Union Kitchen and Tap Set To Debut This Month in San Diego's Gaslamp | Taking Over the Donovan's Prime Seafood Space on Fifth Avenue

April 18, 2014

Set to open this month, Union Kitchen and Tap Gaslamp is the newest venture for proprietor Eric Leitstein. His popular Encinitas restaurant of the same name has been a staple since 2011. The new restaurant, located at 333 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp District, has significantly more square footage than its counterpart to the north. Union Kitchen and Tap Gaslamp features a patio and two huge garage-style doors that open at street level.

Cafe21 Opens Second Location in San Diego's Historic Gaslamp Taking Over Croce's Former Space

April 18, 2014

Cafe21 with little to no promotion, quietly opened the doors this week to its newest location in the former space occupied by Croce's in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. While the new space features the same locally sourced, organic, creative cuisine created by Chef Leyla Javadov at her University Heights location, the new Cafe21 will now be able to further accommodate the scores of people that find the wait worth it every week.

Eddie V's Prime Seafood Embraces its New Location in The Headquarters at Seaport District

April 17, 2014

Surf & Turf has been an American staple and middle class status symbol since the 1960s. Eddie V's Prime Seafood elevates that base concept and couples luxurious seafood with prime cuts of meat, presenting it with class, elegance and pride. We dove into the menu at Eddie V's at its recently opened second San Diego location in The Headquarters at Seaport District, a newly constructed retail and shopping destination that revived San Diego's historic Old Police Headquarters, and we were wowed by a fantastic dining experience.

See What’s in Season at Davanti Enoteca in Del Mar and Little Italy Seafood and Garden-Driven Fare Headline New Seasonal Menus

Rock Shrimp Salad
April 17, 2014
Davanti Enoteca’s Chef Christopher Vera-Tudela (of Little Italy) and Chef Michael Nogera (of the Del Mar Highlands) have introduced garden-inspired dishes and fresh seafood plates to the menus of Davanti Enoteca in Little Italy and the Del Mar Highlands Town Center this month. Both Davanti Enoteca locations will offer seasonal plates like Rock Shrimp Salad with spring peas and baby heirloom tomatoes and Capesante e Fave, seared Diver scallops over fava beans and pea tendrils in a guanciale vinaigrette. The Little Italy and Del Mar Highlands’ chefs will also introduce dishes exclusive to their respective location.

Puesto's Taco Collaboration | The Headquarter's Favorite Mexican Restaurant Teams Up with San Diego Eateries to Launch Local Thursdays in May

April 17, 2014

Puesto at The Headquarters is teaming up with three of San Diego's favorite restaurants for a taco collaboration to launch Puesto's new Local Thursdays. Puesto has tapped, CUCINA Urbana, Herringbone and Sea & Smoke to each create a one-of-a-kind taco available exclusively on Thursdays in May at Puesto. Each restaurant took a favorite dish from their menus and morphed it into a taco using Puesto's fresh house-made tortillas. In addition to the three tacos, Puesto will also offer all their local beers at half-off on Thursday nights, which currently includes Modern Times Saison, Saint Archer Blonde, Green Flash Hop Head Red, Alesmith Nut Brown, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, and more.

Second-Annual CicloSDias Cherished by More Than 12,000 Riders Within the Pacific Beach Community

Former Mayor - Councilman Todd Gloria
enjoying an open road for CicloSDias!
April 16, 2014

Two weeks ago, on Sunday, March 30, more than 12,000 people filled 2.5 miles of streets in Pacific Beach to walk, skate, bike, scoot, dance, skip, and even do yoga during San Diego’s second-annual CicloSDias. San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, the main sponsor of the open-streets celebration, continues to receive thanks and positive feedback about CicloSDias and the healthy impact it had on the Pacific Beach community.

Chefs Celebrate India to Benefit Just Call Us Volunteers at the Bombay Bazaar | Chefs and Farmers Explore San Diego’s Diverse Culinary Traditions on Sunday, April 27

April 16, 2014  

Some of San Diego's most high profile chefs will interpret the cuisines of India at Bombay Bazaar on Sunday, April 27, from 5 - 9 pm at SILO in Makers Quarter, all to benefit the efforts of Just Call Us Volunteers. Many of the same chefs devote their off time to working side by side with less skilled but willing workers to help Just Call Us Volunteers feed 8,000 meals to needy children, women and veterans throughout the year.

San Diego Magazine’s to Host 4th Annual Best of North County Party | Friday, April 25

April 15, 2014

Sample bites from North County’s best restaurants, sip beer and wine from top craft breweries and wineries and enjoy live music and entertainment at San Diego Magazine’s 4th annual Best of North County Party, taking place on Friday, April 25 from 6:30-9:30pm at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad. The event celebrates the Best of North County winners as published in the April issue and features the region’s top restaurants, breweries, wineries and live entertainment. SanDiegoVille has partnered with this year's Best of North County Party, which results in our readers and followers getting a special discount on tickets to one of the year's top events!

Tickets Now On Sale for Bacon & Barrels San Diego Dinner and Festival | May 30 & 31

April 14, 2014

Bacon & Barrels is headed to San Diego this May 30 - May 31 for a festival showcasing local chefs’ most imaginative recipes incorporating bacon, and the best artisan and craft barrel beverages such as bourbon, beer, wine, and scotch - with a portion of ticket sales going to benefit the Surfrider Foundation. The event includes over 140 food and libation booths with all-inclusive tastings from some of Santa Barbara’s hottest boutique wineries and unique, high-end small batch whiskey, scotch and tequila from local purveyors as well as live music from popular indie bands.  There will also be a selection of craft beers to taste while enjoying a variety of inventive and unexpected bites from participating chefs, as well as a special dinner with Top Chef alum Brooke Williamson!

FOX Television Is Heading to San Diego for Casting of New UTOPIA Reality Show | Want to Create a Whole New World - Head to Balboa Park on April 27

April 13, 2014

The FOX Networkʼs new unscripted social experiment series “Utopia” is searching for candidates to create a whole new world. Nationwide casting is now underway, but the show's casting crew will be coming to San Diego's Earth Fair at Balboa Park on Sunday, April 27 in hopes of finding motivated pioneers who have the ideas, skills and determination to create and run an ideal society.

San Diego Brewers Score 11 Medals and Top Honor At 2014 World Beer Cup

April 12, 2014

America's Finest City was once again proudly represented at this year's World Beer Cup, where San Diegans won 11 medals, including 4 gold, 4 silver, and 3 bronze, as well as the title of World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster in the Mid-Sized Brewing Company category. The awards were presented at the conclusion of Craft Brewers Conference & Brew Expo America in Denver, CO.

The Pig Pen is Movin' On Up | Carnitas' Snack Shack to Open 2nd Location at Del Mar Highlands Town Center

April 12, 2014

After searching, finding, losing, and searching some more, the ever-popular Carnitas' Snack Shack has finally found a location to open its second outpost.

Easter Sunday is Almost Here | Where to Eat Throughout San Diego

April 11, 2014

Whether or not you're religious, it doesn't matter - Easter is a time for family, friends and fun and... brunch, of course! With the amount of sunshine and delicious eats in San Diego, locals have endless options to choose from when selecting a restaurant for Easter. From soothing ocean waves to downtown digs, brunch can have something to offer for everyone this Easter - even the kiddos. Here we've gathered and sorted through San Diego's top dining destinations for Easter 2014.

Tantalizing Teasers Await You at the 14th Annual Taste of Hillcrest | Saturday, April 19

April 10, 2014

Take your palate by the hand and embark on your culinary tour of the world at the 14th Annual Taste of Hillcrest taking place on Saturday, April 19 from 12 - 4pm. Over 40 sumptuous restaurants will be serving bites, so delectable; they will have you feeling like a Culinary Attaché. From quaint cafés and budding bistros, to five-star dining decadence - enjoy all the global cuisine Hillcrest has to offer. Sample flavors of the Middle East, from Eba’s Lounge and Bistro, Spices of the “East” from Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India, and feel good classics from Harvey Milk’s American Diner. But don’t forget to indulge in some sweet delights at the famed D Bar San Diego and Babycakes!