Texas Barbeque Coming Soon To East County

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Grand Ole BBQ y Asado, known by locals for its Central Texas Barbeque, announced today plans to bring its famed BBQ to a second, much bigger location in Flinn Springs, in partnership with Social Syndicate. As part of the collaboration, the teams plan to create a quintessential Texas-style dining and entertainment venue – a first of its kind in San Diego.

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National Meatball Day at Primavera Ristorante

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Primavera Ristorante, located at 932 Orange Ave., will celebrate National Meatball Day with a new appetizer, introduced exclusively for the holiday on Friday, March 9.

Executive Chef Ryan Moore will prepare house-made pork and beef meatballs topped with creamy ricotta and served atop a bed of arugula and house-made marinara. The dish, meant to share as an appetizer, will be available for $12.

Reservations are encouraged by calling 619.435.0454. More information and the full menu is available at www.primavera1st.com.

Tweet It: Mama mia! Don’t let #NationalMeatballDay roll by without stopping by @Primavera1st to enjoy a new appetizer – pork and beef meatballs – on Friday, March 9. #Coronado #EatItalian 


Located in the heart of Coronado Island in at 932 Orange Ave., Primavera Ristorante serves exceptional innovative Northern Italian cuisine, inspired by the fresh ingredients and flavors of San Diego. Since opening nearly 28 years ago, Primavera Ristorante has remained one of the most popular restaurants in Coronado and has been voted “Best Italian Fare” by Coronado Lifestyle Magazine, as well as been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence every year since 2014. The restaurant is open daily from 5 to 10 p.m. and offers happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 619.435.0454 or visiting www.primavera1st.com. More information may be found by following on Facebook and Twitter at @Primavera1st and Instagram at @Primavera.Ristorante.

Perfect Valentine Cocktail Recipe

Find your Valentine’s Day spirit with a bright red signature cocktail! In honor of the season of love, treat your sweet to a fun and flirty cocktail. Picture-perfect and extremely easy to make, Jalisco Cantina’s signature cocktail “Oceanside Refresh” is a tasty addition to your date night repertoire. A chic, classy, and tastefully tangy fruit cocktail with distinctive SoCal flair, this enticing drink is sure to impress this Valentine’s Day.

Jalisco Cantina is home to elevated, scratch-made Mexican cuisine and one-of-a-kind cocktails in the nearby San Diego beach town of Oceanside. Head Bartender Byron Gridack highlights a stellar selection of fine tequilas to craft a menu full of unique and innovative specialty margaritas and handmade signature cocktails.

Oceanside Refresh

Recipe courtesy of Jalisco Cantina


  • 2oz Finlandia Grapefruit Vodka
  • 1oz Fresh Lemon juice
  • 3/4oz Fresh Strawberry puree
  • 1/2oz Simple syrup


Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice and shake for 10-15 seconds. Strain into a coupe and garnish with a whole strawberry on the rim.

Sweetfin Offers Poke Concept In La Jolla

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Sweetfin is opening it’s first-ever San Diego location this Friday, February 9 at 11 a.m. and to celebrate, they’ll be treating the first 200 guests to a free shaved ice from local favorite Wailua Shave Ice. 

Never heard of Sweetfin? Touted as the darling of fast casuals by QSR, Sweetfin is a chef-driven, California inspired poke concept based in LA.  Founded in 2015, this will be the eighth location and the first outside of the Los Angeles market. The concept prides itself in its “Pole to Bowl” philosophy, sourcing only the highest-quality and most sustainable raw fish they can find while still maintaining a reasonable price point. Sweetfin also offers innovative menu options for those with dietary restrictions or preferences (I.e. gluten-friendly, vegetarian, vegan). Not to mention, former Top Chef contestant Dakota Weiss is its founding chef and partner.
It’s Westfield UTC, 4545 La Jolla Villa Drive, Suite E-25, San Diego, CA 92122-1212