Are you ready to celebrate the “Wearin’ o the Green?” St. Patrick’s Day is Wednesday, March 17, so be sure to visit your local Strack & Van Til Food Market for everything you need, from corned beef and cabbage to traditional Irish Soda Bread.
Start your quest for a culinary pot of gold in the Meat Department and choose from a wide variety of corned beef options, including O’Brien’s Corned Beef Brisket in points, flats and corned beef round. Other options include Vienna Corned Beef Round and Flat-cut Brisket, Nathan’s Corned Beef flat and Certified Angus Beef.
“Serve the family some tasty corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day and don’t forget to pick up some delicious Vienna Fresh Sauerkraut and Frank’s Fresh Sauerkraut to go with it,” says Meat Department Director Gary Teachman.
Complement your corned beef with fresh cabbage. Grab a head or two, some red potatoes and some baby peeled carrots and get ready to feast! All are available in the Strack & Van Til Produce Department.
Want more choices? Visit Strack & Van Til’s Fresh Service Deli counter for sliced or shaved corned beef in a variety of brands including Certified Angus, Kretschmar and Eckrich for the perfect Rueben or corned beef sandwich. Top your sandwiches with traditional domestic Swiss cheese, slightly lighter and sweeter Baby Swiss or Lorraine Swiss in regular or reduced fat, a delicately Swiss with a mild taste that’s perfect for melting.
Pair your sandwich with a delicious cole slaw, including Our Own Creamy Cole Slaw, prepared fresh in the deli; vinegar and oil slaw; or Chicago Chopped Salad with chopped cabbage and layers of peppers, pasta, onions, tomatoes, cheddar and bacon.
“For a real Irish treat, check out our specialty cheese area for imported Kerrygold cheeses including Dubliner, Blarney, Cheddar Reserve, Skellig or traditional Irish Swiss. Pair the strength of the cheese to the strength of the beer to enjoy your favorite Irish lager or stout,” notes Deli Department Director Kristin Snow. “Also, in the Swiss family, we offer Jarlsberg or Gruyere cheeses, perfect for your favorite potato recipes like a Gruyere potato gratin or cheesy mashed potatoes with Gruyere.”
No time to prepare your Irish feast? The Deli Department features Heat and Serve corned beef and cabbage traditional meals, Shepherd’s Pies, Reuben sandwich kits or Our Own Reuben sliders.
Make your meal a true St. Patrick’s Day treat with traditional Irish Soda Bread baked in-store and made the way old-world bakers used to make it: no yeast and hearty flavor. Serve your corned beef on rye – with or without seeds – marble rye or pumpernickel. You’ll find all of these fresh and flavorful breads in the Strack & Van Til Bakery Department.
Finally, top off the day with Bakery Department desserts, including St. Patrick’s Day 12-pack cupcakes; 8-inch, single-layer cakes; 12-inch message cookies; doughnuts; sprinkled butter cookies; and Angel Food cake iced with green buttercream.
“Your little leprechauns will love our sweet treats,” said Strack & Van Til Bakery Director Tim Calderone. “And that’s no Blarney!”
No matter what menu items you choose to serve for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, you’re sure to feel the luck of the Irish when you buy them at your local Strack & Van Til, your St. Patrick’s Day Headquarters.