As my Irish father always said, “Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s day!”

On Monday I mentioned how Corned Beef and Cabbage is purely American and is not traditional Irish food. Here’s some background on that for those who are interested:

“Salt pork and bacon, therefore, became the commonly consumed meat protein of Irish tables. In Feast and Famine, Leslie Clarkson writes that “fat from bacon supplemented the lack of fat in the farmhouse diet” and Sir Charles Cameron states that he does “not know of any country in the world where so much bacon and cabbage is eaten.” Even today corned beef and cabbage appears infrequently in Irish pubs and restaurants, except for those in heavily touristed areas, and is much more likely to be replaced its traditional counterpart – an Irish stew with cabbage, leeks, and a bacon joint.”  

Today we have the most delicious Corned Beef, Cabbage and Potatoes for you for just $6.95.

In staying with the “green” theme, we have Split Pea Soup. $1.50

For dessert we have our macaroons, brownies and our fabulous N.Y. Cheesecake!

Today is also the last day for the “wearing o’ the green” to save some “green”. Come in wearing green and wish us Happy St. Patrick’s Day and you can get a second sandwich of equal or lesser value for just $1.00! So be sure to stop by today! 


About Chef Anne

Chef Anne and her husband Rob, own The Deli Diva which serves divalicious sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts and more at 1st Ave SW, in historic downtown Largo, Florida. Chef Anne is a culinary travel writer and book author. She has written weekly columns for AOL/Huffington Post and Tampa Bay Start, as well as many travel and food related articles for numerous publications. Her books are available for purchase here: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0080K92OW Rob is a talented metal artist, creating commissioned pieces of all types for his clients. From sculptures and garden art, as seen at the deli, to decorative estate iron gates and fences, he does it all. Stop by and try something fabulous dahling! Open M-F 11am to 3pm
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