AC, MP, and Zippy's dad joined us for a St. Patrick's Day dinner: Corned Beef and Cabbage and Baked Potatos. I picked up some rare (in this house) beer - a four pack of Guinness, and a six-pack of Harp for some Black and Tan's. (yeah, I know Bass is the preferred mixer). MP (who is an emigre from the Emerald Isle, brought over some homemade Irish bread and Irish Butter). He also brought the news that Corned Beef is not a traditional Irish food, but that it was perhaps the closest local alternative to irish bacon. Wikipedia concurs.
Nice meal, good conversation. My 50% Irish heritage rejoices. I'm going to yoga and healthy eating hell, pretty sure.