Our annual celebration of Irish culture might look different this year—but compared to last year, this is going to as easy as a cupcake. We’re keeping spirits high with a little socially-distanced something for everyone.  

Sláinte mhaith!

Snake Oil Cocktail Co.


If you must venture out, do so safely and reserve a table at the Julep Venue’s St. Paddy’s Day pop-up event offering limited seatings for a 90-minute Celtic dining experience with live music, cocktails by Snake Oil Cocktail Co., and Irish-inspired gifts curated by To Be Designed on March 12, 13, and 17.

Haley Hill
Lindsay Kreighbaum
Haley Hill
Lindsay Kreighbaum

Family Friendly

Cooking Round the World will be hosting a cooking workshop for kids on March 15 at the San Marcos Community Center where kids will learn to make Irish potato soup with dumplings, soda bread, and Irish pinwheel cookies.

Grab the kids and embark on an outdoor scavenger hunt at The Water Conservation Garden in El Cajon. There’s a lost leprechaun and Ms. Smarty-Plants needs your help finding gold coins that will lead to her leprechaun pal.

Getting in a Proper Irish Brekkie

Dan Diego’s weekend brunch offers the full Irish set up with rasher, potatoes, tomatoes, mushrooms, and beans served alongside three eggs, white and black pudding, and soda bread like a proper Irish breakfast should be.

Time for Tea

Julian Tea and Cottage Arts will be offering a special St. Patrick’s Tea service March 17–22 with limited outdoor seating (weather permitting) and takeout available

Jenna Chapman

Skip Cooking for Corned Beef

Ranch 45 in Solana Beach will be serving up corned beef and cabbage all day on March 17.

Because Cupcakes

Cupcakes with lots of frosting and rainbows from Gluten Free Baking Co. are mandatory.

Green Happy Hour

Learn how to make your St. Patrick's day 'green' for the planet then partake in a sustainable cocktail workshop with The Beverage Botanist. Grab tickets here.


Set yourself up to cook and celebrate at home with these fine recipes.

• Top o’ the morning, with a stateside Irish coffee.

• What would life even be without a good recipe for quick Irish soda bread?

• An Irish lamb stew that will comfort you until summer gets here.

Colcannon is a requisite.

Potato pie because we can never have enough potatoes.

Guinness cake, take me away.

• And, we’re dropping the mic with a Bailey’s Irish soda bread ice cream.

About the Contributor
Maria Hesse
Edible San Diego's executive editor is a personal chef and lifestyle designer, podcaster on Modern Casserole, amateur pug photographer, grant writer for Media Arts Center San Diego, and co-author of The Intentionalist Cooks. Find her on Instagram @mariafromediblesd.