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St. Patricks Day brought top stories today on Irish customs like making food green and incorporating alcohol into recipes! See our roundup after the jump.

McDonald's doesn't sell Shamrock Shakes in New York City, but Chinatown Ice Cream Factory makes mint shakes sullied by specks of chocolate chips. [Blondie and Brownie]

Shamrock Shakes were spotted in Buffalo. [Urbanite/amNY]

The Treats Truck is hawking sprinkled shamrock cookies, cupcakes, and rice crispy treats. [Blondie and Brownie]

A video on dyeing beer explains how to add coloring to the mug before beer. [Serious Eats]

Italians can play along with a recipe for vibrant pesto. [Dishing Up via Serious Eats]

The Wafels & Dinges truck parked on Sixth Avenue at 22nd Street over-dyed the waffles today. [Feed/TONY]

Mixologist Junior Merino recommends you shake up a Pot O' Gold using G'Vine gin (the grape-based gin), Midori, fresh lime juice, pineapple juice, simple syrup and basil leaves. Garnish with a basil leaf and (lucky!) gooseberry coins. [Fork in the Road/VV]

The Frankies new Coffee Peddlar and Vinegar Hill House bake Guinness cake in Brooklyn. [The Moment/NYT] (Vinegar Hills dense, bitter chocolate version smeared with cream-cheese frosting often sells out near the end of the night if you dont reserve a slice.)

Make a Guinness float, or add the stout to foods like fondue and teriyaki sauce. [Decider]

We unfortunately caught Katie Lee Joel decked out like a leprechaun presenting the same idea (stew! clams! cupcakes!) for the CBS Early Show this morning. [CBS News]

What garish concoctions have you spotted today?

Related: Go Green St. Patrick's Day Guide 2009