Bracero Cocina De Raiz Brings Mexican Fusion To Little Italy | Take A Peek Inside San Diego's Most Anticipated Restaurant Of 2015

Bracero's wood-grilled octopus
August 30, 2015

It received more hype than any San Diego restaurant over the course of the year-plus leading up to its opening. Baja star chef Javier Plascencia's second U.S. and most northerly eatery Bracero Cocina de Raiz has been open for a little over a month in Little Italy, but OpenTable reservations have been booked up since before its debut. We had the inside scoop that bar and patio seating was first-come-first-serve, so we cozied up to a table on the first floor patio for dinner on a quiet weekday evening, and after our al fresco meal, we must say that the potential is there for Bracero to live up to the hype and become San Diego's top destination for upscale, modern Mexican cuisine.

Celebrate International Bacon Day On September 5 With These Four San Diego Dishes

The Cravory's Pancakes and Bacon cookies
August 29, 2015

International Bacon Day is Saturday, September 5, and while San Diego Bacon Fest is the obvious choice for the ultimate Bacon Day celebration, we have four local eateries offering some of the best bacon dishes in America's Finest City. Ranging from appetizers and entrees to desserts and drinks, no one does bacon better than San Diego chefs.

San Diego Restaurant Week Returns For 11th Year Of Multi-Course Meals From September 20-27

August 28, 2015

The most delicious week of the year returns to America's Finest City this September! For one week only, from September 20-27, San Diego Restaurant Week will celebrate local dining by partnering with over 180 participating restaurants who will showcase their top dishes on lunch and dinner multi-course, prix-fixe menus. New this year, as a special preview of SDRW, on Saturday, September 12, from 12pm to 3pm, the San Diego Restaurant Week Launch Party will gather a selection of participating restaurants at Go Green Agriculture in Encinitas and welcome a very limited number of guests and media to sample locally inspired offerings. We are giving away 2 ticket to the SDRW launch, so read on to learn more and be sure to enter our raffle.

Fault Line Park Opens In San Diego's East Village

August 27, 2015

Marking the first public park to open in East Village in more than a decade, Civic San Diego, the City of San Diego and developer Pinnacle International will host a grand opening event for Fault Line Park to celebrate the new public space on Friday, August 28, starting at 11am. The 1.3-acre, park, a City of San Diego park constructed and to be maintained by Pinnacle International, features children’s play equipment, grassy open space, public art, an intimate garden, and seating areas. 

Sabor De Baja | A Most Delicious Tasting Event & Culinary Competition

August 27, 2015

Check out our photos from the 2015 Sabor De Baja tasting event and culinary competition, a most delicious evening of Mexican indulgences that took place at the Rosarito Beach Hotel on August 26. Presented by Mi Casa Supper Club, this annual event brings together some of the best restaurants, wineries and breweries from Baja California, Mexico, for an all-white-attire, end of summer bash!

UPDATED: Menus Released For Duke's La Jolla | Restaurant To Open In October With All Star Team

Tahitian octopus
August 26, 2015

Duke's La Jolla is scheduled to open this October with one of our favorite chefs leading the kitchen - San Diego native, Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay. We have obtained the restaurants launch menus and are already excited for what will certainly be one of San Diego's hottest dining destinations! Get ready for a dishes that will celebrate the melting pot of cultures and cooking techniques of Hawaii and California!

Richard Blais To Open The Crack Shack Adjacent To Juniper & Ivy As Early As November

August 25, 2015

Chef Richard Blais' second collaboration with Mike Rosen, The Crack Shack, is set to hatch this November next door to their acclaimed Juniper & Ivy. The fast casual concept will embrace the fried chicken trend and feature all day chicken and eggs with a menu conceptualized by Blais and Juniper & Ivy's Chef Jon Sloan.

So Much More Than Music & Comedy | Inaugural KAABOO Del Mar To Feature Culinary Stage, Art Expo, Local Purveyors For Ultimate Cultural Festival

August 24, 2015

Sure, Zac Brown, Gwen Stefani, Brandon Flowers and Joel McHale will be performing at KAABOO Del Mar, but did you know that local food celebrities Brian Malarkey and Javier Plascencia will each be putting on shows of their own? The culinary aspect of KAABOO is the icing on the cake of what will be the ultimate cultural festival that includes so much more than live music and comedy, all taking place over 3 days/nights from September 18-20. We are raffling off two single day tickets (both for one day of the winner's choice) for KAABOO, so read on for all the details and be sure to enter!

Pacific Beach's TOWER23 Teams with The One Love Movement to Celebrate National Yoga Month This September

August 23, 2015

In recognition of National Yoga Month, TOWER23 Hotel, owned and operated by Eat.Drink.Sleep, has partnered with The One Love Movement to host a weekly charity yoga series. Classes will be held at 5:30pm on Tuesday, September 8, 15, 22, and 29, taking place on the hotel’s oceanfront Tower Deck. For those seeking to deepen their practice, the evening yoga will be followed immediately by a post-class happy hour at JRDN Restaurant.

San Diego Padres To Host First Official 'Pride Night' At Petco Park On Tuesday, September 1

August 22, 2015

The San Diego Padres will host the first ever officially sanctioned Pride Night at Petco Park on Tuesday, September 1 when the Padres take on the Texas Rangers at 7:10pm. The first 1,000 fans to purchase Pride Night tickets will receive a limited edition Pride-themed Padres hat. Additionally, in a further gesture of support to the LGBT community, $5 of every Pride Night ticket purchased will be donated to San Diego Pride, GSDBA and San Diego Gay Men's Chorus.

The Brew Project Will Bring The Ultimate In All Things Local To Hillcrest This Fall

August 21, 2015

Hillcrest will soon be toasting to a unique dining and drinking destination opening its doors in late-September. The Brew Project took over the location previously occupied by R Gang Eatery and will soon give neighbors and visitors a rare opportunity to explore San Diego’s finest local beers, all under one roof.

Florent Bar + Lounge's New Executive Chef Brad Hightow Refreshes Menu With Vibrant Produce And Unique Flavors

August 21, 2015
By Rosanne Adamo | SanDiegoVille Contributing Writer

Florent Bar + Lounge has been calling the corner of San Diego Gaslamp's 5th & G home for just over a year now. Rich in history, the Florentine style building was built all the way back in 1874 and served as City Hall from the 1890's to 1938. Now, the old City Hall building is home to a few of San Diego's hot spots. We were recently invited to experience the fresh menu creations of the establishment's new executive chef Brad Hightow and indulged in a delicious and inspiring five course meal.