Ring in the New Year with a little luck of the Irish! Celtic Crossing Irish Pub & Restaurant is hosting an 80's and 90's-themed party on New Year's Eve to benefit the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County. DJ Tree will kick off the party at 10 p.m. There will be party favors, a photo booth, balloon drop and more! There's a $15 cover charge, or you can reserve a Champagne Package for two for $60. For more information, call (901) 212-6190. Celtic Crossing is located at 903 S. Cooper Street in the Cooper-Young neighborhood.
Celtic Crossing’s Beef Stew
1 pound stew meat
1/2 yellow onion, diced largely
1 carrot, peeled and diced largely
1 stalk celery, diced largely
1/2 pint Guinness
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 quart beef stock
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 Idaho potatoes, peeled and diced largely
2 Tablespoons olive oil
Step 1: Brown meat with olive oil, salt and pepper in pan large enough to hold at least two gallons.
Step 2: When meat is about medium rare and browned on all sides, add Guinness and simmer until liquid is reduced by a half.
Step 3: Add vegetables, garlic, thyme, potatoes and Worcestershire sauce, and cook for about ten minutes, stirring often.
Step 4: Add beef stock and cook until vegetables are tender.
Extra step: If you desire a thicker texture, add a small amount of cornstarch.