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 and Arizona.

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 Month 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.

From The Team Behind San Diego's Best Coast Beer Fest - Buddy The Elf's Beer, Wine & Food Festival Is Coming This December 3 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets To Carols & Barrels Beer + Wine Fest

November 24, 2016

From the organizers of San Diego's popular Best Coast Beer Festival comes Carols & Barrels, Buddy the Elf's beer, wine & food festival of choice, taking over the Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier on Saturday, December 3 for a holiday-themed afternoon of unlimited craft beer and wine samples, as well as small bite offerings from area restaurants, an ugly sweater contest, a special appearances by Buddy the Elf and Santa, caroling, elves, reindeer games and more. We are raffling off 2 VIP tickets, as well as giving our readers promo code SDVILLE for up to $10 savings per ticket. Read on and be sure to enter!

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.

Social Syndicate Doubles Down In Ocean Beach With OB Surf Lodge And Will Open Ramen & Yakitori Restaurant In North County

November 22, 2016

Social Syndicate, the San Diego restaurant group behind such spots as The Local and The Rabbit Hole, has taken over the former Shades Oceanfront Bistro space underneath the company's Wonderland Ocean Pub for the opening of OB Surf Lodge and is also in the process of installing a ramen & yakitori eatery named Wokou Noodles & Pours within The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch in Carmel Valley.

Voltaire Beach House To Open At Former O'Bistro Cafe Space In Ocean Beach

November 21, 2016

O'Bistro Cafe quietly closed on 4th of July this past summer with hopes of finding a new location in the Rosecrans area of Point Loma. The bungalow-style space has since been taken over by longtime San Diego restaurateur David Schiffman for the opening of Voltaire Beach House, a beach-inspired neighborhood destination anticipated to unveil by the end of 2016.

Cafe Virtuoso Upgrades Barrio Logan Location With Interior Remodel, New Menu Items & Pour Over “Filter Bar”

November 20, 2016

Increasing demand has fueled growth and new changes for San Diego’s highly-rated and only 100 percent certified organic specialty coffee roaster. Cafe Virtuoso will debut its freshly-remodeled cafe, when it opens its doors again on Wednesday, November 23, with a new look, greatly-anticipated additions to the menu, as well as expanded and upgraded offerings like pour over coffee.

Val Kilmer To Screen One-Man Play About Mark Twain In San Diego

November 20, 2016

Actor Val Kilmer is coming to San Diego this December for a one night film screening of his one-man play about Mark Twain, entitled "Citizen Twain." The event will take place on Thursday, December 8, starting at 7:30pm at the Landmark KEN Cinema on Adams Avenue in Kensington.

University Heights' S&M Sausage And Meat Announces Impending Closure

November 19, 2016

Scott Slater of Slater's 50/50 opened S&M Sausage and Meat at 4130 Park Boulevard in University Heights in November of 2014 and the restaurant was immediately met with PETA protests due to its menu of wild game sausages. Nearly two full years after its debut, the restaurant announced on social media that it will close for business on Wednesday, November 23.

Point-To-Point Car Share Service Car2Go Announces End Of San Diego Business

November 18, 2016

After 5 years operating in San Diego, point-to-point, short-term car rental service, car2go has announced that it is shutting down in America's Finest City at the end of the year, as "unfortunately we have not seen enough adoption of our unique one–way carsharing service here to continue operations at this point."

Sip & Savor The Holiday Season At The Toast Of Gaslamp On Saturday, December 10 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

November 18, 2016

Raise your glasses! It’s time to salute the holidays with the 3rd annual Toast Of Gaslamp on Saturday, December 10, from 1-6pm. Twenty of the top restaurants in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter will be shaking up delicious cocktail samples and dishing out scrumptious bites during this self-guided tasting walk, all while area retailers presenting shopping deals so that participants can load up on holiday gifts. Because we are filled with holiday cheer, we are raffling off 2 passes to this festive event, as well as offering promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings per ticket!

Flower Child To Open At Del Mar's Flower Hill Promenade On December 6

November 17, 2016

Earlier this year we announced that Fox Restaurants Concepts (the team behind True Food Kitchen) had taken over the space previously occupied by Sea & Smoke for the San Diego debut of Flower Child, a healthy, fast-casual restaurant. After overhauling the 4,500 square foot space, the eatery will finally unveil at Flower Hill Promenade in Del Mar on Tuesday, December 6.

San Diego's Original Craft Brewery Karl Strauss Expands Small Batch Program With New Satellite Brewery To Open In Downtown Los Angeles

November 16, 2016

San Diego craft breweries continue to expand northward! Fresh off last month’s “Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year” honors at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival, Karl Strauss Brewing Company has announced that it will open a satellite brewery and brewpub in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, located at the corner of Wilshire and South Grand Avenue.

Local Restaurant Group Eat.Drink.Sleep. Welcomes Back David Warner as Corporate Executive Chef To Take Over Kitchens At JRDN, Decoy & More

November 15, 2016

Pacific Beach based Eat.Drink.Sleep., which operates local restaurants like JRDN, Cannonball, Draft Mission Beach, Decoy Dockside and more, has announced the return and appointment of David Warner as the hospitality group’s new Corporate Executive Chef. For his first project, Warner will oversee day-to-day operations and refine the menu and culinary operations at the company's newest restaurant, Decoy Dockside Dining at the Lakehouse Hotel & Resort in San Marcos, which was left without an Executive Chef ever since Danilo Tangalin left the group in August nearly as soon as the lakeside eatery opened.

A Craft Beer Incubator Is About To Heat Up! CRAFT By Brewery Igniter Set To Open As First Tenant J & L Eppig Brewing Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

November 14, 2016

San Diego's first craft brewery "incubator" will launch this week. CRAFT by Brewery Igniter, H.G. Fenton Company’s one-of-a-kind craft beer destination combining three microbreweries in one location will see its unique facility come to life with its first tenant, J & L Eppig Brewing, set to serve up tasty suds with its grand opening on November 19 from 11am-10pm. Located in the heart of North Park’s beer scene at 3052 El Cajon Blvd, the grand opening will feature opportunities for local craft beer lovers to meet Eppig’s brewers, win prizes and taste at least 10 of Eppig’s German-style lagers and other specialty beers.

Balboa Park December Nights Returns For 39th Year On December 2 & 3

November 13, 2016

San Diego’s favorite kick-off to the holiday season, Balboa Park December Nights will take place for the 39th year on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3. The beloved holiday event features sparkling lights, multi-cultural music and dance performances, carolers, bell-ringers, choirs, bands and food throughout the historic park. In the spirit of the holidays, participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5-9pm both evenings. During December Nights, Balboa Park is transformed into a holiday wonderland with historic Park promenades, plantings and structures adorned with seasonal decorations and lights. More than 350,000 attendees are expected, making this the largest free community festival in San Diego.