Chefs Celebrate India to Benefit Just Call Us Volunteers at the Bombay Bazaar | Chefs and Farmers Explore San Diego’s Diverse Culinary Traditions on Sunday, April 27

April 16, 2014  

Some of San Diego's most high profile chefs will interpret the cuisines of India at Bombay Bazaar on Sunday, April 27, from 5 - 9 pm at SILO in Makers Quarter, all to benefit the efforts of Just Call Us Volunteers. Many of the same chefs devote their off time to working side by side with less skilled but willing workers to help Just Call Us Volunteers feed 8,000 meals to needy children, women and veterans throughout the year.

San Diego Magazine’s to Host 4th Annual Best of North County Party | Friday, April 25

April 15, 2014

Sample bites from North County’s best restaurants, sip beer and wine from top craft breweries and wineries and enjoy live music and entertainment at San Diego Magazine’s 4th annual Best of North County Party, taking place on Friday, April 25 from 6:30-9:30pm at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad. The event celebrates the Best of North County winners as published in the April issue and features the region’s top restaurants, breweries, wineries and live entertainment. SanDiegoVille has partnered with this year's Best of North County Party, which results in our readers and followers getting a special discount on tickets to one of the year's top events!

Tickets Now On Sale for Bacon & Barrels San Diego Dinner and Festival | May 30 & 31

April 14, 2014

Bacon & Barrels is headed to San Diego this May 30 - May 31 for a festival showcasing local chefs’ most imaginative recipes incorporating bacon, and the best artisan and craft barrel beverages such as bourbon, beer, wine, and scotch - with a portion of ticket sales going to benefit the Surfrider Foundation. The event includes over 140 food and libation booths with all-inclusive tastings from some of Santa Barbara’s hottest boutique wineries and unique, high-end small batch whiskey, scotch and tequila from local purveyors as well as live music from popular indie bands.  There will also be a selection of craft beers to taste while enjoying a variety of inventive and unexpected bites from participating chefs, as well as a special dinner with Top Chef alum Brooke Williamson!

FOX Television Is Heading to San Diego for Casting of New UTOPIA Reality Show | Want to Create a Whole New World - Head to Balboa Park on April 27

April 13, 2014

The FOX Networkʼs new unscripted social experiment series “Utopia” is searching for candidates to create a whole new world. Nationwide casting is now underway, but the show's casting crew will be coming to San Diego's Earth Fair at Balboa Park on Sunday, April 27 in hopes of finding motivated pioneers who have the ideas, skills and determination to create and run an ideal society.

San Diego Brewers Score 11 Medals and Top Honor At 2014 World Beer Cup

April 12, 2014

America's Finest City was once again proudly represented at this year's World Beer Cup, where San Diegans won 11 medals, including 4 gold, 4 silver, and 3 bronze, as well as the title of World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster in the Mid-Sized Brewing Company category. The awards were presented at the conclusion of Craft Brewers Conference & Brew Expo America in Denver, CO.

The Pig Pen is Movin' On Up | Carnitas' Snack Shack to Open 2nd Location at Del Mar Highlands Town Center

April 12, 2014

After searching, finding, losing, and searching some more, the ever-popular Carnitas' Snack Shack has finally found a location to open its second outpost.

Easter Sunday is Almost Here | Where to Eat Throughout San Diego

April 11, 2014

Whether or not you're religious, it doesn't matter - Easter is a time for family, friends and fun and... brunch, of course! With the amount of sunshine and delicious eats in San Diego, locals have endless options to choose from when selecting a restaurant for Easter. From soothing ocean waves to downtown digs, brunch can have something to offer for everyone this Easter - even the kiddos. Here we've gathered and sorted through San Diego's top dining destinations for Easter 2014.

Tantalizing Teasers Await You at the 14th Annual Taste of Hillcrest | Saturday, April 19

April 10, 2014

Take your palate by the hand and embark on your culinary tour of the world at the 14th Annual Taste of Hillcrest taking place on Saturday, April 19 from 12 - 4pm. Over 40 sumptuous restaurants will be serving bites, so delectable; they will have you feeling like a Culinary Attaché. From quaint cafés and budding bistros, to five-star dining decadence - enjoy all the global cuisine Hillcrest has to offer. Sample flavors of the Middle East, from Eba’s Lounge and Bistro, Spices of the “East” from Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India, and feel good classics from Harvey Milk’s American Diner. But don’t forget to indulge in some sweet delights at the famed D Bar San Diego and Babycakes!

True North Tavern’s Cigar & Rum Dinner | Monday, April 14

April 10, 2014 

Join True North Tavern in North Park on Monday, April 14 for a night of Zaya Rum and Guamanian-inspired fare beginning at 6pm. For $50 a person, enjoy an acoustic performance from Sounds of the Islands and puff on premium cigars while dining on a specially planned four course dinner created just for the night.

Marina Kitchen Unveils Specialty Bourbon Cocktails After Months of Aging in a Charred Oak Barrel

April 9, 2014

After three months of aging in a charred oak barrel, Marina Kitchen at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina will introduce specialty Manhattans and Old Fashioneds created from its barrel-aged bourbon. The drinks will be unveiled on Friday, April 11, beginning at 5pm at the Marina Kitchen bar.

A Traditional Japanese Izakaya Set to Open in Pacific Beach | Former NOBU Chefs Take Over Prime Spot in PB

April 8, 2014

Chef brothers Ray & Jun Agishi have worked at San Diego's NOBU for most of the last decade. Jun even worked directly with Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa himself at his restaurant Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills. This dynamic duo has broken off on their own to convert the coveted space adjacent to Crystal Pier, formerly occupied by Kafe Yen, into Pacific Beach's first Japanese izakaya. Welcome Izakaya Pacific Beach.

San Diego's Cohns Restaurant Group Awarded with National "Restaurant Neighbor Award" for Years of Charitable Service

Leslie & David Cohn

April 7, 2014

San Diego's homegrown family of restaurants, the Cohn Restaurant Group, spearheaded by husband and wife duo David and Lesley Cohn, will be bestowed with the nation's premier restaurant industry award for excellence in community philanthropy and giving. On April 29, 2014, the Cohn Restaurant Group will be awarded as the 2014 national recipient of the National Restaurant Association's "Restaurant Neighbor" award. The Cohns will accept the honor at a gala in Washington D.C. with hundreds of their restaurant industry peers in attendance.

Getting Into the Juice Game | CH Projects to Open Cold Pressed Juicery in San Diego's East Village

April 7, 2014

Estimated to launch in June of 2014, Arsalun Tafazoli and Nathan Stanton of CH Projects - a San Diego-based powerhouse hospitality collective with eight distinct concepts in its repertoire (Craft & Commerce, Polite Provisions, Underbelly, Neighborhood, Noble Experiment, etc.) - will introduce a contemporary take on the conventional juice bar experience.  Just last week, a lease was signed on a 1,100 square-foot space located at 871 G Street. Formally occupied by Venissimo Cheese shop before they moved over to The Headquarters, the yet-to-be-named juice bar will join four of the existing CH establishments in the city’s East Village neighborhood (Noble Experiment, Neighborhood, El Dorado, and the new CH concept located next to Petco Park opening this summer).

Presented by the San Diego Music Foundation - CityBeat Festival of Beers Returns for its 7th Year | Saturday, April 19

April 7, 2014

The CityBeat Festival of Beers returns to North Park's Lafayette Hotel on Saturday, April 19 for a day devoted to two of San Diego’s best known exports — music and craft beer.  Presented by the San Diego Music Foundation, participants are invited to enjoy tastes of over 100 beers from more than 60 breweries, as well as live music, local vendors and great food.