Cathy O'Clarke's, Fat Pelican celebrate anniversaries

Fat Pelican and Cathy O’Clarke’s Irish Pub host weekend party

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  • Special pricing on food and drink just kicks off the party, while Friday night entertainment will echo through the establishments beginning with Rod McKensie.
  • Aside from food and drink specials, distributors from Guinness, Jamenson and Budweiser will give away free stuff such as shirts and keychains. Guinness will offer sample drink products.
  • “We’re celebrating our ninth anniversary of Cathy O’Clarke’s and the 16th for Fat Pelican’s. My birthday is Sept. 1, so we’re doing a weekend celebration,” owner Mel Slawik said.
A landmark at the south end of Marco in the Marco Walk Plaza, Cathy O’Clarke’s Irish Pub is celebrating nine years in business with a host of specials.

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A landmark at the south end of Marco in the Marco Walk Plaza, Cathy O’Clarke’s Irish Pub is celebrating nine years in business with a host of specials.

591 South Collier Boulevard
Marco, FL
Phone: 239-642-6206

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Cathy O'Clarke's Irish Pub and Grille

591 South Collier Boulevard, Marco

Birthday salutations will go around this weekend at Cathy O’Clarke’s Irish Pub and Fat Pelican.

“We’re celebrating our ninth anniversary of Cathy O’Clarke’s and the 16th for Fat Pelican’s. My birthday is Sept. 1, so we’re doing a weekend celebration,” owner Mel Slawik said.

Cathy O’Clarke will bake a big birthday cake, and all who come will get a free slice.

It’s a time to gather with friends and neighbors and to share the goodness that we have. That we’re here for nine years, and just to celebrate life and have a good time. We just want people to share in our good fortune and to celebrate with you,

O’Clarke added

Aside from food and drink specials, distributors from Guinness, Jamenson and Budweiser will give away free stuff such as shirts and keychains. Guinness will offer sample drink products.

Food specials such as a Maine lobster dinner for $18.99, a lobster tail dinner for $17.99 and an all-you-can-eat snow crab special for $24.99 will be offered all weekend.

Fat Pelican recently added Marco’s Best Pizza to its menu and will offer some specialty pizzas, catering to families, too.

“We’ll also run steak specials that are just too good to be true,” Slawik added.

Special pricing on food and drink just kicks off the party, while Friday night entertainment will echo through the establishments beginning with Rod McKensie. On Saturday night, Irish John will perform, with entertainment and specials lasting through Sept. 1.

Other entertainers on the lineup include Gerry the Leprechaun, a 6-foot, big bearded true blood leprechaun, Slawik added.

“He’s just a happy, big fellow. His family — they were actually leprechauns,” Slawik said.

Cathy O’Clarke is looking forward to celebrating Irish-style, and she’ll get up with the entertainers and sing or song or two.

“It’s a time to gather with friends and neighbors and to share the goodness that we have. That we’re here for nine years, and just to celebrate life and have a good time. We just want people to share in our good fortune and to celebrate with you,” O’Clarke added.

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