If you're Irish, St Patrick's Day is your time to let loose. And even if you're not Irish, there's still plenty of beer to drink and potatoes to eat. And, no, we're not falling back on stereotypes — Melbourne food truck park The Ascot Lot is hosting a Potato Cake and Spud Fest in honour of the national day.
The festival will include free (yes that's right, free) potato cakes, as well as many a potato-slinging food truck. The lineup includes a breakfasty potato cake served with smashed avocado and haloumi, and poutine from Mama Van.
If potato isn't enough to get you there along, there will be drinks specials, including $8 pints of Guinness, $10 espresso martinis and $5 alcoholic popsicles. Go and carb-load this Saturday while singing along with the classic Irish fiddle tunes. Admission is free and you can bring your dog as well.