RumorVille | San Diego's Consortium Holding To Expand Big In 2018 Including Opening Breakfast Eatery & Rooftop Sky Bar

April 19, 2018

If you thought that Consortium Holdings would slow down after opening its $6.5 million Born & Raised steakhouse in Little Italy late last year, think again. Fresh off of unveiling its Westfield UTC spirits shop and cocktail speakeasy, Raised By Wolves, earlier this week, the hip San Diego hospitality group is rumored to be planning more than a half-dozen concepts to be announced this year, including a breakfast-focused eatery in Little Italy and a rooftop sky bar & restaurant atop a new downtown hotel.

Your 'Service' Dog Is Making Me Anxious | How The Dogs-In-Restaurants Trend Is Completely Out-Of-Control

A sign hanging at Oscar's in Pacific Beach
April 18, 2018

I should begin by saying that I'm not really a "dog person", nor a "people person", for that matter. That's not to say I don't inherently like dogs or people, it's that I'm selective and prefer that a dog or a person be clean, somewhat quiet, nicely groomed and well mannered, especially if I have to dine near them. Now, as the subject of this post suggests, I'm perturbed by the bring-your-dogs-everywhere-and-claim-they-are-service-animals trend that is pervading San Diego and beyond. It's totally, completely, ridiculously, offensively out of control, and unfortunately for everyone else like me, the law is on the side of the canine-obsessed. Here I break down the service animal situation so that public businesses are aware and, conversely and completely unintentionally, so that the cheaters can cheat with even greater ease.

Ike's Sandwiches Heading Into Former Firehouse Subs Space In San Diego's Midway District Of Point Loma

April 17, 2018

Moving into the space that last housed Firehouse Subs in San Diego's Midway District of Point Loma will be the third area location of Ike's Place, the popular San Francisco-based eatery known for its expansive menu of super-stuffed sandwiches made on house-baked bread.

San Diego’s Gator By The Bay Music, Food & Crawfish Festival Returns for 17th Year This May 10-13 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets To This Louisiana-themed Zydeco, Blues and Crawfish Festival

April 16, 2018

The largest, most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou will return to San Diego's Spanish Landing Park for its 17th incarnation this May 10-13. Gator By The Bay offers attendees four days of live music with more than 100 musical acts on seven stages, as well as a delicious array of southern cuisine - including 10,000 pounds of fresh crawfish trucked all the way from Opelousas, Louisiana. We are raffling off 2 VIP Patron Passes, as well as offering promo code SDVILLE, which is good for $5 off nearly any ticket type until May 8.

San Diego's Incoming Little Italy Food Hall Reveals Complete Food Vendor Lineup For Summer 2018 Opening

April 16, 2018

Grain & Grit Collective’s highly anticipated project the Little Italy Food Hall, slated to open during summer 2018 adjacent to the newly opened Piazza Della Famiglia, has announced the final two food stations joining its locally-driven lineup, which includes Asian and Japanese culinary concepts complimented by the addition of an Italian-inspired cocktail program.

22nd Annual San Diego County Credit Union Festival Of Arts Takes Over North Park On Saturday, May 12

April 15, 2018

The North Park Main Street Association will host this year’s 22nd Annual San Diego County Credit Union Festival of Arts on Saturday, May 12, from 11am to 10pm, offering attendees a free festival that celebrates the artistic craftsmanship of the community - from unconventional street art to live musical talent - with a whole day of entertaining experiences that highlight the local talents of North Park.

A Dog-Centric Beer Festival is Coming To Ocean Beach On April 29 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets To The Ocean Beach Beerfest

April 14, 2018

Heading to the sandy shores of Ocean Beach's Dog Bearh on Sunday, April 29 is the Ocean Beach Beerfest, a dog-centric craft beer festival where human attendees may indulge in unlimited samples from elite local and regional breweries while perusing dog-oriented vendors, a dog play area, and enjoy music from multiple DJ's. Promo code SDVILLE saves $5 per ticket and we are also raffling off 2 VIP passes to attend!

27th Annual Mama's Day Tasting Extravaganza Fundraiser Heads To La Jolla On Friday, May 11

April 13, 2018

Support a great cause while enjoying samples from more than 50 San Diego restaurants at the 27th annual Mama's Day fundraiser and tasting event, taking place at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine on Friday, May 11 to benefit Mama's Kitchen - a local charity that delivers meals to San Diegans affected by AIDS or cancer.

Bad Axe Throwing Is Coming To San Diego's Pacific Beach

April 12, 2018 

Entering the 6,500 square-foot space that currently houses CrossFit San Diego Athletics in Pacific Beach is Bad Axe Throwing, an axe throwing club with more than twenty locations around North America.

San Diego Paella Wine & Beer Festival Returns To Waterfront Embarcadero On May 12 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

April 12, 2018

San Diego's Paella Wine & Beer Festival returns to the waterfront Embarcadero Marina Park South on Saturday, May 12, from 1-6pm for a day centered around Spain's most famous dish paired with amazing tapas, wine, local craft beer, sangria and cocktails. We are raffling off 2 tickets to this fun & delicious event, as well as offering top savings in town with promo code SDVILLE for GA passes and SDVILLEVIP for Premium & VIP tickets!

Raised By Wolves Cocktail Supply Store, Bottleshop & Speakeasy Opens On April 16 At Westfield UTC

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April 11, 2018

Consortium Holdings latest creation, Raised By Wolves opens its doors on Monday, April 18, offering patrons of La Jolla's Westfield UTC an 1800s-style French Nouveau retail bottle shop with vintage spirits & bar accessories, as well as a reservation-only cocktail palace with a hidden entrance behind a 360 degree revolving fireplace mantle. Check it out and make your reservations to see for yourself.

Get High And Drink Better Wine | A Manifesto By A San Diego Sommelier

April 11, 2018
A manifesto by Woody van Horn

I would like to start a discussion with a group of sommeliers about drinking better wine and smoking cannabis.

Las Vegas-Based Off The Strip Bistro & Bar To Open Downtown San Diego Location

April 10, 2018

A Las Vegas favorite for steaks, burgers, and brunch since 2007, Off The Strip Bistro & Bar has targeted downtown San Diego for its second location.

Authentic Vietnamese Restaurant Coming To Point Loma

April 10, 2018

Heading into the Loma Portal section of San Diego's Point Loma is Bánh Mì Hội An, an authentic Vietnamese restaurant set to open in the former Kabob Village space in the plaza that houses Loma Theatre and Barnes & Nobles.

Temporary Avocado Museum Starts National Tour In San Diego This Summer

April 9, 2018

A 6,700 square-foot avocado museum made out of more than a dozen shipping containers is popping up in Liberty Station this Summer, and tickets go on sale tomorrow. Get ready for The Cado, ripening in San Diego starting this June.

OB Lanes Bowling Alley To Open At Voltaire Beach House In San Diego's Ocean Beach

April 8, 2018

Voltaire Beach House is expanding into the nearly 5,000 square-foot nextdoor space that currently houses EcoCaters and will build a 4-lane bowling alley - currently dubbed OB Lanes - that will have its own menu from Executive Chef Abe Botello.

San Diego Humane Society To Host Walk For Animals On Saturday, May 5 | Use Discount Code SDVILLE For 50% Off Registration

April 8, 2018

On Saturday, May 5, more than 5,000 animal lovers and 2,000 of their four-legged friends will gather together to take part in San Diego Humane Society’s Walk for Animals, an event that helps raise critical funding to give a second chance to homeless, injured, orphaned and abused animals right here in San Diego. Use discount code SDVILLE for half-priced registration to this most philanthropic event!

Instagrammable Square Bar Café Debuts In San Diego's Pacific Beach

April 7, 2018

The third San Diego location of Square Bar Café debuts this weekend in Pacific Beach, offering patrons Instagram-worthy servings of organic coffee, boba tea, ice cream, popcorn chicken and more!

San Diego's Urban Leaf Dispensary To Hold Waterfront Bayked Festival On Friday, April 20 Featuring A Live Performance By Wyclef Jean | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

April 7, 2018

San Diego's Urban Leaf Cannabis Dispensary is throwing the ultimate 4/20 Festival this year! Taking place at downtown's waterfront Embarcadero Marina Park North on Friday, April 20 from 3-10pm is BAYKED by the Bay  - a festival celebrating music, munchies and more with a live performance by Wyclef Jean! We are raffling off 2 VIP tickets to attend, as well as offering promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings per ticket.

Food Network Showcases San Diego Restaurant's Insane Bloody Mary

April 6, 2018

The Food Network has featured the excessively packed Bloody Mary from Farmer's Table in San Diego's La Mesa neighborhood, which also has a second location opening later this year in Little Italy's brand new Piazza della Famiglia and a sister restaurant, Farmer's Bottega, in Mission Valley. Check it out!

Esteemed Industry Vets To Open Modern Chinese & Korean Fast-Casual Eatery At Former Bull Taco Space In Encinitas | Washington D.C. Based ChiKo Is Coming To San Diego

April 6, 2018

Heading into the space at 101 N Coast Highway in Encinitas that last housed Bull Taco is ChiKo, a fast-casual, modern Chinese and Korean eatery from three esteemed industry vets whose flagship Washington D.C. location is a current semifinalist for James Beard Awards Best New Restaurant.