Battle June Gloom With These Fun & Delicious San Diego Events | Beer & Sake, The County Fair, Margaritas, Tequila, Cigars And So Much More To Kick Off Summer

Don't let the gloom keep you down!!
May 27, 2016

It's summertime, and the livin's easy! Fight the June Gloom and get yourself to one of the many fun & delicious events taking place throughout the month. From Scotch tastings, to a Beer & Sake Festival, a Brew & Food Fest, the opening of the San Diego County Fair, and so much more, fill your schedule and usher in summer with one of the many events taking place this June!

Popular Pop-Up Supper Series Cow By Bear To Host 5 Year Anniversary Dinner On September 17

May 26, 2016

Possibly the most difficult-to-obtain reservation in San Diego at the moment is for Cow By Bear, a pop-up supper that takes place 3 nights a week at one of several secret downtown locations where an anonymous chef dressed in a full bear suit sears up a meat-centric 5-course wine-paired dinner for 10 guests who dish out $150 per ticket for the experience. The dinners are booked out months in advance, but on September 17, for the first time ever, Bear will host a 10 course dinner for 100 guests at a secret waterfront location downtown to celebrate its 5 year anniversary. 

Women's Museum Of California To Host 9th Annual Wine & Music Festival On June 24 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

May 25, 2016

On Friday, June 24, from 6-10pm, the Women’s Museum of California will host its 9th Annual Wine & Music Festival at the North Promenade Lawn at San Diego's Liberty Station in Point Loma, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy summer sips, culinary delights and rockin’ performances by several live bands playing a wide range of music from originals to classic favorites. We are raffling off 2 VIP tickets as well as offering promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings per ticket.

California Travel Association Names Karl Strauss Brewing Company 2016 Brewery Of The Year

May 25, 2016

San Diego based Karl Strauss Brewing Company been named the 2016 Brewery of the Year by the California Travel Association. Each year the association holds an awards ceremony to recognize standout organizations throughout the state that have helped to develop the California tourism brand. Karl Strauss joins an impressive list of previous winners in the Brewery of the Year category that includes Firestone Walker (2015), Russian River (2014), and Sierra Nevada (2013).

San Diego's Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits To Open Virginia Brewery & Retail Operation

May 24, 2016

Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits is going to Virginia! The San Diego-based craft brewery will invest $47.8 million to establish an East Coast brewing operation and retail facility in Botetourt County, Virginia, which will create an estimated 178 new jobs. Ballast Point is building its new facility in a 259,000-square-foot former auto parts manufacturing building, located on International Parkway in Botetourt Center at Greenfield.

Get Carnival Inspired Eats At These 5 San Diego Restaurants

Common Theory's Chicken-Fried Cheeseburger
May 24, 2016

We can almost taste the gluttonous flavors of summer. With only a few days before the opening of the San Diego County Fair with some of the best snack foods in town, everyone has been waiting nearly a whole year to get their hands on some delicious carnival eats. But you don’t always have to head to a fair to eat your favorite foods. You can get your carnival inspired eats all year round at these five San Diego establishments.

Gelson's Markets Pacific Beach Location To Grand Open On May 26

May 23, 2016

One of California’s premier supermarket chains, Gelson’s Markets, will be opening its third San Diego-area store in Pacific Beach located at 730 Turquoise Street on May 26. The supermarket to the stars should be a welcome addition to the North PB neighborhood. The opening will be celebrated throughout the week, commencing with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. Gelson’s will also be thanking its first 200 customers with a gift bag valued at $20. In addition, customers will have the opportunity to sample featured merchandise and dishes on opening day and throughout opening week.

Cold War Kids, 311, Thievery Corporation & More Set To Headline Del Mar Racetrack Concert Series This Summer

May 23, 2016

Del Mar has released its official 2016 Summer Concert Series lineup, which include performances by Cold War Kids, 311, Ziggy Marley, Thievery Corporation and many more. Opening Day of Del Mar Racetrack is right around the corner, and on a Friday for the first time ever - Friday, July 15. The season runs through Labor Day, September 5 and features an array of epicurean events in addition to 11 musical performances.

The Patio Group To Open Harvest By The Patio In San Diego's East Village

May 22, 2016

The Patio Group has released the name for its incoming East Village concept. Harvest By The Patio is currently under construction at 369 10th Avenue in the space previously occupied by Table No. 10 and will unveil as early as this summer with a menu designed by Chef Antonio Friscia's Legal Restaurant team and a focus on sustainable and seasonal dishes.

Verant Group To Open Westroot Tavern In Carmel Valley On May 23

May 21, 2016

The Verant Group of restaurants will deliver a “tavern-like” experience and impressive lineup of music and nightlife to Carmel Valley when Westroot Tavern opens for business on Monday, May 23 at 6025 Village Way in the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch.

The 14th Annual Beer & Sake Festival Returns To Harrah's SoCal On June 3 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

May 21, 2016

The Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana will take over Harrah’s Resort Southern California on Friday, June 3, from 7-10pm for the 14th Annual Beer & Sake Festival on Friday, June 3, from 7-10pm, featuring local restaurants serving sumptuous treats along with area breweries pouring delicious beer, shochu and sake. Enjoy special cultural entertainment including the dynamic San Diego Taiko drum troupe, a whole tuna cutting for sashimi, a cosplay competion, as well as art booths, a silent auction and a raffle drawing. We are raffling off 2 GA tickets to attend and also offering promo code SDVILLE for $20 savings on GA tickets and promo code SDVILLEVIP for $40 savings on VIP!

San Diego's Stone Brewing To Open Napa Valley Tap Room & Brewery

Artist rendering of new Stone Brewing Napa
May 20, 2016

San Diego craft beer is moving into Wine Country USA! Stone Brewing will begin renovations to a 10,000 square-foot iconic building in downtown Napa, bringing its bold and flavorful craft beer to the region well-known for its amazing wine. Stone’s newest outpost, located on 3rd Street and Soscol Avenue, will include a pilot brewing system, a dining experience, growler fills and Stone merchandise.

Common Theory Public House Celebrates Two Year Anniversary This June 1-5

May 19, 2016

To celebrate their 2nd birthday, Common Theory Public House is hosting an anniversary bash full of delicious events that feature some of the best flavors of San Diego. Head to Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa and enjoy their one-of-a-kind anniversary brew, a poke and beer pairing dinner with some of San Diego’s top chefs, discounted beer bottles and a day full of sour and stout beer taking place this June 1 through 5.

Chef DJ Tangalin To Head New Decoy Dockside Dining at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort At Lake San Marcos

Chef Danilo "DJ" Tangalin
May 19, 2016

Eat.Drink.Sleep. (Tower23 Hotel, Cannonball, Draft Mission Beach) has tapped Danilo "DJ" Tangalin from its JRDN Restaurant at Tower23 in Pacific Beach as Executive Chef of Lakehouse Hotel & Resort's new onsite, 2-tiered restaurant Decoy Dockside Dining, set to open mid-summer in San Marcos. DJ has spent time in some of the country's most esteemed kitchens and has led the team at JRDN Restaurant for two years. He will continue to oversee the kitchen there as well.

Tracy Borkum's Cucina Sorella To Open On May 24 | Reservations Now Available

May 18, 2016

Tracy Borkum's Urban Kitchen Group has found great success with its burgeoning Cucina restaurant concepts, with locations that include Cucina Urbana in Bankers Hill, Cucina Enoteca outposts in Del Mar, Irvine & Newport Beach, and on May 24, Cucina Sorella will debut at the former Kensington Grill space (and Fish Public after that) on Adams Avenue in Kensington.

Chefs Javier Plascencia & Chad White Headline 2nd Annual San Diego Brew & Food Festival On Saturday, June 4 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

May 17, 2016

The Brew & Food Festival is coming back to America's Finest City for a second round of craft beer and culinary collisions, taking place on Saturday, June 4, from 3-6:30pm at the beautiful Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego. This year's event will feature more than 200 seasonal and specialty craft beers from 70 breweries, dozens of beer-inspired and infused dishes from 20 accomplished chefs (including celebrity chefs Javier Plascencia and the return of Top Chef contestant Chad White), two stages for live music and chef demonstrations, and activities like the silent disco dome. We are raffling off 2 VIP tickets to attend and also offering promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings on any ticket type (limited to first 100 tickets purchased so act fast!).

San Diego Festival Of Arts Brings World-Renowned Artists To America's Finest City On June 11-12 | Enter To Win 2 Tickets

May 16, 2016

Artists and aficionados from around the world will converge on America's Finest City when the rebranded San Diego Festival of the Arts takes over downtown's Waterfront Park for a weekend of all-things-art on June 11-12, from 10am-5pm each day. In addition to art displays, guests at the 2016 event will enjoy live music and entertainment, a craft beer garden and bites from San Diego’s top restaurants. We are raffling off 2 single day tickets, so read on and be sure to enter!

Salvucci's Ready To Open In San Diego's East Village

May 15, 2016

The RMD Group of restaurants (Don Chido, Rustic Root, Ciro's) has finished the build out of the former ComĂșn Taqueria space at 935 J Street in San Diego's East Village and will open Salvucci's on Monday, May 16. Specializing in modern takes on traditional Italian dishes, Salvucci's aims to entice San Diego diners with fresh pasta, bread, pizza, sauce, and welcoming hospitality.

Celebrate Margarita Month All This May With Grand Tasting Set For June 11 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

May 14, 2016

You know what they say - life should be taken with a grain of salt… a slice of lime... and a healthy dose of tequila. This May, 30 bars and restaurants across America's Finest City are competing to see who makes San Diego’s best margarita by offering up their signature concoctions at a discount all month long, culminating in a Margarita Month Grand Tasting party on Saturday, June 11, where attendees will get the chance to taste samples of every cocktail. We are raffling off 2 tickets to the Grand Tasting, as well as offering promo code SDVILLE to save $5 per ticket.

San Diego's Daring Downtown Dishes To Eat This Instant

Sirenas Po' Boy Chilean Tenderloin
May 13, 2016

It’s no surprise that San Diego’s downtown has become a destination for those looking for out-of-the-box flavor. Luckily for us, there are some downtown restaurants whose dishes blow our minds, but not our wallets. Check out some of downtown’s boldest bites and spice up your everyday with one of these creative dishes.