Hip Hops: Erin Go Blagh 2024, a much needed St. Paddy’s Day etiquette primer

Hip Hops: Erin Go Blagh 2024, a much needed St. Paddy’s Day etiquette primer

The Spring 2024 issue of Food & Dining Magazine is now available in all the familiar places: Louisville area eateries and food shops, newsstands and online.

It’s been a while since I wrote about St. Patrick’s Day entirely from scratch. That’s because my past efforts have always been ripe for quick and easy remixing, thus sparing me the need to squeeze my brain yet again.

In my line of work reruns are absolutely essential, and don’t allow anyone to tell you differently. But maybe it’s time for a (slight) change of pace. Consequently, let’s restart at the beginning, and work our way toward the inevitable greatest hits playlist.

As the DNA evidence suggests, some of me is Irish. The rest of me is English, German and even a bit Swedish, which is probably a legacy of wild Viking oats being sowed amid the British Isles. Of course, my passport is oblivious, plainly asserting that I’m 100% American, but then again, unless one’s heritage is Native American, we Americans all came from somewhere else – voluntarily or otherwise.

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