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El Dorado Spring Cocktails; St. Paddy's Beer Dinner

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MIDDLETOWN— The Wine Vault & Bistro is temporarily turning into a beer joint for St. Patrick's Day, with an over the top ten course dinner featuring five (4 ounce pours) beers from Stone Brewing Co. The whole shebang is $42.50; call (619) 295-3939 to book a table. The restaurant will be taking reservations for Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17. [EaterWire]

LA JOLLA— If celebrating St. Paddy's Day with cake is more your style, visit Sprinkles on Sunday for their one-day-only holiday green version of their classic red velvet cupcake. Sunday's also the last day to pick up their limited edition Irish chocolate cupcake, a Belgian dark chocolate cake topped with a Baileys Irish cream cheese frosting. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWNEl Dorado's showcasing the latest additions to their cocktail menu on Tuesday, March 19 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., when all the new drinks will be just $5. Head bartender Ryan Kuntz tells us that cocktails are trending towards, "flavored bitters, smokier tasting liquors like Mezcal, and froth and foam on cocktails"; taste proof in his Lady Jane Grey? (gin, lemon, lavender bitters, egg white) or the Battle of Bastogne? (boubon, averna, black walnut bitters) [EaterWire]

Wine Vault & Bistro

3731 India Street, , CA 92103 (619) 295-3939 Visit Website

El Dorado

1030 Broadway San Diego (619) 237-0550