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Melbourne's getting a potato cake and spud festival

Plus, beers -- a potato's best mate. 

Disregard the real meaning of the word superfood; there is only one true superfood and that is the potato. Fried, mashed, roasted, baked – the potato does it all, so it isn’t surprising that for St. Patrick’s Day Melbourne food truck park The Ascot Lot is holding a Potato Cake and Spud Fest to celebrate the day.

The festival will include free potato cakes, $10 espresso martinis, $5 alcoholic popsicles and $8 pints of Guinness as well as live music and loads of potato-based food trucks. And just like that St. Paddy’s Day surpasses Christmas and New Years as your favourite holiday.

Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Patricks Day is now potentially a day to eat potatoes and drink beer and really, any day where you can eat potatoes and drink beer is a good day.

Admission is free and you can even bring your dog. What more could you want really? 

Head down to The Ascot Lot this Saturday at 12pm to sing along to some classic Irish tunes and get your potato fix.