The Ultimate Guide To Dining Options In & Around San Diego Padres Petco Park - 2019 Edition

March 25, 2019

The 2019 Major League Baseball season starts this week and that means that San Diegans will be flocking to downtown in droves to attend San Diego Padres games at Petco Park, especially in light of the signing of a new powerhouse player, Manny Machado! Here we run down our favorite spots to grab a bite or a drink inside and around San Diego Padres Petco Park during the 2019 MLB season!

San Diego Chef Tim Kolanko Leaves Blue Bridge Hospitality For New Role At Urban Kitchen Group

March 25, 2019

We announced earlier this year that longtime Urban Kitchen Group Corporate Executive Chef Joe Magnanelli was leaving the hospitality company to take the helm at Brian Malarkey's incoming Animae luxury Asian fusion restaurant. We now know that the restaurant collective behind Cucina Urbana and others has hired Tim Kolanko to fill the open position. Kolanko has been leading the culinary operations for more than 6 years at Blue Bridge Hospitality (Stake Chophouse, Leroy's Kitchen, Liberty Public Market).

The Latin Chef Replaces Meze In Liberty Public Market

March 24, 2019

After being displaced from its original Pacific Beach location after a 13-year tenure, Latin Chef Peruvian-Brazilian Food has found a new home, taking over the space previously occupied by Saganaki by Meze in San Diego's Liberty Public Market.

Son Of A Toast To Open Next Week In San Diego's North Park

March 23, 2019

The founding chef behind San Diego's Grater Grilled Cheese chain of eateries has branched off to open Son Of A Toast, a fast-casual restaurant with a menu centered around an eclectic array of sweet and savory toasts complimented by a variety of cold brew coffee drinks.

Life Imitates Art In San Diego This Spring | Popular Art Alive Exhibit Returns To San Diego Museum Of Art For 38th Year This April 11-14

March 23, 2019

The San Diego Museum of Art will host its 38th annual Art Alive exhibition from Thursday, April 11 through Sunday, April 14. As the Museum’s signature fundraiser and a highly anticipated spring tradition, the event features nearly 100 floral designers’ interpretations of famous works of art throughout the Museum, filling the galleries with a brilliant crescendo of color and scent.

Paradise Point's Barefoot Bar & Grill Has To Pay City $34,500 Settlement Fee For Illegal Surcharge

March 22, 2019

Paradise Point Resort's casual waterfront Barefoot Bar & Grill will pay the city of San Diego $34,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by the city attorney's office after the eatery continued to charge customers a hidden surcharge fee despite being previously warned that it was in violation of state law.

Brooklyn Bagel & Bialy Ends Run In Downtown San Diego

March 22, 2019

After nearly 8 years in business, Brooklyn Bagel & Bialy has ended its tenure in San Diego's East Village.

San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival Named Best Food Festival In United States By USA Today

March 22, 2019

It's our favorite food festival in the country, but we thought we could be biased. Today, the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival was named the winner of the 2019 USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for Best General Food Festival in the United States.

Wrench & Rodent Owners Secure Location For Plant-Based Restaurant | The Plot To Open In Oceanside As Early As This Summer

March 21, 2019

We announced in late 2017 that the husband-and-wife powerhouse behind Oceanside's rockstar sushi destination Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub was in the process of seeking a location to open The Plot, a plant-based, no-waste restaurant and catering service. Well the dynamic duo has finally found the ideal spot and will open their all-vegan eatery in the 4,000 square-foot South Oceanside space that currently houses Hon Sushi.

Big Expansion News From San Diego Restaurant Group Behind Born & Raised | Consortium Holdings To Partner With Modern Times For New Coffeehouse, Will Open Butcher Shop & Reboot East Village's Neighborhood

March 21, 2019

The hospitality group behind such San Diego hotspots as Born & Raised, Ironside Fish & Oyster, Craft & Commerce and many others is showing no signs of slowing down. Consortium Holdings is in for a busy 2019, with a brunch-focused restaurant near completion in Little Italy and a 19th story cocktail lounge set to unveil later this year at downtown's InterContinental Hotel. We have also received word that the rapidly-expanding company is opening a butcher shop, Negroni Bar, and Modern Times-partnered coffee house in the East Village, as well as revamping its 12-year-old Neighborhood bar & restaurant.

San Diego's KAABOO Del Mar Releases Lineup For 5th Annual Event To Take Place September 13-15 | Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons To Headline

March 21, 2019

San Diego's top cultural and arts festival, KAABOO Del Mar has officially dropped its music and comedy lineups for its fifth annual event happening this September 13-15. Nashville Rock chart toppers Kings of Leon, live music icons Dave Matthews Band, and British folk-rock luminaries Mumford & Sons will headline on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively. They will be joined by a lineup of cross-genre hit-makers including Duran Duran, Black Eyed Peas, OneRepublic, Sheryl Crow, a special collaboration from hip-hop stars Snoop Dogg + Wu-Tang Clan 25th Anniversary Set, plus Mark Ronson, The Revivalists, REO Speedwagon, The Bangles, The Cult, Sublime with Rome, Boyz II Men, and many more, including a yet to be announced special performance from the 2019 American Idol winner. Comedians Bert Kreischer, Pete Holmes & Friends, Wayne Brady, Bob Saget, Kevin Smith and more will lead the laughs on the HUMOR ME stage.

Former Argentinean Tennis Pro & Model To Open Pachamama South American Eatery In Previous Cafe Cabaret Space In Normal Heights

March 20, 2019

Moving into the space that last housed Cafe Cabaret in San Diego's Normal Heights is Pachamama, a mostly plant-based South American restaurant from a controversial Argentinian former tennis pro and model.

Societe Brewing Breakup | Founding Brewer Leaves San Diego Craft Brewery

March 20, 2019

In a blog post entitled "A Letter to Our Extended Family Members", San Diego's Societe Brewing Company has announced that its founding brewmaster will be leaving the company due to "increasingly divergent" visions of how the craft brewery should evolve.

San Diego Food Critic Proclaims Los Angeles "King Of Mexican Food"

March 20, 2019

My mouth was left agape incapable of believing what I just heard. Did he really say that Los Angeles has better Mexican food than San Diego?!? Roll back the tape. He did. He really did. San Diego Magazine's resident food critic spoke what many San Diegans deem to be blasphemy on the most recent edition of the magazine's food-focused podcast.

Wine Country-Inspired Route 29 Ends Run In San Diego's Gaslamp | Butchers Cut Steakhouse By Greystone To Open In Its Place

March 19, 2019

After less than 9 months in business, the Napa Valley-inspired Route 29 bar & restaurant has ended its run in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. The owner will revamp the concept to become meat-focused The Butchers Cut by Greystone.

Craft Beer Bottle Shop, Tap Room & Restaurant Ale Tales To Open In San Diego's East Village

March 19, 2019

Ale Tales - a craft beer bottle shop that currently has locations in Albany, CA, and San Diego's Linda Vista - will open a fullscale beer retail shop, tap room and eatery at East Village's new Shift residential tower.

Enjoy San Diego's Top Cheesesteaks On National Cheesesteak Day This Sunday, March 24

March 19, 2019

In honor of National Cheesesteak Day on Sunday, March 24, we are listing off the top 15 cheesesteak sandwiches served around America's Finest City.