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JohnMartin’s 21st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party

3/08/12

MIAMI, FL – February 29, 2012 – There is only one Original St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, and that is JohnMartin’s Restaurant & Irish Pub on Saturday, March 17, 2012. They host the biggest St. Patrick’s Day party starting with a bagpiper from 1-3 p.m., followed by live music at 4 p.m. The famous street party features 3 live bands along Salzedo and Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables. The street party is free and open to the public.

But, should you wish to start your Irish day celebration earlier, come inside the newly renovated JohnMartin’s for their delicious Irish and American fare, with a full menu for lunch and a special menu for dinner including shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, bangers and mash.

You will hear from the Irish band, Paddy Kelleghan and the Rolling C’s at 4:30 p.m., followed by the very popular Deck 52 at 7 p.m. U2 by UV – The U2 Tribute Show -will take the stage at 9 p.m. and delight the crowd with the U2 live concert experience, playing the hits and classics that have made U2 one of the biggest bands in the world and Ireland’s number one musical export.

“We are pleased and proud that our St. Patrick’s Day celebration, begun 21 years ago, has taken off and become the place for those who are Irish and for those who are just Irish for the day,” said Martin Lynch, proprietor of JohnMartin’s. “This annual party provides an opportunity for people of all ages to gather and celebrate this great tradition.  Most importantly, it will benefit The Coral Gables Rotary Club.”

The restaurant will feature a traditional St. Patrick’s Day menu with smoked salmon, gaelic steak, Irish stuffed chicken, corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, bangers and mash, Irish potato soup, bread and butter pudding, and homemade Bailey’s ice cream for dessert.  Along the street, crowds can enjoy fish and chips, chicken tenders, corn beef sandwiches, hotdogs, and Irish beverages.

In addition, JohnMartin’s will donate a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Shake-A-Leg not-for-profit in conjunction with the Coral Gables Rotary Club. The Coral Gables Rotary Club is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in their local communities and around the world.

JohnMartin’s, has been continually recognized for its cuisine by publications that voted the restaurant “Best Pub Food.” The restaurant features live entertainment every Friday and Saturday nights, from Contemporary Top 40 hits to rock to today’s popular Irish ballads. They also have The Trivia Night on Thursday nights beginning at 8 pm. JohnMartin’s is located at 253 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. For more information, call (305) 445-3777, or go to www.johnmartins.com.

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