Calling all San Diegans! Jose's of La Jolla has announced it will host the first-ever sanctioned World Flauta-Eating Contest. Billed as the "Jose's World Flauta Eating Championship," this event is expected to draw the world's top competitive eaters in the final scheduled for Dec 6.
The soon-to-open Italian restaurant BICE is rooted in the story of one woman: Beatrice Ruggeri, lovingly called "BICE" by her friends and family.
The Gaslamp Quarter is already gearing up for Halloween. Soon the entire district will be decked out in Halloween décor, including hanging spooky banners from the Gaslamps, plus there are several fun events planned during the entire month of October.
Local music has never sounded so good, thanks to a new collaboration between Anthology and KPRI (102.1).
The city of Carlsbad is experiencing a restaurant boom that will bring new eateries for just about every taste, budget and dining style. More than two-dozen eateries spread throughout all corners of the city are either opening or in the works, with choices ranging from Mediterranean cuisine to nationally renowned burgers, enormous fluffy omelets and margaritas the size of a birdbath.
Gaslamp Quarter's Oceanaire Seafood Room has named Sean Langlais the interim executive chef; he previously held the role of executive sous chef and has been with Oceanaire since 2006.
A green partnership is under way as Greenhouse recently picked up the first load of spent yeast from Karl Strauss Brewing Co.
Little Italy's haven for music lovers, Anthology, is also equally satisfying to foodies alike, thanks to executive chef Eric Bauer, who has been at the helm of Anthology's culinary team since spring of this year -- bringing his enthusiasm and knowledge of cuisine front and center stage.
Matthew "Mick" Musella, COO of the Zoological Society of San Diego, was recently appointed to serve in an ex-officio capacity on the San Diego Convention Center Corp.'s board of directors.
Below the Keating Hotel sits a new champagne bar called MIX at SWAY, located inside the SWAY Lounge, which features a variety of champagnes from $4 to $85.
Will Costello, headwaiter at the acclaimed Addison at the Grand Del Mar, has attained the level of advanced sommelier, a coveted certification from the American Chapter of the Court of Master Sommeliers, the premier international examining body for the wine industry.
After four long years, Casa de Bandini has relocated. Scheduled to open on June 30, Bandini moves north to The Forum in Carlsbad, bringing with it the same romantic essence of Old Mexico -- reminiscent of the original location with lavish dining rooms and lush landscaping.