“In the labyrinthian prep areas behind the Corti Bros. Market meat counter, Carroll trimmed and brine-injected beautiful briskets and other cuts of beef (pictured), then sank them under more house-made brine in stainless-steel barrels. There they will soak until Feb. 29, when they will be displayed in the meat department cold cases and sold to home cooks eager to bring a taste of Irelandinto their kitchens. Some of the brined cuts will likely still be available post-March 17th.“
“We’re injecting and barrel-brining more than 2,000 pounds of meat – choice, prime and Wagyu (Kobe-style) briskets, (leaner) eye of rounds, bottom rounds and prime Diamond Jims(from the shoulder), and a limited amount of pork shoulder and beef tongue.”
• Streets of London Pub, 1804 J St., Sacramento, (916) 498-1388 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (916) 498-1388 end_of_the_skype_highlighting; 649 E. Bidwell St., Folsom, (916) 984-3706 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (916) 984-3706 end_of_the_skype_highlighting; and 2200 Lake Washington Blvd., West Sacramento, (916) 376-9066 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (916) 376-9066 end_of_the_skype_highlighting: This British-themed pub should rename itself “Streets of Londonderry” in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, but either way, you’ll find a whole lot of festivities at its three area locations. Jell-O shots, car bombs (a potent mix of Guinness, Jameson whiskey and Baileys Irish Cream), plus the prerequisite corned beef and cabbage will all be for the devouring.
• 5Hundy Pub Crawl: Test your St. Patrick’s Day stamina with a nine-hour pub crawl through 19 local establishments. The festivities start at 2 p.m. at Blue Cue, 1004 28th St., Sacramento; (916) 441-6810 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (916) 441-6810 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, and wind their way through the central city before wrapping up at 11 p.m. with music by Arden Park Roots at Shenanigans, (705 J St., Sacramento; (916) 442-1268 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (916) 442-1268 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Check www.5hundy.net for the full itinerary.
• Golden Bear, 2326 K St., Sacramento; (916) 441-2242 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (916) 441-2242 end_of_the_skype_highlighting: The Golden Bear goes green starting with a cocktail competition starting at 1 p.m. Also look for special food items, including corned beef banh mi, a beer garden with live music and more partying at 10 p.m. with DJ Shaun Slaughterin the mix. $10.
Saturday afternoon, she waved from the back of a pedicab powered by her boyfriend – fellow merman Antwan Lashay. Both work night swim shifts at the Dive Bar, where they entertain from a 40-foot-long saltwater tank above the bar. “