Green Flash Brewing Co. Announces National Release of Road Warrior Imperial Rye IPA

April 23, 2014

Green Flash announced today the May 2014 national debut of Road Warrior - an Imperial Rye India Pale Ale that is brewed and named to pay tribute to the brewery's tireless national sales team. The hoppy recipe was derived from a popular brew from the 2013 Hop Odyssey series (simply called Imperial Red Rye). This year, Road Warrior is being introduced for the first time as one of the brewery’s three “seasonal” offerings, with availability from May through August.

The Headquarters Hosts San Diego's First SoCal Etsy Guild This Saturday, April 26 from 10am-5pm

April 23, 2014

The Headquarters at Seaport District is introducing the SoCal Etsy Guild Marketplace to San Diego this Saturday, April 26, from 10am til 5pm.  A collection of more than 30 merchants will fill the beautiful outdoor courtyard at The Headquarters offering an array of handmade and vintage items, art and artisanal food.  The day will include live music, working artists and free children’s activities. All products featured at the market will be handmade, vintage, artisanal food or art. This collection of merchants is one you won’t want to miss.

Karl Strauss Sorrento Mesa Now Ready for San Diegans to Come Enjoy a Pint at Fully Remodeled Brewery Gardens

April 22, 2014

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is thrilled to unveil its completely renovated Sorrento Mesa brewery restaurant. Affectionately referred to by the locals as “Brewery Gardens” for its tranquil setting, this hidden gem is located in the Qualcomm tech center and offers a unique beer oasis.

Mario Lopez Is Casting at The Duck Dive This Weekend | April 26 & 27

April 22, 2014

This weekend, April 26 and 27 from 1-6pm, Mario Lopez, known by any child of the '90s as AC Slater, will be at The Duck Dive in Pacific Beach for an open casting call in the search for the next big reality show stars. In association with Via Mar Productions and Gordo Entertainment, the crew is searching for "hot guys and girls, 21 and over who know how to party 'Diego' style." The ad for the casting states that the search is limited to San Diego and "it doesn't matter if your stomping grounds are PB or the Gaslamp, we want you to show the world the true meaning of 'America's Finest City!' If you're ready for the summer of your life, then we want to hear from you!" No word yet on what the show actually is, but we don't think that really matters.

Mama’s Kitchen Celebrates 23rd Annual Mama’s Day at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine | Friday, May 9

April 21, 2014

Support a great cause while sipping refreshing cocktails and savoring special dishes created and served by San Diego’s finest chefs and restaurants. The 23rd installment of “Mama’s Day” returns to the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine on Friday, May 9 from 6:30-9:30pm. The extraordinary culinary poolside affair is a major source of funding for Mama’s Kitchen - a local nonprofit organization which cooks and delivers hot, nutrition-specific meals free of charge to men, women and children affected by AIDS or cancer throughout San Diego County.

Stone Brewing Co. Releases First Beer in Stone Spotlight Series | Experience Spröcketbier

April 21, 2014

Last year, the Brew Crew of Stone Brewing Co. participated in an intradepartmental competition dubbed the Stone Spotlight Series, in which teams of two competed for the opportunity to have a beer they devised brewed, packaged and distributed nationally. Stone wanted to “spotlight” the talented individuals that make up the Stone brewing team and encouraged them to explore what craft beer is truly about: ingenuity, creativity and...well, having fun. Beginning today, the craft beer company is proud to unveil the inaugural prize-winning beer in the Stone Spotlight Series: Spröcketbier, a black rye Kölsch-style ale. Fans across the U.S. may purchase the limited-release beer in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at retailers, restaurants and bars in select markets nationwide. 

Turquoise Cellars Teams with Bare Bones Broth and Heart & Trotter Butchery for Paleo Partnership Dinner | Kicks Off Health-Conscious Spring Cuisine on April 27

April 20, 2014

On Sunday, April 27, local Paleo advocates will come together at Turquoise Cellars to demystify the aptly named “Caveman Diet,” with their individual farm-to-table approach. With speeches by the butchers, chefs and Paleo experts, guests will be able to enjoy a primal, health focused menu while learning about the process and ideal preparation of a grass-fed, Paleo diet. In honor of spring, the all-Paleo menu will feature lamb from the Heart & Trotter Butchery and be a collaboration between Turquoise Cellars Chef Taylor Martin-Funk and Bare Bones Broth chef and owner Ryan Harvey. Guests will be treated to a lamb meatball upon arrival, and each course will be accompanied by wine pairings hand selected by Rafael Peterson of Turquoise Cellars, Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers.

Suzie’s Farm Hosts Fourth Annual Strawberry Jam | A Free, Family-Fun, U-Pick Event on Saturday, April 26

April 19, 2014

Strawberry Jam returns on Saturday, April 26 from 10am-4pm. This annual Suzie’s Farm U-Pick event, is a free, family-friendly, springtime celebration where attendees can get their hands dirty and pick their own organic strawberries. Suzie’s At Sunset will be filled with the aroma of fresh strawberries as guests enjoy delicious local, organic cuisine by San Diego-based food trucks Green Truck and God Save The Cuisine (attendees are also welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy on the Farm), as well as hands on workshops and cooking demos focused on the red, ripe and juicy summertime fruit. There will also be live, high-energy bluegrass performances by local groups, Plow and The Big Decisions taking place on the outdoor stage.

Union Kitchen and Tap Set To Debut This Month in San Diego's Gaslamp | Taking Over the Donovan's Prime Seafood Space on Fifth Avenue

April 18, 2014

Set to open this month, Union Kitchen and Tap Gaslamp is the newest venture for proprietor Eric Leitstein. His popular Encinitas restaurant of the same name has been a staple since 2011. The new restaurant, located at 333 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp District, has significantly more square footage than its counterpart to the north. Union Kitchen and Tap Gaslamp features a patio and two huge garage-style doors that open at street level.

Cafe21 Opens Second Location in San Diego's Historic Gaslamp Taking Over Croce's Former Space

April 18, 2014

Cafe21 with little to no promotion, quietly opened the doors this week to its newest location in the former space occupied by Croce's in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. While the new space features the same locally sourced, organic, creative cuisine created by Chef Leyla Javadov at her University Heights location, the new Cafe21 will now be able to further accommodate the scores of people that find the wait worth it every week.

Eddie V's Prime Seafood Embraces its New Location in The Headquarters at Seaport District

April 17, 2014

Surf & Turf has been an American staple and middle class status symbol since the 1960s. Eddie V's Prime Seafood elevates that base concept and couples luxurious seafood with prime cuts of meat, presenting it with class, elegance and pride. We dove into the menu at Eddie V's at its recently opened second San Diego location in The Headquarters at Seaport District, a newly constructed retail and shopping destination that revived San Diego's historic Old Police Headquarters, and we were wowed by a fantastic dining experience.

See What’s in Season at Davanti Enoteca in Del Mar and Little Italy Seafood and Garden-Driven Fare Headline New Seasonal Menus

Rock Shrimp Salad
April 17, 2014
Davanti Enoteca’s Chef Christopher Vera-Tudela (of Little Italy) and Chef Michael Nogera (of the Del Mar Highlands) have introduced garden-inspired dishes and fresh seafood plates to the menus of Davanti Enoteca in Little Italy and the Del Mar Highlands Town Center this month. Both Davanti Enoteca locations will offer seasonal plates like Rock Shrimp Salad with spring peas and baby heirloom tomatoes and Capesante e Fave, seared Diver scallops over fava beans and pea tendrils in a guanciale vinaigrette. The Little Italy and Del Mar Highlands’ chefs will also introduce dishes exclusive to their respective location.

Puesto's Taco Collaboration | The Headquarter's Favorite Mexican Restaurant Teams Up with San Diego Eateries to Launch Local Thursdays in May

April 17, 2014

Puesto at The Headquarters is teaming up with three of San Diego's favorite restaurants for a taco collaboration to launch Puesto's new Local Thursdays. Puesto has tapped, CUCINA Urbana, Herringbone and Sea & Smoke to each create a one-of-a-kind taco available exclusively on Thursdays in May at Puesto. Each restaurant took a favorite dish from their menus and morphed it into a taco using Puesto's fresh house-made tortillas. In addition to the three tacos, Puesto will also offer all their local beers at half-off on Thursday nights, which currently includes Modern Times Saison, Saint Archer Blonde, Green Flash Hop Head Red, Alesmith Nut Brown, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, and more.

Second-Annual CicloSDias Cherished by More Than 12,000 Riders Within the Pacific Beach Community

Former Mayor - Councilman Todd Gloria
enjoying an open road for CicloSDias!
April 16, 2014

Two weeks ago, on Sunday, March 30, more than 12,000 people filled 2.5 miles of streets in Pacific Beach to walk, skate, bike, scoot, dance, skip, and even do yoga during San Diego’s second-annual CicloSDias. San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, the main sponsor of the open-streets celebration, continues to receive thanks and positive feedback about CicloSDias and the healthy impact it had on the Pacific Beach community.