San Diego Reader Searches For City's Best Burger At 2nd Annual Burgers & Beers Festival On September 9 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

July 22, 2017

Adding to their continued search for the area's best taco, the San Diego Reader is also on the hunt to find the city's top burger! Help them decide at the 2nd Annual Reader Burgers & Beer Festival at Golden Hill Park on Saturday, September 9, where attendees will get the chance to sample and vote on gourmet burgers from some of the best area restaurants as they compete to win the title of "Best Burger in San Diego". As usual with any great event in San Diego, we are raffling off 2 VIP tickets to attend, as well as offering promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings per ticket (limited to only the first 100 tickets purchased, so act fast).

Hillstone Restaurant Group Moves Forward With Plans To Take Over Bully's North In Del Mar

July 21, 2017

The nearly 50-year-old Bully's North in Del Mar may soon be taken over by the Beverly Hills-based Hillstone Restaurant Group, who hopes to demolish the iconic pub to build an upscale eatery.

San Diego's Rubicon Deli Targets Arizona For Expansion

July 21, 2017

Rubicon Deli, which currently operates three locations in San Diego and one in Reno, NV, is moving forward with plans to open two outposts in Arizona by Spring 2018 with more on the way.

The One Love Movement Presents 6th Annual San Diego Charity Yoga Event On August 19

July 20, 2017

The One Love Movement, a nonprofit aimed at raising awareness and support for at-risk children, will host its 6th Annual Charity Yoga Event on Saturday, August 19, from 9am to 1pm in downtown San Diego at the Waterfront Park. The event will feature yoga with live music followed by a wine and beer garden. All proceeds from the event will support under-served youth with a large portion staying locally in San Diego and a percentage being sent abroad to The One Love Shelter in India, which currently cares for 19 children. We are raffling off 2 tickets to attend for one lucky yogi. Namaste!

Ambrogio15 Celebrates One Year With A Milano Pizza Party On August 1

July 20, 2017

On August 1, North Pacific Beach’s Ambrogio15 will celebrate its first year with an over-the-top Milano Pizza Party featuring complimentary bites, bubbly and more. Taking place from 6 to 8pm throughout the restaurant’s modern dining room and breezy new patio, Ambrogio15 will welcome all ages to drop in and enjoy two hours of walk-around and seated mingling with neighbors and foodies while celebrating one of San Diego’s more refined pizzerias.

Celebrity Chefs Robert Irvine, Richard Blais, Michael Voltaggio & More To Appear At KAABOO Del Mar This September

July 19, 2017

Southern California’s premier live music and multi-sensory experience KAABOO Del Mar, the three-day extravaganza taking place at Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds from September 15-17, will once again offer incredible culinary and beverage programing, including appearances by celebrity chef and Food Network host Robert Irvine, Top Chef All-Star winner Richard Blais, Top Chef winner and famed Los Angeles Chef Michael Voltaggio, R&B-Pop singer turned restauranteur Kelis and more!

San Diego's Coronado Brewing To Purchase East Village's Monkey Paw Pub & Brewing Company

July 18, 2017

Reports are in that San Diego's Coronado Brewing Company is in the process of purchasing the East Village-based Monkey Paw Pub & Brewing Company from owner Scot Blair, who also operates South Park Brewing and Hamilton's Tavern.

5 Reasons Why The Comic-Con International Convention Kind Of Sucks

July 18, 2017

Comic Con International San Diego, or "The Con," as it is known to insiders, is the biggest pop culture convention in the world. Being a "nerd" at heart, I was like a kid on Christmas when I received a message in my inbox saying that I had been approved for a press pass to the event a couple years back (which I had to apply for by mid-December in the previous year). It would be my first year ever attending, so I began reviewing schedules, making notes and planning what events, panels and displays to attend. I picked up my pass as soon as I could the Wednesday before the official opening. I got my Superman costume, drove my car2go downtown and managed the crowd to finally penetrate the exclusive convention. After attending my first Comic Con, I have to share with you how disappointing it was.

Enter To Win Tickets To The Ninth Annual Phil’s Big BBQ At The Ballpark On July 30

July 18, 2017

Over 3,000 attendees will enjoy San Diego's popular Phil’s BBQ and watch the Padres go to bat at the ninth annual Phil’s Big BBQ at the Ballpark on Sunday, July 30, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County. We are raffling off a bunch of tickets to this amazing annual event, including 4 VIP Batting Experiences that include viewing of batting practice, tickets to the game and a special welcome message during the San Diego Padres versus Pittsburgh Padres game.

Andrew Zimmern To Feature San Diego In New Travel Channel Show Entitled 'Zimmern List'

July 17, 2017

Known from his time as the host of Travel Channel's popular extreme food show Bizarre Foods, celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern will be touring around San Diego today filming for his new series Zimmern List.

Stephen Gage Appointed Executive Chef Of Little Italy's Pacific Standard Kitchen

July 17, 2017

Stephen Gage, who left his position as Executive Chef of Blind Lady Alehouse this past May, has been appointed to lead the kitchen at Little Italy's Pacific Standard Coastal Kitchen.

Huntington Beach's Ways & Means Oyster House To Open Within Former Alfonso's Space In La Jolla

July 16, 2017

On the heels of announcing its upcoming grand opening in Portland, Oregon, Huntington Beach-based Ways & Means Oyster House - which is currently in the process of an expansion that includes locations in Asia, Africa and the Middle East - has taken over the space left dormant by longtime occupant Alfonso's of La Jolla for an anticipated Spring 2018 opening of the New England-style seafood restaurant.

San Diego Bacon Fest Returns To Liberty Station For 5th Year This Labor Day Weekend | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

July 16, 2017

Beer. Booze. BACON!!! On Saturday, September 2, those three amazing things will come together at the all-inclusive 5th Annual San Diego Bacon Festival, returning to Preble Field in NTC Park in Liberty Station for a food and drink festival centered around America's favorite porky pleasure. This highly regarded annual event will unite the masses with San Diego's finest chefs, breweries, eateries and distilleries for a day of unlimited indulgence in honor of International Bacon Day this Labor Day weekend. We are raffling off 2 VIP tickets for one extremely lucky porker (a $200 value), as well as promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings per ticket!

Eppig Brewing To Open Point Loma Tasting Room

July 15, 2017

J&L Eppig Brewing, which opened within North Park's Brewery Igniter craft beer incubator only 9 months ago and has already received 8 awards, will soon open a satellite tasting room with an in-house eatery at 2817 Dickens Street in San Diego's Point Loma neighborhood.

After 45 Years Salazar's Fine Mexican Food To Close In San Diego's East Village

July 15, 2017

Opened at 1502 Market Street in San Diego's East Village in 1972, Salazar's Fine Mexican Food has been a staple in America's Finest City for a long time, but the eatery will close on Sunday, July 23.

ArtWalk @ Liberty Station Returns To San Diego For 12th Year This August 12 & 13

July 14, 2017

The 12th annual ArtWalk @ Liberty Station is back with a new theme "Liberate Your Senses" and will be held on Saturday, August 12 & Sunday, August 13 in the Arts District at Liberty Station. From the same team that brings Mission Federal ArtWalk to San Diego’s Little Italy each year in April, this free weekend-long event offers fine art, food, live entertainment and excitement for all ages.

Ballast Point Brews Cruise Offers Beer Festival Boat Part On September 1 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

July 13, 2017

On Friday, September 1, from 6:30-10pm, to celebrate the start of Labor Day Weekend, Rock Star Beer will take to San Diego Bay on a Hornblower yacht for the Ballast Point Brews Cruise, a 3-hour ride featuring live music and unlimited brews. We are offering promo code SDVILLE to save on tickets and raffling off 2 passes to attend.

San Diego Becomes First City To Release Official Beer To The Public

July 12, 2017

Lauded by locals and visitors alike as the craft beer capital of America, San Diego further cements its reputation as the ultimate beer destination by becoming the first city to release an official destination craft beer for sale to the public. The San Diego Tourism Authority teamed up with Point Loma's Bay City Brewing Co. to create 72 and Hoppy, a session IPA that reflects the hoppy beer culture and laid-back, easygoing spirit of America's Finest City.