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David Glass’ (owner of Black Bear Crossings) Native American and Irish heritage is kind of a big deal around here! We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in honor of David’s mother, Jane Dwyer Glass. She was 100% Irish, and was one of the famed St. Paul Valentine’s Day triplets born on 2/14/21 – the first surviving triplets in St. Paul. Black Bear Crossings’ Irish Crème Latte is named after her, Diamond Jane (she loved to play cards and almost always won).

The Feast of St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrating the most recognized patron of Ireland, St. Patrick (c. AD 385 – 461). Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early seventeenth century and is still celebrated today. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day we will be having a feast of our own.

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On March 17th, 2014 we will be hosting our 17th Annual St. Patrick’s celebration! You could say it’s our St. Patrick’s Day celebration’s lucky golden year (17th annual on March 17th). Our St. Patrick’s Day celebration will begin with a Traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner at 5:00 PM, followed by a performance by The Biddies Galore -“3 women who can’t stop dancing”. They have performed at our cafe with their young students every St. Patrick’s Day for the past 17 years! It is great family fun. Arrive early to save a seat!

Four leaf clover decorations and St. Patty’s Day treats are proudly displayed in the café. We will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Irish inspired food & beverage specials all month long! During the entire month of March we are serving:

  • Corned Beef Sandwiches on Rye
  • Rotating Soups: Irish Potato & Irish Stew
  • Irish Beers
  • Irish Cream Lattes
  • Irish Cream Mocha

Whether you are Irish or not we invite you to stop by Black Bear Crossings Café and Banquet Center to enjoy great food, entertain and fun!