Friday December 6, 2013
No, that wasn't a typo. The next time Santa comes to town in Encinitas he'll be doing so for a good cause. On December 14, join the Santa Cause for a fun pub crawl that benefits the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito.
The pub crawl theme involves both Mr. and Mrs. Claus as participants must dress up as one part of the famous Christmas couple. The pub crawl begins at 2 p.m. and will visit five bars in downtown Encinitas: Beachside Bar & Grill, Bier Garden, Union Kitchen and Tap, Lumberyard Tavern, and D Street Bar and Grill.
The cost to participate is $30, which will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito. You'll also get commemorative patch and snacks at each bar plus you'll be entered in a raffle drawing. To participate, hurry and send a check to the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito (attention Martha Schutte) for the participant cost. The address to send the check to is: 326 Via Nancita, Encinitas, CA 92024. The check should be made out to the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito. Include names of participants and an email address for a confirmation to be sent to you.
The event ends at 7 p.m., though you might find the fun continues long into the night.
Wednesday December 4, 2013
Just in case you needed one more reason to eat lobster, Blue Point Coastal Cuisine restaurant is giving you one.
This month as part of its Chef Charity Dinner Series, Blue Point Coastal Cuisine is presenting an "Ode to Lobster" 3-course menu that completely revolves around lobster. 20% of all proceeds from the menu orders go to Feeding America San Diego.
Diners will get to pick from three lobster choices for each course. For the appetizer, you can choose between a lobster bisque, lobster salad or lobster rangoon. The entree choices let you opt for a half-pound twice baked lobster, tempura lobster or blackened lobster. Your lobster dishes will be followed up with your choice of a delicious dessert. I for one am salivating just writing about this meal!
The "Ode to Lobster" menu is $75 per person. You can also add wine pairings for each course for an additional $15. Blue Point restaurant is part of the award-winning Cohn Restaurant Group and is located in the Gaslamp Quarter at 565 5th Avenue. For reservations call 619-233-6623.
Thursday November 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving dear San Diego readers! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday filled with food, family and possibly some football. This year I'm thankful to be spending Thanksgiving in beautiful San Diego with family.
If you have family visiting and need some ideas of what to do with them check out my article on San Diego tours that are fun for both locals and visitors alike.
I've also put together an article that highlights four quintessential San Diego ways to spend the week and weekend of Thanksgiving. If you find yourself with some downtime this weekend you may want to give one a try. Have your own special San Diego way to spend Thanksgiving? Share it in the comments, I'd love to hear about it!
If you're heading out to the shops tomorrow, be safe, kind and spread some holiday cheer. And good luck on finding some great deals.
Wednesday November 27, 2013
Hillcrest is going to get into the holiday spirit this season in a sophisticated fashion with martinis and gourmet food at the Taste n' Tinis event on December 12, 2013.
Being held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the heart of Hillcrest, the Taste n Tinis event is a self-guided walking tour that takes you across Hillcrest. Along the way stop in 25 different businesses in Hillcrest (such as Bamboo Lounge, Luna Grill, Urban Mo's Bar and Grill, Urban Outfitter and many more) where you'll get to sample yummy drinks and tasty treats.
Sip on holiday drinks like eggnog and Peppermint Martinis while you eat samples of food ranging from Italian fare to Spanish cuisine to desserts and other local favorites. You can also shop 'til you drop in Hillcrest shops. If you find some presents for those special people on your list, stop by the gift-wrapping booth at the Taste n' Tini event and get it wrapped up for free.
To take part in the Taste n' Tinis event, you'll need to purchase a ticket, which are $20 if bought in advance here and $25 if bought the day of the event.