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  • Japan Society brings 7th beer, sake festival

    The Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana will host its seventh annual Beer & Sake Festival on June 25 at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar.

  • Brigantine turns 40; founders reflect on progression

    The first Brigantine Seafood Restaurant will turn 40 on May 20. Tasteful observances are planned in all Brigantine locations, including a "$40 for 40" dinner for two offered Thursdays during May, and the release of a special 40th anniversary bottling of the Brigantine's 2007 Reserve Chardonnay, which earned a silver medal at the recent San Diego International Wine Competition.

  • Hotel vet relocates to take on Sheraton, Starwood

    With several decades of successful hospitality management experience, Keri Robinson has relocated to San Diego to lend her expertise to the role of area managing director for Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

  • Barona Resort gets energy efficiency rating

    Barona Resort & Casino has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star, the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection. Commercial buildings, including hotels and resorts, that rate in the top 25 percent of facilities in the nation for energy efficiency may qualify for the Energy Star. Barona was one of only 85 hotels in the state of California to receive this recognition.

  • Whisknladle celebrates successful year with new venture plans

    For downtown La Jolla restaurant Whisknladle, the first year in business included rave reviews for its back-to-basics approach to cuisine, charming ambiance and friendly and educated services. Rounding out a successful first year, Whisknladle has also announced plans to open Prepkitchen, a take-out eatery and gourmet market, in the spring.

  • 'Behind the Scenes' chosen to cater Olympics broadcasting

    San Diego-based catering company, Behind the Scenes (BTS), recently announced it has been selected as the caterer of choice for NBC Olympics broadcasting at the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition, BTS also catered for the international broadcasters and corporate sponsors at the Olympics in Sydney, Australia; Salt Lake City, Utah; Athens, Greece; Torino, Italy; and Beijing.

  • Hotel Indigo brings affordable luxury downtown this summer

    InterContinental Hotels Group announced that Hotel Indigo San Diego will open this summer in downtown's East Village. Launched in 2004, Hotel Indigo caters to guests who desire affordable luxury, personal service and an alternative to traditional hotels without sacrificing any of the business amenities they have come to expect.

  • Karl Strauss completes expansion; celebrates 20 years in S.D.

    In February 1989, two college grads and a 75-year-old master brewer, who shared a passion for beer, sparked the journey of the Karl Strauss Brewing Co. -- reportedly the first craft brewery to open in San Diego since Prohibition. Chris and Matt, along with help from world-renowned master brewer Karl Strauss, realized their dream.

  • Cohn opens 333 Pacific Steak & Seafood in Oceanside

    San Diego-based and family-owned Cohn Restaurant Group recently announced the opening of 333 Pacific Steak & Seafood restaurant in Oceanside. This recent addition to the Cohn family is the group's 13th restaurant, which offers innovative cuisine, casual elegance and oceanfront dining to Oceanside.

  • Boat show returns to Convention Center Jan. 8

    As the third largest consumer show to be held in San Diego annually, The San Diego Boat Show returns to the San Diego Convention Center and Marriott Marina Jan. 8-11, with two new features to address growing industry trends and consumer demand -- the Green Boating Zone and Affordability Pavilion.

  • Richards bring GM experience, passion to Dakota Grill

    Gaslamp steakhouse Dakota Grill & Spirits recently announced the addition of Carrie Richards as the general manager, and the Cohn Restaurant Group's (CRG) newest member.

  • Bayfront Hilton ready for guests

    Hilton Hotels Corp. announced that its newest Hilton brand property, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, has officially opened its doors for business.

  • Upscale Addison earns 5 diamonds from AAA

    Addison, the fine dining restaurant at the new Grand Del Mar, has earned one of the most coveted awards of all: a Five Diamond rating from the Automobile Association of America.

  • Café Coyote welcomes Mitchell as new GM

    Café Coyote Old Town has welcomed Mike Mitchell as its new general manager; in his position, Mitchell will oversee management, personnel and the overall operations of the restaurant.

  • Crescent Heights comes to downtown San Diego

    Occupying the first floor of a downtown high-rise, sits Crescent Heights Kitchen & Lounge, a California-cuisine restaurant from Executive Chef David McIntyre and his wife, Mariah.

  • Cohn Restaurant Group launches new site

    San Diego restaurant powerhouse, the Cohn Restaurant Group, has recently launched a new Web site, dinecrg.com. The site was designed with guests in mind, built from suggestions and survey feedback from e-Cuisine Club subscribers and guests.

  • CRA San Diego names new chapter president

    Lehn Goetz, co-owner of Old Town's Café Coyote restaurant, has been elected president of the California Restaurant Association's San Diego County Chapter (CRA).

  • Groovy Like A Movie honored for 'green' efforts

    Groovy Like A Movie, a full service multi-media production company, was recently recognized by the San Diego Area Green Business Program for adopting and meeting strict environmental compliance and conservation practices.

  • Ready, set, eat: Restaurant Row revs up this fall

    Those who relish the art of cuisine and indulging their palates are in for a treat. Next month, Old California Restaurant Row in North County celebrates nine nights of Restaurant Week, plus the ninth annual Taste of Downtown takes place.

  • Ready, set, eat: Restaurant Row revs up this fall

    Those who relish the art of cuisine and indulging their palates are in for a treat. Next month, Old California Restaurant Row in North County celebrates nine nights of Restaurant Week, plus the ninth annual Taste of Downtown takes place.

  • Art attack in Old Town

    Also coming up in September, the Old Town San Diego Art Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. This free event put on by the Old Town Chamber of Commerce features over 100 contemporary artists from around the world, displaying their crafts along San Diego Avenue, plus an impressive showcase of painting, sculptures, ceramics, furniture and jewelry.

  • Oceanaire Seafood Room honored for wine list

    Gaslamp Quarter establishment, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, was honored by Wine Spectator with the coveted "Award of Excellence," a recognition of the quality of its award-winning wine list. Since opening in 2005, Oceanaire has achieved a Wine Spectator's Award every year.

  • The Shores Restaurant hires new GM

    Recently, The Shores Restaurant announced the hire of Lisa Redwine as restaurant manager. Redwine's experience in the food and beverage industry encompasses over 10 years in a managerial capacity, most recently at Molly's Restaurant & Bar at the Marriott Hotel, San Diego, where she served as general manager and wine director.

  • Arrive Like Royalty rolls into town

    If ever there was a company to get your motor running, your heart beating and your ego soaring, it's Arrive Like Royalty, a new boutique luxury transportation service just launched in San Diego.

  • RA Sushi appoints new head sushi chef

    RA Sushi Bar Restaurant has announced the promotion of Joao Mezashi to head sushi chef.

  • Local celebrity mixer to help with weight loss

    On July 18, at the Ivy Hotel, My Fight With Fat will host a celebrity mixer where attendees will be privy to see, smell and taste firsthand as celebrity Chef Scotty of Chile Co. cooks up a nutritious three course meal and teaches twelve culinary secrets to eating healthier and making better food choices. The event will also feature many celebrity guest speakers, an art walk, a live comedy show by Shereen Faltas and more.

  • Father's Day, Restaurant Week to keep diners busy

    A plethora of exciting dining adventures await during the month of June.

  • New business venture aims to empower young girls

    Four women educators with a passion for empowering girls to grow strong, independent and confident are counting down to July 1 -- which marks the grand opening of It's All About The Girl, a new party venue designed exclusively for girls age 4-16.

  • RA Sushi raises funds for St. Jude

    RA Sushi will host its fourth annual "Nicky's Week" fundraiser in May to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. From May 25-31, the restaurant and bar will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of their signature tootsy maki, edamame, pork gyoza, FIJI Water, Red Bull and other select beverages to benefit the hospital.

  • New exec sous chef at Barona

    San Diego culinary veteran James Phillips has been appointed executive sous chef at Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino. In his new role, he will help to develop new menu items, oversee special events catering -- both on and off site -- and manage Barona's entire culinary operation alongside the resort's executive chef, Dean Thomas.

  • San Diego Hospitality makes headlines

    In April, a Conde Nast Traveler reader poll named the recently renovated Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn as the number one resort spa in North America.

  • Palatable pleasures along Adams Avenue

    The Adams Avenue Business Association will hold its annual "Taste of Adams Avenue" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 22, with a variety of samples of house specials, entrees and desserts from restaurants along Adams Avenue.

  • San Diego Hospitality makes headlines

    In April, a Conde Nast Traveler reader poll named the recently renovated Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn as the number one resort spa in North America.

  • Little Italy celebrates tasting fest

    The Little Italy Association announced its inaugural neighborhood food tasting festival, Taste of Little Italy, coming to be held from 5-9 p.m., Wednesday, May 14.

  • Local law firm adds twist to national program

    Each year in April, across the country various companies participate in "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" which falls on April. This year, international law firm, Morrison & Foerster, which also has an office in San Diego will do something a bit extra for the young ones.

  • Picnic People offers cost-saving solutions

    At a time when the economy is experiencing a slump and corporations are cutting costs, Picnic People hopes to entice corporate, institutional and social clients with an economically-feasible opportunity to entertain and reward their employees. Picnic People, a San Diego corporate and special event picnic company, will host a tasting and headquarters open house for potential corporate, social and institutional party goers April 2 and 3.

  • Gaslamp Quarter to showcase leading artists' talent

    The Gaslamp Quarter plays host to its inaugural Artist Showcase Saturday, March 29. This free community art event will feature more than 50 of San Diego's leading artists gathering to display their talent on the streets and rooftops of the historic entertainment district.

  • Gaslamp Quarter to showcase leading artists' talent

    The Gaslamp Quarter plays host to its inaugural Artist Showcase Saturday, March 29. This free community art event will feature more than 50 of San Diego's leading artists gathering to display their talent on the streets and rooftops of the historic entertainment district.

  • Barona executive chef lauded for generosity

    Dean Thomas, executive chef of the Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino, was named 2007 Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation San Diego Chefs and Culinarians. Thomas was honored for his contributions to the chapter, outstanding outreach to the local community and passion for developing culinary talent in San Diego.

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Seven Mile Casino opens in Chula Vista

July 24, 2015 -- Reporter Carlos Rico checks out Chula Vista's Seven Mile Casino card room, which has a Vegas type of feel to it with a restaurant, lounge, HD-TVs, and a full bar.

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