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St. Patrick's Day Block Parties 

click to enlarge PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

Irish eyes — and many others — always smile during the annual St. Patrick's Day block party traditionally hosted by Parasol's Bar & Restaurant at the corner of Third and Constance streets. This year, however, revelers may think they're seeing double as two green-themed bashes crank up right beside each other in the Irish Channel. The recent change in ownership at Parasol's is the cause (see "Meat and Greet," p. 51), and the upshot is dueling, adjacent parties this St. Patrick's Day. John Hogan, the new owner of Parasol's, has pledged to keep the traditional block party unchanged, with outdoor bars and beer trucks, food, music and Irish decor. Meanwhile, Jeff Carreras, the former operator of Parasol's, will host the inaugural St. Patrick's Day block party for his new Tracey's Bar & Restaurant just one block away, with outdoor bars, traditional Irish eats, Celtic music outside, a DJ inside and giveaways throughout the day. Free admission. — Ian McNulty

March 17

St. Patrick's Day Block Parties

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday

Parasol's, 2533 Constance St., 302-1543; Tracey's, 2604 Magazine St., 897-5413

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