Something You Should Eat: Shepherd's Pie from Chief O'Neill's

March 16, 2010

The shepherd's pie from Chief O'Neill's (photo by Steve Dolinsky

I know we’ve all been partying the past few days, drinking green shakes and beer and calling everyone “O’-something,” but you still need to sit down at some point and fill up.  A Guinness is a given; what is lesser known is the shepherd’s pie.  Essentially a seasoned ground beef base with some vegetables – peas and carrots, perhaps – topped with a thick layer of mashed potatoes that have been slightly crisped-up beneath a broiler.  It is a most wonderful snack on this St. Patrick’s Day, and Chief O’Neill’s in Avondale makes a mighty fine version.  Sláinte!