Sabor Latino Food, Beer & Wine Festival Returns As Part Of San Diego's 24th Annual Latino Film Fest | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

February 25, 2017

Capping off the 24th Annual Latino Film Festival is the Sabor Latino Food, Beer & Wine Fest on Saturday, March 18, from 2-5pm, taking place outside the AMC 18 Theater at River Plaza in Fashion Valley Mall! Get ready to enjoy Latin cuisine from some of San Diego and Baja's top chefs paired with the finest breweries and wineries from both sides of the border, as well as riveting live entertainment and performances at this all-inclusive event. We are raffling off 2 VIP tickets to attend and offering promo code SDVILLE to save $5 per ticket!

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

February 24, 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.

Meze Owners Plan Liberty Public Market Stand, Take Over Prohibition Speakeasy & Move Into Former-1919 Space | Dual Concepts El Chingon Bad Ass Mexican & Havana 1920 Are Coming To San Diego's Gaslamp

February 23, 2017

The owners of downtown San Diego's Meze Greek Fusion, GBOD Hospitality Group, are in the process of a large expansion. In addition to an incoming concept named Saganaki by Meze to be installed in Liberty Public Market later this year, the crew has also taken ownership of Prohibition speakeasy, as well as acquired the former 1919-space in the heart of the Gaslamp for the opening of two new concepts - El Chingon Bad Ass Mexican to debut as early as this March & Havana 1920, a Cuban-inspired concept anticipated to open by this summer.

Former Char House Location Becomes Chef-Driven Trade Winds Tavern

February 22, 2017

The former Char House restaurant location at 7767 Balboa Avenue in Kearny Mesa is now Trade Winds Tavern, a chef-driven gastropub  from the owners of Sipz Vegetarian Fusion, featuring upscale bar food with an Asian twist and 26 beers on draft - now in its soft opening phase with a grand opening scheduled for March 4.

Rakiraki Owner To Open Hand Roll Sushi Concept | J/Wata Temaki Bar Is Coming To San Diego's Convoy District This Spring

February 21, 2017

Junya Watanabe will open J/Wata Temaki Bar in the neighboring space adjacent to his popular Rakiraki Ramen and Pokirrito concepts in San Diego's Convoy District, which was previously occupied by Bab's Bao's Awesome Burgers & Sandwiches. J/Wata will focus exclusively on premium temaki, or sushi hand rolls, and is slated to open this spring.

After More Than 25 Years, Callahan's Pub & Brewery Calls It Quits | Broken Yolk To Move Into Mira Mesa

February 20, 2017

A pioneer in San Diego's craft beer community for 27 years, Callahan's Pub & Brewery announced today that it is closing for business by the end of the month. Moving into the space at 8111 Mira Mesa Boulevard is a new incarnation of The Broken Yolk Cafe franchise.

Nautilus Tavern To Land At Former La Jolla Tap & Grill Location

February 20, 2017

The owners of Pillbox Tavern in Solana Beach have taken over the space previously occupied by La Jolla Tap & Grill at 6830 La Jolla Boulevard for the opening of Nautilus Tavern, a modern bar & grill anticipated to debut near Windansea Beach in La Jolla/Bird Rock as early as this summer.

VinDiego Wine & Food Festival Returns For Fifth Year | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

February 19, 2017

America’s Finest City will once again become the epicenter of the wine world as the fifth annual VinDiego Wine & Food Festival takes over NTC Liberty Station in Point Loma on Saturday, April 8. Wine and food enthusiasts can savor more than 300 unique tastes of award-winning wine and delectable food from San Diego’s finest restaurants while enjoying live music and an upbeat atmosphere at this all-inclusive event. As always, our readers never pay full price for tickets, as promo code SDVILLE saves $25 on any ticket type - always the top savings in town. We are also raffling off 2 VIP passes and will draw three winners! Read on and be sure to enter!

Ultimate Dinosaurs Exhibit Roars Into San Diego's Natural History Museum Starting February 25

February 19, 2017

Cutting-edge 21st century technology puts a new twist on prehistoric creatures beginning February 25 when Ultimate Dinosaurs opens at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. This highly interactive exhibition utilizes augmented reality technology and features 16 free-standing dinosaur skeletons from unusual locations in the Southern Hemisphere. The exhibition will be on view at theNAT all spring and summer through September 4, 2017. San Diego is the exhibition’s fourth North American stop, and the first on the West Coast.

For 5th Installment Rock Star Beer Festival Takes Over North Park's Lafayette Hotel On March 18 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

February 19, 2017

Toast to the best of California's craft beer and live music at San Diego's Rock Star Beer Festival, taking place on Saturday, March 18, poolside and all over North Park's historic Lafayette Hotel. From the crew behind the San Diego Beer & Music Festival and Beer X, Rock Star Beer Productions is bringing it's namesake festival back to San Diego for the 5th year after selling out the past four incarnations. As usual, promo code SDVILLE saves on tickets and we are also raffling off 2 VIP passes to attend, so read on and be sure to enter.

4th Annual San Diego Travel & Adventure Show Returns This March 4 & 5 | Top Vacation Experts Converge At San Diego Convention Center

February 18, 2017

Anyone looking to find, plan and book their next vacation will find thousands of options to explore and local destination experts to help them get there, plus thousands of dollars in savings with exclusive travel deals and specials at the 4th annual San Diego Travel & Adventure Show, taking place March 4-5 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Chef Matt Richman Joins Beaumont's In Bird Rock

February 17, 2017

We recently broke the news that Chef Tommy Fraioli had left Beaumont's in Bird Rock to take the lead at the 10 Barrel Brewing brewpub coming soon to San Diego's East Village. Beaumont's was quick to find a replacement and has announced that former-Table 926 chef/owner Matt Richman, formerly slated to oversee the culinary operations at La Mesa's Depot Springs Beer Company, will take the lead in the kitchen effective immediately.

People's Co-Op Owners Building Vegetarian Café At Former Tiny's Tavern In Ocean Beach

February 16, 2017

The more than 13,000 owners of O.B. People's Organic Food Market in Ocean Beach will soon have a new business in their portfolios when People's Organic Café, a two-story, organic vegetarian eatery, debuts at the former Tiny's Tavern space this summer.

Little Italy's The Cheese Store Of San Diego & Sirena Cocina Latina To Close

February 16, 2017

A lack of foot traffic has affected two Little Italy businesses. Sirena Cocina Latina, the South American restaurant which opened in 2014, and The Cheese Store of San Diego, a cheese market and bistro that opened in 2015, will both close for business in the coming weeks.

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

February 16, 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, featuring headliner Warren G, 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!

Chula Vista's Sleep Train Amphitheatre Now Called "Mattress Firm Amphitheatre"

February 15, 2017

The former-Sleep Train Amphitheatre, San Diego's largest outdoor concert venue, is now named Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, as weird as that sounds.

Family Winemakers Of California To Host Annual San Diego Tasting Event On March 5 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

February 15, 2017

The Family Winemakers of California, an association of family-owned wineries from around the state, have announced that they will return to San Diego for their annual tasting event on Sunday, March 5. This year, the trade and consumer tasting festival returns to the Wyland Center at Del Mar Fairgrounds, offering tastings from more than 120 producers from California’s small, family-owned wineries who will be pouring upwards of 500 wines. We are raffling off 2 tickets to attend, as well as offering our readers the top savings on tickets in town - promo code SDVILLE for 20% off!

The Nardcast Presents: In The Kitchen With Executive Chef DJ Tangalin Of Tidal At Paradise Point Resort & Spa

February 15, 2017

The Narcast's Jarnard Sutton sits down with Executive Chef of Tidal at Paradise Point Resort & Spa, Danilo "DJ" Tangalin, who is doing some great things to the restaurant's menu. He's introducing traditional Filipino concepts to his guests such as the seafood sinigang. Jarnard caught up with chef Tangalin to chat about his inspirations as a chef and his flavorful seafood stew. Visit The Nardcast for the full interview.

Another Popular Japanese Ramen Chain Sets Roots In San Diego | Menya Ultra To Open First U.S. Location In Kearny Mesa

February 14, 2017

The  ramen invasion into San Diego continues in 2017! Menya Ultra, an award-winning Japanese-based ramen shop that started in the early-90s, will open its first U.S. branch in Kearny Mesa at the former Do-Re-Me House space as soon as this month.

French Crêperie Heads Into Liberty Public Market | Olala Crepes To Debut First Location In San Diego This Spring

February 14, 2017

Olala Crepes will open its first location as a stall in San Diego's Liberty Public Market, offering a menu of stuffed French pancakes to the masses, anticipated to open this March.

Da Chicken Coop To Close In Lemon Grove | Owner Posts Video On Social Media Announcing Impending Closure & Possible New Concept

February 13, 2017

Bradrick "Coop" Cooper took to social media this afternoon to announce the impending closure of Da Chicken Coop, the fried chicken concept that opened in March 2016 next to his popular barbecue restaurant Coop's West Texas BBQ in Lemon Grove. Cooper stated that the space may be reopened in the coming months as a new concept, possibly a barbecue/Mexican fusion eatery.