Forty Shades Of Green

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St. Patrick’s Day is approaching and the Cow NeIrishck Peninsula has stellar Irish taverns to choose from for traditional Irish pub fare and American cuisine, live music, step dancing and a bit of craic. You can’t go wrong at any of these Irish mainstays. Sláinte!

Manhasset
Greens Irish Pub
436 Plandome Rd.
516-570-6220
www.greensirishpub.com
If there ever was a place to put on your Irish, Greens Irish Pub is the place. The menu includes a classic Irish dishes such as a Farmhouse Burger with Irish bacon, Wexford Cheddar with sauteed onions and a fried egg, as well as, Bangers & Mash and Sheperd’s Pie. Greens has great pub food at a reasonable price with karaoke on Saturday nights.

Edison’s Ale House
550 Plandome Rd.
516-627-7722
www.facebook.com/Edisons-Ale-House
A Manhasset favorite for years. Edison’s serves the locals a variety of pub grub, beer and live music on the weekends including the Meade Brothers who were featured recently. The menu is varied and there are daily specials. Manhasset Plandome Newcomers Club meet here once a month for a social. The enduring tavern has an old-fashioned feel and is the consummate friendly neighborhood place.

Schout Bay Tavern
118 Plandome Rd.
516-627-2190
www.schoutbaytavern.com
Owners Keogh, Sheerin and Psyllos will ensure a gastro delight to tickle one’s fancy. Executive Chef Shawn Patrick serves modern pub food, locally sourced and organic when possible. Menu is seasonal and changes frequently. Eight craft beers are available on tap, as well as specialty cocktails, beer, bourbons and single malts. Schout Bay Tavern is the new place for the discerning palate to enjoy a delicious meal or to gather for a drink with friends.

Port Washington
Finn MacCool’s
205 Main St.
516-944-3439
www.finnmaccoolsny.com
Finn MacCool’s, owned by Connie O’Reilly, has multiple, elegant dining rooms, cozy booths and, of course, a welcoming bar. Some of Finn’s specialties are Fish and Chips, Shepherd’s Pie and Corned Beef & Cabbage. Finn’s does seafood just as well with Jumbo lump Maryland crab cakes, Irish smoked salmon, pan seared sea scallops and cedar roasted Atlantic salmon.
O’Hara’s Ale House & Grill
611 Port Washington Blvd.
516-321-9254
www.oharasalehouseandgrill.com
O’Hara’s is the newest addition to Port’s Irish pub choices. With more than 30 beers to choose from. Starters include choices like Guinness-battered onion rings, Irish nachos and corn beef sliders.

Sullivan’s Quay Restaurant & Bar
541 Port Washington Blvd.
516-883-3122
www.sullivansquay.com
Sullivan’s Quay (pronounced “key”), which has an extensive beer list, also has an Open Mic Night every Tuesday at 9 p.m., 50 percent off wine bottles on Wednesdays, Karaoke every Thursday at 10:30 p.m. and Fish Fry Friday on Friday nights.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.

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