Hillcrest's FruitCraft Fermentery + Distillery To Expand Into Spaces Left Dormant By Recent Closure Of Brick Bar & T Deli

November 12, 2018

Brick Bar and its nextdoor sandwich shop T-Deli both recently shuttered in San Diego's Hillcrest, but the owners of FruitCraft: Fermentery + Distillery have already signed on to fill the vacancy and will soon be expanding into the neighboring space.

Los Angeles-Based French Bistro & Wine Bar To Land In Little Italy | Zinqué To Debut In 2019

November 12, 2018

Moving into the 3,000 square-foot ground floor space in Little Italy's newest mixed-used complex is Zinqué - a French bistro, cafe and wine bar with three Southern California locations already in operation.

Kilowatt Brewing To Open Oceanside Tasting Room

November 11, 2018

Kilowatt Brewing will soon move into the 2,500 square-foot space currently occupied by a Subway in the North County San Diego city of Oceanside for the opening of the craft brewery's third location.

SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off Kicks Off 9th Holiday Season Raising Funds For Local School On Sunday, December 2 | Enter To Win Chili-Tasting Tickets

November 10, 2018

One of San Diego's most highly anticipated street fairs returns just in time for the holiday season. For the 9th year, the free-to-attend SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off will take over the streets to raise money for McKinley Elementary School. This festive annual event includes local vendors, a cocktail bar, two music stages, a food truck court, a kids play zone, a beer garden and more than 40 local chefs competiting for best chili in town! We are raffling off 2 tasting tickets, so read on for details and be sure to enter!

Dîner En WTF?!? How Bored People Must Be For This To Be A Thing!

Courtesy photos sent from year's past
November 9, 2018

Le Dîner en Blanc San Diego is tonight, and if you're attending, ya basic!

After 11 Years In Business, Urban Solace To Reinvent Itself In The New Year | Bar Solace Unveils In 2019

November 8, 2018

Starting next week, North Park's 11-year-old Urban Solace will begin daily breakfast service, but that's just the beginning of the big changes on the horizon. Starting in 2019, the iconic San Diego bar & restaurant will discontinue its usual dinner service and morph evening dining into "Bar Solace", straying away from its Southern comfort food roots and embracing a focus on globally-inspired small bites and shared plates paired with hand crafted cocktails and fine wines.

Pure Project Brewing's Expansion Now Includes North County San Diego

November 8, 2018

Fresh off last month's news that Pure Project Brewing would be opening a 2,000 square-foot tasting room in Bankers Hill, we have learned that the popular craft brewery is also opening a branch in Carlsbad Village.

East County's Popular Valley Farm Market To Open Grocery & BBQ-Centric Eatery In La Jolla

November 8, 2018

Spring Valley's more than 60-year-old Valley Farm Market will open a 5,000 square-foot outpost in La Jolla next year within a new mixed-use complex being built near Windansea beach.

Nishiki Ramen's Hillcrest Location Rebrands Into Manten Ramen

November 7, 2018

The second San Diego location of Nishiki Ramen, which opened within The Hub in Hillcrest this past summer, has been rebranded into Manten Ramen.

Taiwanese Global Dessert Chain Meet Fresh To Open First San Diego Location This December

November 7, 2018

With more than 500 outposts already in operation, Taiwanese dessert chain Meet Fresh will open its first San Diego location in Mira Mesa as early as mid-December, offering interesting dessert options made with healthy ingredients.

Bobboi Gelato Targets Little Italy For Second Location

November 6, 2018

Moving into the 900 square-foot unit at the corner of Kettner & Ivy in the new AV8 mixed-used development that will also house a SuperNatural Sandwiches location and another full-scale restaurant is the second outpost of Bobboi Gelato, a traditional gelateria that offers an array of flavors made with organic, local prodcue.

Unique Bread-Based Eatery Debuts In San Diego | Brick Bowl Now Open In Kearny Mesa

November 6, 2018

An innovative new concept has unveiled in San Diego's Kearny Mesa neighborhood. Brick Bowl is bringing sourdough bread to the next level by taking thick chunks and stuffing it with every topping imaginable.

Sam Fox’s North Italia Opens Its Doors & Ovens In San Diego's Fashion Valley Mall This Week

November 5, 2018

Sam Fox's modern Italian concept North Italia will officially open its doors in San Diego's Fashion Valley Mall on Wednesday, November 7, joining local sister restaurants, Blanco, also sited inside the mall, and Flower Child in Del Mar. The newest location brings a fresh dining experience to Mission Valley's open-air shopping mall, offering a menu from San Diego's own, former Top Chef competitor Rich Sweeney.

Our Top 7 Event Picks For The 15th Annual San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival This November 11-18 | Check Out THE List & Enter To Win Tickets

November 5, 2018

The fifteenth edition of the weeklong San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival is coming up fast! We've covered Southern California's largest epicurean event for the past seven incarnations, and although the schedule varies year after year, we have a good idea of what to expect. We've looked over the lineup of nearly 40 meals, demos, classes and festivals taking place from November 11-18 and have narrowed them down to our top 7 event picks. Because we adore our readers so much, we are also raffling off 2 general admission tickets to the San Diego Wine & Food Festival's Grand Tasting on Saturday, November 19, as well as passes to various other events, so read on for our picks and be sure to enter our giveaway for a chance to win!

New Chinese Restaurant Kangxi Is Coming Replaces Village North In San Diego's Kearny Mesa

November 4, 2018

Now open in the space that previously housed Village North in San Diego's Kearny Mesa is Kangxi Is Coming, a modern Chinese food restaurant specializing in spicy dishes.

Millennial-Focused Moxy Hotel To Unveil In Downtown San Diego Later This Month

November 3, 2018

Later this month, Marriott International will bring its first California location of the company's experiential, millennial-minded Moxy Hotel to San Diego's historic Gaslamp District. The two-year-old boutique-hotel concept is aimed at budget-savvy travelers and will offer 128 tech-enabled rooms with a bold-yet-funky, contemporary design and modern amenities.

Far East-Inspired Speakeasy To Open In San Diego's Kearny Mesa | Realm Of The 52 Remedies Comes To Convoy District's Common Theory Later This Year

November 2, 2018

Kearny Mesa's Common Theory Public House will launch a new cocktail speakeasy within its walls. Realm Of The 52 Remedies aims to be an enigmatic speakeasy serving cocktails and shared plates inspired by the flavors and artistry of the Far East.

How A Restaurant's Bathroom Can Ruin My Meal

November 1, 2018

I enter the single-serve restroom of a popular Little Italy seafood restaurant and immediately notice there are no towels of any kind. Fortunately, I always carry a trusted handkerchief in my back pocket in case of such a situation. I use my foot to lift the toilet seat, then to put it down, then to flush it. I wash my hands using the automated soap dispenser and sink. I then dry my hands with my pocket square and use it to open the door, blocking it from closing with my foot as I discard my handkerchief Kobe Bryant-style and head back to my table. Then I begin to think about how everyone else confronts that same bathroom, including kitchen staff, and become disgusted. I can't stop thinking about it during my meal, which substantially decreases my overall pleasure in what would have otherwise been a wonderful dinner. As you may have gathered, I'm known to be a bit O.C.D..