Pueblo Pacific Beach Is Coming Soon | Massive Baja-Inspired Eatery Set To Debut August 27

August 22, 2016

There is an enormous upscale dining destination about to unveil in Pacific Beach with a kitchen helmed by a dynamic culinary duo - Executive Chef Sean McCart and Chef de Cuisine Cruz Caudillo. Pueblo now proudly dominates the corner of Hornblend & Bayard Streets where China Inn once sat for 25 years and is ready to bring coastal Baja cuisine to the beach.

Celebrity Chef Hugh Acheson Joins East Village's Incoming Punch Bowl Social As Culinary Partner

August 22, 2016

We recently broke the news that award-winning, Denver-based restaurant group Punch Bowl Social has targeted San Diego's East Village for the launch of their first Southern California location. Founded by entrepreneur Robert Thompson, the restaurant group has also announced that it has appointed southern culinary sensation and celebrity chef Hugh Acheson to serve as the burgeoning company's culinary partner. In this newly created role, Acheson will quarterback the ongoing culinary direction of the growing restaurant concept.

San Diego Reader Searches For City's Best Burger At 1st Annual Burgers & Beers Festival On September 10 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

August 21, 2016

Adding to their continued search for the area's best taco, the San Diego Reader is also on the hunt to find the city's top burger! Help them decide at the 1st Annual Reader Burgers & Beer Festival at Golden Hill Park on Saturday, September 10, where attendees will get the chance to sample and vote on gourmet burgers from more than 30 of the best restaurants as they compete to win the title of "Best Burger in San Diego". As usual with any great event in San Diego, we are raffling off 2 VIP tickets to attend, as well as offering promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings per ticket (limited to only first 100 tickets purchased, so act fast).

Chef Daniel Barron To Lead Kitchen At Hillcrest's Incoming Bull & Grain

August 20, 2016

We recently announced that an "American style bar and grill", Bull & Grain, was in the process of opening at 1263 University Avenue in Hillcrest in the space that most recently housed Tabletop Commons. Set to unveil this coming September after a total overhaul, the restaurant has announced that Daniel Barron will lead the kitchen as Executive Chef. A longtime San Diego chef, Barron most recently launched Blush Ice Bar before leaving America's Finest City for a short stint as the Executive Chef at Mister Lyons in Palm Springs.

Point Loma Institution Red Sails Inn Restaurant To Shutter | Brigantine Restaurant Group To Take Over Space For New Concept Ketch Grill & Taps

August 19, 2016

Another San Diego institution is on its way out. The Red Sails Inn, which has been serving up fresh-catch seafood in San Diego since the 1920s (since 1957 at its current location) will close its doors at 2614 Shelter Island Drive in Point Loma at the end of August. The Brigantine Group will take over the space to open the first location of its new seafood and craft beer concept Ketch Grill & Taps.

Get Your Morning Buzz On At These Six San Diego Spots

August 18, 2016

Wake up and smell the coffee! Whether you’re into a good ol’ cup of joe or require a super nutritious power shot to get your day started, we all know the early bird gets the worm. Slip out of your pajamas and into these six San Diego restaurants that are serving out-of-box cups of morning buzz.

San Diego International Film Festival To Return This September 28 Through October 2 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

August 18, 2016

The San Diego International Film Festival has announced that it will return to America's Finest City for its 15th straight year this September 28 through October 2. Produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, the five-day event will feature 100+ independent films, studio premieres, panels with celebrities and industry insiders, red carpet events, parties, all-star tributes and filmmaker awards. In addition to offering promo code SDVILLE for 10% savings on any festival ticket, we are also raffling off 2 Festival Passes (a $550 value). Read on for all the details and be sure to enter!

Decoy Dockside Dining Set To Open On August 29 Within Lakehouse Hotel & Resort In San Marcos

August 17, 2016

Decoy Dockside Dining, the new waterfront restaurant at the Lakehouse Hotel & Resort in San Marcos, is set to open on August 29. From the innovators at Eat.Drink.Sleep. - who own and manage other notable hotel, restaurant and entertainment properties including Tower23 Hotel and JRDN restaurant, Draft, Cannonball and Belmont Park - have been working on a multi-million dollar phased redevelopment of the Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, a unique destination tucked away in on the shores of Lake San Marcos in San Diego’s North County. The development features a waterfront hotel, renowned St. Mark Golf Club with an 18-hole and an executive golf course, and an array of outdoor activities and amenities.

Globally-Ispired Street Food Lands In San Diego's BayHo Neighborhood | Red Card Café Has Arrived

August 17, 2016

A new soccer-inspired gastropub has unveiled in San Diego's BayHo area, taking over the space left dormant by the closure of Kitchen 4140. The first restaurant by Paris-born proprietor Caroline Sternberg, Red Card Café is now open at 4140 Morena Boulevard in Bay Park, offering a modern interior design, indoor-outdoor seating and a menu built around the rising popularity of international street foods.

Homeless Awareness Day Spotlight - Just Call Us Volunteers Celebrates 10 Years Of Feeding San Diego's Homeless With Wacky Wingding Party & Fundraiser On September 17

August 17, 2016

San Diego native Chef Julie Darling started her nonprofit company Just Call Us Volunteers in 2006 with the mission of providing fresh and nutritious holiday meals to San Diego's homeless population. With the help of generous friends and clients who donated food and time, the organization has since served meals to more than 30,000 people entirely through donations and volunteer help. On September 17, Just Call Us Volunteers will host its 10th anniversary celebration and fundraiser at the Francis Parker Upper School Campus for an evening of tasty samples from the top chefs in America's Finest City, as well as an eclectic array of entertainment, all for a charitable cause.

33rd Annual Wine & Roses Charity Wine Tasting Event Takes Place At New Venue In La Jolla On September 18

August 16, 2016

San Diego's longest-running wine tasting event returns on Sunday, September 18! The Social Service Auxiliary of San Diego will host its 33rd annual Wine & Roses Charity Wine Tasting event at a new venue - the Darlington House in La Jolla - for an exclusive afternoon of bites, live music, and samples of exclusive wines from throughout California, all for a good cause.

Inaugural San Diego Gourmet Pizza Fest Brings The Heat To Liberty Station On September 17 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

August 15, 2016

In 2013, Trip Advisor named San Diego as the United State's top city for pizza, and on Saturday, September 17, find out why when the inaugural San Diego Gourmet Pizza Festival takes over Liberty Station as pizza-centric restaurants from America's Finest City battle it out for the title of 'Best Gourmet Pizza', with all proceeds benefitting the Mesa College Foundation. We are raffling off 2 passes to this event, as well as offering promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings per ticket.

Local Chef Returns Home To Open Shipping Container-Built Restaurant | The Shipping Yard Is Coming To Imperial Beach

August 15, 2016

Modern American chef, restauranteur, and native San Diegan, Steve Brown, is returning to his hometown of Imperial Beach to launch a shipping container-built, 4,000 square foot, multi-level restaurant - The Shipping Yard - on the corner of Dave Avenue and Seacoast Drive, mere steps from the ocean. While his restaurant is under construction, Chef Brown has launched a series of multi-course meals and wine pairing pop-up events, under the name of "Cosecha", taking place from San Diego to Los Angeles, in addition to his catering company.

Buddy The Elf's Beer, Wine & Food Festival Is Coming To San Diego On December 3 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets To Carols & Barrels Beer Fest

August 14, 2016

From the organizers of the annual Best Coast Beer Festival comes Carols & Barrels, Buddy the Elf's beer, wine & food festival of choice, taking over the Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier on Saturday, December 3, for a holiday-themed afternoon of unlimited craft beer and wine samples, as well as small bite offerings from area restaurants. We are raffling off 2 VIP tickets, as well as giving our readers promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings per ticket. Read on and be sure to enter!

The Barracks Hotel Slated To Debut In Heart Of Liberty Station Arts District In 2018

August 13, 2016

Set to debut as San Diego’s new ‘arts hotel,’ The Barracks Hotel will build on the success of Liberty Station’s newly branded Arts District with the intention of fashioning an ambitious union of art and hospitality. The concept comes together through a creative collaboration between one of San Diego’s leading developers, McMillin, locally based hospitality group, Untitled Hospitality (who is also behind the recently-announced Stone Hotel), and Liberty Station’s non-profit NTC Foundation.

San Diego Bacon Festival Returns To Liberty Station On September 3 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

August 13, 2016

Bacon. Beer. Booze. On Saturday, September 3, those three things will come together at the all-inclusive 4th annual San Diego Bacon Festival, returning to Preble Field in NTC Park in Liberty Station for a food and drink festival centered around America's favorite porky pleasure. Organized by PushPins Media, 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. We are raffling off 2 VIP tickets for one extremely lucky porker (a $200 value), as well as promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings per ticket!

3rd Annual Carlsbad Brewfest Takes Flight On September 10 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

August 12, 2016

A North County, Oktoberfest-themed craft beer fest is coming to San Diego this September! More than thirty craft brewers will unite in Holiday Park on Saturday, September 10, from 12-4:30pm for this year’s third annual Carlsbad Brewfest, a day of unlimited beer samples hosted by the Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club. We are raffling off 2 tickets to this event, as well as offering promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings per ticket. Read on and be sure to enter!

Sabor De Baja Returns To Rosarito For 4th Year On August 31 | Dress In All White For This Incredible Cross-Border Food Festival

August 11, 2016

On Wednesday, August 31, from 5-9pm, diners dressed in white will converge on the ocean front gardens of Rosarito Beach Hotel for a Baja-style culinary celebration. Sponsored by popular Rosarito supper club Mi Casa Supper Club, Sabor de Baja is an annual “end of summer,” all-white attire event (one of our favorite and most delicious events of 2015) that always sells out in advance and features a culinary competition among 20 of Baja’s top chefs, a tasting of a variety of Baja delicacies, live entertainment, and samples of an array of the finest Mexican wines and area craft beer in a most beautiful setting

San Diego's Stone Brewing To Finally Break Ground On $26 Million,100,000 Square Foot Escondido-Based Stone Hotel

August 11, 2016

Stone Hotel has been part of Stone Brewing Co.'s ambitious plans to takeover the craft beer world since at least 2010. The San Diego based 10th-largest-craft-brewer-in-the-world has announced that it has solidified an arrangement to partner with San Diego-based hospitality collective, Untitled Hospitality, to finally break ground in Escondido to build the companies’ first-ever brewery hotel, aiming to open in early 2018. Located on thirteen acres of land adjacent to Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Escondido, the Stone Hotel plans to offer an all-encompassing experience with amenities to captivate craft beer enthusiasts and novices alike, alongside the usual healthy dose of Stone’s disregard for convention.

Female-Led You & Yours Distilling Co. To Open In San Diego's East Village This October

Laura Johnson of You & Yours Distilling
August 10, 2016

Coming this October, San Diego will soon experience California's first urban destination distillery as You & Yours Distilling Co. will open in the East Village neighborhood. Committed to crafting high quality spirits, You & Yours will be led by founder Laura Johnson, one of the country's few female distillers.

Beer X Craft Brew & Music Festival Returns To San Diego On August 27 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

August 10, 2016

Enjoy unlimited beer samples of over 100 craft beers paired with heart pumping live music at the second annual Beer X San Diego, taking over Ingram Plaza in Liberty Station on Saturday, August 27. We are raffling off 2 VIP tickets and offering promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings per ticket.

Grub Burger Bar Opens First California Location In San Diego's Carmel Mountain Ranch

August 9, 2016

National gourmet burger restaurant chain, Grub Burger Bar, has opened its first San Diego location in Carmel Mountain Ranch. This "chef-driven burger bar" offers a large variety of burgers, all priced below $10, including ahi, Alaskan salmon, turkey, chicken, and chickpea patties, as well as a variety of salads, shakes, appetizers and cocktails.