Where to Eat and Party Early for St. Paddy's Day

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Where can you party early for St. Patrick's Day with 67 alcohol sponsors, Irish eats from spots like Pig & Whistle, and a Black leprechaun? Naturally, only in Hollywood. This Sunday, those unlucky souls who have to work Wednesday, rather than get blotto, can opt for the city's St. Paddy's Day Fest at Taglyan on Vine. What's being planned?

From 2:00 to 7:00 P.M., expect food vendors like Pink's, along with brewers like Pyramid and Lagunitas, plus Feckin' Whiskey and Ventura Limoncello, among other spirits sellers. There will also be a "Battle of the Chefs" between four cooks, including one so-called "Godfather of BBQ," plus live band-lead karaoke, those Riverdance-type steppers, and an appearance by Drevon Cook, a little person performer who plays a leprechaun, as well as "Big Man" in R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet (we strongly recommend not taking dude's Lucky Charms). Tickets are on pre-sale now online at over 50% off, with proceeds benefitting Children's Tumor Foundation.

March 14th, 1201 N. Vine St. Hollywood.