Farmers, Chefs And Brewers Team Up At Community Health Improvement Partners' Brew Rendezvous On Sunday, May 17 | Win 2 Tickets

April 25, 2015

On Sunday, May 17, from 1-4pm, San Diego farmers, chefs and brewers team up to support the charitable efforts of Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) at the 3rd annual Brew Rendezvous fundraiser at SILO in Makers Quarter. Brew Rendezvous is a culinary pairing event that celebrates the unique role of craft brewers, local growers, and restaurants in cultivating community and health. The event raises awareness about the local food movement and benefits CHIP’s efforts to tackle obesity through the development of a healthy, sustainable, regional food system. Of course, being local suppliers of awesomeness ourselves, we are giving away a pair of tickets to attend this awesome event.

Chefs Team Up For Land & Sea Cocktail Pairing Dinner At Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge | May 5

April 24, 2015
On Tuesday, May 5, two of San Diego’s leading chefs, Tim Kolanko (Stake Chophouse & Bar, Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge) and Jason McLeod (Ironside Fish & Oyster, Soda & Swine), will come together to deliver the best of both land & sea with Kolanko’s final dinner of his “Cooking With Friends” chef collaboration series. This grand finale cocktail pairing menu suitably begins with McLeod’s favorite catch, the Ironside Select oyster - a custom oyster created from seed to delicious briny bivalve out of the Puget Sound specifically for McLeod - and continues with four decadent courses to include Chilled Poached Wild Coho Salmon, Confit Pork Shoulder, and more. Each of the five courses will pair alongside a cocktail intended to compliment the flavors of the dish.

Barleymash To Host Kentucky Derby Party On Saturday, May 2

April 23, 2015

‘Tis the season for big hats, posh parties and betting it all on a win, place or show. That’s right, it’s Kentucky Derby time! And we will let you in on a little secret… you don’t have to be in the Bluegrass state to catch all the action! In honor of “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” the Gaslamp's barleymash is holding its annual Derby party on Saturday, May 2. This event will give San Diegans the chance to experience all the glam and excitement of the Kentucky Derby without having to leave the West Coast.

Pacific Beach's Former China Inn Location To Become 'Pueblo'

April 22, 2015

After 25 years of dishing out delicious Chinese food and cocktails at the corner of 877 Hornblend Street in Pacific Beach, China Inn closed in April of 2014. The location was finally scooped up earlier this year by Mark Oliver, a San Diego native with over three decades of restaurant experience, including a 20 year partnership at George's at the Cove and the opening of Randy Jones All American Sports Grill in Mission Valley (closed in June 2014). Oliver has revealed that the name of his new eatery will be Pueblo, aiming to start construction of the 5,900 square foot space soon to open late summer or early fall.

Chef Jason Maitland Takes The Lead At Renewed Firehouse American Eatery + Lounge in Pacific Beach

April 21, 2015

Firehouse American Eatery + Lounge, which has been under serious renovation since late last year, has bulked up its culinary repertoire with the addition of Chef Jason Maitland to lead the kitchen. Maitland has over a decade of experience working at kitchens in San Diego, most recently working as the Executive Chef at Indigo Grill in Little Italy, and has already completely overhauled the Firehouse menus.

Westfield UTC Hosts 3rd Annual 'Uncorked' Wine Walk And Concert On Saturday, May 2 | Enter To Win 2 VIP Tickets

April 21, 2015

Westfield UTC knows how to make shopping interesting again - by combining spirits, food and music, of course. The Uncorked Wine Walk & Concert returns for its 3rd year on Saturday, May 2, from 4-7pm. This self-guided tasting tour pairs award-winning Temecula Valley wineries with the center's most popular gourmet dining options, complimented by live music. We're giving away 2 VIP tickets to this exciting, outdoor event!

Chef Celebration & Stone Brewing To Host Beer Master Pairing Event | Sunday, May 3

April 20, 2015

Chef Celebration’s Spring Dinner Series is coming to a close, and San Diego's top chefs and master brewers are coming together one last time to celebrate aspiring culinary talent in the community on Sunday, May 3, from 12-3pm, for one of the city’s most anticipated beer and food pairing events - Chef Celebration’s Annual Beer Master Pairing at Stone Brewing World Bistro Liberty Station.

The Patio Group To Open Fireside By The Patio In Liberty Station This Summer

April 20, 2015

The Patio Group, a San Diego-based, neighborhood-focused, pet friendly and sustainable restaurant group, today announced its latest venture, Fireside by The Patio. Set to open in summer 2015, Fireside by The Patio will be located in the city’s historic Liberty Station and will occupy the former Naval Training Center’s firehouse, one of the first buildings constructed on the site more than 80 years ago. The new venue will feature a unique indoor/outdoor design that will accommodate more than 300 guests. It will also boast an indoor bar and unique hybrid counter service experience powered by tablets and restaurant staff, as well as two open display kitchens with custom wood-fired grills, smokers and ovens.

Stone Brewing Co. Releases Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 | The Original West Coast Double IPA Gets A Reboot

April 20, 2015

In June 2002, Stone Brewing Co. introduced the world's first full-time brewed and bottled West Coast double IPA, Stone Ruination IPA. Massively hopped and aggressively bitter, it helped spark the ever-growing desire among legions of craft beer fans for over-the-top hop flavors and aromas. Fast-forward 13 years, new brewing techniques and hops exist to spark inspiration. Stone Co-founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner decided it was time to utilize this new insight and reimagine Stone Ruination IPA. Beginning today, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 will start arriving in 12-ounce six-packs, 22-ounce bottles and on draft at retail outlets, bars and restaurants in markets where Stone beers are sold.

Sunday Is The New Tuesday At Andaz San Diego | RoofTop600 Launches Taco Sundays

April 19, 2015

Tuesday isn’t the only day of the week to munch on tacos and celebrate with margaritas anymore. RoofTop600 atop Andaz San Diego has launched a creative new weekly offering, Taco Sundays. Now guests and locals alike can perk up their Sundays with feel good music, a beautiful view of downtown San Diego and delicious bites. Every Sunday, RoofTop600 will turn into a fiesta with a taco station, refreshing cocktails and a live DJ. From 2-4:30pm, guests can enjoy freshly grilled street tacos for only $5 a pair and vibe with a DJ until 6pm every Sunday.

Puesto To Host Cinco De Mayo Fiesta | Cincoteca Takes Over The Headquarters On Tuesday, May 5

April 19, 2015

In honor of Cinco De Mayo, Puesto at The Headquarters is hosting Cincoteca on Tuesday, May 5, from 4-10pm. The blowout party is a free event featuring tacos, cocktails and three of the hottest Latin bands from LA to Guadalajara. The line-up includes La Santa Cecilia, Grammy winners this year for Best Latin Rock Album (people refer to them as the Latin Alabama Shakes); Los Master Plus (watch this video to understand them youtube.com/embed/S1buA2-9UdY); and the LA-based tropical vibey hipsters Buyepongo.

Flagship Cruises & Events Celebrates 100 Years On San Diego Bay With Free Dockside Anniversary Party | Saturday, May 2

April 18, 2015

In celebration of a century on San Diego Bay, Flagship Cruises & Events will host a 100th anniversary party on Saturday, May 2, from 2 to 6pm. During this free public event, guests will enjoy food, drinks and fun aboard Flagship’s fleet of luxury yachts, docked along the newly-remodeled embarcadero at 990 North Harbor Drive.

Gator By The Bay Festival Returns To San Diego For Its 14th Year | Zydeco, Blues And Crawfish Festival Takes Place May 7-10

April 17, 2015

It’s Mardi Gras in May! Get that New Orleans culture without leaving San Diego at the 14th annual Gator By The Bay, taking place Thursday, May 7 through Sunday, May 10, at Spanish Landing Park across from the San Diego Airport. The largest, most authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou, Gator By The Bay is presented by San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club and features four days of live music with over 85 musical acts on six stages, along with 10,000 pounds of crawfish trucked from Louisiana, non-stop dancing, shopping, playing and eating on the beautiful San Diego Bay. We are giving away two tickets to attend on Friday, May 8. Keep reading for all the details and be sure to enter.

Croce's Park West Launches New Jim Croce Inspired Cocktail List

April 16, 2015

Bankers Hill neighborhood restaurant and live music venue Croce’s Park West is taking new strides to keep the memory of Jim Croce alive with a just launched spring cocktail menu, featuring a bevy of libations all named after the music legend’s iconic songs, from well-known hits to lesser-known gems. Bar Manager Becky Nixt tapped into the Croce nostalgia and utilized some of the season’s freshest and innovative ingredients to concoct the musically inspired “set list” that’s divided into four different sections: Sound Check, First Set, Second Set and Encore.

San Diego Magazine To Host The 5th Annual Best of North County Party At Park Hyatt Aviara Carlsbad On Friday, April 24

April 16, 2015

San Diego Magazine’s Best of North County Party returns to Park Hyatt Aviara for the fifth year in a row on Friday, April 24, from 6:30-9:30pm. Guests can sample North County’s best restaurants, breweries, wineries and spirit companies all in one place. Attendees can sip and sample their way through the party as tickets include unlimited tastings. Live music, DJs, casino games, unexpected entertainment and a dance floor will cap off an unforgettable evening in a beautiful location. The party stems from the annual Best of North County feature, published by San Diego Magazine in the April issue.