Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

GWINN — March 17th is all about the color green. St. Patrick’s Day is here and many Upper Peninsula residents are celebrating the day.

The Up North Lodge in Gwinn has been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for a number of years. Green beer is on tap for patrons 21 years of age and older to enjoy. The restaurant is offering multiple dishes, all with an Irish flare.

“We offer three specials that are specific to the Irish tradition,” said Anna Dravland, the general manager at The Up North Lodge. “The Irish Nachos, instead of using tortilla chips we use potatoes and add the cabbage and corned beef, so it’s a different kind of flavor on a classic favorite. The Corned Beef and Cabbage is very, very traditional Irish fare. We just want to offer something that is particular to that traditional experience.”

Dravland added that the restaurant always looks forward to celebrating this holiday.

“It’s such a simple day to celebrate,” said Dravland. “It’s not about gift giving, it’s not about trying to find the perfect date or a perfect present. People just want to go out and have a good time, have a good meal and have a drink. It’s an enjoyable holiday and that’s why it’s fun to see people come out because that’s really what it’s all about.”

The Up North Lodge is located on County Road 557 in Gwinn.