Put on something green before heading out for Irish specials at one of these restaurants, pubs and cafes.
Sarah Han was the editor of Nosh from 2017 to 2021. Previously, she worked as an editor at The Bold Italic, the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. In 2020, Sarah won SPJ NorCal's arts and culture journalism award for her food reporting for Nosh.
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