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St. Patrick's Day celebrations are richer than green beer

St. Patrick's Day celebrations are richer than green beer

St. Patrick's Day is Tuesday. This may come as a shock to those of you who chose to jump the holiday by a few days to partake of the many celebrations, drink specials and subsequent hangovers that have been amply available. That's how it is here. More than most cities, Chicago takes its St. Patrick's Day exuberantly, if not always seriously. We become awash in green clothing, "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" buttons, Shamrock Shakes, politician-peppered parades, all manner of musical diversions and restaurant offerings of suspect merit: A downtown sushi joint called Aria is offering a special cocktail called the Irish Snowflake, made with Jameson whiskey, Frangelico...

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