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Music AND Food About Town

Florent Restaurant And LoungeSan Diego is a city with a long, sometimes overwhelming list of entertaining things to do and places to dine. Luckily for us, local restaurants and bars are moonlighting as mini-concert venues so we can get the best of both worlds. Whether it’s a local band, acoustic solo artist or celebrated DJ, we’ve rounded up some awesome musical acts around the city so you won’t have to miss a beat (or bite!).

North Park’s West Coast Tavern is known for their craft cocktails that feed the appetite of the palate, but their music lineups definitely feed the appetite of the ears. Head to the trendy University Avenue hotspot on Wednesdays and check out a mix of rock and soul blues with Lady Dottie & the Diamonds, starting at 10 p.m. Or spend the weekend dancing to their assortment of live DJs, like Billy The Kid or Slowhand, every Thursday to Sunday night. 

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Flying Pig Pub and Kitchen

Flying Pig Pub and Kitchen
Heirloom Tomato Salad (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Located on a rather quiet residential street just 1 block west from the South Coast Highway, this small gastropub is a hidden gem. Husband-and-wife team Rodney and Aaron Browning have deep experience in the local culinary community, working with some of the most respected chefs in Southern California.

Grits with Bolognese Sauce (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

This eatery is dedicated to the slow-food movement, a farm-to-table philosophy utilizing locally sourced and fresh ingredients. Rustic American cuisine is featured throughout the menu, with a touch of Southern-style comfort. One of the signature dishes is the Durac Pork Belly served with collards, caramelized apple, and polenta spoon bread.

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