Enter JRDN at Tower23 Hotel and join the fun at the bar, or take a seat in the sleek and contemporary dining room that includes a massive 70-foot lighted “wave wall” mural. A spacious open-air patio is also the perfect place to enjoy ocean views and watch passersby traveling on the meandering boardwalk. A distinctively modern menu utilizes hand-selected, all-natural meats, the finest seafood from sustainable sources, and locally grown organic produce. It’s a perfect brunch destination. Dine alfresco by the ocean and devour Mama’s Baked French Toast with sugar and spice pumpkin, whipped mascarpone cheese, and maple syrup. A local favorite is the chilaquiles and eggs, with chorizo, salsa, queso fresco, avocado, and lime crema. If you dine in the evening, be sure to try one of the fresh catches of the day, or the uber-savory lobster potpie. Open for lunch and dinner daily, brunch on the weekends. JRDN at Tower23, 723 Felspar St., Pacific Beach, CA 92109; (858) 270-2323; t23hotel.com; California Modern; $$$$.
National Dog Day is August 25th and there’s no better place to celebrate than in sunny San Diego, where patios come with a water dish for Fido and waiter’s keep a bone in their apron pocket. Below are a few places where San Diegan’s can take their furry best friend and enjoy the weekend.
WHERE TO EAT:
Three Dog Bakery | Flower Hill Promenade, Del Mar, Calif.
To celebrate National Dog Day, Three Dog Bakery at Flower Hill Promenade will offer a free Pupcake (a dog-friendly version of a cupcake) to every four-legged friend who visits the bakery on Friday, August 26. In addition, those to make a purchase of $10 or more on this day will be entered to win a drawing for a doggie-inspired gift basket. Three Dog Bakery caters to dogs and their humans with all-natural, oven-baked treats, pastries and food made with premium natural ingredients.
FIREHOUSE American Eatery + Lounge | Pacific Beach, Calif.
Kick off National Dog Day a day early on Thursday August 25 by the sandy shores of Pacific Beach in San Diego, California at FIREHOUSE American Eatery + Lounge. The beach-side hot spot will be putting on a “Yappy lunch” partnering with local clothing brand Puppies Make Me Happy and the San Diego Humane Society. Guests who arrive with their pup for lunch will receive complimentary corn dogs or glass of champagne.
Featuring an art deco interior design, Bice Ristorante introduces new and innovative Italian fine dining in downtown San Diego. “The restaurant has a personality all its own,” says Chef de Cuisine/Pastry Francesca Penoncelli. “Images of my Italian homeland are showcased in subtle ways throughout the restaurant, reminding me of my deep roots.”
After studying in Italy for five years at the culinary institute in Piedmont, Penoncelli spent every free moment in the kitchen, including working for free on holidays and summer vacations, simply to gain experience and obtain new knowledge. “Being a young lady in the culinary world isn’t easy, ” she says. “As a woman in Italy, in order to earn the respect and appreciation from the men, you must be better then them. For me, it means working hard alongside great, but tough chefs.”
Carnivore Sandwich has expanded throughout San Diego. Living up to its name, Carnivore Sandwich serves overstuffed, mile-high sandwiches that demand a go-big or go-home attitude. The eatery celebrates a West Coast twist of New York delis with the highest quality meat, fish, cheese and bread.
Formerly known as Nosh Delicatessen at 670 West B Street in Little Italy, the spot has been reinvented as Carnivore Sandwich. Two new locations are also starting to take a bite out of the San Diego culinary scene. Whether you’re heading to a ballgame at Petco Park or looking for an authentic bite to eat downtown, get your East Coast-style sandwich fix at 317 10th Avenue. In the coming weeks, Carnivore Sandwich will be beefing up its presence even further with the unveiling of Carnivore Express at 707 Broadway inside the Chase building. Carnivore Express will offer a limited menu for those on the go by highlighting favorites from the other locations.
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With the beginning of spring comes a new crop of seasonal ingredients, hand-picked to create flavorful new gelato selections at Bobboi Natural Gelato. A tribute to sunny California, CALI, blends carrot, apple, avocado, Meyer lemon and ginger. The unique flavor is a summertime favorite.
Whether you’re looking for stuffed waffles, healthy waffles or a waffle sandwich, these San Diego restaurants are sure to have a waffle that satisfies your craving!
It’s easy to get your waffle fix at Brian’s 24. This 24-hour diner in Gaslamp recreates the classic waffle and the French croque-monsieur with the Waffle Cristo. Enjoy thinly-sliced ham and cheddar jack cheese between two halves of a bacon waffles topped with powdered sugar and served with a side of extra hot French fries. This all-American diner is taking a French classic and giving them a warm U.S.A twist.
Centered on University Avenue in Hillcrest, Uptown Tavern is the best place to be for some wacky waffles. The Red Velvet Waffle is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. Stuffed with bacon and cheese and topped with fried sweet plantains, bacon, spiced walnuts, a coconut milk reduction, garlic butter and Woodford Reserve maple syrup. Uptown Tavern will be making your cheeks blush with these velvety waffles.
Baseball season is about to be in full swing and that means it’s time to indulge in some of your favorite ballpark food! Whether you’re enjoying a game in the park or from your favorite bar, nachos are the best go-to plate to complement your ice-cold beer while watching the game. Next time you’re looking for your cheesy fix, stray away from the average cheese plate and head to one of these San Diego hotspots with na-cho average nacho dishes!
Looking to watch America’s favorite past time, eating America’s favorite game-day snack? 1919 is downtown’s ultimate sports bar with 25 flat screen TVs and an equally impressive nacho recipe to boot. Hit a home run with their Perfect Nachos loaded with cheese sauce, jalapenos, pico de gallo and your choice of chicken, steak or short rib.
Big appetites call for large appetizers! Brian’s 24, located in the Gaslamp District, serves up only the best with their Chicharrachos dish that will get you and your friends through a fun night downtown! This twist on the classic nachos includes crispy fried pork rinds topped with melted cheddar jack cheese, japalenos and chipotle ranch dressing. Stray from the norm and fill-up on this topping-stacked dish next time you’re in downtown San Diego!
Saffron to Celebrate Thai New Year, Songkran, Beginning April 13
In observance of traditions more than two millenniums old, the always-popular Saffron Thai on India Street in Mission Hills will mark the arrival of Thai New Year 2559 with a special holiday blessing and symbolic celebratory dishes. The Thai New Year’s celebration, Songkran, a festive national holiday, is regarded as both a time of renewal, and a promise of good fortune during the approaching rainy season. The holiday also is known as the Water Festival, and during this time Thai people sprinkle water both on themselves and on “spirit houses,” since it is believed that this water washes away bad luck. Make plans to enjoy the traditional flavors and celebrations of Songkran – and to wash away bad luck, too – by enjoying the New Year’s food and festivities at Saffron on April 13, 16 and 17.
Saffron proprietor and chef Su-Mei Yu, also an author, television personality and internationally recognized authority on Thai cuisine, says, “This year’s auspicious New Year day is April 13. To welcome the holiday, Saffron will offer several ‘blessing foods’ to our beloved customers.”
CH PROJECTS ANNOUNCES DETAILS ON LITTLE ITALY RESTAURANT – ‘BORN & RAISED’ OPENING LATE SUMMER 2016
Indoor-Outdoor Steakhouse to Showcase In-House Dry-Aging Program and Sustainable Urban Garden Alongside Midcentury Design Influence
Occupying the former Nelson Photo Supplies building at 1909 India Street in Little Italy will be Born & Raised—the latest endeavor from San Diego-based hospitality collective, CH Projects (Ironside Fish & Oyster, Craft & Commerce, UnderBelly). Slated to open in late summer 2016, Born & Raised will pay homage to America’s greatest dining institution, the classic steakhouse.
The name ‘Born & Raised’ is derived from CH Projects’ deep-rooted commitment to San Diego, a city that is fully engrained in their core values as an organization. Since CH’s inception in 2009, the collective has seen steady growth, now operating eleven of the city’s most progressive hospitality-driven concepts. Born & Raised will be the collective’s fourth restaurant in Little Italy, a neighborhood that has experienced an immense cultural progression with CH as a primary catalyst for growth.
There was no such thing as fast food in our home; ingredients were simple and straightforward, and this recipe is no exception. This was one of my favorite recipes that my Italian mother made for me often, simply because I asked her too!
Cabbage Rolls With Brown Rice and Marinara
18 Chinese cabbage leaves
½ pound ground veal
½ pound ground Italian sausage
1-1/2 cups prepared brown rice
¼ cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch of chili flakes
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 jar of your favorite marinara sauce
The Patio on Lamont will host a Beer Beautiful Dinner on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
In celebration of the beautiful February weather, craft beer aficionados and food lovers alike can rejoice with The Patio on Lamont’s beer dinner featuring delectable cuisine and specialty paired brews. Chef de Cuisine Giovanni of The Patio on Lamont and Executive Chef Craig Jimenez of Supernatural Sandwiches will serve a selection of hand-crafted sandwiches, all prepared simply to pair perfectly with each Coedo Brewery beer. The tasty dinner begins with a Shiro with cucumber maki, shrimp tempura, avocado foam, mango and tamarindo, followed by a first course of Ruri, with corned beef tongue rillette, onsen egg, charred pearl onions, puffed rice and scallion, a Beniaka of salt baked pink grouper, tokyo scallions, sweet potato gyoza, tamarind swordfish, marrow broth and bokchoy, and a last course of Shikoku with roasted pork belly lechon, aerated foie gras, bloody gravy, spicy atcharra, and mongo bean. The unique menu is topped off with a Kyara dessert with ginger snap, white chocolate ganache, and an orange vanilla foam. Additionally, each course is hand paired with a Coedo Brewery brew, ranging from a Hefeweizen to a Sweet Potato Amber. Tickets are $55 per person and can be purchased here.
There is nothing more satisfying than a fluffy, light and buttery stack of pancakes. Nobody does them better (or bigger!) than San Diego’s iconic 24-hour eatery, Brian’s 24. In honor of National Pancake Week, starting February 21st, enjoy one of downtown’s most popular food challenges, The Brian’s 24 Pancake Monster.
This local food feat is made with three fried eggs, five hotcakes, four strips of bacon, two sausage patties, an eight oz. ham steak, and an eight oz. country fried steak on a bed of home fries. If you cross this Mt. Everest of breakfasts off your list in under an hour, it’s on the house!
“We have sold a bunch! It is also a great way for a group of friends or a family to share a meal, family-style,” says Andrea Epstein, part proprietor of this this family-owned and -operated restaurant. However, an honorary t-shirt and free meal is only awarded to those solo, challenge winners. About 150+ people have been daring enough to try the actual challenge (some more than once), and eight heroic souls have completed the Pancake Monster contest successfully.
Everyone’s favorite holiday is right around the corner. No, not Valentine’s Day… but National Pizza Pie Day! This February 9th, take a slice out of pizza heaven with a bite of San Diego’s best cheesy delights.
If you’re looking for authentic Italian pizza, then head over to none other than Little Italy in downtown, San Diego. You’ll find that Pan Bon’s pizza stands out from the rest. Their pizza dough is hand-crafted with Lievito Madre, a starter type yeast, and rises for over 48 hours. This process helps break down gluten and allows your body to digest more easily. The endless menu allows customers to choose fresh meats and fish such as classic Italian sausage, Parma prosciutto, spicy salamino, salmon, lobster or crab.
2GOOD2B® to Expand into Fast Casual Café and Bakery
Award-winning gluten-free café and bakery becomes stylish live action eatery with open kitchen
2GOOD2B®, 204 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, the award-winning fast casual, slow food bakery and café providing delicious savory dishes and desserts, announces its expansion into a modern stations-style eatery. With a slow-food-done-fast approach, the revamped cafe now offers an ever-revolving menu of handcrafted, made-from-scratch food that’s made with such care that even people with gluten, corn and soy allergies can enjoy every bite.
Highly successful and informative, the latest Chew Classes for Jsix have a unique theme to make them different from the traditional.
The scoop on the chew
May Cooking Classes – Tuesdays at 6pm
Join Chef Graves in the lounge at 6pm for a brief lesson on cooking basics. $40/pp includes the class, meal and two dealer’s choice beverages from the bar.
May 12th – Cures, Cultures and Canning
May 19th – Pickles 3 ways
May 26th – Preserves
When Jim and Ingrid Croce fell madly in love, Ingrid was a 16-year-old artist, a gymnast, a folk singer, and a high school sophomore who thought business was a “four letter word”. “It was the early sixties and Jim was a college sophomore at Villanova University. “We met at a contest, and Jim asked me if I would sing with him,” says Croce. “We wrote songs, obtained an album deal with Capitol Records, and traveled one-hundred thousand miles a year throughout the United States in our beat-up Volkswagen, singing our songs. Jim was determined to be independent and make music his profession.”
When Ingrid discovered she was going to have a child, Jim wrote “Time in a Bottle”, “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim”, “Operator” and “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”. After 300 days a year for two straight years on the road, Jim’s songs finally hit the top of the charts. The couple moved to San Diego so Jim could host the Johnny Carson Show and act in a movie with Cheech and Chong. Sadly, at the peak of his career and while on tour, Jim died in a plane crash in Natchitoches, Louisiana. As a twenty-six year old widow and single mom, Ingrid had no idea how she was going to raise her son alone, but she never gave up.
After thirty years of pioneering San Diego’s Gaslamp District and keeping Jim’s music and memory alive at Croce’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar, Ingrid lost her lease. However, she immediately found a new home for her restaurant in the neighborhood community of Banker’s Hill. The new Croce’s Park West provides patrons with a delectably inviting urban experience synchronized with live music.
The Happiest Hours Are the Ones That Go Late
Long day have you missing out on the average 4 to 7PM happy hour? Think again. We’ve compiled some of the best late night menus in San Diego that prove that the happiest hours occur after the sun goes down.
Monday’s are hard and Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas understands that. Cure your Monday blues with an all-night happy hour from 3PM to close. Put your feet up and relax as you enjoy $4 and $5 draft beer, $6 select wines, $2 off craft cocktails and $10 flatbreads right up until the bar lights flash and the bartender closes shop.
Late night food AND $2 local drafts? You heard that right! Calling all local craft beer lovers, skip that load of laundry and use your $2 to dive down with Duck Dive in Pacific Beach every Tuesday night from 9PM to close. They’re home to the best local brews at the best local prices.
You’re not going to want to miss the happiest of all hours on Tuesday’s from 5:30PM to close at Pillbox Tavern. Head to this retro modern beach bar for some cheap after sunset coastal American fare. The $3 Steak & Chicken Tacos, $4 Mahi & Fried Cod Tacos, $4 XX Lagers and $6 Pillbox Margaritas will make you want Tuesday night last past the iconic Semisonic “Closing Time” song.
Time to rewind! Thirsty Thursday just got that much more thirst quenching with a reverse happy hour from 9:30PM to close at Uptown Tavern. Cap the end of the night with a $3 street tacos, $7 select small plates like the juicy Angus Chuck Beef Sliders and wash it all down with a $4 well drink, domestic draft or house wine.
Weekend warriors unite! Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp is now offering a brand new late night menu from 10PM to 12AM on Friday and Saturday. Satisfy those drunchies after a long day of drinking with an order of Union Sliders, BBQ Chicken Flatbread, Meatball Sub or fill up on a Mini Short Rib Taco hot and ready until midnight.
If you’re in North Park when the street lights turn on this weekend, Wang’s North Park is there to feed your need for some nighttime bites and beers. Wang’s late night happy hour runs from 9:30PM to 11:30PM on Friday and Saturdays. Grab some discounted steamed bun taco’s and end your evening the best way possible, with $1 sake shots and $3 Kirin drafts. altstrat
Celebrate National Macaron Day
Been looking for an excuse to spoil yourself with a sweet French treat? Say no more! Friday, March 20th is National Macaron Day, or as the French say Jour du Macaron. What better way to celebrate than at San Diego’s authentic French bakery, Le Parfait Paris in the heart of downtown. Get your sugar fix with a macaron (or a dozen) and celebrate Macaron day the French way!
Originally from France, owner Guillaume Ryon and Chef Jean Francois Fays vow to deliver high quality French pastries and baked goods by combining only the finest ingredients with family recipes. The Le Parfait Paris macarons are no exception.
Le Parfait Paris’ light and airy bite-sized treats come in a bevy of colors that will brighten up anyone’s day. Macaron flavors range from the traditional lemon and raspberry to Le Parfait Paris specialties like chocolate-peanut butter and even coffee.
Complement the sweet confection with a specialty champagne cocktail and cheers to a simply divine National Holiday! ALTSTRAT
Located just blocks from the beach in the heart of Oceanside, CA, Masters Kitchen and Cocktail offers fresh, local and artisan food served in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Situated in an industrial space that was once a well remembered drag car shop, Masters Kitchen and Cocktail keeps its authentic character, offering a separate bar with communal seating for guests to sip on traditional craft cocktails. -MDM
About Executive Chef Chef Christopher Gallo
Chef Gallo has spent the last 10 years working on his own style of cooking and has brought that passion and joy to Master’s Kitchen and Cocktail in Oceanside, cooking up California casual comfort food with an artisan’s twist. Gallo has always had a love of food that started with his upbringing in a very New York Italian family that always gathered in the kitchen at the end of its day to spend time with one another. Moving to West Coast at the age of 11 brought Gallo to experience all that is California agriculture in its abundance of amazing food from the land and sea. “It is a true joy to be part of such a wonderful food community and to be surrounded by so many passionate people on a daily basis.”
Chef Celebration’s Spring Event Series Commemorates 20 Years of Funding Scholarships for Aspiring Young Chefs
Series of Food & Drink Events to be Held: March 31st – May 3rd
With a unified passion and desire to help build a foundation for San Diego’s culinary future, more than 50 award-winning chefs from around the county will come together to donate their talents and tastes for the charitable Chef Celebration Annual Dinner Series. Founded in 1995 by a small group of local gourmands, Chef Celebration strives to enhance the knowledge and potential of young, aspiring culinarians. Through a series of events held annually the foundation has raised over $225,000 to provide culinary scholarships to more than 80 individual recipients, many of which have become staples within San Diego’s culinary community including Hanis Cavin (Carnitas’ Snack Shack), Victor Jimenez (Cowboy Star), and Denise Roa (Art Institute).
This year’s 20th Annual Chef Celebration Dinner Series celebrates a monumental milestone. As one of the only charitable organizations of its kind within the U.S., the foundation provides chefs the unique opportunity to unite as philanthropic leaders while stepping out of their kitchens to give back to the communities that helped build their success. Luminaries such as Bernard Guillas (The Marine Room), Jeff Jackson (A.R. Valentien), Stephane Voitzwinkler (Bertrand at Mister A’s), Jeffrey Strauss (Pamplemousse Grille) and many more have been heavily involved with the foundation for the past decade. With an influx of powerhouse chefs getting directly involved on the Board of Directors for the first time including Matt Gordon (Urban Solace), Amy DiBiase (Tidal), Jason McLeod (Ironside Fish & Oyster), Tim Kolanko (Stake Chophouse & Bar) and Lance Repp (Tom Ham’s Lighthouse) in addition to a surge of first time participants such as Jerry Warner (Café Japengo), David Abela (West Steak and Seafood) and Tina Luu (Art Institute), the organization anticipates 2015 to be record-setting year!
Draft South Mission Beach spruces up brunch in San Diego PR Chemistry
Mimosas are synonymous with brunch and Draft has a twist on the classic beverage: Build Your Own Mimosa. Guests are allowed to pick either a glass or bottle of Cava or Prosecco and their choice of juice, including Passion Fruit, Pomegranate, Orange Juice or Peach.
Aside from the innovative take on the mimosa, Draft is offering new brunch dishes such as their Fried Chicken & Biscuit with 2 eggs, thyme-cheddar biscuit and sausage gravy and their Lox Board with crème fraiche, pink onions, dill, egg, capers and lavash bread.
JUNIPER AND IVY LAUNCHES ‘LEFT COAST’ CHEFS TASTING MENU
Approaching its one-year anniversary as a tour-de- force addition to the San Diego culinary landscape, award-winning Juniper & Ivy is thrilled to announce the launch of its highly anticipated Left Coast chefs tasting menu on Thursday, February 19th. Located on the edge of San Diego’s historically rich Little Italy neighborhood, the restaurant’s new dining series will offer the opportunity for eight guests – one night each week – to completely surrender their control over choice. The food-adventurous can expect a fully unobstructed view to the action and whimsical dishes flush with one-of-a-kind creations. Juniper & Ivy’s tasting menu is available for eight reserved guests on Thursdays with one seating at 6:00 p.m.
Originally conceived as a chefs choice ‘four (4) snacks and four (4) plates’ dining experience with optional wine pairings, Juniper & Ivy owner Mike Rosen saw an opportunity to further stretch the creative boundaries of the restaurant’s already ever-changing seasonal and inventive menu with a new iteration of the tasting menu concept. Think a modernist American left coast omakase showcasing the fluid bounty of the west coast with dynamic interplay between chefs and patrons.
Transport yourselves to even sunnier places with bubbles and brunch in San Diego from a handful of our favorite neighborhood gems.
Bubbles and Brunch in San Diego
OCEAN BEACH | OB WAREHOUSE: OB Warehouse’s new lively weekend “Beats, Bubbles & Brunch” launches in the heart of downtown Ocean Beach beginning on Saturday, February 21. Weekend diners can roll up between 10am – 3pm (every Saturday & Sunday) and enjoy dishes such as “All Obecian” Breakfast (2 eggs your style, bacon, fruit garnish, house potatoes), Nacho Mama’s Short Rib Benny (cheese fondue, fried eggs, bacon, English muffin), and Dirty Fries (2 over easy eggs, bacon, green onion French fries, hollandaise) in addition to a selection of pastries, salads, and flatbreads. With a rotating roster of live musical entertainment and unbeatable brunch cocktail deals ($2 Mimosas & $5 Bloody’s!), OB Warehouse is set to be the go-to spot in the beachside brunch scene.
OB Warehouse | 4839 Newport Avenue | 619.222.1700 | cohnrestaurants.com/obwarehouse
NORTH PARK | WAYPOINT PUBLIC: Waypoint Public is open for lunch! Thanks to Amanda Baumgarten’s brand-spankin’ new weekday lunch menu some of San Diego’s finest food and beer pairings can now be enjoyed 11am to 3pm, Monday through Friday. Tasty lunch additions include a Steak & Ale Pie (parsnips, peas, pickled vegetables, horseradish crème fraîche), Smoked Swordfish Chowder (juicy clams, cornbread) and a Butternut Squash Soup & Grilled Cheese (gruyere, mozzarella, caramelized onions, country sourdough), in addition to a slew of sides and salads. And, last but not least, suggested beer pairings by resident ale aficionado Brian Jensen are also available.
Waypoint Public | 3794 30th Street | 619.255.8778 | waypointpublic.com
What’s the difference in those worlds of wine and cheese?
Join us as Venissimo Cheese and Bottega Americano take guests for a tasting adventure, featuring 6 wines & 10 cheeses from both worlds. Learn the subtle differences & let your tastebuds decide what’s best (hint: they will all be spectacular). Devour oodles of samples and have tons of fun in a fantastic urban eatery.
Limited space available. Register soon.
Solterra Owner and Winemaker Chris Van Alyea grew up in Sonoma County and has been making wine for the last 14 years from grapes sourced from Sonoma county, Lake County, Paso Robles, San Diego County, and Baja Mexico. While the majority of wineries are set amongst vineyards in the warm inland valleys, Solterra Winery and Kitchen is situated a couple of blocks from the beach in north county, San Diego. Solterra utilizes grapes from locally sourced vineyards along with grapes from all over California and Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico. All red wines are predominately aged in French oak barrels for a minimum of 14-24 months depending on the varietal and style of wine. Currently, in barrel and bottle, Solterra has 14 different red varietals, 3 whites, rose’, port, and late harvest wines.The wines have garnered Golds and Best of Class at top competitions in California. The menu is seasonal and features rustic Mediterranean tapas. Some of the wines are on tap, as well as a few San Diego produced beers. -written by mdm
Solterra Winery and Kitchen is an ideal place for your next event, corporate meeting or special occasion. They are a working winery and all of their equipment is on site, with full barrels stacked 15 feet high. They can accommodate small groups all the way up to 160 attendees.