Category Archives: Food Events

GBOD Hospitality Fundraising Event

GBOD Hospitality will host its first fundraising event benefiting the Rady Children’s Hospital and the Our Music For You Foundation on Thursday, Nov. 30 at Mezé Greek Fusion, located at 345 Sixth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter. The event, a four-course dinner accompanied by a live rumba-flamenco show and special guest, Joef of The Gipsy Kings family, will be held from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

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Yogurtland Offers $5 Ultimate Creation Cup

Yogurtland Offers $5 Ultimate Creation Cup on November 14 featuring Two Limited Time Flavors Made With Ghirardelli® And Limited Edition Collectable Spoon.

On Tuesday, November 14, Yogurtland fans will have an even greater reason to celebrate with Yogurtland’s $5 Ultimate Creation. From 4PM-9PM local time, for just $5 dessert lovers can visit their local Yogurtland and swirl up their own 16oz ultimate creation with any of the 16 available frozen yogurt and ice cream flavors, including two new limited-time flavors Made With Ghirardelli.

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National Pizza Month

Margherita Pizza at The Haven

From its delectable crust to the gorgeous melted cheese on top, pizza is sure to make every mouth water. Although pizza can be enjoyed all year long, October kicks off the start of National Pizza Month. With a whole month dedicated to this favorite food and so many different options to choose from, we’ve planned out an entire week of great pizza and good times!

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Panera Bread’s Pink Ribbon Bagel® Campaign

Each October, Panera Bread joins the fight against breast cancer through their Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign. The seasonal Cherry Vanilla bagel, flavored with cherry chips, dried cherries, honey, vanilla and brown sugar, is shape shifted into a ribbon and sold as the Pink Ribbon Bagel in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Locally in San Diego, Manna Development Group, Panera LLC’s San Diego franchisee, will donate 25 cents from every Pink Ribbon Bagel sold at participating bakery-cafes to Susan G. Komen San Diego, the county’s largest provider of free breast cancer services and support.

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MasterChef Announces Cooking Classes and Private Dinners

Photo courtesy of Chef

Following his appearance as an exuberant contestant on the most recent season of MasterChef, Chef Brien O’Brien of San Diego has announced plans to continue within the culinary industry with the immediate launch of private cooking classes and dinners centered around comfort food recipes and easy spins on classic cuisine. In this new role, O’Brien welcomes groups of up to six guests into his home in San Diego’s Pacific Beach for cozy, home-cooked meals created over the course of two hours. A calendar of upcoming classes featuring dishes like 4th Generation Meatloaf and Vegan Cauliflower Tikka Masala can be viewed at

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Fresh Seasonal Fare at Red Card Cafe

Chino Farms Yellow Heirloom Gazpacho with Basil, Chili and Olive Oil

Red Card Cafe is a family-owned and operated gastropub-restaurant serving the world’s most popular street foods and contemporary fare inspired by the far reaches of the globe.

Braised Spanish Octopus with Romesco, Frisee, Lentils and Toast

A native of San Francisco’s East Bay region, Executive Chef Jeff Larson helms the kitchen, offering a creative and seasonally-charged menu that he describes as “thought out, yet approachable.”

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Farmer’s Bottega Sliders & Craft Beer Dinner

Farmer’s Bottega is hosting a Sliders & Craft Beer dinner, taking place on Monday September 18th, on their garden-style patio. Savor a farm-to-fork selection of different types of sliders paired with handpicked 8oz brews, including a flavorsome Vegetarian Slider paired with Duck Foot Irish Stout, a Fish Slider (fried ginger-panko Mahi Mahi) paired with Bitter Brothers Hefeweizen, a hearty Angus Beef Sliderpaired with Ironfire Mexican Style Lager, and finally, a BBQ-infused Pork Slider matched with Latitude 33 Blood Orange IPA; all of which will be served with signature Truffle Fries.

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Get Your Waffle Fix

Farmer’s Table Waffle Sampler (courtesy photo)

This morning delicacy has not only stood the test of time, but has ultimately been deemed indispensable by breakfast aficionados everywhere. Get your waffle fix this National Waffle Day (August 24th) by heading to one of these San Diego hotspots boasting dishes suited to the occasion.

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The Habit Burger Grill Helps End Childhood Hunger

The Habit Restaurant, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT) is continuing its commitment to help end childhood hunger in America by partnering with No Kid Hungry for a third year. This year, The Habit has a goal of raising $400,000, for a three-year grand total of $1,000,000. This equates to 10 million meals to children who face hunger.

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Red Card Cafe Celebrates With Prix Fixe Dinners

Double Cheddar Crust Apple Pie with Pink Lady and Granny Smith Apples, Vermont Cider Jelly, Brown Butter, Vanilla Bean and Vanilla Ice Cream

Red Card Cafe in Bay Park will celebrate the success of its first year serving globally inspired street food and seasonal fare with a four-course, prix fixe dinner offered throughout two weekends in August. Available August 18 to 20 and August 25 to 27, guests can savor four of Red Card’s freshly-launched menu items by newly appointed Executive Chef Jeff Larson, who hails from Napa’s renowned dining scene and a duo of Michelin recommended restaurants.

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Frank Family Vineyards Wine Dinner

Don’t miss a delectable and memorable dining experience complete with fine wine paired with flavorful dishes. The three-course wine-paired dinner series at Sally’s Fish House & Bar will be hosted by Manchester Grand Hyatt and Frank Family Vineyards. Frank Family Vineyards is an exclusive winery offering a limited number of their reserve and sparkling wines on select restaurant wine lists. 

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National Oyster Day

Oyster Shooters at the Duck Dive (courtesy photo)

Get ready to shuck, slurp and shoot. National Oyster Day is on August 5th, it only seems right to share some “pearls of wisdom” about where to find the best oysters and deals in San Diego!

Sally’s Fish House & Bar at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, is celebrating National Oyster Day (August 5) with a “shellfie” promotion right on the water. Guests who share a “shellfie” at Sally’s on their public Instagram, Twitter or Facebook accounts using the hashtag #sallysfishhouse can enjoy $1 oysters all day long in celebration of the holiday. Experience waterfront dining at its finest either outside on the restaurant’s recently expanded deck, which also features warm fire pits, or from inside the dining room and bar, which features floor to ceiling windows for unobstructed panoramic views of the San Diego Bay and beyond.

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