San Diego Bacon Festival Returns To Liberty Station On September 3 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

July 23, 2016

Bacon. Beer. Booze. On Saturday, September 3, those three things will come together at the all-inclusive 4th 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. Organized by PushPins Media, this 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. 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!

Authentic Italian Pizzeria Ambrogio15 Opens in North Pacific Beach On August 1

July 22, 2016

On August 1, North Pacific Beach’s Turquoise Street will welcome Ambrogio15, an Italian pizzeria borne from the minds of Milan-turned-San Diego residents Giacomo Pizzigoni, Andrea Burrone and Luca Salvi, taking over the former Table 926 location. With a focus on authentic Milanese gourmet pizza made with dough recipes developed in Italy, Ambrogio15 will put emphasis on high-quality Italian ingredients, a holistic approach to food and beverage, sustainable agriculture and a deep love for Milan - evident in Ambrogio15’s imported Italian flours, cold cuts and cheeses, massive rotating turbo gas-firing oven and a visual concept created by esteemed Italian designers.

Butcher's Brewing Rebrands To Open Finest Made Brewery & Tasting Room In Santee

July 21, 2016

Butcher's Brewing will emerge as a new chef-inspired craft brewery and tasting room this August. Nestled in Santee’s thriving business district, Finest Made Ales is poised to be a uniquely upscale brand, specializing in craft brews that reflect the culinary passion and prowess of Chef and Brewmaster Rey Knight.

Throw Back Thursday RePost - JFK's Visit To San Diego In 1963

July 21, 2016


Here is some rare and historic videotape footage of President Kennedy's trip to San Diego on Thursday, June 6, 1963, including Air Force One's arrival at Lindbergh Field and the President's motorcade through the streets of San Diego. Also included here are portions of JFK's speech at San Diego State College and video footage from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, where the President speaks again and is given a 21-gun salute.

Save On 3-Day Hang Loose Passes To KAABOO Del Mar | Aerosmith, Jimmy Buffett, Jack Johnson & More Set To Perform At Weekend Festival This September 16-18

July 20, 2016

The ultimate music, comedy, culinary and cultural festival returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for 3 days of incredible performances, art displays, delicious food and more this September 16-18. Now in its second year, KAABOO Del Mar has curated an eclectic lineup of musicians and comedians for this year's event, including Aerosmith, Jimmy Buffett, Jack Johnson, Lenny Kravitz, Dana Carvey, the cast of Silicon Valley and so many more! In addition to raffling off two pairs of weekend passes for two lucky winners, we have also received an increased allotment of tickets good for $20 savings on 3-day Hang Loose passes (limited to first 100 purchases) with promo code SDVILLE - valid until August 10 or the tickets sell out.

Ironside Fish & Oyster To Host 3rd Annual Charity Shuck-A-Thon On August 2 | Female Competitors To Serve $1 Oysters All Night To Benefit Local Non-Profits

July 20, 2016

Want to find out who is the baddest female mother-shucker in SoCal? On Tuesday, August 2, from 3-10pm, eight fierce female competitors will each take a turn behind Ironside Fish & Oyster's raw bar to shuck as many oysters as they can in one hour, with every oyster sold during that hour to be donated to each shucker's chosen charity. Ironside will be offering the buck-a-shuck special all night long with 100% of the proceeds from every purchase of a $1 signature Ironside Select Oyster going straight to charity.

San Diego Reader Brings Search For Area's Best Taco To Del Mar With Tacotopia At The Track On August 13 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

July 19, 2016

The San Diego Reader is continuing its search to find the best taco in Southern California, and on Saturday, August 13, over 40 top eateries from America's Finest City, Tijuana & Los Angeles (including Ensenada's famed La Guerrerense!) will compete for bragging rights at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club at the inaugural Tacotopia at the Track. There is also a free concert by 311 & Matisyahu following the event! We're giving away 2 tickets to this already-almost-sold-out event and also offering promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings on any ticket type. Read on for all the details and be sure to enter.

Bull & Grain To Replace Tabletop Commons On University Avenue In Hillcrest

July 18, 2016

There is already a new tenant at 1263 University Avenue in Hillcrest in the seemingly-doomed building that most recently housed the newly shuttered Tabletop Commons. The location will soon receive a renovation to transform the space into Bull & Grain - "an American style bar and grill" - set to open as early as mid-September.

Cohn Restaurant Group's Coin Haus Barcade Open In La Mesa

July 17, 2016

An adult arcade and beer haven has launched in San Diego's La Mesa neighborhood. San Diego-based Cohn Restaurant Group brings the region’s first self-serve beer and video game ‘barcade’ to the downtown La Mesa neighborhood with the launch of Coin Haus - an adult-only arcade-meets-tap room offering guests an inspired combination of nostalgic video games alongside a self-serve draught system.

The Hunt Is On! Pokemon Go Bar Crawl Hits The Streets Of San Diego's Gaslamp On July 30

July 17, 2016

Unless you've been hiding under a geodude, you've heard that Pokémon Go is the biggest smart phone app of 2016, and on Saturday, July 30, get ready to break out the Poké Balls and take to the streets of San Diego's Gaslamp for a riveting Poké Hunt bar crawl. We are raffling off a bunch of tickets to this exciting event, so read on and be sure to enter.

Second Breakfast Republic Location Opens In San Diego's Liberty Station

July 16, 2016

Adding to the three branches of his flagship restaurant Fig Tree Cafe (Pacific Beach, Liberty Station and Hillcrest) and a North Park Breakfast Republic that continues to pack in customers, Johan Engman is excited to announce that the second location of his Breakfast Republic concept is now open in San Diego's Liberty Station.

Green Flash Brewing Supports Breast Cancer Awareness With 6th Annual Treasure Chest Fest On August 27 | Enter To Win 2 Tickets

July 15, 2016

Green Flash Brewing Co. will host its 6th annual Treasure Chest Fest, a rare beer and food pairing festival experience at its Mira Mesa brewery, taking place on Saturday, August 27, from 12-5pm to raise funds for breast cancer charities. We are raffling off 2 tickets to this fun & charitable event! Read on for details and be sure to enter.

Throw Back Thursday RePost - Routes of American Airlines - San Diego (1960s)

July 14, 2016


In this week's #TBT RePost, we feature an American Airlines promotional film about San Diego, California produced in the late 1960s. Check out scenes from a time long ago!


The Biggest Tiki Party In The World Returns To San Diego This August 18-21 | Enter To Win 2 Tickets To Tiki Oasis 2016

July 13, 2016

Tiki Oasis returns to America's Finest City this August 18-21! Held every summer in San Diego since 2006 and always a complete sell-out, Tiki Oasis is the biggest annual tiki party in the world - a four-day event that celebrates the "tiki lifestyle" with music, art, cars, cocktails and fun in the sun. This year, Tiki Oasis has a monster theme, celebrating famous beasts of Hollywood like Dracula, Godzilla, and Frankenstein. We are raffling off 2 weekend passes to attend Tiki Oasis 2016 and have all the details about this destination event, so read on and be sure to enter for a chance to win!

Samuel Adams Helps San Diego Area Small Business Owners With Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room Competition & Speed Coaching Event On July 25

July 12, 2016

On Monday, July 25, Samuel Adams brings its Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room Competition & Speed Coaching Event back to San Diego, offering small food and beverage business owners the chance to present their sales pitch to an expert panel of industry judges who will offer business advice and a chance to join competitors from around the country at the Boston finals in December, where they will compete for a $10,000 business grant and a year of extended coaching/mentoring from Samuel Adams.

Waypoint Public Announces Second San Diego Location Set To Open In Del Sur Town Center In 4S Ranch

July 11, 2016

It's no secret that North Park's Waypoint Public has expansion plans, and we have confirmed that John Pani's ELE Collective will open a second location of it's popular beer-centric gastropub within the new Del Sur Town Center in 4S Ranch.

Bar One To Open On July 12 | MasterChef Finalist Nick Nappi Leads Kitchen At Little Italy's Newest Gastropub

July 11, 2016

MasterChef Season 6 finalist Nick Nappi is ready to invite San Diego to experience "drinks & links" at Little Italy's newest gastropub. Bar One is set to debut on Tuesday, July 12, just in time for the many summer festivities coming to America's Finest City.

Social Tap To Open Second San Diego Location At Former Bridge's Bar & Grill Near SDSU

July 10, 2016

Social Tap has taken over the lease at the former Bridge's Bar & Grill space at 4800 Art Street in the College Area near San Diego State University to open a second area location of its popular sports bar concept.

Got The Brunchies? Let One Of These San Diego Spots Cure The Craving

Farmer's Bottega Short Rib Benedict
July 9, 2016

Humanity has invented aircrafts that send people to the moon, submarines that explore the depths of the sea, and robots that are on the brink of consciousness. But the people voted, and despite all these breakthroughs, the best invention yet? Brunch. So when you’ve got a bad case of the brunchies, look no further than these hot San Diego brunch spots!

Ballast Point Announces 20th Anniversary Celebration At Del Mar Racetrack On September 4 With Homebrew Contest & Live Performance By The Roots

July 8, 2016

Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits will celebrate two decades of brewing top-notch craft beer this Labor Day Weekend with a 20th Anniversary Festival featuring a live performance by The Roots, taking place at Del Mar Racetrack on Sunday, September 4. The event will also feature the final round of Ballast Point's 20th Anniversary Homebrew Competition.