which would be a corned beef and sauerkraut casserole, so we’ll have that starting at 11 o’clock tomorrow, " said Store Director, Bill Lowendick.

Whether locals are shopping, eating or drinking everyone seems to enjoy being Irish for one day out of the year.