New Events on the Horizon at Makers Quarter | Embrace the East Village with These Fun Happenings

July 23, 2014

This month, Makers Quarter, located at the corner of 15th and F in East Village, has launched several new ongoing events, including Bring Your Own Work (BYOW) Day and Food Truck Fridays as well as a special Comic-Con event this Friday night called, Nerd Nite.

Beaumont's Eatery Hosts Pedal the Cause Fundraiser on Thursday, July 31

July 23, 2014

Beaumont's Eatery in Bird Rock will host a fun-filled fundraising night on Thursday, July 31 from 5 to 10pm to support local philanthropic effort Pedal The Cause, an annual ride raising money to benefit cancer research at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, The Salk Institute Cancer Center, and the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.

Spike Africa's Mother of All Beer Dinners | Fresh Fish Grill Pairs with Mother Earth Brew Co. Beers

July 23, 2014

The new wave of pairing dinners at Spike Africa’s will rush in this July 30 in the form of a collaboration between the downtown restaurant and Mother Earth Brew Co. The four-course event will encourage guests to explore both the inspiration and skill behind carefully created dishes accompanied by some of the city’s finest craft beers. The dinner is an example of Spike’s newly implemented beer program, reflecting their commitment to continually rotate their draft beer selection and offer events to highlight some of the city’s smaller breweries and hops that are worth some hype.

San Diego Family Continues Quest for a Cure | Hosts Annual Alex's Lemonade Grand Stand for Childhood Cancer on July 26

July 22, 2014

In their continuing efforts to help find a cure for all childhood cancers, the Miller family and friends will host their 9th Annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand Grand Stand on Saturday, July 26, from 10am to 6pm, at 3366 Adams Avenue in Normal Heights (The Masonic Lodge Parking Lot). The Miller Family Grand Stand will be held in memory of Stephen Thomas, a San Diego resident who bravely fought rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of childhood cancer, losing his life to the disease at just 15 years of age.

Karl Strauss Launches B.A.M.! Celebrating Handcrafted Beer. Local Art. Independent Music With Line Up of Events at Brewery

July 22, 2014

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is excited to announce its groundbreaking collaborative Beer, Art & Music series—B.A.M.! The company has a longstanding tradition of partnering with local arts and music and a commitment to give back to San Diego.  The B.A.M.! Series takes this community support to a whole new level. The idea behind the series is to curate an authentic San Diego experience that combines the best of handcrafted beer, local art, and independent music in one collaborative and entertaining event.

TripAdvisor Names SeaWorld San Diego No. 17 in List of Nation's Top Amusement Parks as Blackfish Fallout Continues to Spread in San Diego

July 23, 2014

The world’s largest travel site recently released the winners in its Travelers’ Choice awards for amusement parks and waterparks, and out of millions of consumer reviews, SeaWorld San Diego was ranked No. 17 in the U.S. in the TripAdvisor rankings. At about the same time as the TripAdvisor awards were published, PETA continued its anti-SeaWorld campaign with a $24,000 poster at Lindbergh Field to be seen by thousands - a 20-foot graphic of a captive orca with a man (supposed to be SeaWorld’s CEO) in his mouth. The display is allegedly aimed at Comic-Con attendees, hoping the ad will convince convention-goers to avoid SeaWorld in protest of marine-mammal confinement.

Green Flash Brewing Co. & Belgian Brewery St-Feuillien Announce Unprecedented New Partnership | San Diego Brewery Brings Flagship IPA to Europe

July 21, 2014

Today, Mike and Lisa Hinkley, Co-Founders of San Diego -based Green Flash Brewing Co. and Dominique Friart, CEO of traditional Belgian-based Brewery St-Feuillien are excited to announce news about the evolution of their ongoing, cross-continental brewing alliance. These innovative breweries have made the decision to advance their relationship from creatively collaborative “sister-breweries” to pioneer new territory as production partners in Europe. After a year of top-secret planning, St-Feuillien and Green Flash are executing plans based on a handshake agreement whereby the legendary Belgian operation will brew, bottle and ship the San Diego craft brewery’s flagship beer, West Coast IPA for broad distribution throughout Europe. Green Flash is thrilled to be the first American craft brewery to bring the freshest available American IPA to market in the region. The first 240 hectoliter batch of West Coast IPA in bottles and kegs is currently shipping from St-Feuillien in Belgium to a hand-selected network of distributors and importers in the UK, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, The Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Germany and France.

Sam the Cooking Guy Taste Tour to Stop at Hello Betty Fish House in Oceanside This Thursday, July 24

July 21, 2014

Experience an adventure in cooking with beer when Sam the Cooking Guy takes his Taste Tour to Hello Betty Fish House in Oceanside this Thursday, July 24.  San Diegans will have the opportunity to meet the celebrity chef and learn all about his adventures - perfect for both beer and food lovers… and we know there are plenty of those here in San Diego. Sam will be preparing demo-style one dish that each guest can sample and Stella Artois specials will be available.

FLUXX Launches New Theme BIONIC | Starting Friday, August 1

July 21, 2014

FLUXX nightclub is has announce their newest theme, FLUXX BIONIC, a futuristic theme full of eye-popping lights and dichroic surfaces.  Hitting earth on Friday, August 1, BIONIC will blast partygoers into the future showcasing a giant mirror origami, electroluminescent matrixes, geometric visuals and an LED extravagance.  The centerpiece of BIONIC will be a “Pleasure Pod”, an enticing bionic flower sculpture which blooms on cue.  RMD dancers will also be outfitted as bionic soldiers of the future, complete with custom molded chest armor. Launch night will include a live performance by A$AP FERG.

Kid's Favorite - FunikiJam Comes to The Headquarters this Friday, July 25

July 21, 2014

Don't miss a fun Friday afternoon at The Headquarters with a lively and colorful show for the younger kids with FunikiJam, in town for Comic-Con, featuring a free show, giveaways and activities at Geppetto's.  Captain Jam & FunikiJam’s World Tour brings its high energy show to The Headquarters on Friday, July 25 while it is in town for the Comic Convention.  At 4pm, Captain Jam will perform music from around the world, an upbeat and delightful treat for young kids.  Captain Jam is on a mission to help kids have fun, jam and learn about the world.

The Patio on Lamont Completes Refresher | A First Look Inside The Renewed Pacific Beach Dining Destination

July 20, 2014

The Patio on Lamont in Pacific Beach has recently finished a complete refresh of the venue, including expanded seating in the loft, dining and outdoor areas, and the addition of a garden filled with herbs and spices that will be harvested for various new dishes and craft cocktails. The venue now boasts a full espresso bar created by local favorite, Swell Coffee of Mission Beach, which will develop a full range of hot, cold and boozy caffeinated beverages unique to The Patio on Lamont.

Stone Brewing Co. to be First American Craft Brewer to Own Brewery in Europe | Iconic San Diego-Based Company to Open Production Brewery and Destination Restaurant in Berlin

July 19, 2014

The 10th largest craft brewer in the United States, Stone Brewing Co.,  today announced plans to open a production brewery and expansive destination restaurant in Berlin, Germany. With an anticipated opening in late 2015 or early 2016, Stone is making an initial investment of more than $25 million to renovate a historic gasworks complex in Marienpark Berlin, turning the more than two acres (9,290 square meters) of indoor and outdoor space into a world-class operation that will welcome beer enthusiasts from around the globe. Stone will be the first American craft brewer to independently own and operate a brewery in Europe. Stone Brewing Co. – Berlin will encompass three components: a brewery and packaging hall, a Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens restaurant and a Stone Company Store.

Fantasy Meets Reality with Comic-Con-Inspired Cocktails, Dishes and More | San Diego Businesses Dare to Create a Pop Culture Frenzy For Comic Con International San Diego

July 19, 2014

Comic-Con San Diego’s multi-genre entertainment convention is just around the corner! One of the largest conventions in the United States, Comic Con draws more than 100,000 attendees annually from across the country to share in the celebration of comic books, film, television and other pop culture entertainment. Taking place July 24-27, Comic-Con International 2014 is flying in quickly and downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp District is turning up the heat this summer with a wide variety of happenings to celebrate the world's largest pop culture convention. Check out our list of some of the most super offerings in town!

San Diego To Get Its Own Seafood Market | Tuna Harbor Dockside Market to Offer Fresh Catch at Tuna Harbor Pier Every Saturday Starting August 2

July 18, 2014

In the spirit of Seattle's Pike Place and San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, San Diego has finalized plans to establish it's own weekly, outdoor fisherman's market. Tuna Harbor Dockside Market will open for business on Tuna Harbor Pier (between USS Midway and Seaport Village) beginning on Saturday, August 2 from 8am to 1pm. There, fishermen will sell fresh caught seasonal fish at the first local public fish market in decades in what was once considered one of the biggest fishing cities in the world.