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Fabulous food, craft beer and local wine... What else could you ask for?

Nothing caps a day at the beach quite like a cold brew or glass of local California wine, paired with an exceptional meal. And thanks to award-winning chefs, an explosion of world-class breweries, and a thriving local wine region, San Diego delivers on all three. Here’s the lowdown on what to eat and drink after a day of lounging by the sea or enjoying a fun-packed afternoon exploring everything San Diego has to offer. 

San Diego Food Flavors

Called one of "America's best cities for foodies," by Travel & Leisure magazine, San Diego’s culinary scene is a burgeoning, vibrant mix of locally inspired flavors, from delightfully simple to sophisticatedly artful. The city's proximity to the ocean and Mexico has greatly influenced both the local cuisine and culture. From fish tacos to groundbreaking Cali-Baja fine dining, San Diego's gastronomic scene sits at the intersection of two culinary styles: California cuisine, distinguished for its devotion to fresh local ingredients and farm-to-table roots, and Mexico's Baja Med cuisine, a food revolution that combines traditional Mexican ingredients with those of the Mediterranean. So bring your curiosity and a hearty appetite.  

Craft Beer Culture

San Diego’s craft brew scene has garnered respect from around the globe. With more than 130 breweries and a collection of distinctive distilleries throughout the county, along with a wealth of local talent, San Diego has earned props as one of "America's best beer cities," according to Condé Nast Traveler. Pioneer brewers like Karl Strauss Brewing, Ballast Point and Stone Brewing Co. put San Diego on the craft beer map. A trip to a brewery, or a beer tour, is a must for any beer connoisseur, but you’ll also find plenty of taps pouring local suds at restaurants and bars all over town, so you can enjoy a West Coast IPA or smooth saison whenever the thirst strikes. 

San Diego Uncorked

Wine drinkers have cause to rejoice too, with more than 100 dynamic wineries located in all corners of the county and ample opportunities to sip local varieties at restaurants, wine bars and urban tasting rooms in the city. In San Diego’s wine region you won’t find busloads of tourists or over-the-top estates, but rather small owner-driven boutique wineries that offer friendly tours and tastings in intimate settings that reflect the laid-back San Diego lifestyle.

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Taste of Gaslamp

Jun 17, 2017

Join us for the 23rd Annual Taste of Gaslamp, San Diego’s original culinary tour! On Saturday, June 17, 2017, the Gaslamp Quarter will be showcasing the excellent dining options available in our vibrant district. General Admission tickets are $30 pre-sale ($40 day-of) and allow you to sample over 25 different restaurants from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on a self-guided walking tour with an after party at Altitude Sky Lounge. But the fun doesn't have to stop then. For only $60 ($70 day-of), you can upgrade to a VIP Ticket and experience 9 additional fine dining restaurants with cocktails/ large bite portions, a Gaslamp Goodie Bag, and exclusive VIP reception at Altitude Sky Lounge.

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Lewis Del Mar: Live at the Belly Up

Jun 3, 2017

A mix of acoustic guitar, mixed media samples and Latin American-inspired drums.

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North Mississippi Allstars: Live at the Belly Up

Jun 13, 2017

Mississippi blues-rock band composed of actual blues brothers, Luther and Cody Dickinson known for their 2013 album release "World Boogie Is Coming" and 2015's "Freedom & Dreams."

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Curated Wine and Cheese Paring with the Winemaker

Jun 3, 2017

Wine and Cheese are probably the most edible pleasures known to mankind.

Gianni Buonomo Vintners Winemaker Keith Rolle has carefully selected 6 of his wines to pair with 6 cheeses in a casual, Saturday afternoon in the barrel room at the beach.

We'll taste contrasts like sweet with salty as well as complementary pairings like bold and rustic wine with big, powerful cheese...and many other wonderful combinations.

This promises to be a fun and educational afternoon of gustation.

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