2005_03_food_cornedbeef.jpgThe celebration of St. Patrick's Day has come to mean one thing to New Yorkers: booze. And although we certainly love booze, Gothamist Food is always looking for an excuse to eat, so to us, today is all about finding places where we can get a taste of the Irish along with our drinks. So where to? Although we might have missed it today, New York Magazine gives us a few spots for a traditional Irish breakfast, and for tonight, they've provided a wrap-up of pubs that serve traditional Irish fare. Citysearch also gives us a list of Irish restaurants, and Gayot highlights St. Patrick's Day celebrations at spots around town.

But, for those of you who are stuck on the booze (and we're sure that's many of you), you can go to the Citysearch list of the city's best Irish pubs. Additionally, Heartland Brewery is seving its Kelly's Irish Red Ale this week only at all of their locations. [via New York Post.] If you're looking for a change of pace from Guinness and Killians, try an alternative St. Patrick's Day cocktail at one of the spots highlighted in the New York Daily News. But whatever you do, have fun, and if you see us out on the town, kiss us -- we're Irish (at least today)!