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Life in San Diego is sweet, and not just because of the great weather. Today is National Dessert Day, but you don’t need an excuse to indulge in the delicious treats from these dessert-first restaurants. Read More…

From January 13 – 18, 2013, diners can enjoy a six-day exploration of the region’s exciting dining scene for a fraction of the normal expense. More than 180 participation restaurants will offer special three-course, prix fixe dinner menus for just $20, $30 or $40 per person (beverages, tax and gratuity not included) and two-course, prix-fixe lunch menus for just $10, $15 or $20 per person. Here’s a sneak peek at some notable menus. Read More…

Did you want to try second restaurant or did procrastinate for too long and now can’t get a reservation for the last night of restaurant week? Well fear not, San Diego Restaurant Week has been extended for a second week running from September 25th to the 30th, 2011. Now you have no excuse.

If you can’t decide, you can see all of our previous suggestions here, here, and here.

Follow this link to view the list of participating restaurants…

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The birthplace of California Cuisine may be attributed to Berkeley, but San Diego chefs are pushing the envelope of culinary innovation, fusing the freshest local ingredients with unexpected influences, and creating dishes that are as unique as the destination itself. Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to take in some of the freshest and most inventive flavors that San Diego has to offer.

George’s California Modern

If you look up “California” or “seasonal” cuisine, there should be a photo of Trey Foshee. For over a decade, the award-winning chef of George’s California Modern has been reinventing California Cuisine …

Having moved back to San Diego last year, I am still exploring the San Diego culinary scene. A foodie at heart, I look forward to experiencing some San Diego dining hot spots, revisiting well-known establishments, and discovering local gems during this year’s San Diego Restaurant Week. Here are my top picks:

Kensington Grill
My number one choice for a night out with the girls (or guys) is Kensington Grill, a hip neighborhood eatery on Adams Avenue. The award-winning restaurant from the Urban Kitchen Group is known for exceptionally executed rustic “New American” cuisine served up family-style or traditionally coursed. Their special …

After starring on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (check out the video), the local favorite Hodad’s became an everyone favorite. With its new-found celebrity, the popular Hodad burger expanded into downtown San Diego.

The new location brings all of the fun (no shoes, no shirts, no problem) and interior design of OB into downtown. The walls are covered with license plates, posters, skateboards, surfboards, and various other pieces of beach art. Even the booths are similarly designed with the “Hodad” blue benches. If you are feeling social, take a seat at the long table in the middle …

Getting to the UK can be a little difficult when all you want is a good pint with some fish and chips (though that will become easier when British Airways starts a non-stop flight from London to San Diego in June).

Luckily, just on the edge of Little Italy sits the Shakespeare Pub & Grille serving up Smithwicks (pronounced more like smid-icks) and shepherds’ pie daily.

At my previous place of employment, we always went to the Shakespeare to celebrate the completion of a huge project. It helped that my boss grew up in Manchester and liked the food …

With the weather warming up, I’m always looking for a new spot to enjoy the warm breezes and authentic San Diego ambiance. I found just that when I recently visited the Arterra Restaurant, Bar and Outdoor Lounge at the Marriott Del Mar. The hotel, just a mile from the beautiful waves of Del Mar, recently unveiled a new look, taste and vibe for its restaurant.

Arterra specializes in contemporary, seasonal cuisine reflecting the best of Southern California. Its menu is varied and always created from fresh, local and organic ingredients. After a long day at the beach, we stopped in …

There’s no doubt about it – San Diego is a beer lovers paradise! With more than 35 local breweries, our city has more craft brewers than any other city in the country. Join me on a video tour of my favorite places to sample the best beer that San Diego has to offer.

Yesterday, I was in downtown San Diego with an unexpected 1 ½ hour break as court recessed for lunch. Yes court, because yours truly had her first crack at the beloved jury duty experience.* I had decided an hour earlier, as my stomach began to rumble over the judge’s Q&A with the potential jurors, that if my day was going to be a wash, I might as well treat myself to a fabulous lunch to make it worth my while…and that is when I found myself drooling over the menu at Currant at The Sofia Hotel.

A short walk …