This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday, meaning that you can spend the whole day getting wasted without your coworkers judging you for drinking Jameson at your desk. But before you set out to spend the day celebrating a cultural heritage you may have no part of, there’s something important we need to talk about: stop with the green food.
Fancy dinners aren’t the only option for Valentine’s Day. February 14 has also become a day when restaurants roll out special Valentine’s Day deals and freebies around the country.
Instead of romance and luxury, the focus tends to be more on packing in value and building customer excitement on a holiday that—let’s be honest—many people don’t consider to be romantic at all.
For vegans or the lactose-intolerant, few wintry drinks are as disappointing as hot chocolate. The drink is nearly all milk, plus it’s topped with whipped cream—more dairy—and marshmallows (fine for the lactose-free, but generally not vegan).
It’s the day after Christmas—your family might be sleeping on the couch, air mattress, in the guest bedroom and even on the floor, after a long night of eating your home-cooked meal and drinking wine. Or, if they’ve returned to their homes for the night, they’ll likely be back in the morning for another round.
Name a classic cold-weather drink you’d probably never make yourself (let alone even tried), but would be intrigued to sip on if given the option. I bet hot buttered rum was at least one of your answers.