Mark Smith served as master of ceremonies between courses for the 10th annual Rowdy Hall beer dinner last Thursday night. Morgan McGivern

Irish soda bread and steaming vats of corned beef and cabbage are popular on St. Patrick’s Day, but they are not the only options. Janis Hewitt

Pink Snapper
Baking fish with Cajun spices, rather than frying it, is one way to feed friends New Orleans-style food and leave them sated, not bloated. Laura Donnelly