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Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, what could be finer than an evening at Hooley’s Irish Pub and Grill with East County Dining Club--featuring great food and drinks, plus prize drawings?

Hooleys will donate a portion of every food and drink item purchased to benefit East County Magazine nonprofit news in the public interest and East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts.

Hooley’s was voted best Irish pub in the world (outside of Ireland) by an organization of international Irish pub owners.  Founder Craig McDonald has added authentic ambience along with traditional Irish foods, brews and bar offerings. 

Date:  Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Location;  Hooley’s Irish Pub and Grill

Grossmont Center (5500 Grossmont Center Dr.), La Mesa

Please RSVP by Feb. 25 to be entered in an early bird prize drawing!

619-698-7617 or

*We’ve priced this event for affordability!  You can order just an entrée, or as many other items as you wish off a special menu just for our dining club event!  Here are the delicious details:

Entrees: Choice of corned beef and cabbage, White wine chicken boxty, surf and turf tacos (steak and shrimp), vegetarian macaroni and cheese, or shepherd’s pie ($17 each)

Salads:  Choice or Kilkenny or Donegal salad ($13 entrée size, $9 side salad)

Appetizers:  Choice of Calamari, Irish potato skins, boneless wings,  zucchini and jalapeño poppers ($13-$15 each)

Desserts:  Choice of bread pudding, mud pie, or Irish cream cheesecake ($6 each)

*(prices don’t include tax or tip)

Prizes include:  Hooley’s gift certificate, passes for 4 to Julian Gold Rush Days at Julian Mining Co., Hornblower Cruises whale watching excursion, Visionary Dance Theatre tickets, Granite Lion Cellars winery gift certificate, faux-emerald earrings, music CDs, beer steins, books, Reanimated Records gift certificate, owl throw blanket, lavender and vanilla bath products, giant stuffed toy, BBQ accessories, Çok Güzel jewelry, shamrock scarves, faux-emerald earrings, tickets to open house at the Oasis Camel Dairy (with camel and exotic bird show), basket of orchard-fresh citrus fruits, music CDs, and more!

RSVP:  (619)698-7617 or

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