Friday April 18, 2014
This Easter Sunday, take advantage of one of the special brunches happening at San Diego restaurants. Not sure where to go? I've put together two options -- one down south in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood and one up north in Carlsbad. Here they are:
Located in Little Italy, Indigo Grill is a sophisticated, yet fun and eclectic restaurant. This Easter Sunday, April 20, Indigo Grill is putting together an inventive 3-course brunch menu. The menu will be served between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from items such as Pineapple Upside Down French Toast, Spinach and Mushroom Egg White Scramble with avocados and poblano chiles and a Chipotle Braised Chicken Burritos. There are also several delicious items for dessert plus fruit or yogurt for a first course. The 3-course Easter menu is $34.95. There is also a kids menu for $12.95, which features French toast or scrambled eggs with a chocolate sundae for dessert.
Miguel's Cocina in Carlsbad will have brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., but that's not all! The Mexican eatery will also have face painting and a balloon artist from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to keep kids entertained. Brunch includes an a la carte menu with options such as burritos, steak and eggs, coconut French toast, and pozole rojo.
How do you usually spend Easter in San Diego?
Wednesday April 16, 2014
This Saturday, head down to Hillcrest and bring an empty stomach so you can fully indulge in all the Taste of Hillcrest has to offer. Running from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 19, the Taste of Hillcrest features over 40 restaurants that will be offering delicious samples of food from their menus.
Participating Hillcrest restaurants include popular eateries like Bamboo Lounge, Uptown Tavern, Saigon on 5th, Wine Steals, BabyCakes, Luna Grill, Crest Cafe and many, many more. All participating locations are within walking distance or you can jump on the shuttle provided by the event to go straight to the restaurant you most want to sample.
Tickets for Taste of Hillcrest are $30 and it is recommended you buy them in advance as this event is expected to sell out (tickets also go up to $35 the day of the event). Tickets can be purchased via the website for the event, www.tasteofhillcrest.com.
Monday April 14, 2014
The horse racing season isn't the only time that the Del Mar Fairgrounds gets magnificent horses prancing around its grounds. Starting April 17 and lasting until May 4, the prestigious 69th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show will be underway.
The Del Mar National Horse Show highlights three different horsemanship competitions, each which is featured on different dates during the show. The three categories are Western (April 17 -- April 20), Dressage (April 24 -- April 27), and Hunter / Jumper (April 28 -- May 4).
The public is welcome to attend the event and learn more about the equestrian events. Weekday events from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. are free to watch. On weeknights, tickets for seats in the grandstand are $10 and box seats are $15. On weekends, the price goes up to $19 and box seats must be reserved in advance by contacting the box office at 858-792-4252. The Del Mar Fairgrounds Arena is located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Avenue in Del Mar.
Monday April 14, 2014
The Maritime Museum of San Diego is hosting its Sailor Days now through April 20. Sailor Days is a fun event that lets visitors explore the ships of the Maritime Museum of San Diego followed by free activities fun for kids.
Both kids and adult will enjoy the four ships you can visit at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, which includes the Star of India, the oldest active sailing ship in the world. Activities during sailor days range from hands-on demonstrations like knot tying and rope making to active events such as a scavenger hunts and rowing.
Activities and events change daily so check with the Maritime Museum of what will be on the schedule for the date you attend Sailor Days. You can reach the museum at 619-234-9153. Sailor Days is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day until April 20 and costs the price of admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego, which is $16 for adults, $13 for seniors 62 or older and students ages 13-17 and $8 for children ages eight to 12.