Dining and Nightlife in San Diego
San Diego's Best Burger Places
San Diego serves up some great hamburgers and even though it might be a personal and subjective choice, here are some generally acknowledged tasty burger joints.
Take a Sip From San Diego's Local Wineries
San Diego has a number of local wineries that offer up their own versions of handcrafted wines.
San Diego's Food Trucks Dishing Up Fine Sidewalk Dining
Gourmet food trucks are the hottest trend in restaurants, and San Diego is starting to warm up to the idea of fine dining on the sidewalk. Here are the most popular gourmet food trucks in San Diego.
San Diego's Breweries
San Diego has a thriving and well-regarded microbrewery community. Here is a roundup of San Diego's microbreweries.
Where to Dine in San Diego: North Park
Looking for a place to eat in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego? Here are some suggestions for dining in this newly revived area of San Diego. Mind you, this isn't a "best" or "top" list, nor is it exclusively focused on fine dining. It's simply a subjective list of places to try while in this part of San Diego. Now, get out and eat!
About San Diego Profile: The Casbah
The Casbah has been open since 1989. Its first location (pictured left) had a legal capacity of 75 and hosted such bands as: Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Lemonheads, The Jesus Lizard, and Rocket From The Crypt.
Where to Dine: Mid-City and Mission Valley
Looking for a place to eat in San Diego? Here are some suggestions for dining in the mid-city area of San Diego: Hillcrest, North Park, Mission Valley, Normal Heights, Mission Hills, University Heights, Old Town, and Kensington. Mind you, this isn't a "best" or "top" list, nor is it exclusively focused on fine dining. It's simply a subjective list of places to try while in this part of San Diego.…
Where to Dine: Downtown and Gaslamp
Looking for a place to eat in San Diego? Here are some suggestions for dining in downtown San Diego, Gaslamp, and Little Italy. Mind you, this isn't a "best" or "top" list, nor is it exclusively focused on fine dining. It's simply a subjective list of places to try while in this part of San Diego. Now, get out and eat!
Top 9 Diner Dining in San Diego
Given the prominence (dominance?) of the automobile in San Diego, I'm surprised by the lack of classic roadside diners. You know the kind: stainless steel prefab structures that resemble railroad dining cars (hence the name "diner"). Because I love diner food: unpretentious comfort food, breakfast at any time of the day, and a counter to eat at (ya gotta have a counter!). But we do have a few gen…
About San Diego Profile: the Alibi in Hillcrest
You always know when a dive bar gains street cred when the hipsters co-opt it as one of their own. And the Alibi in Hillcrest is one of those places.
About San Diego Profile: Kensington Club in Kensington
Situated in the middle of the nifty Kensington business district and next door to the venerable Ken Theater, the Ken Club is one long and narrow room, typical of the old school local taverns.
About San Diego Profile: NuNu's
This hangout, between Banker's Hill and Hillcrest, is one of those places you've seen but would never think to stop in.
About San Diego Profile: Turf Supper Club
This hipster bar in the middle of Golden Hill is about as cool as it gets.
Top San Diego Neighborhood Dive Bars
They're in virtually every neighborhood worth its salt in character. Here are my Top Picks for Best Dive Bars in San Diego.
Top San Diego Sports Bars
If you're a sports fan, here are some of the best places to eat, drink and watch sports around San Diego.
Tacos, ahhh tacos. With San Diego being a border city, it's no wonder that Mexican food is such an ingrained way of life for most San Diegans. Mexican food is a staple diet of most of us (or at least a couple of days a week), and the taco is the sustenance; the king of all Mexican food.
Best Diners in San Diego
Comfort food, breakfast at any time, late-night dining, cheap eats - sometimes you gotta have diner food. Here are my top picks for dining at diners in San Diego.
SD Review - Old Town Mexican Cafe
With the fabulous tortillas and reasonable prices, a meal at the Old Town Mexican Cafe is one of the best bargains in San Diego. After your meal, you can even play tourist and stroll through Old Town.
San Diego Restaurant Week
San Diego Restaurant Week is a chance for you to experience some of the finest restaurants in San Diego for a low, fixed price of $30.
Dining in the Gaslamp
When it comes to an urban dining experience, downtown's Gaslamp Quarter is the ultimate. If you're looking for a stellar restaurant row, just stroll down Fifth Avenue (or Fourth and Sixth Avenues, for that matter). Every conceivable dining fare is available, from Irish pubs to gourmet Italian, to seafood and sushi, to steak and burgers. At times dizzying, but always wonderful!
So, what's a fish taco? A San Diego favorite, that's what!
No, it's not sushi. When Ralph Rubio brought back the recipe for fish tacos from San Felipe in Baja Mexico, little did he know what he hath wrought: batter fried white fish in a corn tortilla with cabbage and salsa. He opened the first Rubio's Mexican Grill in 1983, and the rest is history. Rubio's is now a San Diego institution. Never had one? You don't know what you're missing!
Gregs Guide to San Diego Restaurants - Top Tens - What To Eat - Where
Nifty San Diego dining guide with a cool map feature to find out where restaurants are located.
San Diego Beer Week 2011 Promotes San Diego's Beer Culture
San Diego Beer Week promotes San Diego's thriving craft beer culture by sponsoring a ten-day countywide festival that attracts beer tourism, fosters knowledge of our regional brewing heritage.
Best Areas to Find Asian Restaurants and Food Markets in San Diego
San Diego has a number of areas where there is a concentration of Asian restaurants and food markets. Here are areas around San Diego County where you can eat and shop for Asian food.
Best of San Diego: Downtown
Downtown San Diego is a vibrant place to spend a day or evening. Here are some of the best places to visit downtown.
San Diego Music Thing Lets Local Musicians Learn the Music Business
San Diego Music Thing is an annual event that lets local San Diego musicians learn about the music industry.