Join Event Host & Food Network Star Melissa d’Arabian for Taste of the Nation San Diego on Sunday, September 14 | Enter for a Chance to Win 2 Tickets to Attend

August 18, 2014

Some of San Diego’s hottest chefs, restaurants and mixologists will soon gather for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation, a premier culinary benefit that will raise critical funds to support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in San Diego and across the nation. Hosted by Food Network star and Coronado resident Melissa d’Arabian, this year’s event will be held on Sunday, September 14, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront from 3 to 6pm. SanDiegoVille has a pair of general admission tickets for raffle. Enter below and we'll contact the winner by September 10!

7th Annual Bike the Bay Provides Best Sightseeing Opportunity in San Diego | More Than 3,500 People to Pedal Across Coronado Bridge on August 24

August 18, 2014

Want the best view of San Diego County? Grab your bike and ride Bike the Bay - the only opportunity to pedal across the renowned San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge, followed by a loop on the newly expanded Bayshore Bikeway. Participants in this causal 25-mile ride will experience some of the county’s most breathtaking waterfront views during the 7th annual Bike the Bay ride on Sunday, August 24.

Karl Strauss B.A.M.! #2 Brings Together Local Beer, Art & Music to Benefit The Rob Machado Foundation | Saturday, August 23

August 18, 2014

Hot off the heels of its wildly successful inaugural B.A.M. event, Karl Strauss is gearing up for B.A.M.! #2 on Saturday, August 23, 2014. This free event will take place at the Karl Strauss Tasting Room and Beer Garden in Pacific Beach from 5pm to closing and will feature live music, curated art, handcrafted beer and food, all to benefit the Rob Machado Foundation which supports charities dedicated to environmental programs worldwide.

One of the Top Cocktail Festivals in America Returns August 23 & 24 | Save $$ and Win Tickets to the 6th Annual San Diego Spirits Festival

August 17, 2014

Named one of the Best Cocktail Festivals in America by Fodor's Travel, the San Diego Spirits Festival is back for its 6th year and ready to provide a tremendous occasion to sample and experience the finest spirits and food from San Diego and beyond. Taking place at the picturesque Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier over the weekend of August 23 & 24, this annual festival offers attendees the unique opportunities to learn how to create and pair the perfect cocktail. Each year, the annual festival brings more spirits, culinary delights and an eclectic blend of entertainment, and 2014 proves to be the biggest year yet. In addition to offering a promo code to save $25 per ticket, SanDiegoVille is raffling off a pair of passes to attend the San Diego Spirits Festival on Sunday, August 24 ($170 value). Submit your email below to enter!

Support a Great Cause at a Most Unique Culinary Event | Don't Miss the 11th Annual Flavors of San Diego Culinary Gala on Sunday, September 7

August 17, 2014

The American Liver Foundation will host its 11th Annual Flavors of San Diego Culinary Gala on Sunday, September 7, at the Grand Del Mar from 5:30-10pm. This event offers a most unique dining experience, featuring 30 of San Diego’s best chefs showcasing their talents and representing their restaurants. While many organizations host tasting events where participating chefs prepare a small dish for everyone in attendance to sample, Flavors assigns one chef to each table of ten guests. Each chef then stages the entire table and cooks a creative, multi-course meal for the attendees that differs from table to table and chef to chef.

The Patio on Goldfinch Gets Prickly With its Tequila Dinner | 5 Courses on Tuesday, August 26

August 16, 2014

Tequila novices, connoisseurs and catadors can gather and rejoice with the return of The Patio on Goldfinch’s beloved Tequila dinner on August 26. Hosted by Montalvo Tequila, the five-course dinner incorporates nopal, also known as prickly pear cactus, into each dish and is paired with hand-crafted tequila cocktails.

Coronado Brewing Co. Creates Special Edition San Diego Festival of Beer Brew | San Diego Brewery Debuts New Beer to Celebrate Fest’s 20th Anniversary

August 16, 2014

San Diego Festival of Beer announced today that Coronado Brewing Company will release a special brew for the festival's 20th Anniversary. The limited edition beer, which Coronado Brewing has dubbed 'SD Party Pilsner,' is being brewed for keg release.  The brewery will also donate $1 of each pint sold on the evening of August 20, to the San Diego Professionals Against Cancer (SDPAC), the nonprofit group that runs the annual San Diego Festival of Beer, to benefit local cancer charities.

Win Tickets to Westfield UTC's 2nd Annual 'Uncorked' Wine Walk and Concert | Event to Showcase Temecula Winegrowers, Chefs and Musicians on Saturday, August 23

August 15, 2014

Westfield UTC has announced its highly anticipated second-annual Uncorked Wine Walk and Concert, taking place on Saturday, August 23 from 4-7pm. Guests will savor a diverse selection of award-winning wine varietals and chef-crafted bites from Westfield UTC’s gourmet dining options, complemented by live local musicians with proceeds benefiting the Temecula Valley Wine Grower’s Association and the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park. We have two tickets to the event for one of our readers (a $60 value) - input your email below to enter and read on for more details on the event.

Yasmani Grandal of the San Diego Padres and ALTITUDE Sky Lounge at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter to Host Masq Madness Masquerade Ball

Yasmani Grandal and Gary Sinise
August 15, 2014

ALTITTUDE Sky Lounge at the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, along with Yasmani Grandal, catcher for the San Diego Padres, will host Masq Madness, a glamourous black tie affair, on Saturday, August 30, beginning at 9pm. Proceeds from this enchanting event will benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Bang Bang Introduces New Menus

Sizzling sirloin steak
August 14, 2014

Just celebrating their one-year anniversary, Bang Bang is excited to debut a new hot plates, sushi and cocktail menu. With a kitchen and sushi bar helmed by Executive Chef John Hong, aka Chef Kappa, Bang Bang has undergone nearly a complete menu overhaul now featuring new, innovative and daring delectables.  Still showcasing ‘the greatest hits of Asian cuisine’, Bang Bang’s new menu displays progressive yet approachable items while still offering a variety of playful dishes, including guest favorites such as the Crispy Wonton & Tuna Tartare Tacos, Asian Hot Wings and Bang Bang Pork Buns.

Searsucker Del Mar Launches SearSupper Club with Stone Brewery | Tuesday, August 19

August 14, 2014

Searsucker Del Mar has announced the next SearSupper Club dinner in partnership with Stone Brewery on Tuesday, August 19.  In an intimate and upscale coastal vibe, certified cicerone Dr. Bill from Stone will reveal his expert beer tidbits to guests while chef de cuisine JC Colon creates an exquisitely unique and daring six-course menu featuring both local ingredients and pairings.

Prepkitchen + Sycamore Den are Getting' Tiki

August 14, 2014

Tiki Oasis is back to takeover San Diego and Prepkitchen Little Italy is joining in on the festivities! In celebration, PK’s talented cocktail curator, Adam Lockridge is serving the Kanaloa, an excitingly eccentric drink, featuring a blend of Damrak, Sweet Falernum, Lime, Galliano and an added kick of Angostura Bitters. The Kanaloa is only available Thursday-Sunday after 5pm at Prepkitchen Little Italy. It’s Tiki Time! Also in the spirit of Tiki, the 1st Annual San Diego Neighborhood Face Off is happening this Saturday, August 16th. North Park (Coin-Op) vs. Normal Heights (Sycamore Den) will duke it out in a good old-fashioned popularity contest. There will be no violence in this battle, but there will be guaranteed good times, neighborhood pride and all day drink specials And, it’s all for a good cause! A portion of the featured cocktail sales will go to a local charity chosen by each bar (Sycamore Den - Ocean Discovery Institute). May the best 'hood win!

Fig Tree Cafe Liberty Station Turns One!

August 14, 2014

Nearly one year ago, Fig Tree Café planted roots at Point Loma’s Liberty Station. To celebrate its one-year anniversary this month, owner Johan Engman is treating guests at the Liberty Station location with their choice of either a glass of champagne or a dessert to share at the table. The anniversary offer is valid only for patrons dining in from August 25 until August 27 at Fig Tree Café in Liberty Station.

Chef Jaison Burke No Longer with The Pearl Hotel | Former San Diego Bay Wine & Food Fest Honoree to Leave San Diego

Chef Jaison Burke
August 13, 2014

Chef Jaison Burke announced on his Facebook page that he is leaving his position at The Pearl Hotel in Point Loma. Burke has been The Pearl's executive chef since 2011, but later this month, he'll be starting at Ojai Valley Inn and Resort in Ventura, CA. Burke was an integral part of the launch of The Pearl's taco shop - Tacos Perla in North Park. He was also the People's Choice winner for Chef of the Fest at the 2012 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival.