Keep The Gray Away This May By Attending Some Of These Sunny San Diego Events | Our Monthly Roundup Of All The Fun & Delicious Happenings In America's Finest City

April 29, 2016

May means that the summer is almost here! Let's all focus on keeping the gray away and wish for our typical beautiful San Diego weather so that we can enjoy all the amazing events coming this month. From Cinco de Mayo celebrations, to a ramen eating contest, more beer fests and dinners, tacos galore, a poke festival, and so much more, we have all the top events coming to America's Finest City this May 2016.

The Ultimate Mother's Day Guide | Celebrate Your Mom With One Of These San Diego Mother's Day Specials

April 28, 2016

Spring is in full bloom and that means it’s time to celebrate Mom. Show the most important lady in your life how much she means to you with a delicious Mother’s Day brunch, dinner, or a special treat on Sunday, May 8. Whatever culinary creation Mom wants on her special day, San Diego restaurants, hotels and businesses have all of the bases covered. Check out our round up of Mother's Day specials from all over San Diego County, and be sure to treat momma right every single day!

San Diego Padres' Legends Trevor Hoffman & Dave Winfield Named 2016 MLB All-Star Game Spokespeople

Dave Winfield & Trevor Hoffman at today's press event
April 28, 2016

At a press conference that took place today at Petco Park, San Diego Padres legends Trevor Hoffman and Dave Winfield were introduced as the official spokespeople of the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Throw Back Thursday RePost - San Diego DJs Jump Into The West Coast’s Hottest Nightlife Scene

April 28, 2016

DJ Schoeny and DJ Ayla Simone show why downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is a true West Coast icon of awesome vibes with 16 walkable blocks that include 180 restaurants, 50 bars and 10 nightclubs.

Shades Oceanfront Bistro To Close In Ocean Beach At Summer's End

April 27, 2016

After 13 years in business, Shades Oceanfront Bistro has announced that it will close its business at the end of the summer. The popular Ocean Beach bar and eatery took to Facebook and their website to let customers know that they will shutter after service on September 5.

Jimmy Buffett, Aerosmith, Jack Johnson, Hall & Oates And More To Make Waves At Kaaboo Del Mar 2016 | Enter To Win 2 Three-Day Hang Loose Passes

April 27, 2016

KAABOO Del Mar has announced its music lineup for it's second outing, set to take place this September 16-19 at the historic Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds. Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band and Aerosmith, plus chart-topping alt-rockers Fall Out Boy will join already announced Jack Johnson as the 2016 headliners. We are already raffling off 2 three-day Hang Loose passes in conjunction with the release of the comedy lineup, but in celebration of the music release, we will be giving away another pair of Hang Loose passes. Read on for the full lineup and be sure to enter!

Bar One Is Coming To Little Italy | MasterChef Contestant Nick Nappi To Lead Kitchen

April 26, 2016

Bar One Drinks & Links will open in San Diego's Little Italy as early as this summer. Taking over the space previously occupied by Salon 1532 at 1532 India Street, Bar One will offer a modern take on old world Italian cuisine, with a menu designed and executed by former MasterChef Season 6 runner-up, Executive Chef Nick Nappi.

Amplified Ale Works Miramar Location Debuts

April 26, 2016

Amplified Ale Works will open the doors to its new Miramar brewery and tasting room today, expanding their operations from the small, beachside brewpub and restaurant in Pacific Beach. 

Chef James Montejano Out At La Valencia Hotel | "People's Chef" To Helm Kitchen At Cardiff Seaside Market

April 25, 2016

It's been almost 2 years since Chef James Montejano has taken over the culinary operations at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla. The self proclaimed "People's Chef" is leaving La Jolla and moving northward to take over the Executive Chef role at the upscale Cardiff Seaside Market, which is in the process of an extensive expansion that includes a second story kitchen and event space.

New Del Sur Mexican In San Diego's South Park To Host Grand Opening Celebration On Cinco De Mayo

April 25, 2016

Del Sur Mexican Cantina - South Park’s newest edition that is now in the space previously occupied by Brabant Bar & Cafe - will host its grand opening party with cocktail and food specials this Cinco de Mayo - Thursday, May 5. The Mexican restaurant is ready to welcom patrons looking for south of the border soul food and innovative libations.

The Waterfront Owners Take Over Club Marina Bar For Sea Monster Concept

April 24, 2016

Chad Cline, who co-owns Little Italy's historic The Waterfront Bar and Grill, as well as Harbor Town Pub in Point Loma and Werewolf in downtown San Diego, will take over Club Marina Bar at 1310 Scott Street in Point Loma and will open Sea Monster.

Heroes Brew Fest Returns For 2016 Comic-Con Weekend At New Waterfront Park Venue | Save On Passes With Promo Code SDVILLE

April 23, 2016

The comic-themed Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival returns for its fourth year during Comic-Con weekend on Saturday, July 23, from 3:30-6:30pm, featuring crowds dressed to the nines in their favorite costumes and enjoying local craft beer at the event's new venue - Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego. This unique beer festival features more than 40 craft breweries, along with food trucks, a costume contest, raffles and live music. Because we want to be your hero, we are offering the top promo code in town - save $5 per ticket with SDVILLE at checkout (limited to only 60 tickets)!

Inaugural Ohana Dana Point Music Fest To Take Place This August 27-28 | Eddie Vedder, Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey & More To Headline

April 23, 2016

This year marks the debut of Ohana - a two-day music festival taking place on August 27-28 at Doheny State Beach in nearby Dana Point, California. The festival will feature performances by Eddie Vedder, Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello, Band Of Horses and tons more. Eddie Vedder and Kelly Slater will also be throwing a kick-off celebration at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel the night before the event on August 26.

San Diego Poke Co. Reveals Menu & Offers Free Poke For First Guests | Popular Poke Company’s First Brick & Mortar Location Opens May 1

California Love bowl
April 22, 2016

Following last month’s announcement of an upcoming brick and mortar location, San Diego Poke Co., the popular poke vendor at the Hillcrest and Scripps Ranch Farmers Markets, has confirmed it will open on Sunday, May 1 in a 900-square-foot space on Friars Road between Mission Valley and Grantville. To celebrate the occasion, the first 100 guests will receive one free build-your-own poke bowl, the restaurant’s beloved staple dish.

San Diego Brew & Food Festival Returns On Saturday, June 4 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

April 21, 2016

The Brew & Food Festival is coming back to America's Finest City for a second round of craft beer and culinary collisions, taking place on Saturday, June 4, from 3-6:30pm at the beautiful Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego. This year's event will feature more than 200 seasonal and specialty craft beers from 70 breweries, dozens of beer-inspired and infused dishes from 20 accomplished chefs including Javier Plascencia, two stages for live music and chef demonstrations, and activities like the Silent Disco Dome. We are raffling off 2 VIP tickets to attend and also offering promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings per ticket.

Throw Back Thursday RePost - National Geographic Channel's Worlds Smart Cities: San Diego

April 21, 2016

In this National Geographic Channel feature that aired in January 2015, San Diego is spotlighted as the only U.S. city in the acclaimed documentary series "World's Smart Cities". San Diego was selected for its thriving technology sector, local innovators, environmentally conscious practices, intelligent public planning and an unparalleled quality of life. 

Parc Bistro-Brasserie Moves Into Former Croce's Park West Spot In Bankers Hill

April 22, 2016

Parc Bistro-Brasserie has taken over the space that previously housed Croce's Park West and will open in the heart of Bankers Hill as early as this May. Owned by longtime San Diego restaurateur Garo Minassian (Harry's Bar & Grill La Jolla), Parc will offer classical French cuisine from Executive Chef Donald Lockhart, as well as its own private wine label.

Uber Launches New Carpooling Option In San Diego | UberPOOL To Start April 25

April 20, 2016

Uber knows that more cars means more traffic and more pollution, so to help keep our quality of life from deteriorating, the rideshare company will launch uberPOOL service in San Diego on Monday, April 25. UberPOOL allows people going to the same place at the same time to share the journey, hoping to get more butts into fewer cars. This means cheaper rides for passengers and less congestion over time.

Searsucker Del Mar Launches New Price Fixed Menu, Happy Hour & Derby Brunch

April 20, 2016

Searsucker Del Mar has debuted a new spring pre-fixe menu that's available nightly for just $35 per person. The Del Mar destination has also unleashed a new daily happy hour and will host a Kentucky Derby brunch on May 7. 

San Diego's I Love Poke Festival Returns To Bali Hai For 7th Year This May 24

April 19, 2016

San Diego’s 7th Annual I Love Poke Festival and food competition returns to Bali Hai on Tuesday, May 24, from 6-9pm to celebrate Hawaiian culture and cuisine, featuring a poke dishes from an incredible lineup of restaurants, plus island-inspired tastes, music and more. This year’s tasting event will not only feature 30 of San Diego’s top chefs and restaurants, but will have, for the first time, Pokeland competitors from both Hawaii and Australia. Tickets to this event always sell out well ahead of time, so be sure to act fast!