Green Flash Brewing Co. & Belgian Brewery St-Feuillien Announce Unprecedented New Partnership | San Diego Brewery Brings Flagship IPA to Europe

July 21, 2014

Today, Mike and Lisa Hinkley, Co-Founders of San Diego -based Green Flash Brewing Co. and Dominique Friart, CEO of traditional Belgian-based Brewery St-Feuillien are excited to announce news about the evolution of their ongoing, cross-continental brewing alliance. These innovative breweries have made the decision to advance their relationship from creatively collaborative “sister-breweries” to pioneer new territory as production partners in Europe. After a year of top-secret planning, St-Feuillien and Green Flash are executing plans based on a handshake agreement whereby the legendary Belgian operation will brew, bottle and ship the San Diego craft brewery’s flagship beer, West Coast IPA for broad distribution throughout Europe. Green Flash is thrilled to be the first American craft brewery to bring the freshest available American IPA to market in the region. The first 240 hectoliter batch of West Coast IPA in bottles and kegs is currently shipping from St-Feuillien in Belgium to a hand-selected network of distributors and importers in the UK, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, The Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Germany and France.

Sam the Cooking Guy Taste Tour to Stop at Hello Betty Fish House in Oceanside This Thursday, July 24

July 21, 2014

Experience an adventure in cooking with beer when Sam the Cooking Guy takes his Taste Tour to Hello Betty Fish House in Oceanside this Thursday, July 24.  San Diegans will have the opportunity to meet the celebrity chef and learn all about his adventures - perfect for both beer and food lovers… and we know there are plenty of those here in San Diego. Sam will be preparing demo-style one dish that each guest can sample and Stella Artois specials will be available.

FLUXX Launches New Theme BIONIC | Starting Friday, August 1

July 21, 2014

FLUXX nightclub is has announce their newest theme, FLUXX BIONIC, a futuristic theme full of eye-popping lights and dichroic surfaces.  Hitting earth on Friday, August 1, BIONIC will blast partygoers into the future showcasing a giant mirror origami, electroluminescent matrixes, geometric visuals and an LED extravagance.  The centerpiece of BIONIC will be a “Pleasure Pod”, an enticing bionic flower sculpture which blooms on cue.  RMD dancers will also be outfitted as bionic soldiers of the future, complete with custom molded chest armor. Launch night will include a live performance by A$AP FERG.

The Patio on Lamont Completes Refresher | A First Look Inside The Renewed Pacific Beach Dining Destination

July 20, 2014

The Patio on Lamont in Pacific Beach has recently finished a complete refresh of the venue, including expanded seating in the loft, dining and outdoor areas, and the addition of a garden filled with herbs and spices that will be harvested for various new dishes and craft cocktails. The venue now boasts a full espresso bar created by local favorite, Swell Coffee of Mission Beach, which will develop a full range of hot, cold and boozy caffeinated beverages unique to The Patio on Lamont.

Stone Brewing Co. to be First American Craft Brewer to Own Brewery in Europe | Iconic San Diego-Based Company to Open Production Brewery and Destination Restaurant in Berlin

July 19, 2014

The 10th largest craft brewer in the United States, Stone Brewing Co.,  today announced plans to open a production brewery and expansive destination restaurant in Berlin, Germany. With an anticipated opening in late 2015 or early 2016, Stone is making an initial investment of more than $25 million to renovate a historic gasworks complex in Marienpark Berlin, turning the more than two acres (9,290 square meters) of indoor and outdoor space into a world-class operation that will welcome beer enthusiasts from around the globe. Stone will be the first American craft brewer to independently own and operate a brewery in Europe. Stone Brewing Co. – Berlin will encompass three components: a brewery and packaging hall, a Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens restaurant and a Stone Company Store.

Fantasy Meets Reality with Comic-Con-Inspired Cocktails, Dishes and More | San Diego Businesses Dare to Create a Pop Culture Frenzy For Comic Con International San Diego

July 19, 2014

Comic-Con San Diego’s multi-genre entertainment convention is just around the corner! One of the largest conventions in the United States, Comic Con draws more than 100,000 attendees annually from across the country to share in the celebration of comic books, film, television and other pop culture entertainment. Taking place July 24-27, Comic-Con International 2014 is flying in quickly and downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp District is turning up the heat this summer with a wide variety of happenings to celebrate the world's largest pop culture convention. Check out our list of some of the most super offerings in town!

San Diego To Get Its Own Seafood Market | Tuna Harbor Dockside Market to Offer Fresh Catch at Tuna Harbor Pier Every Saturday Starting August 2

July 18, 2014

In the spirit of Seattle's Pike Place and San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, San Diego has finalized plans to establish it's own weekly, outdoor fisherman's market. Tuna Harbor Dockside Market will open for business on Tuna Harbor Pier (between USS Midway and Seaport Village) beginning on Saturday, August 2 from 8am to 1pm. There, fishermen will sell fresh caught seasonal fish at the first local public fish market in decades in what was once considered one of the biggest fishing cities in the world.

Patio on Lamont & Patio on Goldfinch Host Dueling Tequila Dinners - July 23 & July 24

July 17, 2014

Tequila novices and connoisseurs alike can gather and celebrate National Tequila Day with two of San Diego’s premier neighborhood restaurants - The Patio on Lamont in Pacific Beach and the newly opened The Patio on Goldfinch in Mission Hills. Hosted by Patio general manager and certified catador (tequila expert) Chris Simmons, The Patio welcomes special guest Sergio Mendoza of Don Fulano Tequila for a two-night, five-course tequila pairing dinner, which will take place at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24.

Saja Kitchen Opens in Downtown San Diego | Vibrant Korean Eatery Offers Diverse and Approachable Fare

July 16, 2014

Saja Kitchen, the new Korean bistro concept by restaurant consultant Alex Thao, is now open in the former Bolillo Tortas space,  bringing the dynamic flavors of Korea to Downtown San Diego. Saja Kitchen is Thaoʼs third Asian eatery, along with Rama Thai and Lucky Liuʼs, offering diverse and traditional Asian flavors in a hip and welcoming atmosphere.

Enjoy Cocktail Cupcakes & Vintage Game Nights at Elizabethan Desserts in Encinitas | Every Friday & Saturday Night

July 16, 2014

Escape the heat, and recall your nostalgic childhood summer memories, during Elizabethan Desserts’ Vintage Game Nights happening every Friday and Saturday evening at the bakery’s recently re-opened location in Encinitas. The 1940’s-50’s style bakery, reminiscent of grandma’s house with a fireplace, Queen Anne chairs and mint green and white doily covered floors, is the perfect setting to kick back and enjoy homemade classic desserts like house-made Twinkies, “Jell-o” cake, and Hostess-style black and white cupcakes, while getting retro with games like Yahtzee, Connect Four and Battleship.

Chad White's Much Anticipated Común Kitchen and Tavern Set to Open in San Diego's East Village This Friday, July 18

July 15, 2014

Executive Chef Chad White is bringing his love for Baja stateside to create Común Kitchen and Tavern, opening this Friday, July 18, at 935 J Street. The Mexican/Latin inspired gastropub is ready and amped up to bring Baja-Mediterranean flavor and flare to San Diego's East Village.

Tony Hawk to be at ShakeAway Opening - New Milkshake Bar Locations to Open in La Jolla and Pacific Beach on July 18 & 19

July 15, 2014

La Jolla and Pacific Beach residents can expect a cold front in July, but it’s not from the weather. ShakeAway, the world’s largest Milkshake bar company, will be opening two new locations in La Jolla on July 18 and Pacific Beach on July 19, and legendary skateboarder, Tony Hawk, will be at the La Jolla event.

Enjoy a Baja Delicacy Right in the Heart of San Diego | Ortega's Bistro Brings Puerto Nuevo Tradition and History to Hillcrest

July 14, 2014

The quaint fishing village of Puerto Nuevo lies along the Pacific Coast in Baja California, Mexico, located about an hour south of downtown San Diego. The town, known as the "Lobster Capital of Baja," is famous for the dish of freshly caught, fried spiny tail lobster, traditionally served with beans, rice and house made tortillas. Each week three to four thousand people make the trip to Puerto Nuevo to enjoy lobster dinners! The Ortega family has 4 restaurants within the tiny port town, dating back to the 1970s, but San Diegans need not hop the border to Mexico to enjoy this Baja specialty. Ortega's Bistro offers the Puerto Nuevo experience right off of University Avenue in Hillcrest, as well as delicious margaritas and a diverse selection of Mexico cuisine.

All that Jazz at Cusp on July 24 | La Jolla Restaurant Welcomes John Cain Jazz Trio for Special Supper Club Dinner

July 13, 2014

On Thursday, July 24, Cusp Dining & Drinks will celebrate the sounds of jazz, blues and Latin music by the John Cain Jazz Trio for Cusp's July Supper Club.  The trio’s mix of contemporary and classic jazz, blues and standards music will complement Chef Donald Lockhart’s Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in both sophistication and style for an exciting 4 course dining experience.