Get Your Last Taste Of Downtown's Anthony's Fish Grotto | Historic San Diego Bay Restaurant To Close On January 31

January 16, 2017

After more than 70 years serving seafood on San Diego Bay, Anthony's Fish Grotto will close its downtown location after service on Tuesday, January 31.

Café Chloe Owners To Open Minou Crêperie Patisserie In San Diego's East Village

January 15, 2017

We recently broke the news that Café Chloe owners Alison McGrant and John Clute were opening an outpost in Liberty Station dubbed Chloe At Scout Garden Café & Events. The husband-and-wife partners are also in the process of opening Minou Crêperie Patisserie at 721 Eighth Avenue only a block away from their flagship French restaurant.

Hillcrest's Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen Partners With Bombay Sapphire For Jewel Giveaway

January 14, 2017

Hillcrest's Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen in teaming up with Bombay Sapphire Gin to give away an actual sapphire with a value up to $2,500. All month long, just stop in and order the Premium Bombay Sapphire Martini for your chance to win.

Voltaire Beach House Unveils In Ocean Beach With Adjacent Golden State Brewery Tasting Room

January 13, 2017

The former O'Bistro space in Ocean Beach has been transformed into Voltaire Beach House, a nearly 4,000 square foot indoor/outdoor bar and restaurant opening tonight. Featuring a menu from Consulting Chef Abe Botello (West Coast Tavern), Voltaire Beach House boasts an expansive, covered patio, a giant wraparound bar, and even an adjacent craft beer tasting room from Santa Clara-based Golden State Brewery.

Small Bar Invites Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado & Lagunitas Brewing For Western-Themed, 7 Course Whiskey & Beer Dinner On January 26

January 13, 2017

Small Bar owner & chef Karen Barnett is starting 2017 right and inviting pitmaster Andy Harris of North Park's Grand Ole BBQ Y Asado and NorCal's Lagunitas Brewing Company for the first Whiskey & Beer Supper Club of the year. Taking place on Thursday, January 26, starting at 6:30pm, University Height's Small Bar is inviting a very limited number of guests (it is a small bar after all) for a Western-themed, 7-course whiskey and beer pairing dinner.

Chef Aaron Obregon Joins Culinary Team At Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa

January 12, 2017

Chef Aaron Obregon, who most recently launched North Park's Beerfish as Executive Chef, has taken a position as Culinary Supervisor at Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa and will be tasked with overseeing Current & Tides Restaurant + Lounge.

CH Projects Seeks Chef De Cuisine For Highly Anticipated Little Italy Steakhouse

January 12, 2017

CH Projects (Craft & Commerce, Soda & Swine, Ironside Fish & Oyster and more) is currently searching for a Chef de Cuisine to run the kitchen at its highly anticipated Little Italy modern steakhouse Born & Raised, anticipated to open as early as the end of March.

Chargers Leave San Diego To Relocate NFL Team To Los Angeles

January 12, 2017

After 55 seasons as San Diego's NFL team, the Chargers have announced that they will be leaving America's Finest City to return to Los Angeles, where the club first started in 1960.

Mama Testa Taqueria Announces Closure

January 11, 2017

Mama Testa Taqueria took to social media today to announce the eatery's impending closure. The popular taco shop owned by César Gonzalez, which once beat celebrity chef Bobby Flay in a fish taco throwdown, first opened in Hillcrest in 2004 before relocating to Mira Mesa in 2015.

The Patio Group Continues Expansion With Opening Of The Patio Marketplace

January 11, 2017

The Patio Group is not slowing down in 2017. After a busy 2016 that included the opening of Fireside By The Patio, Harvest By The Patio, and Bao Beach, as well as the purchase of Surfrider Pizza in Ocean Beach and the announcement of at least 2 fast-casual eateries dubbed The Patio Express, Gina Champion-Cain's American National Investments corporation is gearing up to launch The Patio Marketplace, a fast-casual cafe that features a collection of offerings from other Patio brands.

Four First Generation Filipino Chefs Team Up For Collaboration Dinner

January 11, 2017

Filipino food is on the rise! A group of San Diego's top first generation Filipino chefs will join forces at Jsix restaurant on January 26 for a 4-course collaboration dinner sponsored by Specialty Produce with each chef making a dish that represents a certain region of the Philippines where their parents are from.

Tawainese Hot Pot Franchise Coming To San Diego | Tasty Pot To Open In Convoy District & Mira Mesa

January 10, 2017

Two locations of a California-based Tawainese-style hot pot restaurant will open in San Diego this February. Tasty Pot will debut in Mira Mesa and the Convoy District and offer a menu of traditional Taiwanese fare.

Rancho Sante Fe's French Dining Destination Ponsaty's Launches Sunday Brunch

January 10, 2017

Rancho Sante Fe's newest French restaurant, Ponsaty’s, is launching Sunday brunch starting this weekend. Ponsaty's Sunday brunch features a full buffet that includes such options as eggs Benedict Florentine, sea water poached King crab legs, herb crusted prime ribeye, not to mention an add-on for bottomless mimosas and bloody marys.

The Gaslamp Shutter | 1919, Ocean Pacific Grill & Pasha Lounge Recently Close

January 9, 2017

With rising property values comes higher rents, and combined with an increased minimum wage, the result is that many establishments are being pushed from their spaces due to the excess costs of doing business. 1919, Pasha Lounge, and Ocean Pacific Grille are the latest victims of the Gaslamp Shutter - a new disease spreading throughout San Diego and closing businesses in record numbers.

Mardi Gras Madness Sweeps Through the Gaslamp Quarter This February | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets To Big Easy Bites & Booze Tasting Tour AND Mardi Gras In The Gaslamp

January 8, 2017

The Gaslamp Quarter is going all out for Mardi Gras in 2017! In addition to the 23rd annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Parade & Celebration on Fat Tuesday, February 28, new this year is The Big Easy Booze & Bites Tour on Saturday, February 25 - a self guided, Mardi Gras-themed tasting tour of downtown San Diego featuring bites, cocktails and beads from 20 Gaslamp hotspots. We are offering promo code SDVILLE for top savings on tickets to both events, as well as raffling off the ultimate Mardi Gras package with 2 VIP tickets to Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras and 2 tickets to The Big Easy Booze & Bites Tour!

Lunar New Year Festival Takes Over Qualcomm Stadium This January 20-22

January 7, 2017

San Diego's biggest Lunar New Year Festival takes over Qualcomm Stadium this January 20-22 to celebrate the year of the rooster! Produced by The Little Saigon Foundation of San Diego, The Lunar New Year Festival draws 30,000 guests to Mission Valley each year for Asian delicacies and unique cultural delights, as well as live entertainment, carnival rides and a beer garden.

The French Table To Open At Former Clandestino Space In Hillcrest

January 6, 2017

A branch of Southern California restaurant concept Creme de la Crepe, The French Table will open on January 20 at 142 University Avenue in Hillcrest in the space that previously housed Clandestino restaurant.

Johnny Rockets Opens La Jolla Location

January 5, 2017

Johnny Rockets, a 50s-style burger and malt shop chain of restaurants, has opened its first central San Diego location in La Jolla as part of the Westfield UTC expansion that also includes San Diego's first Shake Shack.

Ballast Point Founders Rebrand Spirits Division | Cutwater Spirits To Open Distillery, Restaurant & Bar In Miramar

January 5, 2017

Former Ballast Point Founder Jack White & COO Yuseff Cherney, who left the company last summer after selling the brewery portion of the business to Constellation Brands, are rebranding Ballast's spirit division into Cutwater Spirits and will open a 50,000 square-foot distillery, bar and restaurant in San Diego's Miramar neighborhood.

An Alt-Restaurant Week Emerges In San Diego In 2017 | Inaugural Farm To Fork Week Takes Place January 15-22

January 4, 2017

The owner of Mission Hills sister restaurants The Red Door & Bar by Red Door, Trish Watlington is hosting her own week of dining deals during this year's winter edition of San Diego Restaurant Week. Farm To Fork Week will celebrate the special relationship between local farmers, food purveyors, chefs and restaurants with dining specials throughout San Diego County during the inaugural event this January 15-22.

Gigantic New Karaoke Bar Coming To Kearny Mesa | Hive Bar, Restaurant & Entertainment Center To Debut In Early 2017

January 3, 2017

The owner of the Convoy District's Chorus Karaoke & Bar is greatly expanding and taking over the adjacent space to build Hive - a 18,000 square foot dining, drinking and entertainment venue centered around karaoke.