St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. Food fans who have a taste for the traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner along with other favorites  will find what they crave at a variety of local restaurants.

Many of the traditional foods served during the Irish-themed holiday include various potato preparations, soda bread, Reuben Sandwiches, Irish Stew, Colcannon, Shepherd's Pie, Irish Potato Bread, Sauteed Cabbage and more.

During the week leading up to St. Paddy's Day and on the holiday itself, which is Sunday, March 17, local restaurants will be donning the green, playing Irish music and sharing delicious spreads of popular Irish recipes.

The following places are just a sample of what's available for St. Patrick's Day.

By Eloise Marie Valadez, Eloise.Valadez@nwi.com, 219-933-3365