San Diego

  • San Diego Taco Fest 2022 w Corralejo Tequila And All You Can Eat Tacos

    If there's one thing that San Diego is known for, it's TACOS so you know a San Diego Taco Fest is going to be dropping some great food. What goes best with tacos (besides beer)? Tequila and Margaritas! So we're excited to see this festival crank up the heat and kick off summer right with tacos from 25 of our favorite local joints as well as margaritas featuring Corralejo Tequila.

  • Mr Black Is Celebrating Espresso Martini Craft Cocktails In San Diego

    Love bar crawls? Love espresso martinis? Well then you're in luck. Mr Black, is celebrating the Espresso Martini with a curated list of their favorite locations in San Diego and other cities across the country. Here in San Diego their featured locations include: Hive, J and Tony’s, Raised by Wolves, Born & Raised, Craft and Commerce, 52 Remedies, Kingfisher, George’s at the Cove, Swan Bar, Frankie’s Oceanside

  • Dirty Birds San Diego Has Some Of The Best Wings In America's Finest City

    Wings used to be one of those things that came free with a happy hour special at your local pub. Today though they are a premium treat that in some cases is just as expensive as a steak or good piece fish. Unfortunately not all wings are equal and so it can be very complicated to separate the premium wing companies that are worth spending your money on, from the ones that think you just don't know any better. Lucky for me - and millions of others in San Diego! - Dirty Birds is a great example of a company producing a fantastic product that I personally can't wait to enjoy again on my own dime.

  • San Diego Spirits Festival Returns For 2022

    If you love hanging out and drinking premium spirits and craft cocktails... maybe even discovering a new favorite brand that isn't quite fully out on the market yet, then this is the festival for you. The San Diego Spirits Festival is now in it's 13th year and has moved from downtown San Diego to La Jolla this year, running Sept 24 and 25.

  • We Visited Three Of San Diego's Best Birria Restaurants

    One of the hottest food trends right now is birria - no it isn't new but it is newly popular outside of the Mexican community and innovative food pioneers have taken it to new levels, far far beyond the classic birria taco. In fact, on this food tour of three San Diego birria restaurants, we tried it in tacos, pizza, ramen!

  • The 10 Best Cities in the United States for a Bachelor Party

    When you are planning your bachelor party, the first question always seems to be "Where should we go?" If you want a fun night out with friends and don't want to break the bank, then this list of 10 cities is for you. From Las Vegas to New York City, these top destinations will make your trip unforgettable!

  • Holiday Bowl To Be Played At San Diego's Petco Park

    One of the biggest highlights of the winter season in San Diego is the Holiday Bowl. While it is small potatoes compared to bigger events like the Fiesta Bowl or Rose Bowl, it's a pretty cool event withe parades and marching band demonstrations as well as other festivities. When the stadium where the Chargers used to play was demolished there were questions as to if the Holiday Bowl would stay here in San Diego or move on to another city. Luckily, we now know the answer!

  • Tips To Plan an Amazing Beercation in San Diego

    I'm guessing most of you guys love beer, I do too! Luckily, I've been blessed with numerous opportunities to visit some of the best beer cities in the country and in fact I live in San Diego - which is at the top of most lists of places for beer lovers to visit. However, these beercations are more than just hopping in the car and drinking. To make the most of your time and money it's important to plan ahead. This is your opportunity to try new things, expand your boundaries, and bond with your buddies around an awesome shared experience.

  • Brett Simpson, USA Olympic Surf Team Coach Shares Why He Loves Oceanside California

    Oceanside California is located right between San Diego and Los Angeles making it the perfect staycation destination to get away from the city and enjoy some fresh air and a fun surf town vibe. Over the past few years the city has seen a tremendous amount of new tourism development now it is the training grounds for the USA Olympic Surf Team. 

  • Dinner Takeout Done Right - Our Experience from Parc Bistro San Diego

    2020 was a rough year in a lot of ways and generally, we like to do at least one restaurant feature every month, sometimes two or even three. With dine-in options mostly closed or simply not to my level of comfort, I stopped doing restaurant features the way I liked to do previously. I still continued to order out but it took time for the industry to catch up and start producing options that made sense beyond the typical take-out heroes like burritos, sushi, sandwiches, and sandwiches. I was a bit nervous for New Years Day dinner since not only is this a big night for foodies in general... but it's also my anniversary. Luckily we saw Parc Bistro on TV and loved their attitude and creativity so we decided to order their Beef Wellington and try it out.

  • Volcan Mountain Winery Is My Special Relaxation Retreat

    By now, most of us have been hiding inside and stress is building up. While some of us are simply "done with" COVID, others are still being cautious. Heather and I fall into that later group but I've found a secret place about 90 minutes outside of downtown San Diego that is exactly what we needed for our mental health. We discovered Volcan Mountain last fall, before all this happened - but now, the winery has an even more special place in our hearts.

  • Five Romantic Getaway Ideas In San Diego

    San Diego is the epitome of California’s laid-back charm and sun-drenched ambiance. Boasting an incredible climate with sun all year round, and miles of extraordinary beaches for swimming and surfing alike, it's a wonderful destination for a couple looking for sun, sea, and relaxation. The city itself is buzzing and vibrant, with Little Italy and the Gaslamp Quarter offering a haven for foodies, and the rest of town packed with excellent attractions and cultural highlights.

  • Lexus LC500 Road Trip Review Exploring San Diego Beach Towns

    The 2020 Lexus LC 500 first attracted my attention at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show for it's absolutely stunning "Flare Yellow" color and it's beautiful lines. I didn't know much more about the vehicle other than that, but I knew I wanted to experience it in person as soon as possible. Thankfully, the folks at Lexus had one available. This isn't exactly a road trip kind of car, though I was quite impressed by the size of the trunk and the level of comfort in the cockpit... even for a big guy like me. So, our plan was to do a day trip exploring San Diego beach towns.

  • Lionfish San Diego Is A James Beard Smart Catch Leader

    Just a few hundred feet from my loft in San Diego is Lionfish - Modern Coastal Cuisine - set inside the Pendry Hotel. I've walked by a few times but for some reason never had a chance to enter and check it out. Last week their PR team reached out to me to promote the fact that they have been recognized as a 2019 James Beard Foundation Smart Catch Leader, and would I be interested in stopping over for dinner sometime. Not one to pass up a chance to enjoy some food and drinks I graciously accepted their invitation. Now, I'm just wondering why I haven't visited before now...

  • I Just Ate One of the Best Ribeyes Ever at Ruth’s Chris San Diego

    Typically, visiting a steakhouse like Ruth’s Chris is something reserved for special occasions like celebrating a new client or a birthday - but why not plan a “because I love you!” date night for someone you love? That’s what I did with Heather a couple of weeks ago before leaving on another week-long trip.

  • A Romantic Temecula Getaway At Carter Estate Winery and Resort

    Prior to last week I hadn't really thought about visiting Temecula - but after two nights at Carter Estate Winery and Resort, I can't wait to go back. Temecula is one of the many wine California wine regions and is located about an hour north of San Diego and two hours south of Los Angeles. It's nestled right in a fabulous part of California that is similar to the Rhone Valley and the Mediterranean. That means you're in for a treat here since it's more than just grapes. You've got olives and a big chef's garden used to prepare meals from over at the Vineyard Rose restaurant at their sister property, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa.

  • I Just Ate a $100 Steak at Greystone Steakhouse San Diego

    In the world of steak, sometimes bigger is better and other times it is all about being ridiculous and over-the-top. This $100 steak at Greystone Steakhouse in San Diego's Gaslamp firmly belongs in that second category. The 3oz Japanese Wagyu steak comes topped with 24 karat gold flakes, hand shaved black truffle and is served on a slab of fine marble. 

  • Tips and Techniques To Help You Win A Grape Stomp

    I think most of us have heard of a grape stomp - whether it is a memory from an old TV show like I Love Lucy or an email from a local winery inviting you to compete, it's a fun way to spend a late summer or fall afternoon with friends. I attended my first grape stomp as a guest of South Coast Winery in Temecula last week and it was an eye-opening experience. Not just for me - but for many of the competitors too. What seems like an easy task is actually way more complicated... if you want to win!

  • What's It Like Flying Volaris From San Diego to Loreto Mexico

    The first time I considered the idea of flying a Mexican airline, all sorts of thoughts went through my head. Would it be safe? Would I be able to communicate with the crew? And yeah... negative stereotypes popped in my head too. Last week though, Volaris invited me to join them to celebrate their new service to Loreto, Mexico from San Diego / Tijuana and it was a great experience. Sure, nothing is perfect - this is a budget airline but the price is right, the flight felt safe, the plane was very clean, and each of the staff that I met was friendly. Beyond that, there's not much more to ask for an airline... and frankly, I often find less from American airlines.

  • Lake Arrowhead Resort is a Great Destination for a So Cal Escape

    Compared to other parts of the country, Southern California doesn't really have a lot of great places to escape to on weekends. Truthfully there's amazing terrain all around us but really very few destinations that I can see wanting to escape to vs just doing day trips. While I've been to Palm Springs several times now, there's another answer that's even closer - Lake Arrowhead. It's quite literally a world apart and while it shares a similar elevation and crisp clean mountain air as Big Bear... it's a completely different experience.

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