Jsix brings Us Wednesday Friends-Day | Starting September 3

Italian sliced meat sandwich
August 27, 2014

Having friends does have its benefits! Starting September 3, guests can grab a friend or co-worker and head to Jsix for their new Wednesday Friends-Day lunch. Every Wednesday from 11:30am-3pm, guests can bring in a friend and their lunch is on Jsix. How does it work? One simply goes to Jsix's Facebook page and snags the "Wednesday Friends-Day" password. Once at Jsix, the guest must mention the password to their server and Jsix will pick up the tab of one entrée.

Former Bottega Louie Executive Chef Joins Whisknladle Hospitality

August 26, 2014

Whisknladle Hospitality is thrilled to announce the addition of notable chef Jason Hotchkiss, most recently of the famed Bottega Louie in Downtown Los Angeles.  As Corporate Chef, Hotchkiss will be instrumental in overseeing kitchen operations at Whisknladle, all three Prepkitchen locations and the new Catania - slated to open in La Jolla in early 2015. 

Celebrate West Coast Tavern’s 5th Year Anniversary With A '20s Themed Party | August 28

August 26, 2014

In just a few days, West Coast Tavern will be celebrating their five-year anniversary with a roaring 20s-style party! Why the 20s theme? It’s to honor the year that the North Park Theatre first opened their doors… as the modern day West Coast Tavern resides in the theatre’s original lobby. Gals, don those flapper dresses and gents, put on your best suit to celebrate the iconic North Park restaurant and bar’s 5th anniversary on Thursday, August 28.

Win 2 VIP Passes to the 2nd Annual Hormel Black Label San Diego Bacon Fest | This Saturday, August 30

August 25, 2014

Bacon. Either you love bacon, or you're wrong. What other singular ingredient elicits such desire and excitement?  There are many a food festival in America's Finest City, but this August 30th, the Hormel Black Label San Diego Bacon Fest returns to Preble Field in NTC Park in Liberty Station for a festival centered around America's favorite food. Organized by PushPins Media and sponsored by Hormel Black Label Bacon, this event will unite the masses with San Diego's finest chefs, breweries, eateries, and distilleries for a day of unlimited indulgence in honor of International Bacon Day. SanDiegoVille has 2 VIP tickets for one extremely lucky porker (a $200 value) - input your email below to enter and cross your fingers!! Read on, because we have all the details and even a special promo code for ticket savings!

Handlery Hotel Exodus | The Mission Valley Bad Boys Leave the Place They Made Awesome

Gus Thompson and Chef Karl Prohaska
August 25, 2014

It may not be a well known establishment to many San Diegans, but to insiders of San Diego's food and craft beer world, the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley was the venue that hosted some of the city's best culinary events. Four Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festivals, two New Kids on the Block Craft Beer events, the San Diego Salutes Tommy Gomes party, the 5 Chef Societe dinners...all successes resulting from the labor of love of both Chef Karl Prohaska and event coordinator Gus Thompson, who each effectively departed Handlery this week. At this point, no one knows what shall come next for this dynamic duo, but one thing is for sure, any San Diego business will be lucky to have them.

San Diego's Devine Pastabilities to be Featured on Food Network's 'Mystery Diners' | Wednesday, August 27

August 25, 2014

Set your DVR because Devine Pastabilities, located at 3545 Midway Dr., Ste. E, in San Diego, becomes the next local Food Network television celebrity with a show dedicated to its regional favorite, the Torpasta. Appearing on “Mystery Diners” at 9pm this Wednesday, Aug. 27, the restaurant has had to keep details of the episode under wraps. However owner Damien Devine, who has already successfully battled one fast food chain over the rights to his signature sandwich, now fears someone from within his organization is trying to steal his culinary creation. The Mystery Diners are ready to investigate!

Del Mar Racetrack Announces Inaugural Fall Bing Crosby Season | November 7-30

August 25, 2014

After a thrilling summer of fast racing and huge events, the legendary seaside track will open again for its inaugural fall Bing Crosby Season, November 7-30. Old Hollywood style meets classic Southern California cool this November at Del Mar Racetrack with four weeks of elite Thoroughbred racing, fresh events and musical performances to keep the good times rolling.

El Pescador Fish Market Moves Into Former Marrakesh Building | New Location Right Across Pearl Street in La Jolla

August 24, 2014

Since this past Friday, La Jolla's El Pescador Fish Market has been doling out fresh catch from its new location in the building that previously housed Marrakesh, right across the street from its former spot on Pearl Street. Now equipped with a beer and wine license, the new El Pescador is packing in patrons looking for just-caught cuts to-go or prepared on a sandwich, taco or salad for casual dining in.

Dîner en Blanc Returns to San Diego on Friday, September 19 | Register for the 3rd Edition of Popular White-Themed Pop Up Dinner

August 24, 2014

Get the bleach out and be ready to don your best white attire because the third annual Dîner en Blanc is returning to San Diego! Registration opens to the general public on Monday, August 25, but hurry soon, because time to register ends on September 11. True to its global success, Dîner en Blanc is returning to San Diego for its third edition on Friday, September 19. The annual secret affair, promising an unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty and magic, will take over an undisclosed public space whose location will be revealed upon arrival and expect more than 1,800 San Diegans for a memorable soirée.

Win 2 Passes to the International Bacon Film Festival | Friday, August 29 on the Flight Deck of the USS Midway

August 24, 2014

Have you ever partied on an aircraft carrier? Ever seen a motorcycle that runs on bacon? Ever watched films about bacon? Didn't think so, but now is your chance. Don't miss the 2nd annual International Bacon Film Festival, taking place this Friday, August 29, from 7-10:30pm on the flight deck of the historical aircraft carrier, USS Midway. Enjoy short films about bacon, bacon themed appetizers and a premium open bar, all during an evening hosted by culinary celebrity, Sam the Cooking Guy. We have a pair of passes for one lucky meat-eater (vegetarians need not apply). Just input your email below to enter our raffle!

Kid Ventures to Open Liberty Station Facility in December

August 24, 2014

Kid Ventures, San Diego’s only boutique-style indoor “edutainment” facility for young children, announced plans to open its third location in the county at Liberty Station in December. The 5,500-square-foot venue will include a play village with fun, education-oriented themed rooms as well as a cafe and wifi area for parents.

Before Summer Technically Ends, Get Outside for Dinner at These San Diego Spots

August 23, 2014

Like all good things, summer is quickly coming to an end. But before it does, it’s time for one last celebration this month. This August 31 is National Eat Outside Day. We’ve got the best local spots with the perfect patios for you to revel in. So grab your shades and get ready to take in some air while you enjoy your food outside.

Ryan Studebaker to Take the Lead at A Miho Experience

August 22, 2014

Chef Ryan Studebaker recently departed from his role as Executive Chef at the struggling Encore Champagne Bar & Dining Room (which is currently undergoing a dining room revamp) and has already landed a new gig as executive chef of A Miho Experience, the company which operates Miho Gastrotruck, Stand & Deliver street cart and The Vetted Table catering company. Studebaker replaces Chef Rocio Siso Gurriaran, who is joining Chef Jason Knibb at NINE-TEN, coincidentally where Chef Studebaker's wife Rachel King is the pastry chef. Prior to Encore, Studebaker served as Chef de Cuisine at Matt Gordon's Solace and the Moonlight Lounge, Chef de Cuisine at Enlightened Hospitality Group's Gingham Restaurant and Chef de Cuisine at PrepKitchen Del Mar.

Cohn Restaurant Group Chef Deborah Scott's Brie Now Available at Select Costco Locations In San Diego

August 22, 2014

Chef Deborah Scott, Executive Chef & Partner of the ever-present Cohn Restaurant Group, is proud to announce a long-awaited partnership with Costco Wholesale to launch one of her most beloved culinary offerings. Her immensely popular Pepita & Sesame Crusted Brie with Jalapeño Jelly and Roasted Garlic is now on shelves for retail sale at select Costco locations throughout San Diego. Previously only available to order within her restaurants (Indigo Grill, Island Prime/C Level, Vintana Wine + Dine, etc.), the new collaboration allows Chef Scott fans to enjoy her trademark flavors in the comfort of their own kitchens.