Bars and beers aren't the only way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the area.
One can have a beer anytime, but a shamrock-topped, spring-green-frosted cupcake? Only in March, at Frosting, A Cupcakery.
The Friendship Heights cupcake and coffee shop received 37 percent of the vote in the Readers' Choice poll for favorite places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac and North Potomac-Darnestown area, while Ri Ra Irish Pub in Bethesda came in second, with 22 percent of the vote.
Frosting, which is only two years old, has quickly become a coffee-and-baked-goods staple in Friendship Heights.
"Best cupcakes in the DC area, hands down. And you can't beat the great staff and amazing Illy coffee! The breakfast treats are excellent, too," wrote Patch reader Scott Nolan Smith.