January 25 is known as Burns Day, which celebrates the life and work of Scottish poet Robert Burns (perhaps best known for writing "Auld Lang Syne"). The holiday is celebrated on Burns' birthday in Scotland and also at Scottish pubs in the U.S., including St. Louis' own The Scottish Arms in the Central West End neighborhood.
The Scottish Arms is celebrating Burns Day this year with the traditional bagpipes, haggis and scotch specials from Laphroaig and William Grant & Sons, but you can also get in on the fun at home. Order the pub's popular Highland Gathering – which features a massive Scotch egg, lamb pasties, smoked salmon and crostini and a pretzel and pub cheese for an appetizer platter fit for a Scotsman – to take the celebration on the go. Other traditional fare includes shepherd's pie, bangers and mash and fish and chips.
The Scottish Arms is offering its menu for curbside pickup, delivery through Grubhub (and in the Central West End neighborhood through Food Pedaler) and limited dine-in service.
The Scottish Arms, 8 S. Sarah St., Central West End, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.535.0551, thescottisharms.com