Mike Hess Brewing Taps Ocean Beach For Next Tasting Room Location

May 22, 2015

Mike Hess Brewing has taken over the space formerly occupied by Salty Dog Pet Store at 4893 Voltaire Street in Ocean Beach and will begin constructing a tasting room. This is the third location for Mike Hess Brewing, a craft brewing operation started began production at its original brewery in Miramar in 2010, and has since opened a tasting room in North Park.

The D6 Night Market To Gather Neighborhood Favorites For Free, Family Friendly Fest | Light The Night On Saturday, May 30

May 22, 2015

The inaugural D6 Night Market is set to take over Mira Mesa Community Park on Saturday, May 30, from 4-10pm for a free, family-friendly public event. Named for San Diego’s City Council District 6 (“D6”), perhaps the most culturally diverse district in San Diego, the D6 Night Market will have all the elements of a successful night market including a mix of food and beverage stands, vendors, and entertainment.

Win 2 Tickets To The Inaugural San Diego International Paella & Wine Festival On Saturday, May 30

May 21, 2015

Paella chefs from across the globe will gather at San Diego's Embarcadero Marina South to compete for the title of "Best Paella in the Cali-Baja Region" at the inaugural International Paella & Wine Festival on Saturday, May 30. There will also be samples from wineries hailing from Baja California to Napa, as well as beers from San Diego and Baja craft brewers. With San Diego's breathtaking waterfront as a backdrop, this first-of-its-kind festival will feature live music, entertainment and plenty of culture. We are giving away 2 GA tickets to the event, so read on and enter for a chance to win.

Fishermen’s Market Launches Free, Convenient Cutting Service & Restaurant Partnership

May 21, 2015

Responding to customer demand, San Diego's popular weekly fishermen's market, Tuna Harbor Dockside Market, is now offering a free, convenient cutting service and a partnership with a local restaurant, Sally's Seafood on the Water, to make it easier and faster for people to enjoy their fresh-off-the-boat seafood. The new service allows customers to buy a whole fish and then have it fileted, cut into steaks or "gilled and gutted" on the spot - making it ready for the oven, pan or grill.

Park & Rec Opens In University Heights | Former Bourbon Street Space Now Devoted To Craft Cocktails

May 21, 2015

As one of San Diego’s oldest communities, University Heights’ rich history dates back to the city’s first land boom during the late-1880’s. Nestled in the heart of this charming neighborhood is a 5,000 square foot property, which has been home to a variety of popular neighborhood watering holes for more than 50 years, including most recently Bourbon Street. As of today at 4-m, John Pani, founder of hospitality investment and management firm, ELE Collective (Waypoint Public, Hotel Vyvant), will breathe new life into the well-loved neighborhood gem with the opening of University Heights’ newest cocktail concept, Park & Rec.

Port of San Diego Grants Lease to Carnitas’ Snack Shack for New Waterfront Café

May 20, 2015

As part of the Port of San Diego's efforts to enliven the waterfront, a new, walk-up café will soon be added to the recent North Embarcadero improvements in San Diego. On May 12, the Board of Port Commissioners approved a lease to Carnitas' Snack Shack III, LLC, to operate the new Carnitas' Snack Shack café at 1004 North Harbor Drive. San Diego's pork palace is officially opening downtown! Construction of the location will begin soon as is expected to be completed within 6 months.

Ironside Fish & Oyster To Host Visiting Chefs For Chef's Catch Dinner Series

May 20, 2015

Michelin-starred Executive Chef Jason McLeod is introducing a new dinner series at his seafood & oyster bar concept, Ironside Fish & Oyster in Little Italy. Beginning in June, a jaw-dropping roster of several of the country's most exciting and acclaimed chefs will make their way into San Diego specifically for McLeod’s Chef's Catch dinner series. Speaking to Ironside’s dedication to sustainable practices, the chefs will venture out off the coast of San Diego and Baja for a fishing trip with McLeod, where they’ll plan to return with local catch for a collaborative, family-style dinner menu incorporating the freshest finds straight off the boat.

Little Italy's Sirena Gourmet Latin Seafood Restaurant Reveals New Spring, Happy Hour And Chefs’ Tasting Menus

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May 19, 2015

Located off the beaten path in Little Italy, Sirena Gourmet Latin Seafood Restaurant has become known for its delicious Latin twist on seafood and almost-too-pretty-to-eat plates and has recently unveiled new spring, happy hour and seven-course chefs’ tasting menus.

Wang's North Park Closes | Gigantic Space Up For Grabs

May 19, 2015

Wang's North Park took to Facebook today to announce to their followers that they have officially closed for business. The gigantic space, formerly a JC Penney, at 3029 University Avenue was likely too much to handle for the Asian Fusion restaurant. Wang's officially opened for Chinese New Year in January 2012, although it soft opened in November 2011. Wang's opened its first location, Wang's In The Desert, in downtown Palm Springs, which is still open for business.

Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center To Host Annual Seedling Soirée On Saturday, May 30 | Outdoor Twilight Cocktails and Garden Dinner Featuring 10 San Diego Chefs

May 19, 2015 

Join community leaders and local chefs on Saturday, May 30, for a unique, outdoor benefit for edible education programs at Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center's annual Seedling Soirée, a twilight cocktail reception and culinary feast. This celebration of local, garden ingredients will include craft cocktails, appetizers, and a family-style dinner inspired by the seasonal harvest on the lush, beautiful grounds of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center in National City.

Baja's "Best Chef" To Host 6 Course Wine-Pairing Feast | Friday, May 29

May 19, 2015

What do you get when you combine award-winning chefs from both sides of the border with authentic al fresco cuisine and lavish Mexican vineyards? You get a delicious experience that can only be perfected by the “Best Chef of Baja!” With incredible Valle de Guadalupe only 90 minutes from San Diego, it would be a shame to miss out on the El Jardín Dinner on Friday, May 29, which embodies the rich culture of the region. World renowned Chef Ryan Steyn of El Jardín is joining with well-known guest chefs Gianina Gavaldon from Olivia in Guadalupe Valley and Chef Abe Botello from San Diego’s West Coast Tavern, to offer an unforgettable six-course dinner paired with some of the finest sips of Guadalupe Valley and live music. One bite and you will instantly recognize why Chef Ryan Steyn was named the “Best Chef of Baja” by Cocinero del año Mexico.

The Lodge At Torrey Pines To Host Exclusive James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Dinner On Saturday, May 30

May 18, 2015

On Saturday, May 30, the James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Dinner Tour comes to San Diego! Don't miss this exclusive family-style, farm-to-table culinary event at The Lodge At Torrey Pines in La Jolla. Food Network star Beau MacMillan, James Beard Foundation Award winner Carrie Nahabedian, along with A.R. Valentien Chefs' Jeff Jackson, Kelli Crosson, and Olivier Bioteau will be on hand to discuss the creative process behind the evening’s fare as they present a five-course menu under the stars, paired with wines from Nickel & Nickel, Far Niente and En Route vineyards.

Experience One Of Our Favorite Culinary Events Of The Year At The 10th Annual Del Mar Summer Solstice | Thursday, June 18

May 17, 2015

Offering front-row sunset views, crisp ocean breezes, live music and delicious samples from area restaurants, wineries and breweries, the Del Mar Summer Solstice is one of our favorite events of the year and an exhilarating way to usher in summer. The annual event, presented by the Del Mar Village Association, will return for its milestone 10th year on Thursday, June 18, from 5-8pm at Del Mar’s Powerhouse Park.