Another 'Top Chef' Touches Down In San Diego | Chef Casey Thompson Takes The Least At The Inn At Rancho Sante Fe's Morada

December 8, 2016

We have more than our fair share of former Bravo TV Top Chef contestants cooking up a storm in America's Finest City. There's Brian Malarkey at Herb & Wood (Season 3), Rich Sweeney (Season 5) at Waypoint Public, Giselle Wellman (Season 13) at Pacific Standard, and Richard Blais (Season 4, All-Stars) at Juniper + Ivy and The Crack Shack. The latest former cheftestant to enter San Diego is former Season 3, Season 8, and current Season 14 competitor Casey Thompson, who recently accepted the role of Executive Chef of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe’s Morada restaurant.

Queenstown Public House Transforms Into Life-Sized Gingerbread House To Benefit Little Italy Holiday Toy Drive

December 8, 2016

Queenstown Public House has transformed into a charming, life-sized gingerbread house to celebrate the holiday season and gather donations for the Little Italy Association’s annual toy drive for the foster children of New Alternatives, taking place until December 20. Stop by the New Zealand-inspired and American fare restaurant located inside a quaint, historic craftsman cottage in San Diego’s Little Italy, and be sure to bring an unwrapped toy for donation.

Chef Aaron Obregon Out At North Park's Beerfish

December 7, 2016

It's always a curious thing when a new restaurant parts ways with its launch chef, especially when that chef was recently nominated by one San Diego publication as a contender for Chef of the Year honors. We have received word that Aaron Obregon has parted ways with North Park's Beerfish, which opened this past June, and RoseAna Peyron will take the lead in the kitchen.

Harrah's Resort SoCal Debuts Area's First Casino Brewery | SR76 Beerworks Is Now Open

December 7, 2016

Harrah’s Resort Southern California has opened SoCal's first tribal-owned brewery! SR76 Beerworks is a new 5,000-square-foot, 15 barrel brewery situated adjacent to the resort and casino, inspired by the ten-thousand-year ancestry of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians and named after State Route 76, the original footpath along the San Luis River that led the tribe to the coast each season. The same road will now guide beer-lovers east from the Pacific to the brewery.

Seaport Village's Upstart Crow Bookstore & Coffee House Announces Impending Closure

December 6, 2016

Sadly bookstores are becoming a thing of the past. A Seaport Village fixture for 35 years, Upstart Crow Bookstore & Coffee House took to its social media this week to announce that it will close for business at the end of the month.

Chef Steve Brown Taps Into The Future Of Fine Dining With Permanent Pop-Up Restaurant | Cosecha To Launch Inside Former Shima Steakhouse Location In Coronado

December 6, 2016

We broke the news earlier this year that Chef Steve Brown was returning to his hometown of Imperial Beach from Los Angeles to open a monstrous shipping container constructed restaurant - The Shipping Yard. We have also reported about several of his Cosecha pop up dinners, including the incoming Wagyu & Whiskey Dinner on December 17. We now learned that the talented chef has found a permanent home for his Cosecha pop up concept within the former Shima Steakhouse space in Coronado and will soon tap into the future of fine dining - ticketed specialty suppers.

After More Than 10 Years In Business Heaven Sent Desserts Says Goodbye To North Park | Cafe Figaro To Take Over Space

December 6, 2016

After more than a decade serving up hand-crafted sweets in San Diego's North Park neighborhood, Heaven Sent Desserts has closed for business. Downtown coffee shop Cafe Figaro will take over the space for a second location where it will continue to offer Heaven Sent prepared desserts and pastries.

Dirty Birds Lands In Liberty Station | Popular Chicken Wing Sports Bar Opens Third San Diego Location

December 5, 2016

San Diego's king of chicken wings has opened its third location! Dirty Birds has unveiled it's Liberty Station branch, which features the restaurant's signature lineup of more than 30 flavors of wings, as well as a 3,000 square sports bar filled with high definition televisions and a large outdoor patio looking out on The Loma Club golf course.

Nomad Donuts Unveils New Location & Supports Local Cause On December 13

December 5, 2016

San Diego’s Nomad Donuts is opening the doors to its highly anticipated second location in support of a good cause! On Tuesday, December 13, from 6 to 9pm, Nomad Donuts invites guests to discover its forthcoming location at North Park’s University Avenue and Illinois Street and enjoy donuts, drinks, live music and mixing and mingling with neighbors all to benefit academic initiatives for homeless youth.

Oscar's Mexican Seafood Expands Northward | Popular Fish Taco Shop To Open Encinitas Location & Bring Food Truck To Los Angeles

December 4, 2016

One of San Diego's most beloved fish taco spots is moving northward! Oscar's Mexican Seafood is in the process of opening its 5th location at the 1,400 square foot space within Encinitas Village at 115 North El Camino Real (Suite 119E) and will also launch a food truck, Oscar's Mobile, in Los Angeles, both anticipated to debut within the month.

Salad Delivery Subscription Company Launches In San Diego | Farmer’s Fix Brings Delicious & Nutritious Salads Right To Your Door

December 3, 2016

With a hectic day-to-day schedule, it can be all too easy to skip meals or resort to ordering a last minute, and probably unhealthy meal. Farmer’s Fix is a new San Diego salad delivery company that is making it convenient to eat healthy by delivering locally sourced ready-to-eat salads right to your doorstep at home or the office.

True North Tavern To Host Cigar & Wine Italian Dinner With Urban Solace Chef On December 14

December 3, 2016

True North Tavern in inviting connoisseurs of the greater things in life to enjoy an evening cigars, wine, cocktails and Italian cuisine a the Fest Sigaro Italiano! On Wednesday, December 14 starting at 6:30pm, this laidback neighborhood eatery opens its doors and welcomes patrons to indulge their senses in an Italian feast prepared by Urban Solace Chef Erik Miller, paired with fine cigars and to be appreciated with vino and crafted spirits, all while classic Frank Sinatra songs are played by a live band.

American Junkie To Take Over San Diego Gaslamp's La Fiesta & Ocean Room Spaces For 2017 Opening

December 2, 2016

The culinary landscape of downtown San Diego is in the midst of a transition. We recently announced that Dick's Last Resort closed after 25 years in business. Hooter's is in the process of selling after a nearly two decade tenure in the Gaslamp. And the latest news is that both Dining On Fifth restaurant groups's La Fiesta and neighboring Ocean Room, which both quietly shuttered last month, have been sold and will be turned into American Junkie, a bar/restaurant concept with locations in Orange County.

Little Italy's Sirena Cocina Introduces Ceviche Wednesdays Starting December 7

December 1, 2016

Fresh off celebrating its 2 year anniversary in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood, Sirena Cocina Latina is hoping to make Wednesdays everyone’s new favorite day of the week. What better way to celebrate making it halfway through the work week than with a flight of three ceviches, freshly created by a different celebrity guest chef each week, and a cold craft beer, Baja wine or specialty cocktail? Starting this December, Sirena is introducing Ceviche Wednesdays!

Newly Reopened The Hake In La Jolla To Debut Independent Bar Concept On Repeal Day

December 1, 2016

Coinciding with Repeal Day, the recently renovated La Jolla restaurant will officially debut PROOF at The Hake, an upscale bar and lounge that will operate independently from the main dining room. In addition to a multi-page cocktail menu, PROOF will be home to its own separate menu of dishes from the kitchen, each with recommended cocktail pairings - one spirit forward and one citrus forward.

San Diego's Sweet Petite Confections Celebrates The Holidays With Santa’s Workshop, Cider Pairings & Gift Ideas This December

November 30, 2016

San Diego's favorite artisan chocolate shop, Sweet Petite Confections, will celebrate the holiday season with a trio of in-store events and new gift-worthy chocolate collections available throughout December. From holiday chocolates, to candy making classes, Sweet Petite is ready to sweeten up your holiday season this year.

Carnitas' Snack Shack To Host 5 Year Anniversary Celebration, Del Mar Grand Finale & Festival Of Lights Party This December

November 29, 2016

San Diego's favorite pork palace is gearing up for a big month! From important milestones, bittersweet farewells, and the start of new beginnings, there is no shortage of happenings at Carnitas' Snack Shack locations this December.

SanDiegoVille Readers Save 25% At Como Ceviche All December Long

November 28, 2016

Our friends over at the East Village's new Como Ceviche want SanDiegoVille readers and social media follower to save a little money this holiday season. The new seafood-centric eatery has provided us with a coupon for guests to present for 25% off their entire bill, so read on, print it out, and stop in to get your fill of irresistibly unique and downright delicious ceviche bowls, salads and wraps!

Mission Brewery To Open Pacific Beach Tasting Room In 2017

November 27, 2016

San Diego's Mission Brewery is in the process of installing a tasting room and retail shop at 1380 Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach. Established in 2007 by Dan Selis, Mission Brewery currently operates out of the historic Wonder Bread Building in the East Village. The PB tasting room will be their first offsite outpost and will serve onsite, as well as offer growlers, cans, and bottles for takeout.

Chef Steve Brown To Host Wagyu & Whiskey Dinner In Coronado On December 17

November 26, 2016

Chef Steve Brown will soon return to San Diego to open the ambitious, shipping container-built, 4,000 square foot, multi-level restaurant - The Shipping Yard - in his hometown of Imperial Beach, but in the meantime the young and talented chef is hosting a series of popup dinners under his roaming supper club Cosecha. The next installment will highlight five courses of Wagyu & Whiskey, taking place on December 17 at Shima in Coronado.

San Diego Chef Sara Polczynski Launches Oaxacan Import Company & Online Store | Shop Sabor Imports This Holiday Season

November 25, 2016

San Diego native Sara Polczynski left her job as the Consulting Executive Chef for East Village's The Blind Burro in the summer of 2015 and has since started an import company sourcing and distributing her favorite products from her ample travels throughout Mexico. Her online store Sabor Imports now brings high quality, handcrafted Mexican food products directly from the source, available for delivery anywhere in the United States and Canada, making for a delicious gift this holiday season.

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa To Host Holiday Lunar Feast With Prime Views Of The San Diego Bay Parade Of Lights On December 11

November 24, 2016

Just in time for the holiday season, the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa will bring back it's dazzling, one-of-a-kind monthly supper on their private pier for one of San Diego’s most time-honored holiday traditions, the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. This special Holiday Edition of the Lunar Feast dinner series will take place on Sunday, December 11, from 6-9pm and provides the best seat in the city to view the parade, not to mention a multi-course, Mexican-inspired meal.

Dunkin' Donuts Continues San Diego Expansion With 24 Hour Drive-Thru To Open On December 6

November 23, 2016

Dunkin’ Donuts continues its Southern California expansion with the grand opening of a new San Diego location on Tuesday, Dec. 6 in National City. The restaurant, located at 2139 E. Plaza Boulevard, will mark the county’s first standalone Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru and will be home to the largest Dunkin’ Donuts sign west of the Mississippi River. This addition to the greater San Diego area will offer the restaurant’s full array of signature menu items including fresh brewed coffee and iced beverages, baked goods and sandwiches.