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7 Places to Find San Diego’s Best Seafood

Where to Find San Diego's Best Seafood

White tablecloths or fast-casual, San Diego’s best seafood restaurants come in every flavor. No matter if you’re looking to splurge on lobster and crab or just grab some fish tacos after a beach day, our ocean-centric dining scene has the right vibe for you. Continue reading

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Celebrating Local Craft Brewers with San Diego Beer Week

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Brewers Guild Festival - San Diego Beer Week

This year, America’s Finest City celebrates its 10th-annual San Diego Beer Week (SDBW), honoring its vibrant indie brewing community, presented by the San Diego Brewers Guild and Lyft. From November 2-11, fans will enjoy more than 500 beer-centric events throughout the county, showing off the best of San Diego’s indie brewers. Whether you’re a craft beer aficionado or new to the scene, this week provides the chance to try all San Diego independent brewers have to offer. Continue reading

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Three of San Diego’s Best Food Halls

Little Italy Food Hall - San Diego's Best Food Halls

Why choose just one restaurant? That’s the beauty of food halls: You can mix and match or eat alongside someone even though you got your meal from an entirely different eatery. San Diego’s vibrant food halls add a communal vibe to an already vibrant food scene. Continue reading

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7 Wineries to Visit Along Julian and Ramona’s Wine Trail

Hot ‘Hoods: San Diego’s Wine Trail Through Julian and Ramona

Just a 45-minute drive from the San Diego coast lie mountains and valleys that provide abundant microclimates perfect for growing wine. Increasingly, the 30 wineries around Julian and Ramona have distinguished their neck of the woods as a destination to rival any in California or Baja. Whether by car or by horse, the charming dirt roads that crisscross the region hold many surprises for wine lovers and explorers alike. Don’t forget to pack a picnic—many of the wineries encourage you to enjoy lunch on their grounds. Continue reading

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Where to Find Divine Dishes in San Diego – For Vegans

Where to Find Divine Dishes – Vegan Guide - Kindred

San Diego’s culinary scene isn’t all fish tacos and burgers. Ask your local vegan friends for restaurant recommendations in San Diego and they will have far too many places to list. Here is a starter kit of popular plant-based eateries, serving everything from wholesome salads to inventive indulgences around town. Continue reading

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8 Secret Bars and Speakeasies to Discover in San Diego

101 Proof - Secret Bars in San Diego

Shhhhh! Keep your voice down, duck through a secret door, and find a hidden world of dim lighting, tiki drinks, and old-timey cocktail names (and customs). Getting to these secret bars (or bars-within-a-bar) is half the fun. The other half is sharing a hush-hush experience with the few others there to enjoy it. Continue reading

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10 Bars that Prove San Diego is an Adult Playground

Coin Haus -Bars in San Diego

Beyond an abundant selection of craft beers or expertly stirred cocktails, many San Diego bars have found creative ways to amp up the fun. From coloring book menus and retro arcade games to learning the mysteries of the universe and betting on the ponies, the following are just a few of the spots bringing big fun and games to San Diego’s buzzing nightlife scene. Continue reading

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A World of Cuisines: San Diego’s Top International Food

Masala Street - San Diego's International Cuisine

Eat your way around the world—and San Diego—one meal at a time. From Abyssinian to Vietnamese, there is no shortage of international cuisine in the region. Here are just 13 to get you started. Follow your taste buds to get an idea of the incredible variety and deliciousness of San Diego’s diverse food landscape, no airfare required. Continue reading

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Coffee and Kombucha: San Diego’s Other Delicious Craft Brews

Revolution Coffee Roasters

Think that craft beer is the only thing San Diego brews up in delicious quantities? Don’t overlook the area’s estimable coffee roasters. Or its very own makers of kombucha, that tangy bubbly beverage that is so good you’ll forget it’s made from fermented tea. Here are some of the finest hot and cold (non-beer) craft brews to check out. Continue reading

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Exploring Convoy: San Diego’s Asian Restaurant Row

San Diego’s Convoy Street runs through the central neighborhood of Kearny Mesa. Strip malls packed with restaurants whose signs—in Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and other Asian languages—bear the names of some of the best eateries in town. Popular favorites among locals include Shabu Shabu, Tofu House, and dim sum at Emerald restaurant. But excellent ramen, poke, bulgogi, dumplings, pastries, and desserts aren’t the only reasons to come to Convoy—there’s also karaoke, arcade games, and bliss-out sessions at Korean spas. Continue reading