Move over coffee shops, because San Diego’s tea times offer a welcome break from the usual afternoon pick-me-up. What better complement to the spring flowers cropping up around the county than a nice cup of tea? If you’re in need of recharging, head to one of these charming tea spots for a relaxing respite. Urban […]
Spend your Tax Dollars Wisely
Spring has sprung at Grant Grill restaurant at the US GRANT and Mixologist Jeff Josenhans has revealed his new spring handcrafted cocktail menu infused with and inspired by spring flowers. The upcoming drink menu will launch on April 15 (Tax Day) and will include house-infused floral flavors from Lilac, Dandelion, Hibiscus and other seasonal blooming […]
You’re Irish? Me too!
They say everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. As we noted yesterday, that’s definitely true in the Gaslamp Quarter during ShamRock when the streets are covered with more than 60,000 sq. ft. of bright green astroturf and more than 20,000 revelers pour in to listen to Celtic bands and DJ’s as they party into the […]
San Diego: Craft Beer Paradise
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.
Welcome to Margaritaville
It’s possible that Jimmy Bufffet had some other beachside escape in mind when he penned his most famous song but, I’d bet you’ll agree the inescapable summertime anthem is perfectly captured in frosty, refreshing tequila treats on menus at restaurants throughout the city. In fact, with our close connection to Mexico and year-round margarita-ready weather, you […]
Restaurant Week Sneak Peak: Croce’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar
Restaurant Week starts tomorrow, and I cannot wait! Earlier this week, I got a “sneak peak” of what one of my favorite restaurants, Croce’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar will be serving. Croce’s, located in the Gaslamp Quarter, offers contemporary American cuisine as well as live music nightly in the adjoining bar. Not only can you […]
Phil’s BBQ Opens in San Marcos!
It was only a matter of time before the famous Phil’s BBQ expanded. Has anyone ever visited their Point Loma location and not encountered a line? For the past nine years San Diego Magazine has crowned it the Winner of Best BBQ in San Diego. Even the television show “Man vs. Food” had to stop […]
Local Beer Makers Bring Home Big Awards at National Fest
You may not realize it, but San Diego is home to some of the best craft breweries in the Country. And to prove our point, over the weekend at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Pizza Port Carlsbad was named large brewpub of the year (for the 2nd year in a row!). The brewery […]
Beer Week Is Upon Us!
Forget zombies. Craft beer is about to take over San Diego. Friday, Nov. 6 through Nov. 15, breweries, bars, restaurants and hotels will celebrate the first-ever San Diego Beer Week with tons of awesome events all around town. From beer dinners, cask nights and barrel-aged tastings, to learn-to-brew classes and beer education seminars local brewers plan to show […]
Side Bar, It’s Where the Party’s At
Last night, my friend and I went to check out the new Side Bar in Gaslamp Quarter, which reopened in May after a multi-million dollar renovation. Upon entering, this bar/lounge/club was unlike anything I had ever seen. The black, red and silver décor was over-the-top in the most fabulous way – I swear, I spent […]