PETOSKEY -- They may not be foods that are part of the traditional St. Patrick's Day feast, but they are definitely foods that are representative of the holiday.
From green root beer to shamrock shakes and even a Reuben hot dog, the Bob-In Again has some special menu items to coincide with St. Patrick's Day, which is Saturday, March 17.
Currently, the restaurant has six-pack bottles that are made special for the Bob-In available for take out. And on St. Patrick's Day, the restaurant will serve its famous, homemade draft root beer with a twist -- it will be green.
"The bottles really look great and I thought it would be fun to make it available for people to take home," Rogier said.
In addition, the always popular green shamrock shake is available through the month. The shake is a mix of the restaurant's popular vanilla custard and mint.
"People just go bonkers for the shamrock shakes," Rogier said. "Every year, people come in looking for them as soon as March comes along."
And there is a new item this St. Patrick's Day. It's something Rogier spent some time researching, and said he's ready to introduce to his customers.
"I had this idea for a Reuben hot dog," he said. "I ended up doing a lot of research and it's not something new, it's been done before, but I spent some time trying to find the best combinations and it's really good."
It's an all beef hotdog, topped with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, corned beef and spicy brown mustard.
"Reuben sandwiches are always popular, so we thought we'd give this a try and gauge the interest of our customers."
Rogier said if the hotdog goes over well, it could possibly become a regular menu item or special.
"I really like St. Patrick's Day, I always have," Rogier said. "It's fun to try these new things and I'm excited to share them with our customers. It's just really fun."
The Bob-In Again is located on U.S. 31, near Bay View.
For more information, call (231) 347-1750 or visit, www.bobinagain.com.
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