History of St. Patrick’s Day—Celebrate at Belgian WaffleWorks!
Mar 12 2013
Enjoy Happy Hour ALL DAY on St. Patrick’s at Belgian Waffle Works
You probably already know that we make the best Belgian waffles on the planet. But you might be surprised to discover that we also serve some of the best beer in the world—including selections made by from local microbreweries.So if you’re trying to figure out where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Inland Empire, look no further than Belgian Waffle Works in Lake Arrowhead,California.
History.com reports this as the official history of St. Patrick’s Day: “St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, the saint’s religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the 461 A.D. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years.
On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season ofLent,Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast—on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage. Yes Irish bacon… In the mid-to-late 19th century, Irish immigrants to the United States began substituting corned beef for bacon when making the dish, hence creating corned beef and cabbage.
In Lake Arrowhead, California, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a similar manner with Happy Hour pricing all day and daily specials for McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal, our tasty Reuben Sandwich or Corned Beef & Cabbage (while it lasts). Also try our Mint Soda, Peppermint Patty or an Irish Cream and Coffee drink. Come on in and try the Limited Release “Scarlett Red Rye Ale” from Speakeasy Brewery or as always, we carry Hangar 24 brews including their special California SpringBeer. We also stock plenty of varieties of IPAs, and Leffe, along with StellaArtois and ShockTop…to name a few. Also, if you prefer wine, mixed drinks or hot toddies, we have several options available.
Belgian Waffle Works is a full-service family restaurant located “dockside” at Lake Arrowhead Village since 1982, Featuring 17 original specialty Belgian-style waffles, homemade soups, fresh market salads, gourmet sandwiches, juicy certified Angus beef burgers with homemade buns, Espresso,Cappuccino’s, premium desserts, wine, beer, specialty drinks and more. Belgian Waffle Works waffles are made from an exclusive mix, which is available for sale onsite and online at www.belgianwaffle.comCome join us to celebrate any holiday for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You’ll be glad you did!