ST. PADDY’S DASH AND CORNED BEEF FEST
YOUNGSTOWN — The Downtown restaurants and bars are teaming up with Kravitz Deli for the second annual Downtown St. Paddy’s Dash, which begins at 5 p.m. Friday at the B&O Station, 230 Mahoning Ave. Corned-beef sandwiches from Kravitz Deli in Liberty will be sold at the B&O.
Two luxury buses will travel in a loop to the participating restaurants and bars. Six leprechauns will be stationed along the route giving out golden coins. Those who collect five coins will receive a free Downtown Youngstown St. Paddy’s Dash T-shirt, which can be picked up at the B&O Station.
Participating locations in the Dash are: the Royal Oaks, The MVR, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cafe Cimmento, The End of the Tunnel, Love Lounge, Barley’s, Downtown 36, the Old Precinct, the Youngstown Club, Rosetta Stone, the Lemon Grove, Imbibe, Cedars, the Draught House and the Box Car Lounge.
Tickets for the Dash are $5 ($2 with a canned-food donation for Gleaners Food Bank of Youngstown). All proceeds will go to Gleaners. Last year’s St. Paddy’s Dash attracted more than 500 people and raised $1,200, plus several boxes of nonperishables, for Gleaners Food Bank.
Friday’s St. Paddy’s Day Dash also will mark the start of Kravitz Deli’s Corned Beef Fest, a six-day celebration that will be the culmination of the deli’s 70th anniversary celebration.
The event starts Fridy at the B&O Station. It then will move to the deli at 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty, for the next five days, before ending with a St. Patrick’s Day party Wednesday. Rust Belt Brewing Co. beer will be sold at the deli, with proceeds going to the American Red Cross. The goal is to sell two tons of corned beef.