I haven't heard anything about a pipe band...but there are a ton of places to eat near the ACC...depending on how close you want to be of course. How about this place?http://scotlandyard.ca/
The Bottom Line , it's more of a pub-like restaurant and it gets a good crowd from the ACC. There's the Duke of Devon which is in an office building - which is kinda weird but it's OK. The Irish Embassy is a good place, maybe a little longer walk than the rest but still close... Or the Bieremarket. That's a big, popular place. Fionne McCool's is next door to it too.