Dollar Oyster Happy Hours Take Over San Diego!

May 30, 2014

Nothing beats a fresh platter of oysters over ice, unless those oysters happen to come at the low price of a dollar apiece! For your coverage consideration, here are some of our favorite local San Diego happy hour specials, all featuring the decadent dollar oyster. Belly up to the oyster bar, it’s time to reel in more bang for your buck!

San Diego Magazine to Host Best Restaurants Kick-Off Party June 18 | Save on Tickets and Enter Our Raffle for a Chance to Win!

May 29, 2014

San Diego Magazine will celebrate its annual Best Restaurants issue with a kick-off party at Pirch at Westfield UTC on Wednesday, June 18 from 6:30 - 8:30pm, and SanDiegoVille has a special promo for ticket savings and a chance for one lucky person to win two passes to attend! Now in the third year, the Best Restaurants Kick-Off Party celebrates the top restaurants in San Diego as selected by San Diego Magazine readers and food critic, Troy Johnson. The June issue featuring the Best Restaurants list is on newsstands now.

Zenbu to Close in La Jolla

May 28, 2014

Zenbu La Jolla will serve its last sushi and sake this Saturday, May 31. After 14 years in the La Jolla community, the Japanese restaurant will shutter in order to prepare and open a new location. No word yet on the reason for the closure or where the next location will be, but the Zenbu in Cardiff-by-the-Sea will remain open. Zenbu opened in 2000 at 7660 Fay Ave. as an expansion of Matt Rimel's Rimel's Rotisserie

Chef James Montejano Appointed As New Executive Chef of La Valencia

May 28, 2014

Chef James Montejano has been hired to replace Daniel Barron as Executive Chef of La Jolla's historic La Valencia Hotel, taking control beginning next month of the revamped Meditteranean Room, now known as 'The MED,' as well as the new Café la Rue.

Girls Think Tank’s “Stories Matter” Gala To Fund Programs for Basic Human Dignity | Saturday, May 31 from 7-10pm

May 27, 2014

Girls Think Tank (GTT), a San Diego-based nonprofit comprised of young attorneys, other professionals and people living on the streets, will host its fifth annual gala, “Stories Matter,” to raise funds for programs that advance basic human dignity in San Diego. Come celebrate and cheers to the next chapter of Girls Think Tank. Enjoy an evening of dancing under San Diego's skyline with DJ Eric Cahill of The GiG Entertainment, while learning about the stories that matter from your neighbors living on the streets. The gala will take place this Saturday, May 31 from 7 - 10pm at the new downtown library located at 330 Park Blvd.

The Story Straight From the Source | Ingrid Croce of Croce's Park West

May 27, 2014

Her life would make for a riveting movie plot - Ingrid Croce has been a San Diego resident for more than 30 years, but her storied past has taken her from stardom, to tragedy, to a longtime career as an influential local restauranteur and business woman. The owner/operator of Croce's Park West took to Facebook today with a post providing a short history of her life and where she is now, and we thought it worth sharing.

Incoming Eatery - Crew Behind Whisknladle and PrepKitchen to Open Catania in 2015

May 26, 2014

The team behind La Jolla’s popular Whisknladle as well as three thriving Prepkitchen locations has just announced their newest concept, Catania, an Italian Coastal restaurant, set to open in La Jolla in early 2015. The 3,750-square-foot restaurant will be located on the top floor of the La Plaza building that’s currently under redevelopment at the corner of Wall Street and Girard in the building that formerly housed Jack’s La Jolla. The building at 7863 Girard Ave has sat almost completely vacant since Jack’s closed suddenly in July 2009, victim to a tough economy and an employee embezzlement scandal.

Beaumont's Eatery Launches New Brunch Menu

May 25, 2014

Beaumont’s Eatery Executive Chef George Morris rolled out a new brunch menu this week. The new menu showcases twists on breakfast classics alongside refreshing cocktails and mocktails just in time for summer, when Beaumont's serves as the perfect location for leisurely meals on the recently renovated patio. These new dishes can also be enjoyed during Acoustic Brunch, featuring live music on the patio every Sunday morning.

Queenstown Public House to Host One Year Anniversary Party Wednesday, May 28 | Little Italy Restaurant Celebrates First Anniversary with Food, Drink Specials and Prizes

May 25, 2014

Taking place Wednesday, May 28 starting at 6pm, Queenstown Public House will be celebrating its one year anniversary with a party featuring select $5 beer and sangria specials, tray passed appetizers from 6-7 p.m., and raffle prizes. All San Diegans who are looking for a great atmosphere and fantastic company are invited to the celebration! Queenstown Public House, located at 1557 Columbia St. in San Diego’s historic Little Italy, has created a place where guests are invited to stay awhile to feast on Kiwi-inspired creations.

Belly Up Tavern to Sponsor Fiesta Del Sol | Free, Outdoor Concerts and Amusements on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1

May 24, 2014

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real will headline the 35th annual free outdoor festival, produced in association with the legendary Belly Up Tavern. Fiesta Del Sol - North County’s annual summer kick-off festival hosted by the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce, continues its tradition of presenting an fun-filled mix of national and local talent on Saturday May 31 and Sunday June 1.  An all-ages event that features more than 20 bands over two days, also has a little something for everyone with arcade rides, arts and crafts, food, and a 21+ beer garden.  The event takes place adjacent to Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, California within the area bordered by South Sierra Avenue and Acacia Avenue.

Chef Daniel Barron Out at La Valencia Hotel

May 23, 2014

Less than a year after being hired to take then-departing chef Paul McCabe's position as Executive Chef of the La Valencia Hotel, Chef Daniel Barron has announced that he and "the Pink Lady" are no more as of Monday, May 26. Chef Daniel has assisted in the revamp of the hotel's dining options, including a modernization of the Mediterranean Room and the construction of a new bistro concept - Cafe La Rue.

Remedy Is Ready to Transform Your Life One Meal at a Time | Local Company Delivers Weekly Organic Meals Right to Your Door

May 22, 2014

In this day and age of the go, go, go mentality, it's difficult to find the time to prepare flavorful and nutritious meals, especially on a daily basis. Remedy Foods has the answer. This San Diego based company provides a deliciously innovative solution to the everyday problem of eating healthy in a busy world. Instead of stressing about what to make for dinner, or what to pack for lunch, members can receive 100% organic, non-GMO meal deliveries right to their door! We recently had the pleasure of enjoying a week of packed lunches from Remedy and very much appreciated the convenient, fun and tasty options!

Herringbone Celebrates Two Years in La Jolla | Celebration Starts May 29

May 22, 2014

Herringbone is turning 2! Kicking off on Thursday May 29 with a special Distinguished Pours party featuring an art show by Herringbone's own Cory Schnitzer, music by Bobby Calabrese and giveaways all night long, the festivities don't stop there. Herringbone will also be launching a new monthly event where the restaurant will be partnering with a San Diego brewery and local musicians to bring La Jolla some of the best sounds and suds San Diego has to offer.

RUMORVILLE - CH Projects to Take Over Former Roseville Cozinha Space in Liberty Station

May 21, 2014

We've been curious as to what would  happen to the former Roseville Cozinha space located at 2750 Dewey Road #104 in Liberty Station and recently heard rumors that CH Projects (Ironside Fish & Oyster, Craft & Commerce, Polite Provisions, etc., etc.) has taken over the location, allegedly for another branch of their Soda & Swine concept. We haven't confirmed this with anyone, but in San Diego, rumors tend to be true.

Wine & Roses Charity Wine Tasting Features Top San Diego Eateries, Award-Winning National and International Wines | Sunday, June 1

May 21, 2014

The 31st annual Wine & Roses Charity Wine Tasting, San Diego’s longest-running charity wine event, will feature award-winning wines from around the world and small bites from some of San Diego’s most impressive restaurants and chefs.  Sure to be one of the most notable food and wine events of the year, the ticketed event will be held on June 1 at The Grand Del Mar with proceeds benefitting youth summer camp, Camp Oliver, in Descanso, CA!

Historic Uptown District Shopping Center to be Revitalized | Graham Downes-Inspired Design to Feature New Name, Tenants, Design and Artwork

May 21, 2014

From the start it was a perfect match – an iconic gathering place in Hillcrest in need of a makeover and a local architect known for bringing the best out of cultural landmarks. So it began, when Graham Downes was hired by Regency Centers in November 2012 to revitalize the Uptown District Shopping Center located at 1030 University Avenue. Although Downes unfortunately passed away last year, his legacy lives on in many different ways, including with this revitalization, which began this past Monday, May 19.

Get Tickets to the 3rd Annual Baja Bash | Taking Place at Coronado Cays Yacht Club on June 28 from 5:30-10pm

May 20, 2014

Wildcoast is hosting an evening of celebration of the shared coastal conservation successes of Southern California and Baja at the 3rd Annual Baja Bash, and marking the occasion with the best chefs, beer, and wine from both sides of our border, San Diego and Baja California.  On Saturday, June 28 at the lavish Coronado Cays Yacht Club, starting at 5:30pm, enjoy a Baja-inspired tasting menu designed by world renowned Baja California and San Diego chefs, including regional wines, beer and tequila, and live music from Los Hollywood.

Celebrated Chef Giuseppe Ciuffa Set To Open Sonata Bistro and High Note Café at Symphony Towers on June 9

May 19, 2014

Acclaimed restaurateur and chef, Giuseppe Ciuffa, of Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering, is set to open Sonata Bistro and High Note Café at Symphony Towers in downtown San Diego on June 9, 2014. The newest additions to his growing collection of restaurants, including the highly anticipated Bottega Americano in which he is a partner, Sonata Bistro and High Note Café will offer a fresh and creative selection of dishes sourced from local ingredients for breakfast and lunch.

Stone Brewing Co. Releases Kyle Hollingsworth/Keri Kelli/Stone Collective Distortion IPA

May 19, 2014

At Stone Brewing Co., craft beer and music go together as well as hops, barley, water and yeast. So when the opportunity arose to collaborate with two musicians from stylistically different backgrounds, we did the universal hand sign for "Rock on!" and bobbed our heads in perfect unison. The collaboration “band” consisted of the Stone Brew Crew, led by Brewmaster Mitch Steele (who is the guitarist of Craigsband and Stone's house band, The Flocculators); hard rock guitarist Keri Kelli (who has played with the likes of Alice Cooper, Skid Row and Slash from Guns N’ Roses); and keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident. Together, they brewed an epic double IPA infused with elderberries and coriander, and named their magnificent creation Collective Distortion IPA. Fans may start enjoying the beer in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at select retailers, restaurants and bars across the U.S. this week.

Karl Strauss Launches Pioneering Single-Hop Mosaic Session Ale

May 19, 2014

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is launching Mosaic Session Ale, the latest pioneering release in its Coastal Reserve Series.  Since its inception, Karl’s Coastal Reserve Series has served as a hoppy playground for Karl Strauss brewers to experiment with new hop varietals, different hopping techniques and push the envelope on traditional beer styles. This unencumbered creativity has led to award-winning, critically acclaimed beers like Big Barrel Double IPA and Blackball Belgian IPA.  “Our Coastal Reserve Series is a great sandbox to channel the brewers’ creativity and really put the focus on hops,” says Paul Segura, Brewmaster, Karl Strauss Brewing Company.

RA Sushi to Host 10th Annual Nicky’s Week from May 25-31| Proceeds From Select Menu Items Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Chicken Yakitori
May 18, 2014

From Sunday, May 25, through Saturday, May 31, RA Sushi will host its largest annual fundraiser, “Nicky’s Week,” to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases. In its 10th year, the weeklong fundraiser benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where thanks to community support, no family ever pays for anything. That includes treatment, travel, housing and food, so families can focus on helping their child live.

Harrah's SoCal Debuts Latin Food + Wine Festival | Sunday, May 25

May 17, 2014

The recently revamped Harrah’s Resort Southern California will host its inaugural Latin Food + Wine Festival on Sunday, May 25 from 2 - 6pm in The Events Center. With over 20 wineries participating, guests will enjoy unlimited tastings including offerings from local restaurants and celebrity chefs, all while celebrating the rich history of Latin wines dating back to the 16th century.

Get Into the Spirits with Del Mar Plaza's Curated Cocktail Collections

May 16, 2014

Del Mar Plaza, located in the beautiful coastal village of Del Mar, delights visitors with the opportunity to indulge their senses and delight their palates with exquisite spirit collections from around the world. Amidst cobblestone pathways, trickling fountains, and sweeping ocean views, the Plaza’s array of restaurants and bars serve up an adventurous path worth wandering down.

A Tsunami of Flavor | Paradise Point Reinvents Itself as a Dining Destination With Tidal

May 16, 2014

Paradise Point Resort & Spa sits on a 44-acre private bayside island, on a beautiful stretch of land, boasting serene views of Mission Bay, an outdoor aquarium pool filled with fun fish, and delicious dining options. The resort's premier restaurant recently received a total revamping to transform the former concept, Baleen, into what is now Tidal, with the kitchen led by two San Diego culinary powerhouses - Executive Chef Amy DiBiase and Sous Chef Kyle Bergman. We recently visited the new Tidal for a five course tasting menu with 15 sample-sized dishes and we were blown away by the deliciousness we devoured in such a gorgeous setting.

A First Taste of Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp

May 15, 2014

Before the restaurant opened its doors last Friday, May 9, SanDiegoVille founders were some of the lucky few granted a first taste of a variety of Executive Chef Sean Langlais' menu offerings at the gleaming new Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp. The former Donovan's Prime Seafood space received a beautiful redesign to transform the location into a hip, modern-industrial dining and nightlife destination right in the heart of San Diego's downtown district.

Richard Walker’s Pancake House Now Open in New La Jolla Location

May 14, 2014

Breakfast-lovers in La Jolla are in for a treat this spring - Richard Walker’s Pancake House, the family-owned, award-winning restaurant serving breakfast and lunch, is announcing the official opening of its second San Diego location. Owned and operated by Richard Walker Jr., Richard Walker’s Pancake House is now serving its nationally acclaimed dishes to its hungry local and visiting fan base at 909 Prospect Street in the La Jolla Village.

Sunday Fundays at Turquoise Cellars Bring Together Local Craft Breweries and Food Trucks | Monthly Event Kicks Off on May 18

May 14, 2014

On Sunday, May 18 from 5-9pm, Turquoise Cellars will host Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment and Mastiff Sausage Company food truck for a speciality Sausage + Beer themed Sunday Funday event in honor of National Craft Beer Week. These ongoing Sunday Funday pairing events will occur once a month throughout the Summer, pairing a local craft brewery with a food truck.

5th Annual I Love Poke Festival Returns to San Diego's Bali Hai Next Tuesday, May 20 | 2014 Festival Announces Competing Chefs, Participating Restaurants and Impressive Panel of Judges

May 14, 2014

San Diego’s 5th Annual I Love Poke Festival and food competition returns to Shelter Island's Bali Hai to celebrate Hawaiian culture and cuisine on Tuesday, May 20 from 6 -9pm. I Love Poke Festival is proud to announce that this year’s tasting event will feature 30 of San Diego’s top chefs and restaurants. The event will also include a special performance by internationally known Hawaiian musician and ukulele extraordinaire, Troy Fernandez. This annual event is always a sell-out, so get your tickets now!

The Wild Thyme Company Adds Culinary Powerhouse as Head of Operations | Veteran Chef Keith Lord Brings over Two Decades of Experience in Catering and Events

May 13, 2014

The Wild Thyme Company, event planning and catering specialists, welcome Chef Keith Lord to their team in a new position for the company, Director of Operations and Culinary. Creating a formidable partnership with Owner and Executive Chef Dawn Parks, Lord brings twenty-six years of experience working with high profile names like Twentieth Century Fox Studios and Roppongi in both La Jolla and Palm Springs. He has been a leader, strategist and brand creator through growth and expansion for a broad range of concepts. In his new role with The Wild Thyme Company, Lord will fulfill their goal to elevate their offerings of event design, production and service, and increase their ability to participate in community events and fundraisers.

Stone Brewing Co. Taps Waypoint Public Chef Amanda Baumgarten for Special Brew | Top Female Chef Makes Waves in SD's Beer Scene

May 13, 2014

In a beer centric city filled with the nation’s most respected breweries, North Park’s new neighborhood bistro and beer bar, Waypoint Public, is quickly making a name for itself as the city’s go-to for unbeatable craft beer and food pairings, with firecracker Executive Chef/Partner Amanda Baumgarten at the helm. As evidence of the Bravo Network’s Top Chef veteran's quickly growing street cred among San Diego brewmasters, one of the world’s and San Diego's most celebrated breweries, Stone Brewing Co., has approached Amanda to brew her very own homebrew recipe on Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station's 10-barrel system. For any modest homebrewer the chance to partner with a brewery of Stone’s caliber and reputation is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Stone has never done a chef collaboration of this nature before, and for Amanda, next to co-opening her own restaurant, this partnership is one of the proudest moments of her professional career.

Whole Foods Market and The New Children's Museum Announce Year-Long Partnership

May 13, 2014

The New Children's Museum and Whole Foods Market kicked-off their year-long partnership with the presentation of a $18,695 check to the Museum, which will help fund monthly toddler programming and a new parent/child cooking series, as part of the Museum’s recently launched food-related exhibition Feast: The Art of Playing With Your Food. Whole Foods Market’s San Diego store and it shoppers community raised the funds through its 5% Day held on Feb. 18, donating 5% of its after tax profits from the day’s sales to the Museum.

KidsFest San Diego Returns to Liberty Station May 17-18 | San Diego’s Largest Hands-On Creative Festival for Kids and the Whole Family!

May 12, 2014

KidsFest - San Diego’s wildly popular hands-on, creative festival for children and their families - will return May 17-18! Presented by the Chloe Nichols Foundation, KidsFest 2014 will transform the NTC Ingram Plaza in Point Loma into a 100,000-square-foot wonderland of pure, uncomplicated play for the entire family, with activities designed to stimulate and celebrate the imagination. KidsFest organizers believe in the power of unplugging and playing, in the joy of finding inspiration everywhere and they value recycling, repurposing and reinventing, so that we as a society can leave our children a clean and pure planet.

Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge to Host 4-Course Sustainable Seafood Dinner | Tuesday, May 20

May 12, 2014

On Tuesday, May 20, Coronado’s culinary gem, Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge, will present a four-course sustainable seafood dinner highlighting a variety of local and regional catch alongside a dynamic selection of wine pairings. Helmed by Executive Chef Tim Kolanko and Chef de Cuisine Ronnie Schwandt, the duo will be joining forces with Chef Greg Chavez of San Diego’s Wine Vault & Bistro – who formally helped to open Leroy’s in 2011 as Executive Chef.  Kolanko and Chavez’s friendship dates back to time spent serving on the opening culinary team for The Lodge at Torrey Pines. This May, all three gourmands will come together to cook and create in the same kitchen for the first time.

Restaurant Row at The Aventine Invites Locals to Dine Al Fresco in La Jolla

May 11, 2014

The Aventine, the lifestyle complex home to Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crab House, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, The Melting Pot and Cafe Japengo, is welcoming summer by inviting diners to enjoy their libations and fare al fresco. With four unique restaurants to choose from, visitors can enjoy outdoor dining while taking in the Aventine’s Italian-inspired architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds.

San Diego Jazz Festival Promises a Memorable Memorial Day Weekend | May 23-25

May 10, 2014

A memorable Memorial Day Weekend is on tap for fans flocking to the second annual Payne Pest Management San Diego Jazz Festival at the luxurious Omni Resorts La Costa on May 23-25, featuring performances by a galaxy of contemporary jazz and R&B stars. Tickets have been selling briskly with people traveling from all over the nation to immerse themselves in this musical and lifestyle experience that includes concerts, after-parties with DJs and live music, an all-star jam, a Gospel Sunday Brunch, casual poolside, plaza and lobby performances and a pre-festival kick-off for premier ticketholders that will be held Thursday, May 22.

The 2nd Annual Brew Rendezvous to Take Over the SILO in Maker's Quarter on Sunday, May 18 | Pairing Event to Benefit Community Health Improvement Partners

May 9, 2014

Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) will host its 2nd annual Brew Rendezvous on Sunday, May 18 from 1-4pm at SILO in Maker’s Quarter. Brew Rendezvous is a food, farm and craft beer pairing event that celebrates the unique role of craft brewers, local growers, and restaurateurs in cultivating community and health. The event raises awareness on San Diego's food movement and will benefit CHIP’s charitable efforts to tackle obesity through the development of a healthy, sustainable, regional food system. Brew Rendezvous includes live music, delicious menu tastings paired with local craft beers and raffle drawings.

Win 2 GA Passes to the North Park Festival of Arts Craft Beer Block Sponsored by Waypoint Public | Saturday, May 17

May 8, 2014

One lucky person can win 2 General Admission passes to the North Park Festival of Arts Craft Beer Block (a $60 value), sponsored by Waypoint Public and FM 94.9 and taking place on Saturday, May 17 from noon to 6pm! Entering our raffle is easy! All you have to do is input your email below and confirm your email address. The winner will be selected on the morning of May 15 and will be contacted by email.

Each ticket gets you entrance to the consistently sold-out event where you will receive a commemorative taster cup and enjoy thirteen 4oz tasters from a selection of over 30 local craft brewers, several of which are ranked as the best new breweries in San Diego! In addition to craft beer the event will offer DJ music from FM 94/9 and if that doesn’t suit your desire you can sing on the karaoke stage with Ms. Pearl. There will be lite snacks for purchase in the Craft Beer Block along with specially designed parklets for relaxing with a beer and your friends. This event was a sell out last year and no day of tickets will be sold. 21 and over ONLY! Visit for a full list of participating breweries and be sure to enter the raffle below for your chance to win!

Get Your Tickets Now for the Coast of Pacific Beach Restaurant Walk | Tuesday, May 20

May 8, 2014

Discover the best eats in Pacific Beach at the upcoming Coast of Pacific Beach Restaurant Walk, taking place on Tuesday, May 20 from 5-9pm. Bring your appetite as this popular annual event continues to grow and will offer a great variety of food, including choices by more than 25 local eateries, several vendors from the Pacific Beach Tuesday Farmers Market, as well as special deals from local retailers - all for only $20!

Horblower's Harbor Cruise "Goes to the Dogs" with Pet Day on the Bay on May 17 | Annual Dog-Friendly Boat Trips to Benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center

May 7, 2014

On May 17, Hornblower Cruises & Events will host its 14th annual “Pet Day on the Bay” to benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC), a local nonprofit that provides care and comfort to orphaned and injured animals.  On this special day each year, dogs are welcomed aboard to enjoy a fun-filled harbor cruise with their owners.

A Roundup of Mother's Day Specials and Events in San Diego and Beyond

May 6, 2014

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day. Back in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson deemed it an official holiday in the United States. For the last 100 years, we have celebrated Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May due to the dedication and persistence of Anna Jarvis, who campaigned for several years to establish the holiday. Jarvis, a grammar fanatic, is also responsible for that properly placed apostrophe. Notice that “Mother’s Day” is a singular possessive. She meant for each family to honor their mother, compared to “Mothers’ Day,” a plural possessive, which would honor all the mothers in the world.

Downtown's Cafe21 Now Has the Space to Complement the Food | New Location in San Diego's Gaslamp Almost As Lovely As Chef Leyla's Culinary Creations

May 7, 2014

Newcomer on the corner of 5th & E, but no newbie to the Gaslamp, Cafe21 recently took over Croce's former space and made it their own. The beautifully renovated location was already bustling on a Wednesday night visit less than two weeks after opening its new doors. Cafe21 offers a true farm to table experience, with nearly everything made from scratch from the finest local ingredients and each dish plated attractively with an evident mindfulness to the art of food service.

Enter SanDiegoVille's Raffle for a Chance at 2 Tickets to See Tim McGraw at Sleep Train Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 17

May 7, 2014

Multi-platinum superstar Tim McGraw will bring his highly-anticipated Sundown Heaven Town Tour to Chula Vista for a Saturday, May 17 Sleep Train Amphitheatre performance with opening acts, Kip Moore and former American Idol contestant, Cassadee Pope. SanDiegoVille has 2 tickets to give away to one lucky fan (more than $50 value)! Just input your email address below to enter and we'll contact the winner by email no later than May 15!

City of San Diego Honors Paradise Point as Recylcer of the Year

May 6, 2014

Paradise Point, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, a AAA Four Diamond hotel on San Diego’s Mission Bay, has been named Recycler of the Year by the City of San Diego. Adding to its growing list of accolades, the award recognizes Paradise Point’s innovative and successful efforts to recycle, reduce waste and implement recycled product purchasing programs.

Scenes from the 4th Annual Chef Celebration Artisan Food & Craft Beer Festival

Photo by Kelly Orange
May 6, 2014

On Sunday, May 4, the grand finale of this year's Chef Celebration dinner series took place in the gorgeous gardens of Stone World Bistro Liberty Station. The 4th Annual Artisan Food & Craft Beer Festival featured 12 chefs cooking up 12 delicious dishes, each carefully paired with one of 12 local beers, all for a great cause - funding a scholarship that sends 12 aspiring San Diego culinarians for training at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley.

RUMORVILLE: Baja Celebrity Chef Javier Plascencia To Open Central San Diego Restaurant

May 5, 2014

Baja California cuisine is spreading like wild fire, and the area's most well known chef has plans for a central San Diego restaurant, rumored to open this summer in the Downtown/Little Italy area. Chef Javier Plascencia, the man behind many Baja California, Mexico restaurants such as the reknown Misión 19, Caesar's, Erizo, and Finca Altozano, to name a few, will soon open his second San Diego-based restaurant. His award-winning Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro has been serving pleased diners in Bonita since 2006, but Chef Plascencia has desired to move northward for some time now and has something that is sure to amaze in the works.

Julian Wild & Scenic Film Festival Features Blend of Culture, Cuisine & Eco-Consciousness | Third Annual Event Expected to Boost Mountain Town’s Appeal on May 16-17

May 5, 2014

From ‘canyoneering’ in British Columbia to surfing on a remote, Arctic island, restoring Iraq’s Mesopotamian Marshes and examining the dangers of 'fracking,' the Julian Wild & Scenic Film Festival represents a wide variety of international films that celebrate nature, the environment and people who are making a difference. The third annual festival, presented by the Volcan Mountain Foundation, will be held May 16-17 in the quaint San Diego County mountain town of Julian. The festival is part of a 115-city nationwide tour that showcases award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, and Native American and indigenous cultures. These films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future. This year’s film festival selections will not only take audiences to some of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet, but introduce them to the magnificent animals that inhabit these places and the courageous individuals who are working to protect and preserve both for future generations.

18th Annual North Park Festival of Arts Returns Saturday, May 17

May 4, 2014

Spend the day with your family and friends exploring the historic North Park neighborhood at the 18th Annual North Park Festival of the Arts, presented by San Diego County Credit Union on Saturday, May 17 from 11am to 6pm on University Avenue between 30th and 32nd Street. This free festival includes an experiential and interactive art area with local artists and galleries, unique vendor booths, food trucks, and five live music stages with performances from local and regional bands and dance groups. Being on the forefront of the art scene, the North Park Festival of the Arts celebrates all types of art forms. There will be something for everyone including the kids, with the Hands-On Arts area offering children the chance to participate in free activities designed to stimulate and inspire their imaginations to create their own masterpieces.  There will be a beer garden with a live music stage, a Plein air art competition, and a juried arts section with local artists showing and selling all forms of art.

The 5th Annual Taste of Cardiff Takes Place Thursday, May 8 | Get Your Tickets then Taste and Sip Your Way Through Cardiff-by-the-Sea

May 3, 2014

Cardiff 101 Main Street presents the 5th Annual Taste of Cardiff on Thursday, May 8 from 5-8pm.  During the annual event, downtown Cardiff will have over 20 unique eateries & 8 sip stops for ticket holders to enjoy.

San Diego Company, Bon Affair, to Appear on ABC’s Shark Tank | Founder Jayla Siciliano Pitches ‘The Sharks’ and their 7.8 Million Viewers on May 9

Bon Affair founder Jayla Siciliano
May 2, 2014

The wine spritzer revolution will be televised on Friday, May 9 when “Self-professed wine connoisseur Kevin O’Leary gives advice to a lady from Solana Beach, CA on her lighter, healthier alternative to a full-bodied wine.” That lady is Jayla Siciliano, founder of Bon Affair wine spritzers from Solana Beach. The top-shelf, lighter option for wine drinkers has had success at Whole Foods, Nordstrom’s and Albertson’s. But expansion costs money, and a deal with the right shark could mean even bigger things for the San Diego-based company.