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07.26.2016 by Ian Anderson
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Kettner Boulevard is on a mad home run streak when it comes to restaurants. Herb & Wood became Little Italy’s latest high-demand dinner reservation when it opened last month right next door to Juniper & Ivy, just up the block from the ... [more]
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Le Chateau @ Whistle Stop - 07/29/2016 Le Chateau, Hexa, and Astral Touch will be playing July 29th at Whistle Stop in South Park, San Diego. 21+, FREE.[more]
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Hess Fest 2016 @ Mike Hess Brewing - 07/30/2016 Join us and some of our friends in celebrating our 6 year anniversary. We're taking over Grim Avenue even larger than last year! We'll be joined by the best of San Diego's breweries and even some of our friends from AZ! Besides the breweries, we've got some of SD's finest eateries participating in the celebration. All this, plus two live bands - it's a street party like no other! Guest Breweries AleSmith Acoustic Ales Brewing Arizona Wilderness Bear Republic Brewing Company Bottle Logic Burning Beard Coronado Brewing Council Brewing Fall Brewing Green Flash/Alpine Karl Strauss Mission Brewery Monkey Paw Perch Pub & Brewery (AZ) Second Chance Beer Co. Societe Brewing Company Stone Brewing Thre3 Punk Ales General Session tickets include unlimited samples from breweries - different beers! - and freefood tasters (4 total) from any of the participating eateries. Full size food portions will be available for purchase. VIP Session tickets grant you all of the above but most importantly, includes access to a private Collaboration Cask Session held in the MHB tasting room! Participating breweries will put their own twist on MHB's Grazias Vienna Cream Ale, creating a very limited, one-time-only exclusive blend. With MHB crew also dosing up their own special casks, there will be at least 10 casks to enjoy! ALL Guests will also receive a special commemorative 6-year anniversary Can Glass. This glass is not only awesome, but is refillable during the rest of 2016, Monday through Friday, for just $4 on any beer normally served by the pint in the brewery (includes most IPAs, Grazias, 8-West and others). Just another way that this festival kicks ass. Proceeds to benefit the YCMA of San Diego.  [more]
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Sounds of the City @ Embarcadero Marina Park North - 07/31/2016 A FREE Community Day and Concert at Embarcadero Marina Park South NOTE: This is a free event, but a ticket is required for entry.Tickets can be acquired from the Box Office on the day of the event. The San Diego Symphony presents Sounds of the City, a free, outdoor celebration of San Diego’s local music scene that will feature some of the region’s top bands: Todo Mundo and the King Taylor Project along with singer Raelee Nikole. Sounds of the City takes place at picturesque Embarcadero Marina Park South—home of San Diego Symphony’s Bayside Summer Nights—where the day will culminate in afree concert by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra performing the music of Academy Award-winning composer John Williams. Taking advantage of the beautiful park setting for all to enjoy, Sounds of the City (beginning at 4pm) will offer games and activities including Giant Jenga, Corn Hole, bocce ball, checkers and Twister. There will also be a family area featuring “Make Your Own Instrument,” an obstacle course and “My First Violin Class” where students of all ages can try their hand at playing the violin led by a professional instructor. Attendees may bring their own picnic basket or purchase food on the premises, including popular craft beer offerings. Starting at 7:30pm, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra will perform an hour-long free concert featuring the music of Academy Award-winning composer, John Williams that will include music from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Saving Private Ryan, The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: The Force Awakens among many others. Here is a schedule of Sounds of the City events: 4:00pm gates open 4:20pm Raelee Nikole performs 5:20pm King Taylor Project performs 6:20pm Todo Mundo performs 7:10pm Sounds of the City Trivia Game 7:30pm San Diego Symphony performs Reserve your place today! CLICK HERE to reserve parking. Ancillary Offerings throughout the afternoon: - Food available from BTS catering (There will be picnic space for those wishing to pack a picnic) - Instrument-making craft for kids - DIY harmonicas - an assortment of lawn games including:Giant Jenga, Twister, croquet, corn hole, Bocce Ball, a photo booth, an obstacle course for kids and a scavenger hunt around the site looking for clues/answers to our pre-concert trivia game.[more]
Out of the Kitchen
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Nick Nappi, Executive Chef, Bar One
What kinds of meals do you eat at home? I still believe it’s important to cook at home. I know a lot of chefs and cooks that make beautiful food at work and go home and eat crap. My wife loves anything Italian so I take my time at home to perfect my craft. Homemade […] [more]