Gelson's Markets Pacific Beach Location To Grand Open On May 26

May 23, 2016

One of California’s premier supermarket chains, Gelson’s Markets, will be opening its third San Diego-area store in Pacific Beach located at 730 Turquoise Street on May 26. The supermarket to the stars should be a welcome addition to the North PB neighborhood. The opening will be celebrated throughout the week, commencing with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. Gelson’s will also be thanking its first 200 customers with a gift bag valued at $20. In addition, customers will have the opportunity to sample featured merchandise and dishes on opening day and throughout opening week.

Cold War Kids, 311, Thievery Corporation & More Set To Headline Del Mar Racetrack Concert Series This Summer

May 23, 2016

Del Mar has released its official 2016 Summer Concert Series lineup, which include performances by Cold War Kids, 311, Ziggy Marley, Thievery Corporation and many more. Opening Day of Del Mar Racetrack is right around the corner, and on a Friday for the first time ever - Friday, July 15. The season runs through Labor Day, September 5 and features an array of epicurean events in addition to 11 musical performances.

The Patio Group To Open Harvest By The Patio In San Diego's East Village

May 22, 2016

The Patio Group has released the name for its incoming East Village concept. Harvest By The Patio is currently under construction at 369 10th Avenue in the space previously occupied by Table No. 10 and will unveil as early as this summer with a menu designed by Chef Antonio Friscia's Legal Restaurant team and a focus on sustainable and seasonal dishes.

Verant Group To Open Westroot Tavern In Carmel Valley On May 23

May 21, 2016

The Verant Group of restaurants will deliver a “tavern-like” experience and impressive lineup of music and nightlife to Carmel Valley when Westroot Tavern opens for business on Monday, May 23 at 6025 Village Way in the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch.

The 14th Annual Beer & Sake Festival Returns To Harrah's SoCal On June 3 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

May 21, 2016

The Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana will take over Harrah’s Resort Southern California on Friday, June 3, from 7-10pm for the 14th Annual Beer & Sake Festival on Friday, June 3, from 7-10pm, featuring local restaurants serving sumptuous treats along with area breweries pouring delicious beer, shochu and sake. Enjoy special cultural entertainment including the dynamic San Diego Taiko drum troupe, a whole tuna cutting for sashimi, a cosplay competion, as well as art booths, a silent auction and a raffle drawing. We are raffling off 2 GA tickets to attend and also offering promo code SDVILLE for $20 savings on GA tickets and promo code SDVILLEVIP for $40 savings on VIP!

San Diego's Stone Brewing To Open Napa Valley Tap Room & Brewery

Artist rendering of new Stone Brewing Napa
May 20, 2016

San Diego craft beer is moving into Wine Country USA! Stone Brewing will begin renovations to a 10,000 square-foot iconic building in downtown Napa, bringing its bold and flavorful craft beer to the region well-known for its amazing wine. Stone’s newest outpost, located on 3rd Street and Soscol Avenue, will include a pilot brewing system, a dining experience, growler fills and Stone merchandise.

Common Theory Public House Celebrates Two Year Anniversary This June 1-5

May 19, 2016

To celebrate their 2nd birthday, Common Theory Public House is hosting an anniversary bash full of delicious events that feature some of the best flavors of San Diego. Head to Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa and enjoy their one-of-a-kind anniversary brew, a poke and beer pairing dinner with some of San Diego’s top chefs, discounted beer bottles and a day full of sour and stout beer taking place this June 1 through 5.

Chef DJ Tangalin To Head New Decoy Dockside Dining at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort At Lake San Marcos

Chef Danilo "DJ" Tangalin
May 19, 2016

Eat.Drink.Sleep. (Tower23 Hotel, Cannonball, Draft Mission Beach) has tapped Danilo "DJ" Tangalin from its JRDN Restaurant at Tower23 in Pacific Beach as Executive Chef of Lakehouse Hotel & Resort's new onsite, 2-tiered restaurant Decoy Dockside Dining, set to open mid-summer in San Marcos. DJ has spent time in some of the country's most esteemed kitchens and has led the team at JRDN Restaurant for two years. He will continue to oversee the kitchen there as well.

Tracy Borkum's Cucina Sorella To Open On May 26 | Reservations Now Available

May 18, 2016

Tracy Borkum's Urban Kitchen Group has found great success with its burgeoning Cucina restaurant concepts, with locations that include Cucina Urbana in Bankers Hill, Cucina Enoteca outposts in Del Mar, Irvine & Newport Beach, and on May 26, Cucina Sorella will debut at the former Kensington Grill space (and Fish Public after that) on Adams Avenue in Kensington.

Chefs Javier Plascencia & Chad White Headline 2nd Annual San Diego Brew & Food Festival On Saturday, June 4 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

May 17, 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 celebrity chefs Javier Plascencia and the return of Top Chef contestant Chad White), 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 on any ticket type (limited to first 100 tickets purchased so act fast!).

San Diego Festival Of Arts Brings World-Renowned Artists To America's Finest City On June 11-12 | Enter To Win 2 Tickets

May 16, 2016

Artists and aficionados from around the world will converge on America's Finest City when the rebranded San Diego Festival of the Arts takes over downtown's Waterfront Park for a weekend of all-things-art on June 11-12, from 10am-5pm each day. In addition to art displays, guests at the 2016 event will enjoy live music and entertainment, a craft beer garden and bites from San Diego’s top restaurants. We are raffling off 2 single day tickets, so read on and be sure to enter!

Salvucci's Ready To Open In San Diego's East Village

May 15, 2016

The RMD Group of restaurants (Don Chido, Rustic Root, Ciro's) has finished the build out of the former ComĂșn Taqueria space at 935 J Street in San Diego's East Village and will open Salvucci's on Monday, May 16. Specializing in modern takes on traditional Italian dishes, Salvucci's aims to entice San Diego diners with fresh pasta, bread, pizza, sauce, and welcoming hospitality.

Celebrate Margarita Month All This May With Grand Tasting Set For June 11 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

May 14, 2016

You know what they say - life should be taken with a grain of salt… a slice of lime... and a healthy dose of tequila. This May, 30 bars and restaurants across America's Finest City are competing to see who makes San Diego’s best margarita by offering up their signature concoctions at a discount all month long, culminating in a Margarita Month Grand Tasting party on Saturday, June 11, where attendees will get the chance to taste samples of every cocktail. We are raffling off 2 tickets to the Grand Tasting, as well as offering promo code SDVILLE to save $5 per ticket.

San Diego Tacos, Tequila & Beer Festival To Offer True Fiesta Experience On June 11 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

May 13, 2016

On Saturday, June 11, from 2-5pm, the inaugural San Diego Tacos, Tequila & Beer Festival will invite guests to the ultimate fiesta at Silo in Makers Quarter, celebrating the best tacos, tequila and beer in San Diego. At this all-inclusive event, fifteen local breweries will be serving samples of their beers including summer specialities and seasonals, twelve of the top restaurants in San Diego will be serving signature tacos, tequila from area purveyors will be flowing, and live music will be rocking throughout the festival. We are raffling off 2 VIP tickets to this event, as well as offering promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings per ticket (limited to only 30 tickets!).

San Diego's Daring Downtown Dishes To Eat This Instant

Sirenas Po' Boy Chilean Tenderloin
May 12, 2016

It’s no surprise that San Diego’s downtown has become a destination for those looking for out-of-the-box flavor. Luckily for us, there are some downtown restaurants whose dishes blow our minds, but not our wallets. Check out some of downtown’s boldest bites and spice up your everyday with one of these creative dishes.

The Wellington Steak & Martini Lounge To Close | New Craft Cocktails Focused Space To Launch In Its Place This Summer

May 11, 2016

The Wellington Steak & Martini Lounge will close for business as of June 20 after over six successful years in Mission Hills. The beef-centric restaurant will be remodeled and re-opened later this summer as a fresh, bar-focused space by the same owner, with an emphasis on interactive cocktails and a mainly shared and small plates food menu.

Bracero To Host Winemaker Dinner With Vena Cava Winery On May 23

May 10, 2016

Bracero’s Meet the Winemaker dinner is back! On Monday, May 23, Bracero Cocina de Raiz will offer diners a unique opportunity to meet Phil Gregory of Vena Cava Winery located in Valle de Guadalupe. Bringing the essence of Valle de Guadalupe to the city of San Diego, this wine tasting experience is one not to miss.

The Lodge At Torrey Pines' The Grill To Reopen The Week Of June 13 With Invigorated Look & Menu

May 9, 2016

In February, Executive Chef Jeff Jackson’s popular longstanding eatery The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines closed for an extensive overhaul. Now nearing the homestretch of the $2.5 million remodel, upon reopening doors to the public the week of June 13, The Grill will see a reinvigorated patio expansion overlooking the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course - complete with five outdoor fire pits, an overhead wooden trellis, additional seating and an outdoor lounge - alongside a revamped kitchen, which sets the stage for Chef Jackson’s highly anticipated new menu.

Carnitas' Snack Shack To Open At Embarcadero On May 11 | Get A First Glimpse At Third Location Of San Diego's Pork Paradise

May 8, 2016

Husband & wife partners Chef Hanis Cavin and Sara Stroud will soon debut their third location of the popular pork paradise Carnitas' Snack Shack, opening at 1004 North Harbor Drive at San Diego's Embarcadero on Wednesday, May 11. Their new location will be totally al fresco, with an expanded menu, a cocktail bar, breakfast items and a dining deck with views of San Diego Bay. Get your first look at the space and new menu!!

The Coast Of Pacific Beach Restaurant Walk Returns On May 24 | Enter To Win 2 Tickets

May 7, 2016

Experience the tastiest restaurants and eateries in Pacific Beach at this year's Coast of Pacific Beach Restaurant Walk, taking place on Tuesday, May 24, from 4-9pm. Be sure to come hungry, as this popular event continues to grow each year and will offer an expansive variety of food, including offerings from more than 25 local eateries and vendors from the Pacific Beach Tuesday Farmers Market, as well as special deals from local retailers - all for only $25! We're also giving away a pair of passes to attend, so read on and enter the raffle for a chance to win!