Three Great Places to Celebrate the Luck o’ the Irish


From Green Beer and Irish Soda Bread to Corned Beef Sliders and Cannabis-Infused Pesto Pizza, below are three great places to help you celebrate the luck o’ the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

At AJ’s Fine Foods, an array of St. Patrick’s Day culinary delights awaits at its 10 metro Phoenix locations (in Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix and Scottsdale) and 1 location in Tucson.

On Wednesday, March 17, AJ’s Bistro will give patrons a taste of true Irish fare with a menu featuring three mouthwatering traditional dishes including corned beef brisket with cabbagered potatoes, and Irish soda breadShepard’s Pie, served with Irish soda bread and two side items; and a hot corned beef sandwich with choice of side. The special menu will be served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Before heading home, diners can also stop by AJ’s Boulangerie to add some festive fun to the day with sweet St. Patrick’s Day treats like Irish-inspired cakes and shamrock-shaped cookies. These selections are popular and sell out quickly, so orders are recommended at least 24 hours in advance.

AJ’s is also offering shoppers a curated selection of Irish favorites to create their own celebrations at home, including blocks of savory Kerrygold Reserve Irish Cheddar CheeseIrish soda bread, and the king of Irish beer, Guinness, available in Pub Draught cans and Draught bottles.


AJ’s Fine Foods store addresses and phone numbers:

7131 W. Ray Road, Chandler, AZ 85226 – (480) 705-0011

20050 N. 67th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85308- (623) 537-2300

1836 S. Val Vista Drive, Mesa, AZ 85204 – (480) 507-7280

4430 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018 – (602) 522-0956

5017 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012 – (602) 230-7015

23251 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 – (480) 563-5070

18271 N. Pima Road Scottsdale, AZ 85255 – (480) 538-3080

31311 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85266 – (480) 575-6200

15031 N. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 – (480) 314-6500

7141 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 – (480) 998-0052

2805 E. Skyline Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718 – (520) 232-6340

Hours of Operation:  6 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily


Get lucky at Kona Grill at Scottsdale Fashion Square with $3 green beersake & seltzer specials along with $6 corned beef sliders during its Saint Patrick’s Week of Happy Hour Specials, available from next Monday, March 15 through Saturday, March 20, 2021. Corned beef sliders are also available for lunch, dinner, takeout & delivery for $16.

IrishAddress: Kona Grill at Scottsdale Fashion Square (7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, 85251)

Regular Hours: Mon – Thurs – 11 a.m. – 11 p.m; Fri & Sat – 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Sun – 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Happy Hour Specials: Mon – Fri – 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Mon – Sat – 9 p.m. – Close; Sun – All Day

Phone: (480) 429-1100  Web:

The Mint Dispensary’s on-site cannabis kitchen, the Mint Café, will be having a pesto pizza special all day on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. at its flagship location across from Arizona Mills, just south of Priest Dr. and Baseline Rd. in Tempe.

Pizza pricing varies by infused dosage:

100 mg = $18

50 mg = $13

25 mg = $10.50

Orders must be placed in person. Adult-use customers ages 21+ will be required to show valid IDs while patients will need to show their Arizona medical marijuana card.

Also, as a fun freebie – anyone named Patrick, Patty or any variation of Pat will receive a free preroll…no purchase necessary.


Address: The Mint Dispensary, 5210 S Priest Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283. (across from Arizona Mills, just south of Priest Dr. and Baseline Rd. in Tempe)

Phone: (480) 749-6468   Web:

Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily



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