A Guide to Your Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patty’s Day!!! Around the U.S. we hold many celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day, the day when everyone turns a little Irish. The first parade occurred in New York in 1762, and since we have continued to grow. In Chicago, they turn the river green every year. Boston always holds a large parade in South Boston “Southie”, and Dropkick Murphy’s performs every year at House of Blues. In New York they still have the tradition of their parade, but here is a complete list of things to do, so that you can find what suits you best!

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For those of us on the West Coast, we have plenty of opportunities to celebrate too. In San Francisco, you can enjoy the annual parade, next year, as it took place on March 11th this year, but the Holiday Block Party is happening on the 17th, so still festivities to enjoy!! In Los Angeles, they have a Parade, and pub crawls, like everywhere, they also have a number of races you can check out for those of you wanting something a little healthier.

If you are really into the celebrating you could hit up parties (or races) on the East and West Coasts, and still get back in time to work on Monday! Now that would be some incredible dedication!!! Whatever you decide, please have fun, and be safe, and if you are going to hit the town, please call Lyft, or Uber, or ca cab, for paid rides, AAA for a free ride, or maybe even try a parent, or friend. It is only ignorant if you don’t ask.

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Waste, Recycling and San Francisco

America Recycles Day – So where does all that recycling go really?  If you want the really cool lowdown on recycling then you have got to see the movie, “Racing to Zero, In Pursuit of Zero Waste” sponsored by the City of Modesto Solid Waste Department, showing today at 11a and 6p at the State Theater.

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Admission is FREE and the Director, Christopher Beaver, will be in attendance.  “Racing to Zero” is a quick-moving, upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste.

Three years ago the mayor of San Francisco pledged to achieve zero waste by 2020.  “Racing to Zero” tracks San Francisco’s waste stream diversion tactics and presents innovative new solutions to waste.  Surprising and inspiring – COME OUT AND SEE THIS MOVIE !

Please click here if you would like to see the trailer.

Men Making Dinner

So, what’s the big deal about men making dinner that we need a special day on the calendar dedicated to it.  Until recently, men ruled commercial kitchens all over the world.  Think about how many famous male chefs there are, even if you go to the Food Network many of the competitions (like Iron Chef, or Chopped) are male driven. So, I think instead of making dinner myself,  I’ll take a different turn and look at some great female chefs of San Francisco (here is a list if you want to take a peek: https://www.thrillist.com/eat/san-francisco/best-female-chefs-in-san-francisco-california), just over the hill, and head there for dinner – Join me?

 

 

And if you have time, and interest, here is a quick little blurb on why women are not getting the respect they deserve in  the kitchen:

http://ediblesanfrancisco.ediblefeast.com/girl-talk-why-women-dont-get-respect-in-kitchens )

Whether you ended up cooking yourself, or ran out, I would love to hear some of your favorite dishes, or things to cook.