San Diego’s Food Scene: September 2017

This month gives San Diego’s locals and visitors two excellent opportunities to sample the area’s best restaurants. The Taste of Downtown is San Diego’s longest running neighborhood food fest. It takes place Thursday, September 14 from 5 PM – 9 PM in downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter, Financial District, East Village, Headquarters, and Horton Plaza. There is[…]

San Diego’s Food Scene

Restaurant Week returns to San Diego, September 25th through October 2nd, for its 12th annual farm-to-table epicurean celebration. Over 180 area restaurants offer three course, prix-fixe dinners in categories ranging from $20 to $50 per person. The lunch format, a two-course prix-fixe meal, is $10, $15 or $20 per person. Taxes and gratuities are not[…]

Perfect Combo! The Latin Food Fest & Five Star Tours

As if there’s not enough to do in August in San Diego, here are two to add to your “must do” list. The ¡Latin Food Fest! is one of my favorite events in San Diego. This fourth annual spectacular culinary celebration will be at the Embarcadero Marina Park North in San Diego, August 12 –[…]

Around Town: Maestro – Hershey Felder Channels Leonard Bernstein

Maestro – Hershey Felder Channels Leonard Bernstein The San Diego Repertory Theater’s run of Maestro ends July 17. Written by Felder, his tour-de-force as Bernstein presents him as a complex, narcissistic musical genius.   There are interesting insights into his sexuality and a new slant (to me) on Bernstein/Felder’s view of the Black Panther issue. I particularly enjoyed his[…]

California Roundup: San Diego Restaurant Week and A Day In Balboa Park

January 2016 – California Roundup San Diego Restaurant Week’s theme this year is “Eight Days of Dining.” Over 180 restaurants will be participating in the 12th. annual event, January 17 – 24. Here are my lunch recommendations in the $10, $15, and $20 categories.   Award-winning Cafe Coyote,, at $10, is a super bargain:[…]

California – Nevada Roundup

San Diego, California – This year’s San Diego Restaurant Week includes over 200 participating dining establishments, focusing on locally grown and distributed products from farmers, wineries, breweries, fisheries, etc. Here are three lunch recommendations. Located at the Pier South Resort in Imperial Beach, Sea180˚ Coastal Tavern is part of the Cohen Group’s fine dining restaurants.[…]

San Diego’s Balboa Park and A Day on the Bay

an Diego – Balboa Park is considered by many to be the “Crown Jewel” of the city. Its 1,200 acres are home to 15 museums, the Tony award winning Old Globe Theater, other art venues, the world famous San Diego Zoo, dozens of gardens, recreation and play areas, shops and restaurants. 2015 marks its centennial[…]