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Future Shores Traditions: Be Irish for a Day in Marina del Rey

Why should you never iron a four-leaf clover? Because you don’t want to press your luck!

Ok, after a few green beers, you’re going to think that’s hilarious.

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Guess what time of year it is? St.-Patty’s-Day-time! And if you were living at Shores, there would be plenty of celebrating going on right in your own neighborhood. Here are a few places to check out when you’re ringing in the holiday and a few stay-at-home nuggets of goodness, too.

Out and About with the Irish

Brennan’s Pub: 4089 Lincoln Blvd.

This place celebrates the luck of the Irish 365 days a year, so you know it’s got the fun down. On March 17, they’re open from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. with a minor cover charge starting at 2 p.m. They’ll be serving up corned beef and cabbage, green beer, Irish Coffee and a whole lot more, plus there’s live music set up on two different stages. This is definitely where the party’s going on so don’t miss it.

Tony P’s Dockside Grill: 4445 Admiralty Way

Head over to Tony P’s for over 100 different beers from all over the world (including Ireland, of course). There should be some drink specials happening and a Corned Beef and Cabbage special on the dinner menu. You can also come back on March 20 for their $60 Celtic Beer Dinner. You’ll enjoy five courses, including Beef and Guinness Stew and homemade Black Irish Crème ice cream. The dinner is reservation-only, so call while there’s still room!

Baja Cantina: 311 Washington Blvd.

Okay, the Baja Cantina may not be exactly Irish, but it’s still getting in on the St. Patrick’s Day action. On March 17, they’ll have a Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner available and a special tequila called “Sino.” What is it you ask? It’s tequila that’s aged in Jameson Irish Whiskey barrels. Wow! That is a must-try if there ever was one.

Four Leaf Clovers

Stay-at-Home Irish Fun

Next year, plan to have some lassies and lads over for your own St. Patrick’s day party at your new Shores apartment. Put on some Clancy Brothers (or Pogues), pass out the Guinness, and impress with homemade Irish fare. They’ll be singing your praises and begging for recipes.


Corned Beef and Cabbage by the Food Network Kitchens

or for Irish vegans

Mushroom Stout Pie with Potato Biscuits by Post Punk Kitchen


Guinness Stout Ginger Cake from The Last Course—The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern cookbook.

 After Dinner- Drink

Irish Coffee by Dara Cruise of the Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin, Ireland


Whatever you do, have a great time and be safe!

Or in the words of our Irish Forefathers:

“Wherever you go, whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you.”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!



Future Shores Traditions: Annual Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade


holidayboatparade-2012December is officially here, and, in most parts of the world, this usually means weather that is positively frightful. Here in Marina del Rey, however, we are fortunate enough to enjoy pleasant Southern California weather year-round, so our holiday cheer tends to revolve around outdoor activities like Santa runs, surfing and boating. The annual Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade, where local boats tour the Main Channel covered in brightly colored Christmas lights, is one such outdoor event that brings the community together every winter. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, the boat parade will take place this Saturday, Dec. 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh acting as this year’s Grand Marshal! If you are considering attending the event, we recommend making reservations in advance or securing viewing spots ahead of time because the parade will officially kick off with a special fireworks show at 5:55 p.m.

As in most years past, the best viewing spots for the parade are at Fisherman’s Village and Burton Chace Park, which are just a few miles away from the future Shores community. You could easily gather up your friends and ride your bikes to Fisherman’s Village and dine at one of the many dockside restaurants, or pack a picnic for Burton Chace Park to get an equally great view.

The Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade is a great holiday tradition.  When Shores opens in Spring 2013, you can even choose an apartment with a view of the Main Channel of the Marina, and plan on joining in the fun from your spacious balcony overlooking the Marina next year!

Marina del Rey Boat Parade 2009