San Diego Breweries Win 16 Medals At 32nd Annual Great American Beer Festival | Ocean Beach Brewery Wins Small Brewpub Of The Year Award

September 22, 2018

San Diego craft breweries continue to thrive in the craft beer industry, winning 16 medals at this weekend's 32nd annual Great American Beer Festival competition in Denver, Colorado, with Ocean Beach Brewery taking home top honors of being awarded the distinction of Small Brewpub of the Year, as well as winning a gold medal in the American-style Pale Ale category! Overall 306 medals were awarded to 280 of the best commercial breweries in the United States.

Fishmonger's Market & Seafood Bar Is On The Move | Seafood Restaurant & Retail Shop Leaves 57 Degrees For New Location In Hillcrest

September 21, 2018

After less than a year in business, Fishmonger's Market & Seafood Bar closed its installation within the now-defunct 57 Degrees Bar & Event Warehouse in San Diego's Mission Hills/Middletown area last month, but its former Top Chef contestant owner has already found a new location, taking over the space previously occupided by Pardon My French Bistro in Hillcrest for a 2019 reopening.

Earl Of Sandwich To Open Location In Downtown San Diego

September 20, 2018

From the descendants of the inventor of everyone's favorite lunch meal, Earl Of Sandwich will open a location in downtown San Diego, taking over the 2,700 square foot space that last housed Crocevia Coffee for an early 2019 opening.

Harvest By The Patio To Close This Fall To Rebrand Into Himmelberg's Bar

September 20, 2018

The Patio Group has announced that it will close its health-focused Harvest By The Patio concept in San Diego's East Village next month and rebrand the location into an outpost of Himmelberg's - a fast-casual, California-style bar & grill named after a longtime friend of the company's founder.

Healthy & Nutritious Pizza Is Coming To San Diego | Powerhaus Pizza To Open In Pacific Beach

September 19, 2018

Opening later this year in San Diego's coastal neighborhood of Pacific Beach is Powerhaus Pizza, a fast-casual eatery centered around a healthy menu of signature pizzas, kombucha, and superfood salads & smoothies.

Our Eight Picks For A Delicious San Diego Restaurant Week | Price Fixed Multi-Course Meals Return This September 23-30

September 19, 2018

There are eight full days of dining deals taking place from this Sunday, September 23 through Sunday, September 30 for the fall installment of the biannual San Diego Restaurant Week, so we thought it best to pick one eatery for each day! Check out what would constitute our perfect week of discounted price-fixed meals!

Celebrate World Sake Day At The San Diego Sake Festival On September 29 | Enter To Win 2 Tickets

September 18, 2018

Kampai! To celebrate World Sake Day, San Diego's BeShock Ramen and Quartyard are teaming up to host the first-ever San Diego Sake Festival on Saturday September 29, from 2-6pm. Patrons will get a chance to taste some of the best sake from Japan, meet local brewers, and enjoy hibachi pairings curated by Cowboy Star. We are raffling off two tickets to this event, so read on for details and be sure to enter!

Nicky Rottens Shutters In Rancho San Diego

September 17, 2018

After 5 years in business, Nicky Rotten's Bar & Burger Joint in Rancho San Diego was shuttered over the weekend. The Coronado branch, which has been under completely separate ownership and management for a few years, continues to thrive.

Celebrity & Local Chefs Show How To Not Waste Food At WASTED: A Celebration Of Sustainable Food On October 14

September 16, 2018

Chef Works and Kitchens for Good are teaming up to make celebrity chefs rethink kitchen waste at WASTED: A Celebration of Sustainable Food - a fundraising tasting event taking place on Sunday, October 14 at Liberty Station in Point Loma. We are raffling off two tickets to this fun & delicious event! Read on and be sure to enter.

San Diego Chefs Join Star-Studded Lineup For 2nd Annual Valle Food & Wine Festival This October 5-7 | Save Big On Tickets With Promo Code SDVILLE At Checkout

September 15, 2018

After great success in its first year, the Valle Food & Wine Festival returns for a second run with a star-studded lineup of chefs, including celebrity chef Rick Bayless, Netflix Chef’s Table stars Nancy Silverton and Dominique Crenn, acclaimed Baja chef Javier Plascencia, Top Chef Jonathan Waxman, and many more, as well as over 25 of Baja California’s most lauded winemakers, brewers, musicians and artists. The only event of its kind in one of the world’s buzziest travel destinations, the multi-faceted festival will take place this October 5-7 in the heart of Mexico’s wine country, Valle de Guadalupe, amidst rugged terrain and lush vineyards only a short 2 hour commute from downtown San Diego.

Sipz Vegetarian Kitchen To Open In La Jolla

September 14, 2018

Moving into the 2,000 square-foot space that last housed Tandoori Chef in La Jolla is a new branch of Sipz Vegetarian Kitchen, a longtime San Diego restaurant chain devoted to providing healthy, vegetarian and vegan versions of classic Asian fusion dishes.

Prohibition-Era Cocktail Bar To Return To San Diego's Historic U.S. Grant Hotel

September 13, 2018

San Diego's century-old U.S. Grant Hotel is reviving its Prohibition-era cocktail bar. Rendezvous the Wonder Bar, is expected to debut this fall at the historic downtown property, offering a French-themed speakeasy ambiance and classic decor to compliment signature drinks and frequent live music.

After Nearly 20 Years In Business, Barbarella Restaurant Changes Hands In La Jolla

September 12, 2018

After nearly 20 years dishing out festive decor paired with a seasonally driven menu, Barbarella in La Jolla Shores has been purchased by a new set of owners who intend to maintain the bar & restaurant as a fun neighborhood destination.

Civico 1845 Owners To Open High End Italy-Meets-California Restaurant In Bankers Hill

September 11, 2018

The family behind Little Italy's incredibly popular Civico 1845 is opening a new restaurant in San Diego's Bankers Hill community. Located on the ground floor of the building that houses the iconic Mister A's, the unnamed concept will be an upscale "Calabria meets San Diego" fusion eatery with dishes that combine Italian and Southern Californian influences including a healthy menu devoted to vegan options.

Pizza Port To Bring Pizza & Craft Beer To Imperial Beach

September 10, 2018

Pizza Port has targeted the South County San Diego neighborhood of Imperial Beach for the company's 6th location, expected to move into the 3,168 square-foot retail building at 204-208 Palm Avenue that currently houses Luna's Beauty Designers, TNT Surf Shop and West Coast Cafe for a 2019 opening.

Interactive Festival For Invention & Creativity, Maker Faire San Diego Takes Over Balboa Park On October 6 & 7

September 9, 2018

This October 6 & 7, Maker Faire San Diego will take over Balboa Park, offering a hands-on visual feast of invention and creativity. This interactive celebration of technology, arts, crafts, science, and the do-it-yourself mindset is organized in partnership with the San Diego Art Institute and features fun and thought-provoking exhibits with over 250 local and regional makers displaying their creations around the park and inside participating museums.

A New San Diego Company Aims To Reduce Food Waste | Imperfect Produce Begins Delivery On September 17

September 8, 2018

Launching later this new month is a new San Diego delivery service aiming to reduce food waste. Imperfect Produce will start delivery "ugly" fruits and vegetables to consumers and area businesses starting on September 17.

Dear San Diego, What Happened To Frederick Jefferson?

September 7, 2018

We are taking a break from reporting on our usual subject matter - San Diego hospitality happenings, events, and food news - to focus on another topic, mainly because of the ineptitude of our local mainstream media, which is failing to diligently investigate and report. What happened to Frederick Jefferson? He was sentenced to 7 years for assaulting an SDPD officer one week ago today and was found dead in his prison cell in the early morning hours. Only one media outlet has published information on his death mentioning him by name. The circumstances surrounding his death remain unknown.