San Diego's Largest Halloween Block Party Returns On Saturday, October 31 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets To The 15th Annual Monster Bash

October 5, 2015

This Halloween, Saturday, October 31, from 6pm to midnight, San Diego's Gaslamp and East Village neighborhoods will be taken over for the 15th year by Monster Bash, transforming over eight city blocks into the largest Halloween event in California. We are raffling off 2 VIP tickets and offering promo code SDVILLE for $5 off GA and $10 off VIP tickets.

The Ramen Migration Into San Diego Continues | Nishiki Ramen Opens First Location Outside Japan In Kearny Mesa

The line just for the 'soft' opening!
October 4, 2015

With over two decades in business and multiple locations in Japan, Nishiki Ramen comes to San Diego's Kearny Mesa neighborhood to offer an authentic, tried-and-true ramen experience. Located at 8055 Armour Street within the Mitsuwa Marketplace retail center, Nishiki offers ramen using high quality ingredients, including house-made and cut noodles using organic wheat flour, MSG-free broths, vegetarian options and even Berkshire pork chashu.

Social Tap Opens Adjacent To Petco Park In San Diego's East Village

October 3, 2015

Just in time for the end of this year's horrible Padres' season, Social Tap opens today in the former Southpaw Social Club space adjacent to Petco Park at 815 J Street in San Diego's East Village, offering elevated bar food with ballpark views and plenty of craft beer.

The Lodge At Torrey Pines To Host 13th Annual Celebrate The Craft On October 25 | Enter To Win 2 Tickets

October 2, 2015

The Lodge at Torrey Pines will host its 13th annual Celebrate the Craft on Sunday, October 25, a premiere food festival created to showcase Southern California’s finest chefs, food artisans, produce, wine and craft beer. Celebrate the Craft, which benefits the Slow Food Movement and attracts foodies from far and wide each year, will take place between 11:30am and 3pm on the luxury hotel’s Arroyo Terrace overlooking the world renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course and Pacific Ocean. Because we love our readers so much, we are raffling off two tickets to this amazing event (a $250 value), so read on for all the details and be sure to enter!

Taco Fights Return To The Blind Burro On Tuesdays This October | Local Chefs Go Head-To-Head In The 4th Incarnation Of This Popular Taco Competition

October 1, 2015

Every Tuesday this month from 7-9pm, starting October 6, East Village's The Blind Burro will host local chefs who will battle for taco supremacy at the 4th incarnation of the popular Taco Fights series. During Taco Fight nights, guests are invited to come in and try each chef's competing taco and cast a vote for whose was best. After the first three weeks, the winners of each week will compete in the grand finale on October 27. Admission to the Taco Fights are free and each event offers drink specials and samples of the competing tacos starting at $9.

Kitchen 4140 & Eight Local Chefs To Present “Harvest of Fall” Charity Dinner On October 19 To Benefit Local Youth Home

September 30, 2015

Kitchen 4140 will showcase the full spectrum of autumnal fare on Monday, October 19 as eight talented chefs from in and around San Diego gather for “Harvest of Fall,” a prix fixe dinner event celebrating the changing season and benefiting local youth home Toussaint Academy. Priced at $125 per person and taking place around the rustic communal table in Kitchen 4140’s private wine room, Harvest of Fall will begin at 6pm with a social hour sips and bites as guests mingle throughout the wine room and restaurant’s garden, followed by a seated eight-course dinner served between 7 and 9pm and emceed by radio host Sonic of Energy 103.7 FM.

5th Annual Baja Culinary Fest Takes Over Tijuana This October 8-11 With A Taste Of Countryside & Sea

September 29, 2015

The Baja Culinary Fest returns to Tijuana for its fifth year from Thursday, October 8 through Sunday, October 11, offering a bustling line up of dinners, seminars, panels, workshops, culinary contests and deliciousness, as well as a free-to-enter tasting showcase with some of Baja's best wine, beer and food vendors at the Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT). San Diego's top chefs will also join forces with some of Baja's best for a series of multi-course meals during this year's event. With the theme "A Taste of Countryside and Sea," this year the festival will focus on sustainability and responsible product sourcing while spotlighting the best ingredients in Baja.

Liberty Public Market To Open As Early As November | Restaurants And Vendors Announced For San Diego Food Hall

September 28, 2015

In the midst of a heavy build out, San Diego-based Blue Bridge Hospitality inches closer to the grand reveal of Liberty Public Market, the 22,000 square-foot culinary mecca slated to open doors in Point Loma’s Liberty Station neighborhood by year's end, possibly as early as November.  In addition to the current list of 22 unique local vendors that will occupy the gigantic space, Liberty Public Market has unveiled a new round of exciting updates, including the addition of a third Bottlecraft beer shop and tasting room, an on-site restaurant concept, a wine bar and even a liquor license that will allow patrons to roam the market with drink in hand!

San Diego's Only Independent Comercial Radio Station Is No More | RIP To 102.1 KPRI - April 1, 1996 - September 28, 2015

September 28, 2015

After almost 20 years on the air, San Diego's 102.1 KPRI has announced that it will be no more, citing the modern challenges of the radio business for independent broadcasters. It has accepted an offer from Rocklin, CA-based Educational Media Foundation, which typically operates radio networks specializing in adult contemporary Christian music, and the format will change immediately.

Happy Hour Bee Presents Queenstown Public House in Little Italy

September 28, 2015

On this week's edition of Happy Hour Bee, Bianca Jaime visits Queenstown Public House where she enjoys American fare with a Kiwi twist at this dog-friendly eatery that offers a country feel at its 1900's era house-turned-restaurant.

Jinya Ramen Bar Opens First San Diego Location In Pacific Beach

September 27, 2015

Jinya Ramen Bar opens its first San Diego location in Pacific Beach today at 11am at 825 Garnet Avenue in the space that formerly housed Oggi's Express and Naraya Thai before that. The eatery is a welcome addition to the neighborhood, offering 20 beers on tap, a selection of wine and sake and Japanese izakaya favorites including a variety of ramen and small plates. We were lucky enough to experience the soft opening where we had a chance to sample many dishes, so join us on our first taste of San Diego's newest ramen bar.

NINE-TEN Executive Chef Jason Knibb In Finals For National Breakfast Recipe Competition

Chef Jason's breakfast sandwich
September 27, 2015

Executive Chef Jason Knibb of NINE-TEN in La Jolla is doing the San Diego area proud, making it to the final 16 in a national breakfast recipe competition. The Hometown Breakfast Battle is a national chef recipe competition that started with 135 chefs from across the country who have battled it out to create America’s best breakfast in honor of the 135th Anniversary of the Thomas’ brand. Local fans have through Sunday, Oct. 4 to vote online to ensure Jason makes it into the next round of competition that narrows the pool from 16 chefs to just eight.

San Diego Craft Breweries Clean Up At 2015 Great American Beer Festival | Local Brewers Bring Home 20 Medals

September 26, 2015

The world's largest beer competition took place in Denver, CO this week and San Diego showed that our city brews some of the best beer on the planet. With over 6,000 beers entered from more than 1,500 breweries, the 2015 Great American Beer Festival today awarded 275 medals to some of the top commercial breweries in the United States, with San Diego brewers bringing home a total of 20 medals, including gold in the most entered category - American-Style India Pale Ale.