San Diego Events

San Diego Food Finds provides the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings and events. Nationally published and award-winning author, food writer and photographer Maria Desiderata Montana takes you on a Food Lovers’ Guide throughout San Diego and beyond America’s Finest City!


JANUARY

January 7th-8th: Amazing Pet Expo

January 15th-22nd: San Diego Restaurant Week

January 18th: Michelin Star Event at Civico 1845

January 21st: Scottish Supper at The Ranch at Bandy Canyon

January 20th-22nd: Caffeine Crawl

January 20th-22nd: San Diego Lunar New Year Tết Festival

January 23rd: George’s Craft at the Cove

January 23rd-29th: San Diego Comedy Festival

January 31st: Beast Feast at Cucina Urbana

FEBRUARY


February: Valentine’s Day Destinations 

February 4th: San Diego Fermentation Festival

February 10th-11th: Chocolate Decadence & Pechanga Wine Festival

February 11th: Brewbies Festival

February 11th-12th: San Diego Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair

February 11th, 12th, 14th: The Westgate Valentine Celebration

February 16th-19th: San Diego Improv Festival

February 18th: San Diego Winter Brew Fest

February 18th-19th: Amazing Pet Expo

February 25th: Tater Tots & Beer Festival

February 28th: Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras

MARCH

TBA: Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego Cherry Blossom Festival

TBA: Rock Star Beer & Music Festival

TBA: Village Street Faire

March 4th-5th: CRSSD Festival


APRIL


April 4th: Beast Feast at Cucina Urbana

April 8th: 5th Annual VinDiego Wine and Food Festival

April 15th: The Mission Valley Craft Beer and Food Festival

April 28th-30th: International Mobile Film Festival

April 29th-30th: Mission Federal ArtWalk


MAY


May 7th: Carlsbad Village Faire

May 13th: San Diego Reader Tacotopia

May 20th: San Diego Taco Fest

May 21st: Escondido Grand Avenue Festival

JUNE


June 14th: Taste of Little Italy


MONTANA’S FOOD, TRAVEL AND RECIPE BOOKS

sandiegofoodfinds.com

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GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS

More Book Information:

100 Things to Do In San Diego Before You Die (Reedy Press) written and photographed by Maria Desiderata Montana.

Market Restaurant + Bar Cookbook: Seasonally Inspired Cuisine from Southern California’s Carl Schroeder. By Carl Schroeder with Maria Desiderata Montana, Photography by Maria Desiderata Montana.
(Pub Date: 10/2015)
Globe Pequot Press
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San Diego Italian Food: A Culinary History of Little Italy and Beyond, released Fall/2014
Included: Italian recipes from Maria’s kitchen with matching photos.
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San Diego Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes From America’s Finest City
August 2013 (Lyons Press)
Globe Pequot Press
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Food Lovers’ Guide to San Diego
Sept 2012 (Globe Pequot Press) (Reprinted 2014)
Globe Pequot Press
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Flying Pans: Two Chefs, One World
2009
Contributing Editor Maria Desiderata Montana:

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe Cookbook
2008
Written by Maria Desiderata Montana
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