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Save Some Green with Local St. Patrick's Day Specials

Lemont businesses are celebrating the Irish holiday Saturday with food and drink specials, live entertainment and activities for the whole family.

From Irish beer to corned beef and cabbage, local restaurants are celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a variety of deals and special events.

Here's a roundup of some specials around Lemont:

, 12371 S. Derby Road

The restaurant will host its second annual Shamrocks and Shenanigans Fest beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. Specials include $4 20-ounce drafts of six different Irish beers, and $5 Jameson and Ginger's.

The party is open to the whole family. Kids eat for $2, and activities include face painting and balloon twisting by Mr. Bob. The event will also feature live music by Nebulous Forming from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

, 319 Front St.

Mexican food for St. Patrick's Day? On March 17, everybody's Irish, according to Front Street Cantina. The restaurant will host a "St. Patty's Day Bash" featuring all-day drink specials ($5 Mean Green Margaritas, $4 Jameson shots, $4 Pancakes and Syrup shots, $4 Shamrock Shake shots, $3 Guinness and Harp bottles) and live music by Gringo Starr at 7:30 p.m.

, 1131 State St.

In addition to Irish drink specials, Illinois Bar and Grill will be serving free corned beef sandwiches until they run out.

, 1224 State St.

Kitaro Grill is offering a "McKitaro Special" to celebrate St. Paddy's Day. All day Saturday, diners can enjoy $2 12-ounce Sapporo beer and 20-percent off all signature maki.

, 14196 McCarthy Road

Interested in a more upscale St. Patty's Day? Orange 13 is the place to be. The Las Vegas-style lounge will offer a Guinness Stout-braised corned beef with green cabbage, Killian's Irish Red-boiled potatoes and Jameson-glazed carrots with Kerrygold cheddar and horseradish sauce.

Happy Hour begins at 4 p.m. Specials include $4 Argus drafts, $3 Argus bottles, $3 Heineken bottles, $3 Sam Adams Alpine Spring, $7 O13 Signature Martinis and $7 Green Apple Martinis.

, 103 Stephen St.

Stonehouse's St. Patrick's Day party includes plenty of specials and live music by the Fort Awesome Band (9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.). There's no cover charge, so make sure to get there early for a good seat.

Where do you spend St. Paddy's Day? Vote for your favorite spot in this week's Readers' Choice poll:

Did you miss the village's St. Patrick's Day parade last weekend? Check out our photos and video from the event:

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