Luck o’ the Irish to Alison, Limwell, Kathleen, and Stephan. Kelly O'Neil

Three things I learned this weekend: (1) The Dubliner Irish Pub in Fremont makes a mean Reuben sandwich, and you should get tater tots on the side. (2) Hardly anyone who's out drinking on Saint Patrick's Day is Irish, and no one in Ireland would EVER call Patrick a "Patty." (3) Irish Car Bombs? Rename 'em. A real Irish car bomb is not a cocktail or a cupcake—it's something that blew a 25-year-old police officer named Ronan Kerr to bloody bits just two years ago in Northern Ireland.

Till next year... sláinte! recommended