National Meatball Day

National Meatball Day
Bottega Meatballs

On March 9th, National Meatball Day, Americans will celebrate tasty balls of meat. Whether petite or boulder-sized or an appetizer or a main course, these seasoned orbs can proudly stand alone in addition to their traditional pairing with spaghetti. We have rolled together a selection of flavor-packed meatball dishes served on menus throughout San Diego that will make for an incredible National Meatball Day feast.

TRUST: Newly opened TRUST Restaurant in Hillcrest dishes up a unique take on the dish with their Wood Grilled Lamb Meatballs. These robustly flavored meatballs are served with lentils, tzatziki, pickled shallots, Fresno chiles and a touch of mint.

BICE: Chef Mario Casinneri’s modern riff on Italian meatballs can be found on the bar menu at BiCE.  The Mondeghili Milanese are served with a sweet bell pepper sauce.

Bottega Americano: Bottega Americano serves super-tender meatballs that deserve prime real estate in growling bellies. You can order the meatballs topped with a flavorful five-herb pesto, served center stage on a plate of housemade spaghetti, or atop a fresh and crispy-crusted meat lovers pizza.

National Meatball Day
Trust Meatballs

Oggi’s Sports | Brewhouse | Pizza: You can never go wrong with a classic comfort food from one of San Diego’s original homegrown craft beer restaurants. Oggi’s serves a traditional Meatball Hero with its signature meatballs, topped with marinara sauce and creamy melted Provolone cheese, served on an Italian roll and perfectly paired with a frosty pint of IPA.

Bencotto + Monello: Bencotto and naughty little brother, Monello, serve perfectly baked and lightly breaded 100% beef meatballs called Polpette that are served with a side of spicy tomato dipping sauce, a dish that will have you wanting to hug your plate and order seconds.

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Craft Beer Party On Convoy Street

Craft BeerJoin the community of Kearny Mesa in celebrating Convoy Flight #3 an event promoting the craft beer scene of Convoy St. On March 1st, join the brewers and the bars in reveling in the deliciousness of craft beer and the vibrant life of Kearny Mesa.

Establishments participating include Common Theory Public House, Shanghai Saloon, O’Briens and Soho Gastropub. Each restaurant will be featuring flights of beers from local breweries and special giveaways for those who decide to take flight. Common Theory Public House will be featuring flights of Abnormal Beer Co. and Nickel Beer. Celebrating craft beer and the eclectic venues of Convoy St.; Common Theory Public House will also be paying homage to O’Briens Pub, one of the oldest craft beer bars in the San Diego craft beer scene.

Take off is March 1 at 4:00 p.m. and landing is whenever you’re ready to come down. Get ready to board Convoy Flight #3!

Fiesta Del Mar


Fiesta Del MarSerge Dedina, the Mayor of Imperial Beach known for his bi-national work with Mexico and his passion for keeping the coastline and his city healthy, has announced the first ever Fiesta del Mar – a cross-border Celebration of Friendship between the cities of Imperial Beach and Rosarito, Mexico – on April 30th, 2016 at Imperial Beach Pier Plaza.  Quickly thereafter, management of the city’s premiere hotel and eatery – the eco-friendly Pier South Resort and its Baja Med oceanfront restaurant, Sea 180 – announced their sponsorship of the new event.  The day-long, family-friendly celebration will showcase live musical acts from both the Rosarito and San Diego areas as well as interactive family activities hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of both cities. 

Bands including Todo Mundo and Jarabe Mexicano  will perform between noon and 7 pm.  Festivities will kick off at noon with a performance by Mar Vista High School’s Ballet Folklorico Nahuatlan.  

Fiesta Del MarFiesta del Mar is an exciting development resulting from the Friendship Agreement signed by Imperial Beach. Mayor Serge Dedina signed a friendship agreement with the city of Rosarito Beach’s Mayor Silvano Abarca in September of 2015.   One goal of the event will be to demonstrate the City and Port’s commitment to protecting and preserving the Tidelands –   consisting of the city’s beach, Pier Plaza, and the Pier – and help educate the public about the vitality and natural wonders of the area. 

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Simplistic Perfection at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse

Tom Ham's Lighthouse
raw bar seafood selections

Open since 1971,  Tom Ham’s Lighthouse is one of San Diego’s best known architectural landmarks, offering one of the best views of the San Diego Bay, paired with classic wood and high ceilings. Their real power, however, lies in the simplistic perfection of their menu, which is all about fresh and sustainable seafood.

Tom Ham's Lighthouse
Grapefruit and Endive Salad

Executive Chef Kyle Kovar has modernized the menu, elevating it to new heights, while  keeping the tradition and quality of expectation consistent. He developed his own style by working under several different chefs.

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A Twist On Fresh Mussels

MusselsWhether you like them steamed, roasted, boiled or fried, mussels are quite the versatile shellfish. The under-the-sea entrée is packed with protein and is nutritionally rich in vitamin B12 and zinc. The next time you’re craving some salty seafood, give these restaurants a try!

Kearny Mesa’s Common Theory Public House is a craft beer lover’s dream come true. The laidback brew destination is noted for offering over 30 rotating craft beers, but its true hidden talent lies in its cultured menu! With influences from Korea, China, Mexico and America, the kitchen serves food for every palate. The memorable Fresh Mussels are served with fries or a toasted baguette. For extra flavor, the dish comes with your choice of a housemade sauce. Choose between Bacon & Mushroom, Thai Curry, White Wine Gremolata or Hellfire sauces. Come in with an appetite because the serving sizes weigh in at either a full pound or two pounds!

The unique blend of Mexican cuisine and Mediterranean cooking come together to form Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro. Located in Bonita, the family-style establishment specializes in culinary fusions and traditional Baja-inspired plates and ingredients. Try the award-winning Paella, a delectable mixture of shrimp, clams, mussels, calamari, chicken, pork short rib and Spanish chorizo. For another wholesome sea-inspired plate, opt for the Linguini Pescatore. The pasta dish is prepared with mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari, marinara sauce, basil and extra virgin olive oil. There’s no shortage of enticing seafood here!

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St. Puppy’s Day Celebration

St. Puppy's Day Celebration

It’s a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration to bark about! Dig up that green shamrock sweater, bring your furry friend and join Backyard Kitchen & Tap for their very first St. Pawtrick’s Day!

On Thursday, March 10th, you and your canine companions can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day festivities together while enjoying the company of friends and fellow dog lovers! Save some green during the holiday of green with drink specials like Titos cocktails and wine for only $5. Not to mention, Backyard’s house-made dog treats are sure to have your pooch’s tail wagging. This Pacific Beach puppy party is from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., so be sure to stop by with your furry best friend and an appetite to fit in the fun. Don’t forget to dress up the fur-ball in their Patty’s Day best to compete for some paw-some prizes!

Pawtopia, Camp Run-A-Mutt, and Second Chance Dog Rescue will all be in attendance and supporting the event. If you’re looking for a lucky new addition to your family, Second Chance will have puppies there that are available for adoption.

You don’t have to be Irish to have some fun for the whole family! Get ready for this doggy dreamland and a St. Patrick’s Day celebration to remember. 

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