Kensington Brewing Company To Open Tasting Room Within Former Kensington Video Space

April 28, 2017

Kensington Brewing Company is finally coming back to the neighborhood where it all started! Since its inception nearly 5 years ago, the small local brewery has spent the majority of its tenure in San Diego's Grantville area, but soon they will relocate operations to the space that formerly housed Kensington Video at 4067 Adam's Avenue.

TBT RePost | Meet Jing Chen Of San Diego's JinBuCha Kombucha Brewery & Tasting Room

April 27, 2017

Meet Jing Chen, founder of San Diego's JinBuCha, who is serving up a healthy alternative to soda to in her community of North Park. Jing brews all the batches of her kombucha, using all organic ingredients and even grows and forages much of the ingredients for flavoring. JinBuCha is served in local restaurants, farmers markets, and bars in San Diego, as well as on tap in the tasting room at 3620 30th Street in San Diego's North Park.

Authentic Mexican Sandwich Truck Rolls Into San Diego's Sherman Heights | Corazon De Torta Debuts On Cinco De Mayo

April 26, 2017

Aiming to offer Mexican-grandma-style home cooking, Corazon de Torta is a new food truck debuting in San Diego's Sherman Heights neighborhood starting this Cinco de Mayo, offering an authentic menu of stewed and braised meat tortas, tacos, and burritos.

Fault Line Bar & Grill To Shake It Up In San Diego's East Village

April 25, 2017

Some of the owners of New York West & Manhattan's of La Jolla are in the process of opening a casual sports bar brewpub in San Diego's East Village. Fault Line Bar & Grill will bring craft beer, stacked burgers and spiked milkshakes to the base floor of the new Pinnacle on the Park high rise building when it opens this summer.

Bite Sized Bakery & Café To Sweeten Up San Diego's Kearny Mesa

April 24, 2017

Coming soon to the Convoy Street shopping plaza that houses Shanghai Saloon and Kula Sushi is Bite Sized Bakery & Café, a mini-dessert, pastry and coffee shop anticipated to sweeten up San Diego's Kearny Mesa neighborhood when it debuts this spring.

Star-Studded San Diego Paella, Wine & Beer Festival Returns To Embarcadero On May 13 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

April 23, 2017

The Paella, Wine & Beer Festival returns to San Diego's Embarcadero Marina Park South on Saturday, May 13, from 1-6pm for a day centered around Spain's most famous dish paired with amazing wine, local craft beer, sangria and cocktails, and featuring live music, dancing and celebrity appearances, including Mario Lopez and MasterChef Claudia Sandoval. In addition to raffling off 2 tickets for one lucky reader, we also have promo codes for the top savings on passes in town to this always-entertaining event.

26th Annual Mama's Day Tasting Extravaganza Fundraiser Returns To La Jolla On Friday, May 12

April 22, 2017

Support a great cause while enjoying samples from more than 50 San Diego restaurants at the 26th annual Mama's Day fundraiser and tasting event, taking place at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine on Friday, May 12 to benefit Mama's Kitchen - a local charity that delivers meals to San Diegans affected by AIDS or cancer.

Best Of SanDiegoVille | Our 20 Favorite Sandwiches In San Diego

April 21. 2017

There's a certain art to constructing sandwiches that seems to elude many makers in San Diego, resulting in a mostly-misinformed customer base that may not fully understand the potential a sandwich can have. I know that this sounds like East Coast snobbery, but it's all about that meat & filling-to-bread ratio, and many spots seem to lack on the filling. I have been recommended many sandwich-centric spots around town and, more often than not, best I can say is, "it's pretty good...for San Diego." With that said, there are at least two dozen San Diego sandwiches that I've come to know and truly love. Here is our list of our 20 favorite spots to grab a sandwich around America's Finest City.

Breakfast Republic Hatches In Ocean Beach | Rise & Shine Restaurant Group Debuts 5th Location In Former OB Warehouse Space

April 20, 2017

Now open at 4839 Newport Avenue in the 2nd story space that previously housed OB Warehouse in Ocean Beach is the 5th location of the popular San Diego morning destination Breakfast Republic.

Former-Flight Path Location In San Diego's Little Italy Is Now Aaharn By Koon Thai

April 19, 2017

The owners of Kearny Mesa's popular Koon Thai have taken over the former-Flight Path location at 1202 Kettner Boulevard and converted it into Aaharn, a modern Thai restaurant and bar now open on the southern outskirts of San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood.

American Junkie Grand Opens In San Diego's Gaslamp On April 21

April 19, 2017

Debuting in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter this week at 628 5th Avenue in the combined spaces that previously housed La Fiesta and neighboring Ocean Room is American Junkie, an Orange County-based bar/restaurant/lounge concept.

UPDATE: Version Of Tijuana's Popular Tacos El Franc To Enter San Diego's Gaslamp This Summer

April 18, 2017

An incarnation of Tijuana's uber-pupular Tacos El Franc is in the process of taking over the space previously occupied by Nippon Sushi Bar at 532 4th Avenue in downtown San Diego to open a north-of-the-border outpost, expected to debut with a menu of authentic Baja-style char-grilled tacos by this summer.

Bracero No More | Little Italy Modern Mexican Restaurant To Become 2nd Romesco Location

April 18, 2017

Bracero Cocina de Raiz was supposed to be San Diego's hottest restaurant when it opened in the summer of 2015, but Javier Plascencia's most northern eatery never truly lived up to its hype. After losing its figurehead celebrity chef earlier this year, owners of the bi-level concept have decided to rebrand and transform it into the 2nd outpost of its sister restaurant Romesco Mexiterranean Cocina, which should be completed by this June.

San Diego OysterFest Returns For Two Days This June 9 & 10 With Appearances From Chef Gordon Ramsay, Ghostland Observatory & Matisyahu | Enter To Win A Pair Of Backstage Passes!

April 17, 2017

The 8th Annual San Diego OysterFest returns to the picturesque Marina Embarcadero North by Seaport Village for two days this June 9 & 10, featuring a weekend of live musical performances, including sets from headliners Ghostland Observatory and Matisyahu, and an appearance by the original MasterChef himself - Gordon Ramsay. As usual, we are raffling a pair of backstage passes good for either Friday OR Saturday, so read on for all the details and be sure to enter!

Tamarindo Latin Kitchen + Bar Now Open In North Park

April 17, 2017

From the owners of Fred's Mexican Cafe, Tamarindo Latin Kitchen + Bar is now open within the 2,500 square-foot former Claire de Lune Coffee Lounge space, offering a Latin-fusion menu in the heart of San Diego's North Park Community.

San Diego’s Gator By The Bay Music & Food Festival Returns This May 11-14 | Enter To Win Tickets

April 16, 2017

The largest, most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou returns to America's Finest City this May 11 through 14. Presented by San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club, the 16th annual Gator By The Bay features four days of live music with over 100 musical acts and special performances on seven stages, as well as southern cuisine including 10,000 pounds of crawfish trucked from Louisiana, non-stop live music, dancing and family fun at Spanish Landing Park on beautiful San Diego Bay. We are raffling off 2 pairs of single-day tickets to this fun & delicious event.

San Diego Reader's Tacotopia Returns For Third Year This May 13 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

April 15, 2017

The San Diego Reader is continuing its search to find the best taco in San Diego, and at the 3rd annual Reader Tacotopia at Golden Hill Park on Saturday, May 13, over 50 of the top eateries from San Diego, Los Angeles and Tijuana will compete for bragging rights. The best part about Tacotopia is that attendees pick the champion. After tasting signature tacos from as many restaurants as possible, ticket holders vote for their favorite vendor and the one who receives the most tokens wins the title of "Best Taco"! We're giving away 2 VIP tickets to this already-almost-sold-out event and also offering promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings on any ticket type. Read on for all the details and be sure to enter.

San Diego Brewers Guild’s Rhythm & Brews Festival Returns To Downtown Vista Village On Saturday, May 6 | Enter To Win VIP Tickets

April 14, 2017

The San Diego Brewers Guild’s Rhythm & Brews music and craft beer festival returns along 'Hop Highway' in historic downtown Vista Village on Saturday, May 6, from 1-4pm (12pm for VIP) for an afternoon block party pairing many of the country’s most celebrated craft breweries with local musicians for its annual bookend event – the other being San Diego Beer Week in the fall. We are raffling off 2 VIP tickets to this always-entertaining event. Read on and be sure to enter.

Tapas & Beers Now Open In Downtown San Diego

April 14, 2017

San Diegans will get a taste of Spain with Downtown’s new small plate concept - Tapas & Beers, now open in the former St. Tropez Bakery space and offering a menu centered around shareable dishes and local craft beer.

Working Class American Diner + Bar To Debut In North Park Within Former-Ritual Kitchen Space

April 13, 2017

Ritual Kitchen & Garden, which debuted at 4095 30th Street in North Park a decade ago, will soon close, making way for the opening of Working Class American Diner + Bar, a late night bar and eatery from the owner of Bayside Landing in Crown Point.

HI Poke Moving Into Former-Venissimo Cheese Spot In The Headquarters At Seaport Village

April 12, 2017

Venissimo Cheese quietly closed its location within The Headquarters at Seaport Village last month, but the unit already has a new tenant. HI Poke is preparing the space to launch a poke shop inside the waterside dining and retail destination.