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Celebrate Easter at The Westgate Hotel

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Easter Bunny Teas, Champagne Brunch & Easter Egg Hunt Planned from March 30 – April 1

The Westgate Hotel invites locals and weekend visitors to hop on down for a weekend full of Easter festivities. The hotel will be full of joy at its Easter-themed afternoon teas and Easter Champagne brunch where a cotton-tailed guest is scheduled to hop in and say hello.

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Pup-Friendly Bites for National Walk Your Dog Day

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If you’re a dog owner, walking your dog is a daily occurrence. Did you know there’s an entire day dedicated to it? February 22nd marks National Walk Your Dog Day, so pet parents, loyal lovers of furry four-legged friends, and dog owners everywhere can take their daily dog walk from ordinary to extraordinary. Enjoy the little things on your walk and find some fantastic Fido-friendly food spots along the way in every neighborhood!

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Pasta Making Classes At The Wine Pub

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Point Loma Village’s favorite wine bar and restaurant just added a new quest to pair with its exquisite wines—pasta-making classes. The Wine Pub’s server and pasta-making pro, Melissa Stoltz, invites residents to connect with the Italian tradition each month with guaranteed leftovers and skills to use for years to come.

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Cocktails and Comedians At Ginger’s

Who doesn’t love a good laugh? On Thursday March 8th, join ginger’s in the Gaslamp for their Cocktails and Comedians event, featuring Zoltan Kaszas. Having won San Diego’s Funniest Person Contest and The Seattle International Comedy Competition, the evening guarantees plenty of laughs.

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Literary Tea At The Westgate Hotel

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The Westgate Hotel to Host Acclaimed Author, Mark Sarvas, at Champagne Literary Tea

The Westgate Hotel will host its first Literary Tea of the year where guests are invited to delight in a three-course afternoon tea in the company of the highly acclaimed author, Mark Sarvas. Celebrate Mark’s second book, Memento Park, the story of a son who begins to unravel the story of his father after he acquires a mysterious piece of art. This breathtaking narrative will not only have audiences considering family history and father-son dynamics but also the nature of art itself, and the infinite ways we come to understand ourselves through it.

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Holiday Fun At The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch

The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch will celebrate the season in style, offering free weekend events sure to spark holiday cheer! The festivities begin on Sunday, November 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. when The Village will orchestrate a spectacular tree-lighting ceremony. Live music, free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, plus yummy hot chocolate and cookies to be served!

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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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Support Local Eateries for Small Business Saturday

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With small brick-and-mortar businesses taking a hit in the economy, shopping local and eating local is becoming increasingly important in supporting the San Diego community during this holiday season. In honor of Small Business Saturday on November 26th, celebrate the significance of eating small with locally owned eateries around San Diego to preserve the community’s quality and uniqueness. Bites mean more when served up by local restaurateurs!

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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

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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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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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Chill Out On National Relaxation Day

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It’s time to slow down, unwind and relax because August 15th is National Relaxation Day! Everyone could use a day that encourages them to take a break from the often hectic, fast-paced lifestyle we all live. Whether you prefer to sit quietly and read all day, or enjoy a nice meal at one of your favorite restaurants, there are plenty of ways to celebrate National Relaxation Day around the San Diego area.

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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

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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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