Thursday, March 17, 2011

Drinking Green ... 76::365

There's two things we know about in Chicago. Being Irish. And drinking green.

Yep, our beer is dyed green on St. Patrick's day. And I'll be known to devour a Shamrock shake at least twice during the season. And we dye our soda green too. Many a teetotaler in Chicago enjoy a tasty glass of Green River on St Patrick's Day, me included.

And yes, the Chicago River is dyed green too (hopefully no one is drinking from it!). Any association between dying the river green and the soda? Nope. I was surprised to find out it's just a quirky coincidence.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

“May the road rise to meet you, the wind be always at your back, the sun shine warm upon your face and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

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