True North Tavern Cigar Dinner

True North Tavern Cigar DinnerTransport yourself to the tropical islands of the Caribbean and enjoy a night in the Caribbean courtesy of True North Tavern in North Park. True North Tavern is proud to present A Night in the Caribbean Cigar Dinner.

This sit down four course dinner will be prepared by Chef Erik Miller of Urban Solace and will emphasize the bold flavors of Latin America and the Caribbean. Cigars will be paired by cigar aficionado David Mogilner of Racine & Laramie Tobacconist who will be present during the dinner to explain some of the finer qualities of their crafts. Sway to the Latin soul music of Gabriela Y La Buena Onda. A night of fine rum, cigars, music and Caribbean fare. The perfect way to end the month of June.

Mark your calendars for June 30th at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (619) 291-3815.

Get Maple Inspired Treats at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Omni La CostaThis summer, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is sweetening the deal for guests and locals with a delicious maple-infused poolside menu available from now through Labor Day. Drawing inspiration from a recent trip to Vermont and Montreal – two major maple-producing regions – Omni’s culinary team dreamed up a delicious menu to pay homage to this uniquely North American tradition.

The special pool menu incorporates maple in subtle ways, both savory and sweet, including a Braised Chicken Sandwich with dark maple, chipotle and caramelized onion, fresh Tropical Fruits with a golden maple-yogurt dip and Maple-Cinnamon Donut Holes.

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Summer is heating up at Liberty Station

Liberty StationLiberty Station, San Diego’s historic naval-base-turned-neighborhood, welcomes the grand opening of a new retail concept, Moniker General, alongside the lease announcements of several new lifestyle and hospitality endeavors, all of which are slated to open by the end of the year. Following nearly two decades of growth and redevelopment, Liberty Station emerges in 2016 as a unique destination defined by the community’s deep-rooted history, as well as the collection of burgeoning local artisans and San Diego-based hospitality heavyweights who represent the best of what San Diego has to offer. A mix of lifestyle, culinary and culturally-driven concepts, Liberty Station’s latest additions in the booming north end ARTS DISTRICT aim to create a new town center that services the daily needs of residents as well as the cultural pursuits of both guests and locals alike.

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Chloe at Scout Opens In Point Loma

Chloe at ScoutChloe at Scout – Garden Cafe & Events to Open at Historic Liberty Station Location

In 2004, Alison McGrath and John Clute joined forces to create San Diego’s first European-style cafe in the once blighted urban neighborhood of East Village. Cafe Chloe was embraced by the residents of The East Village and the jewel box restaurant became a beloved and award-winning local destination including being voted #1 Best French restaurant by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Now, the Point Loma residents are venturing beyond downtown to a new venue at the burgeoning ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station.

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Jamba Juice Announces Grand Opening of New El Cajon Store

Jamba JuiceThe leading health and wellness brand to host grand opening event on Saturday, June 25

Getting all of your fruits and vegetables is now a lot more convenient. Jamba Juice, the leading health and wellness brand, has opened a new location in the city of El Cajon, Calif. The new store is located 225 Jamacha Road, Ste 102.

The opening continues Jamba Juice’s rich tradition of providing a wide variety of nutritious and freshly prepared menu selections that are wholesome and healthy.

To celebrate the store’s opening, the public is invited to a grand opening event on Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first 500 customers can enjoy a complimentary Jamba smoothie (Mango-A-Go-Go or Strawberries Wild).  Guests also have a chance to win free smoothies for an entire year. Jamba’s mascot Banana Man will also be in attendance at the new El Cajon location to greet guests.

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Aperol Cocktails Take Over Happy Hour Menus

BiCE Aperol SpritzAperol cocktails are taking over happy hour menus across the nation this season. With its bitter orange taste, aperol is being mixed with other citrus liqueurs and juices to create sweet and refreshing summer drinks. 

The JRDN Mimosa

The JRDN Mimosa is a refreshing twist on a classic. Made with aperol, St. Germain, orange and Prosecco, this drink is the perfect way to celebrate the weekend.

JRDN (858) 270-5736

723 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109

Trust Cocktail #1

If you’re looking for a truly unique aperol cocktail, Hillcrest’s newest sensation TRUST has you covered with the Trust Cocktail #1. Mixologist Juan Sanchez combines dry beefeater gin, aperol, sweet dolin blanc vermouth, lemon and egg white.

Trust (619) 795-6901

3752 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA

Bencotto – Argo Spritz  

Sit outside and take in the sights and sounds of Little Italy while enjoying the fresh and citrusy Argo Spritz at Bencotto. This drink made with citron vodka, St. Germaine, aperol and Prosecco is the perfect summer sipper. $12

Bencotto (619) 450-4786

750 W. Fir St. Suite 103, San Diego, CA

Monello – Sangue Dolce

Monello’s Sangue Dolce or sweet blood in Italian, is a delicious combination of sweet and bitter flavors. A mix of aperol, mango, luzardo bitter, solerno, lime and blood orange soda. $11

Monello (619) 501-0030

750 W. Fir St. Suite 102, San Diego, CA

Bottega Americano – Il Buttero

If you’re looking to spice things up, the Il Buttero at Bottega Americano is the perfect cocktail. Made with serrano infused tequila, aperol, smoky mezcal, lemon and hibiscus honey, this drink will kick start your summer. $12

Bottega Americano (619) 255-7800

1195 Island Ave, San Diego, CA

BiCE – Aperol Spritz

Sip on the Aperol Spritz at BiCE and be whisked away to Italy. This classic Italian cocktail is a thirst-quenching combination of aperol, soda and Prosecco.

BiCE (619) 239-2423

425 Island Ave, San Diego, CA

The Westgate Hotel – La Dolce Vita

Toast the summer sun while sipping on the La Dolce Vita by the pool at the Westgate Hotel. This citrus centric cocktail contains aperol, lime and orange juices, simple syrup and orange bitters. $12 

Westgate Hotel (619) 238-1818

1055 2nd Avenue San Diego, CA

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Save On Tickets To The San Diego Spirits Festival

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 Save the date August 27-28 for the 8th San Diego Spirits Festival

Named one of the Top Cocktail Festivals in America

San Diego Spirits Festival is back for YEAR 8 AND they have some great new and old features to excite and tempt everyone.

The Marine Rock Band will be performing in the entrance to keep you happy when you first arrive. And yep Don Loco and his talented bartenders are back again. For their  8th year, they will have Craft Cocktails, Chef Demonstrations, Bartender Battles, Entertainment, Food Trucks, and visual entertainment.

Children’s Summer Camp at Rancho Valencia

Rancho ValenciaRancho Valencia Resort & Spa‘s enhanced summer camp for children will take place June 25 – August 27 and every Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., children ages 5 – 12 will be able to participate in the resort’s Junior Ranchers Camp with a new theme and different exciting activities everyday. Children can begin their mornings with scavenger hunts, hike and discover Southern California’s critters, make a splash at the pool, hit the tennis courts, compete in Olympic games, stretch in Animal Yoga, and much more.

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Summer Fun At These Local Spots

Summer at Harrah's

Summer at Harrah’s

The first day of summer is here and lucky for San Diego, there are many local spots that will be calling your name come quitting time!

THE LOT | La Jolla Village & Liberty Station | San Diego, Calif.

Baby it’s cold inside: Escape the heat and “chill” in world-class leather recliners and catch the latest summer blockbuster at the THE LOT in La Jolla or at its newest Liberty Station location. The multi-concept space offers San Diego a luxury cinema, restaurant, bar and cafe – all available in one modern and impeccably designed space. Take advantage of the in-theater waiter service and order the chilled pea soup, local seafood ceviche and other delicious cool-down menu items by Chef Matt Sramek. 

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Happy Hour Specials at The New Yorker

The New Yorker Happy HourThey say New York is an expensive place.  The New Yorker in downtown San Diego is battling those claims with a vast offering of new Happy Hour specialties – some straight off the east coast, and some unmistakably California-inspired.  From cleverly crafted cocktails and local drafts to signature eats, the week is filled with specials for each night and any occasion; whether it’s you and the co-workers to watch a game, or to enjoy a historic pizza night with family, The New Yorker welcomes it all!

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Local Chef Delivers Farm To Table Swag

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Whole Grilled Branzino with Herb Relish, Campari Tomatoes and Grilled Lemon

If you’re looking for a unique farm to table experience in a high energy atmosphere where people are eating and talking loudly over ingenious food and drink prepared by an unassuming young chef, then the newly opened TRUST Restaurant in Hillcrest is the place for you.

TRUST

WHISKEY SOUR with Old Forester, Lemon, Simple, Egg White and Bitters by Bar Manager Juan Sanchez

TRUST owners Steve Schwob (general manager) and Brad Wise (executive chef) searched for the perfect location, building the restaurant from the ground up. The décor is simple, yet stylish, featuring a communal bar and American White Oak dining tables and chairs. It’s the kind of place where guests will gain a greater appreciation for the culinary craft. It’s exciting to watch the chefs in action, cooking as a team in their element, plating delicious presentations and grabbing mason jars filled with pickled fruits and vegetables off the shelf. “It tends to feel like the guests are a part of what we’re trying to accomplish in the kitchen,” says Wise. “Our main focus at TRUST is the guest experience.”

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Meet the Winemaker Dinner at Bracero

bracero-winemakerExperience culinary perfection as Executive Chef Javier Plascencia and his team pair the finest quality foods with award winning wines in an intimate dinner setting. The winemaker, Jorge Maciel, will be in attendance to present his wines from Cava Maciel.

Jorge Maciel began producing wine as a hobby. As the years went by, this hobby became a passion and gave way to Cava Maciel. Cava Maciel has been creating innovative wines of the highest quality due to their rigorous process of wine making, extracting the best of the grapes.

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Eat Out During Summer Solstice

Summer SolsticeRing in the Summer Solstice in the Sun with These 6 San Diego Eateries

The summer solstice is on June 21st, and there is no better way to spend the longest day of the year than outside in the beautiful San Diego weather! More hours of sun, means more hours for fun and these San Diego restaurants have the perfect outdoor patios and summertime vibes to ring in the season with a bang.

Looking for that casual beach-vibe feel to get your summer celebrations started?  Then The Duck Dive, in the heart of Pacific Beach, is for you!  Enjoy contemporary American cuisine and cool down with local craft brews after a long day on the sand.  The spacious outside patio is the perfect spot to people watch in the sun while sipping on a refreshing Verdita Margarita.

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The Grill Reopens at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

The GrillTHE LODGE AT TORREY PINES® ANNOUNCES THE REOPENING OF ‘THE GRILL’

Executive Chef Jeff Jackson Debuts A Reimagined Menu Alongside The Grill’s Expansive New Patio Design

One of Southern California’s most notable AAA Five Diamond hotels, The Lodge at Torrey Pines, announces the reopening of its popular longstanding eatery, The Grill. Following a $2.5 million renovation, The Grill debuts its reinvigorated patio expansion overlooking the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course, complete with five outdoor fire pit tables, an overhead wooden trellis, craftsman teak furniture that doubles the outside capacity and an alfresco lounge. Alongside Executive Chef Jeff Jackson’s revamped kitchen, The Grill’s highly anticipated new menu sets the stage for both locals and visitors alike.

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Celebrate Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Don ChidoTo celebrate two successful years of serving San Diego authentic, flavor-packed Mexican cuisine, Don Chido is kicking off their anniversary with an entire week of celebrations leading up to the Two Year Anniversary Fiesta, which is open to the public! Located in the heart of the Gaslamp District, Don Chido will be serving a variety of “$2” specials in honor of the restaurant’s “2” year anniversary. 

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Father’s Day Fun For The Whole Family

Father's DayWith Father’s Day approaching on June 19th, we’re excited to share some of San Diego’s greatest dining specials and packages – perfect for the whole family!

Bleu Bohème will celebrate dads with a special ‘Foie-ther’s Day’ menu available exclusively on Sunday, June 19. Owner and Executive Chef Ken Irvine has put together a specialty three-course meal to honor dads, highlighting foie gras in each course. The Foie-ther’s Day menu is priced at $75 per person, with the option to pair a wine with each course for an additional $30. Seating is limited for the holiday dinner and reservations are encouraged by calling 619.255.4167 or visiting www.bleuboheme.com.

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Summer Soiree at Queenstown Public House

Queenstown Public House 4th of JulyIndependence Day is just around the corner, and Queenstown Public House, a New Zealand-inspired restaurant and bar located in San Diego’s bustling Little Italy neighborhood, announced today a partnership with the Veterans Village San Diego to kickoff its summer giving in support of the San Diego military community. Beginning with a clothing and essentials drive for local veterans and their families, Queenstown will give all patrons who bring items for donation a 10% discount off of their bill, ending July 25, 2016. On July 25, Queenstown Public House will throw a Summer Soiree with food and drink specials from 6pm – 10pm to celebrate San Diego’s local military and present final donations to the Veterans Village San Diego. » Read more

Double Barrel Herradura Tequila Tasting At Avant

AvantAVANT’s 2nd Double Barrel Herradura Tequila Tasting, is coming up on Thursday, June 30th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Guests and locals can sip on handcrafted tequila from four action tasting stations, intentionally presented by Ruban Aceves, International Brand Ambassador of Herradura Tequila. Pair these premier cocktails with specially curated bites created by AVANT’s Chef de Cuisine, Aaron Thomas, including crab cakes with blood orange, jalapeño aioli and micro cilantro, skirt steak with fire roasted tomato, peach and onion puree, traditional seafood ceviche, and more.

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Welcome Tasting Room Del Mar

Tasting Room Del Mar

Father/son duo David and Evan Taylor are proud to announce the opening of their inaugural business venture together, Tasting Room Del Mar. Located on the main thoroughfare of the relaxed coastal community, Tasting Room Del Mar presents locals and visitors alike with a unique culinary concept highlighting a gastronomic educational experience consciously designed to be enhanced through specific beverage pairings.

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Summer Food Drive

Summer Food DriveAlbertsons and Vons make giving easy with $5 pre-filled food bags

San Diego County Albertsons and Vons supermarkets are partnering with the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank to help fill its shelves this summer through the School’s Out, Hunger’s Not Summer Food Drive sponsored by SDG&E and the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation.

Over the summer months, food drive donations to the San Diego Food Bank drop dramatically. However, demand for food assistance soars with thousands of low-income school children no longer receiving free or reduced-priced school meals, thus forcing unemployed and low-income parents to turn to the San Diego Food Bank for help feeding their children. Albertsons and Vons supermarkets are helping to fill the gap by supporting the School’s Out, Hunger’s Not Summer Food Drive, which will run throughout June 2016.

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New Bob’s Steak And Chop House

Bob's Steak And Chop HouseBOB’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE OPENS FIRST LOCATION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Welcomes Iconic American Prime Steakhouse

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa announces the opening of Bob’s Steak & Chop House, the traditional American Prime Steakhouse which will debut its first southern California location at the resort in June 2016.

“Bob’s is recognized as one of the best steakhouses in the country, known for serving large cuts of prime steaks and chops and the finest seafood, as well as a lively atmosphere and exceptional service, making it a mouth-watering addition to the North County dining scene,” said Gary Sims, managing director of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. “The portions are large, the drinks are big, and everything from the perfectly seasoned prime filet to the decadent peanut butter and chocolate brownie sundae will leave guests ready to come back for more.”

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