It's everybody's favorite for one day of the year. No, I'm not talking turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. I refer to corned beef and cabbage on St Patrick's Day.

I have no problem with the great Irish meal but I must admit, if given the choice, I'd rather go Rueben sandwich where your corned beef comes with spicy mustard and Thousand Island dressing, your cabbage comes in the form of coleslaw and your boiled potato is instead French fries, but that's me.

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As for you, I know that there are still some people on this Earth who need to know how to make a great corned beef and cabbage. Enter John Manzo. You may remember him from dropping the F-Bomb when seeing Paul McCartney.

John has his own catering business called Be My Guest and would be happy to make it for you for a price, but he's such a great guy that he shared his recipe on my Facebook page:

"In the oven. Tightly wrapped with the spice packet plus a bit more pepper, bay leaf, garlic clove and some vinegar. Covered in water. Slow at 325 for about 2 hours per pound. I cook the cabbage, potatoes and carrots separately so that the entire dish doesn’t taste like corned beef. I bake them in the oven as well with simple salt and pepper, maybe a beer, some water and wrapped tight. Depending on the sizes you cut, about 2 hours should do it."

But if you still looking for places to enjoy the great Irish meal and raise a glass or two or three etc, here are some great places you can go according to my following, who should know.

Eddie Testa

Kelly's Tavern in Neptune City NJ

Kelly's Tavern Google Maps
Kelly's Tavern Google Maps
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John Manzo

Hailey's Harp and Pub in Metuchen

Hailey's Harp and Pub Google Maps
Hailey's Harp and Pub Google Maps
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Sharon Carhart

 I moved to Toms River do this year I am trying McIntyre's pub in Silverton

McIntyer's Pub Google Maps
McIntyer's Pub Google Maps
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Thomas Thomi Hawk Hickey

Tir Na Nog on the Trenton / Hamilton border!

Tir Na Nog Google Maps
Tir Na Nog Google Maps
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Keith Vena

Tommy’s Tap Tavern in Princeton & Hooters in Princeton/Lawrenceville

Hooters Google Maps
Hooters Google Maps
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John Skinski

Kelly's Pub of Exit 12 on the turnpike, Carteret NJ

Kelly's Pub Google Maps
Kelly's Pub Google Maps
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Sharon Carhart

Klee's if you're near or in the Seaside Park area

Klee's Bar and Grill Google Maps
Klee's Bar and Grill Google Maps
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John Riebel

Irish Pub in Atlantic City

Irish Pub Google Maps
Irish Pub Google Maps
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Jason Beyer

Harold's Famous in Edison

Harold's Famous Google Maps
Harold's Famous Google Maps
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Cindy Zwicker

Miracle Bar in Toms River

Miracle Bar Google Maps
Miracle Bar Google Maps
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Billy D Light

Briglia's Tavern in Berlin

Briglia's Tavern Google Maps
Briglia's Tavern Google Maps
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Suzy Rose Yengo

Park Tavern in Jersey City

Park Tavern Google Maps
Park Tavern Google Maps
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So what's a "brew pub"?

According to Thompson Island's Article on the differences between a craft brewery, microbrewery, brewpub & gastropub, it says:
 
"A brewpub is a hybrid between a restaurant and a brewery. It sells at least 25% of its beer on-site in combination with significant food services. At a brewpub, the beer is primarily brewed for sale inside the restaurant or bar. Where it's legally allowed, brewpubs may sell beer to go or distribute it to some offsite destinations."

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Here is a full list of the 21 brewpubs in New Jersey according to New Jersey Craft Beer:

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