I also highly recommend you swing by one of the two Liquid Lunch locations to try Chef Fred's unbelievable Corn Beef soup. OMG - it's the liquid version of the sublime corn beef & cabbage you're Mom would make. To go on step further - try their 'blarney sammich' - it's got corn beef , green mashed potatoes, carmelized onion's, brazed cabbage on fresh grilled rye bread with a dash of horseradish sauce! I wouldn't pass up Michelle's Irish soda bread if she makes it too.
While they didn't participate in Chowdafest this year, O'Neill's Irish Pub in Norwalk won't disappoint. Tell Ollie you're a chowda-head and you want to see them next year at Chowdafest.
Of Course, does it get more Irish than Donovan's and they ARE the reining Chowda-champs. Swing by the Ginger Man across the street for a few pints of Guinness too
Happy St. Pat's to all.