💭 What’s mean, green and turning 50?
Plus, where you can drink beer for a good cause.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️ We’re shouting “Shots, shots, shots, shots, shots, everybody!” But no — not that kind.
Pittsburghers take this holiday very seriously. Maybe it’s because nearly 14% of our residents are Irish or maybe it’s because yinzers love to drink. Either way, you’re sure to be lucky this St. Patrick’s Day if you stay masked and hit up that home bar — which doesn’t seem too different from what we’ve been doing all year, right?
Still, the pandemic couldn’t keep Pittsburgh’s Irish community from marching in celebration. Instead of the normal 22,000 people participating in the parade, a few dozen took to the streets this weekend to keep the tradition alive.
Now, speaking of shots … more than 1.4 million Pennsylvanians have been vaccinated, and most in the 1A category will be able to make appointments by the end of March. Maybe next year we’ll hear bagpipes and drums parading through Downtown again.
In other news today: Vaccine administration is ramping up throughout the city, how to help the restaurant and entertainment industries get through the pandemic, a (literal) local icon turns 50, and breweries that sell suds for a good cause.