El Chingon Bad Ass Mexican To Grand Open In San Diego's Gaslamp On March 30

March 26, 2017

From the GBOD Hospitality Group, which also owns San Diego's Meze Greek Fusion, El Chingon Bad Ass Mexican is set to open in one half of the former-1919 space in downtown San Diego on March 30. Inspired by Pancho Villa and the pistoleros of the Mexican Revolution, El Chingon will offer taco-shop-style Mexican food and a bar menu focused on south of the border spirits.

San Diego Reader's Tacotopia Returns For The Third Year This May 13 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

March 25, 2017

The San Diego Reader is continuing its search to find the best taco in San Diego, and at the 3rd annual Reader Tacotopia at Golden Hill Park on Saturday, May 13, over 50 of the top eateries from San Diego, Los Angeles and Tijuana will compete for bragging rights. The best part about Tacotopia is that attendees pick the champion. After tasting signature tacos from as many restaurants as possible, ticket holders vote for their favorite vendor and the one who receives the most tokens wins the title of "Best Taco"! We're giving away 2 VIP 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.

Best Of SanDiegoVille | Listing Off San Diego's Top Dive Bars

Sometimes you need a place where drinks are cheap, the floor is dirty and your eyes have to adjust to the darkness, so we've listed off the top dive bars around San Diego County!

Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival Returns To Offer Best Beer Fest Value In Town On Saturday, April 15 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

March 24, 2017

Over the course of its six previous incarnations, the Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival has come to be known as San Diego's tried-and-true, locals-friendly, best-value-in-town craft beer festival. MVCBF has always been reasonably priced and includes unlimited food and craft beer (plus spirits!) as well as great live music. On Saturday, April 15, the event will return to take over the gigantic practice field at Qualcomm Stadium for a day devoted to America's finest craft brews paired with some of our city's best restaurants and chefs. As always, SanDiegoVille readers save on any ticket type with promo code SDVILLE and we are also raffling off 2 VIP passes to attend.

Chef Luke Johnson & Mixologist Christian Siglin On Board For Cutwater Spirits Onsite Bar & Restaurant | Former-Ballast Point Spirits Lines Up All-Star Team For Largest Distillery On West Coast

March 23, 2017

Earlier this year we announced that Cutwater Spirits, the rebranded liquor company that began as Ballast Point Spirits, is in the process of building a 50,000 square-foot distillery, bar and restaurant in San Diego's Miramar area - the largest distilling facility on the West Coast. The ambitious project has hired an all-star crew to lead the 200-plus seat bar and kitchen at its new dining & drinking destination, including Executive Chef Luke Johnson (Alinea, La Valencia) & Bar Manager Christian Siglin (Noble Experiment, The Pearl Hotel).

KAABOO Del Mar Announces Music Lineup For September 15-17 Festival | Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, & Muse To Headline

March 23, 2017

KAABOO Del Mar has announced the 2017 music lineup for its 3rd annual music and entertainment experience happening September 15-17, 2017. Alternative Rock icons Red Hot Chili Peppers, trailblazing Pop songstress P!nk, American treasure Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and international stadium rockers Muse will headline this year's cultural festival. They will be joined at San Diego's Del Mar Fairgrounds & Racetrack by previously announced California favorites Weezer, plus Jane’s Addiction, David Guetta, Ice Cube, Jason Derulo, Logic, Alanis Morissette, Jackson Browne, Andy Grammer, Kesha, LīVE, X Ambassadors, Garbage, Michael McDonald, and many more.

San Diego Beer & Music Festival Takes Over Downtown's Broadway Pier On April 8 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

March 22, 2017

The San Diego Beer & Music Festival will take over the picturesque Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego on Saturday, April 8, from 7-10pm (6pm for VIP), for an evening of craft beer and live music to raise funds for local charity Coastal Conservation Association. Presented by #RockStarBeer Productions, the festival will showcase over 100 craft beers from more than 50 local and regional breweries as well as a food truck court and live performances by local bands and DJ's. We are raffling off a pair of VIP passes to attend ($100 value) as well as offering promo code SDVILLE for $5 off any ticket.

Carve Modern Deli & Beer Now Open In San Diego's Serra Mesa Neighborhood

March 21, 2017

Now open on the base floor of the Broadstone Corsair resort-inspired apartment building in San Diego's Serra Mesa neighborhood is Carve Modern Deli & Beer, a chef-driven artisan sandwich restaurant and craft beer bar.

Cohn Restaurant Group To Open San Diego's First 100% For-Charity Eatery

March 21, 2017

We recently broke the news that San Diego's Cohn Restaurant Group was opening a tri-concept at its former 100 Wines space in Hillcrest - a bistro/speakeasy/taco shop dubbed BO-beau Kitchen + Caché & Libertad Tacos a la Brasa. It has now been announced that Libertad will be San Diego's first 100% for-charity restaurant.

Sushiya & Ototo Sushi Owner To Bring Noodles To Normal Heights | Former Burnside Sandwich Spot To Become Nozaru Ramen

March 21, 2017

It seems like a new ramen shop pops up in San Diego every week! The space at 3375 Adams Avenue in Normal Heights that most recently housed Burnside sandwich shop will soon become Nozaru Ramen, a noodle house and sushi eatery from the owner of Sushiya and Ototo Sushi Co.

Former San Diego Visitor's Information Center On Mission Bay To Become Shoreline Restaurant

March 20, 2017

The 4,600 square-foot building at 2688 E Mission Bay Drive near Mission Bay Park acted as San Diego Visitor's Information Center for more than four decades before closing in 2010, but the prime bayside location will soon be revived to become Shoreline restaurant.

Best Of SanDiegoVille | Listing Off San Diego's Top Taco Shops

We are constantly asked where to find the best tacos in San Diego County, so we've compiled a list of the top spots to grab one (or five) of these foldable treats around America's Finest City.

St. Tropez Bakery To Become Tapas & Beers

March 19, 2017

Taking over the 1,600 square-foot space previously occupied by St. Tropez Bakery & Bistro in the historic Spreckels building in downtown San Diego is Tapas & Beers, a Mediterranean-influenced tapas restaurant and beer bar.

Bristol Farms To Open Lazy Acres Natural Market In Mission Hills

March 19, 2017

Bristol Farms is opening the 4th location of its Lazy Acres Natural Market concept at 422 W Washington Street in San Diego's Mission Hills within the building that previously housed the short-lived Haggen Foods, anticipated to debut as early as mid-summer.

Thorn Street Brewery Expands To Barrio Logan With Plans For Distillery, Marketplace & Restaurant

March 18, 2017

Thorn Street Brewery has taken over the orange-clad industrial warehouse at 1735 National Avenue in the Barrio Logan neighborhood, which most recently housed the now-defunct San Diego Public Market, in order to expand its brewery operations and add a distilling component - Thorn Spirits.

Bikes & Beers Returns To San Diego For 4th Year On Saturday, April 8 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

March 18, 2017

Now in its 4th year, Bikes & Beers returns to San Diego on Saturday, April 8, offering participants a fun and scenic ride around San Diego that finishes with a beer festival at The Point in Mission Bay. SanDiegoVille is raffling off complimentary registration for two, as well as offering our readers a promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings on each registration.

Karina's Ceviches & More Opens In Mission Hills

March 17, 2017

Karina's Mexican Seafood has moved into the space adjacent to Saffron Noodles and Saté at 3731-B India Street in San Diego's Mission Hills neighborhood for the opening of Karina's Ceviches & More. The 35-plus year old company also now oversees the operations at Saffron.

Lil' Farmers Cafe To Open In Pacific Beach | Daphne Greek-Founder Focuses On Farm Fresh Fast Casual With Second Location

March 16, 2017

Lil' Farmers Cafe, which opened its first location in San Diego's Kearny Mesa neighborhood in 2015, has targeted the former-Which Wich space at 1001 Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach for a second outpost, anticipated to open by this summer. The fast-casual eatery comes from the founder of Daphne's Greek Cafe.

Hollywood-Themed Movie Theater, Candy Store & Jimmy Buffett Restaurant Coming To Downtown San Diego

March 15, 2017

Downtown's former Reading Cinema at Fifth Avenue & G Street, which closed in February 2016, will soon become Theatre Box - a luxury, Hollywood-themed, 8-screen movie theater from one of the owners of Los Angeles' Chinese Theatre. The theater will share the 73,000 square-foot space with two dining concepts - Landshark Bar & Grill by Jimmy Buffett and Sugar Factory restaurant, lounge and candy store.

Pacific Beach's Pueblo Modern Baja Coastal Appoints New Executive Chef

March 14, 2017

Pueblo, which opened in August 2016 in Pacific Beach, is excited to welcome new executive chef, Eduardo Rosales, who has replaced Sean McCart in the kitchen. In the next couple of weeks, Chef Rosales will be debuting an array of delicious new menu items at the ambitious modern Mexican restaurant and rooftop bar.

Chef-Driven Bar Logan To Open In Barrio Logan As Early As This Summer

March 14, 2017

Chef Steve Brown has been all over the local culinary scene in 2017. He's opening the gigantic The Shipping Yard brewery and restaurant in his hometown of Imperial Beach later this year. He took over the former Shima Japanese space in Coronado to have a permanent home for his Cosecha pop-up dinners, where he has been hosting a themed-meal almost weekly. Now news is out that Chef Brown is heading the kitchen at Bar Logan, a new gastropub set to open at 2163 Logan Avenue in San Diego's Barrio Logan neighborhood as early as this summer.