VinDiego Wine & Food Festival Returns For Fifth Year | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

February 19, 2017

America’s Finest City will once again become the epicenter of the wine world as the fifth annual VinDiego Wine & Food Festival takes over NTC Liberty Station in Point Loma on Saturday, April 8. Wine and food enthusiasts can savor more than 300 unique tastes of award-winning wine and delectable food from San Diego’s finest restaurants while enjoying live music and an upbeat atmosphere at this all-inclusive event. As always, our readers never pay full price for tickets, as promo code SDVILLE saves $25 on any ticket type - always the top savings in town. We are also raffling off 2 VIP passes and will draw three winners! Read on and be sure to enter!

For 5th Installment Rock Star Beer Festival Takes Over North Park's Lafayette Hotel On March 18 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

February 19, 2017

Toast to the best of California's craft beer and live music at San Diego's Rock Star Beer Festival, taking place on Saturday, March 18, poolside and all over North Park's historic Lafayette Hotel. From the crew behind the San Diego Beer & Music Festival and Beer X, Rock Star Beer Productions is bringing it's namesake festival back to San Diego for the 5th year after selling out the past four incarnations. As usual, promo code SDVILLE saves on tickets and we are also raffling off 2 VIP passes to attend, so read on and be sure to enter.

4th Annual San Diego Travel & Adventure Show Returns This March 4 & 5 | Top Vacation Experts Converge At San Diego Convention Center

February 18, 2017

Anyone looking to find, plan and book their next vacation will find thousands of options to explore and local destination experts to help them get there, plus thousands of dollars in savings with exclusive travel deals and specials at the 4th annual San Diego Travel & Adventure Show, taking place March 4-5 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Chef Matt Richman Joins Beaumont's In Bird Rock

February 17, 2017

We recently broke the news that Chef Tommy Fraioli had left Beaumont's in Bird Rock to take the lead at the 10 Barrel Brewing brewpub coming soon to San Diego's East Village. Beaumont's was quick to find a replacement and has announced that former-Table 926 chef/owner Matt Richman, formerly slated to oversee the culinary operations at La Mesa's Depot Springs Beer Company, will take the lead in the kitchen effective immediately.

People's Co-Op Owners Building Vegetarian Café At Former Tiny's Tavern In Ocean Beach

February 16, 2017

The more than 13,000 owners of O.B. People's Organic Food Market in Ocean Beach will soon have a new business in their portfolios when People's Organic Café, a two-story, organic vegetarian eatery, debuts at the former Tiny's Tavern space this summer. 

Little Italy's The Cheese Store Of San Diego & Sirena Cocina Latina To Close

February 16, 2017

A lack of foot traffic has affected two Little Italy businesses. Sirena Cocina Latina, the South American restaurant which opened in 2014, and The Cheese Store of San Diego, a cheese market and bistro that opened in 2015, will both close for business in the coming weeks.

Chula Vista's Sleep Train Amphitheatre Now Called "Mattress Firm Amphitheatre"

February 15, 2017

The former-Sleep Train Amphitheatre, San Diego's largest outdoor concert venue, is now named Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, as weird as that sounds.

Family Winemakers Of California To Host Annual San Diego Tasting Event On March 5 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

February 15, 2017

The Family Winemakers of California, an association of family-owned wineries from around the state, have announced that they will return to San Diego for their annual tasting event on Sunday, March 5. This year, the trade and consumer tasting festival returns to the Wyland Center at Del Mar Fairgrounds, offering tastings from more than 120 producers from California’s small, family-owned wineries who will be pouring upwards of 500 wines. We are raffling off 2 tickets to attend, as well as offering our readers the top savings on tickets in town - promo code SDVILLE for 20% off!

The Nardcast Presents: In The Kitchen With Executive Chef DJ Tangalin Of Tidal At Paradise Point Resort & Spa

February 15, 2017

The Narcast's Jarnard Sutton sits down with Executive Chef of Tidal at Paradise Point Resort & Spa, Danilo "DJ" Tangalin, who is doing some great things to the restaurant's menu. He's introducing traditional Filipino concepts to his guests such as the seafood sinigang. Jarnard caught up with chef Tangalin to chat about his inspirations as a chef and his flavorful seafood stew. Visit The Nardcast for the full interview.

Another Popular Japanese Ramen Chain Sets Roots In San Diego | Menya Ultra To Open First U.S. Location In Kearny Mesa

February 14, 2017

The  ramen invasion into San Diego continues in 2017! Menya Ultra, an award-winning Japanese-based ramen shop that started in the early-90s, will open its first U.S. branch in Kearny Mesa at the former Do-Re-Me House space as soon as this month.

French Crêperie Heads Into Liberty Public Market | Olala Crepes To Debut First Location In San Diego This Spring

February 14, 2017

Olala Crepes will open its first location as a stall in San Diego's Liberty Public Market, offering a menu of stuffed French pancakes to the masses, anticipated to open this March.

Da Chicken Coop To Close In Lemon Grove | Owner Posts Video On Social Media Announcing Impending Closure & Possible New Concept

February 13, 2017

Bradrick "Coop" Cooper took to social media this afternoon to announce the impending closure of Da Chicken Coop, the fried chicken concept that opened in March 2016 next to his popular barbecue restaurant Coop's West Texas BBQ in Lemon Grove. Cooper stated that the space may be reopened in the coming months as a new concept, possibly a barbecue/Mexican fusion eatery.

Mission Beach's Historic Saska's Steakhouse To Reopen On February 23 After Five Month Closure | Surf Rider Pizza Co. To Move Into Saska's Former Sushi Lounge Space

February 13, 2017

The historic Saska's Steak & Seafood in Mission Beach is set to reopen its doors on Thursday, February 23 after a five month restoration by its new owners The Patio Restaurant Group. Now known simply as Saska's, San Diego’s longest standing steakhouse features a fresh new design and menu centered on a bold strategy - to remain a staunchly traditional, unflinchingly classical steakhouse of yesteryear. The neighboring space, which previously housed Saska's sushi bar and rooftop lounge, will become the second location of Surf Rider Pizza Co., set to open in this summer.

Metallica Announces Petco Park Concert As Part Of 2017 WorldWired Tour | Legendary Rock Band To Perform In San Diego On August 6

February 13, 2017

We cannot wait to head bang in Petco Park! As part of the legendary metal rock band's 2017 WorldWired Tour, Metallica, which announced the tour after a surprising collaboration with Lady Gaga at Sunday night's 59th annual Grammy Awards, will perform in San Diego's Petco Park on Sunday, August 6 with openers Avenged Sevenfold and Gojira. The last time Metallica played in San Diego was a surprise show at Spreckels Theatre during Comic-Con 2013.

Mardi Gras Madness Sweeps Through the Gaslamp Quarter This February | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets To Big Easy Bites & Booze Tasting Tour AND Mardi Gras In The Gaslamp

February 13, 2017

The Gaslamp Quarter is going all out for Mardi Gras in 2017! In addition to the 23rd annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Parade & Celebration on Fat Tuesday, February 28, featuring headliner Warren G, new this year is The Big Easy Booze & Bites Tour on Saturday, February 25 - a self guided, Mardi Gras-themed tasting tour of downtown San Diego featuring bites, cocktails and beads from 20 Gaslamp hotspots. We are offering promo code SDVILLE for top savings on tickets to both events, as well as raffling off the ultimate Mardi Gras package with 2 VIP tickets to Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras and 2 tickets to The Big Easy Booze & Bites Tour!

Eclipse Chocolate Founder Will Gustwiller Wins Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games

February 13, 2017

Eclipse Chocolate founder and chocolatier Will Gustwiller has won a special "Guy’s Chocolate Games" episode of Guy’s Grocery Games that aired on Food Network on Sunday, February 12. The owner of the San Diego chocolate shop and bistro filmed the episode in Santa Rosa in November 2016.

Convoy District's Great Wow Noodle & Dumpling House Shutters After Short Tenure

February 12, 2017

Despite debuting only this past summer and receiving positive online reviews, Great Wow has shuttered at 3860 Convoy Street in San Diego's Convoy District.

Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival Returns To Offer Best Beer Fest Value In Town On Saturday, April 15 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

February 12, 2017

Over the course of its six previous incarnations, the Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival has come to be known as San Diego's tried-and-true, locals-friendly, best-value-in-town craft beer festival. MVCBF has always been reasonably priced and includes unlimited food and craft beer (plus spirits!) as well as great live music. On Saturday, April 15, the event will return to take over the gigantic practice field at Qualcomm Stadium for a day devoted to America's finest craft brews paired with some of our city's best restaurants and chefs. As always, SanDiegoVille readers save on any ticket type with promo code SDVILLE and we are also raffling off 2 VIP passes to attend.

Du-par's Ends San Diego Run | After Second Attempt, 24-Hour Eatery Shutters Gaslamp Location

February 11, 2017

Only 6 months after opening in downtown San Diego, Los Angeles-based 24-hour diner Du-par's Restaurant & Bakery has shuttered, ending its run in America's Finest City. The eatery also previously had a location in Point Loma that closed in 2015.

Sabor Latino Food, Beer & Wine Festival Returns As Part Of San Diego's 24th Annual Latino Film Fest | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

February 11, 2017

Capping off the 24th Annual Latino Film Festival is the Sabor Latino Food, Beer & Wine Fest on Saturday, March 18, from 1-5pm, taking place outside the AMC 18 Theater at River Plaza in Fashion Valley Mall! Get ready to enjoy Latin cuisine from some of San Diego and Baja's top chefs paired with the finest breweries and wineries from both sides of the border, as well as riveting live entertainment and performances at this all-inclusive event. We are raffling off 2 VIP tickets to attend and offering promo code SDVILLE to save $5 per ticket!

Juice Crafters Owners To Open Parakeet Cafe In La Jolla

February 10, 2017

The owners of Los Angeles-based Juice Crafters, which currently operates 14 Southern California locations including four in San Diego, are in the process of opening Parakeet Cafe - a full service restaurant within the former La Taverna space in La Jolla.