Boston Restaurants, Residents Live St. Patrick’s Day – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) — Live music, green everywhere and bars full of people who are probably meant to be at work. It’s good, we won’t tell!
It’s St. Patrick’s Day in Boston and restaurants are ready for business.
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“Lincoln does specialty food, has live bands and DJs. Capo does live music, and we do music too,” said Andrew Zimmer, general manager of Hunter’s Kitchen & Bar.
Street vendors have been busy selling materials.
“The last two years have been really tough, but I’m telling you, you look around, on St. Patrick’s Day today, you have a ton of people here. And everyone is in good spirits, and we have four days to celebrate,” said Jack Doherty of College Hype Screen Printing.
And the locals are eager to do so.
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“I think everyone feels it. That energy that’s been missing for the past few years,” said Erin Callaway of South Boston.
“I just think it’s super festive. Everyone wears the colors, all the flags are out. The people in the neighborhood are all decorating their homes, so it’s a lot of fun,” said Maude Gagnon of South Boston.
On Sunday, West Broadway is part of the route for South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which is being held for the first time since 2019. Local businesses say they expect large crowds and long lines.
“Everywhere opens around 10 a.m. [am]. We would be waiting lines at 9:50 [am]. This neighborhood is a little different on parade day. People show up, and they show up early,” Zimmer said.
O-Town’s Trevor Penick will attend his first parade day in Boston, performing on one of the floats.
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“You’ve got Jeff Timmons going to be there with us, Carly Underwood a promising new vocalist, Brad from LFO,” Penick said, adding, “I would say our tank is going to be the one to watch. I mean come on, we’re going to play up there, let’s go.