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Eat, Drink & Enjoy

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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

San Diego is hailed as one of the Best New Foodie Cities in America by Thrillist Travel, touting that the region is surrounded by farms and ocean and restaurateurs offer abundant high-quality ingredients to produce fantastic, environmentally responsible dishes. 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 sophisticated and 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. From tacos to the best burgers in San Diego, 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 140 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 "One of the World's Top Beer Cities," according to Beer Connoisseur. 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.

 

1 TRAVEL + LEISURE IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF TIME INC. AFFLUENT MEDIA GROUP AND IS USED UNDER LICENSE. FROM TRAVEL + LEISURE, MARCH 10, 2015 © 2015 TIME INC. AFFLUENT MEDIA GROUP. USED UNDER LICENSE. TRAVEL + LEISURE AND TIME INC. AFFLUENT MEDIA GROUP ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH, AND DO NOT ENDORSE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OF, SAN DIEGO TOURISM. 

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Sep 24 - Sep 27, 2020

This week's curbside pickup menu features Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb, Niman Ranch Pork Chop, Grilled Swordfish and Kale and Squash Lasagna paired with delicious sides and a Chocolate dessert.

Or take home our Crispy Lamb Shanks family meal for Sunday dinner!

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Tequila, Tacos, and Tombstones

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Tequila, Tacos, and Tombstones combines food and history into a one of a kind, unforgettable experience. Travel back in time with us as we explore the Birthplace of California and the events and people who have transformed Old Town San Diego into the cultural destination it is today. Come with us on one of the most in-depth tours of Old Town as your knowledgeable tour guide takes you on a journey through the historical eras, from the early Spanish settlements to the establishment of Mexican Independence to the California Gold Rush. Join us for a night of authentic food tastings, traditional cocktail samplings, and fun!

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Spirits at Sunset Cocktail Cruise

Jul 31 - Sep 26, 2020

Enjoy San Diego's finest sunset cruise on the bay. Come aboard the intimate California Princess yacht, loaded with luxurious amenities, full bar, and generous viewing opportunities. You'll glide past iconic San Diego landmarks, alongside military vessels and under the Coronado Bay Bridge in an ever-changing panorama of scenic waterfront sights. It's a sunset view unlike any other in San Diego.

Now with reserved tables, a delicious new menu, and more private space to enjoy the experience! Our professional crew will have you feeling like you own your own yacht, as you sip champagne and indulge in delicious cheese and charcuterie and chocolate-covered strawberries. The perfect summertime escape.

Every Friday & Saturday Night. View Menu or Make Reservations: https://www.flagshipsd.com/cruises/spirits-sunset-cocktail-cruise

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Full Moon Dinner Cruise Aboard a Hornblower Yacht

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Celebrate in San Diego with a romantic full moon over the Bay. Whatever you're celebrating, few places are as beautiful as the deck of a Hornblower yacht on the night of full moon over San Diego. Enjoy champagne, an elegant dinner, and plenty of time to stargaze on the outdoor deck with the ones you love.

2020 Full Moon Cruise Dates: Jan 10, Feb 9, March 9, April 8, May 7, June 5, July 5, Aug 3, Sept 2, Oct 1, 31, Nov 30, Dec 30

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Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2020

One child meal free per paid adult meal in any of Loews Coronado Bay's dining establishments.  Print or show this offer to your serveer and mention Kids Free.

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