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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. 

San Diego Restaurant Week

January 19 through 26

The Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 19 through Sunday, January 26 for a delicious dining experience! With more than 180 participating restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County, you’re sure to find the perfect place to satisfy any craving.

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Liberty Public Market - Point Loma

Open daily, this public market offer great food, craft beer and wine and arts and crafts from around the region. 

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Epicurean Adventures in Little Italy

San Diego’s culinary epicenter is home to celebrity chefs and high-design eateries along with old-world treasures and traditions.

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Noble Coyote Chef’s Table

Jan 30, 2020

Join us in our tasting room for an intimate four-course dinner paired with Noble Coyote Mezcal.

Executive Chef Adrian creates a unique and carefully designed menu to accentuate the flavors of the mezcal with every bite. A host from Noble Coyote Mezcal will speak about each of the four mezcal expressions that will be paired with dinner.

Make your reservation for the Chef’s Table here.

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Country Brunch Live: Josh Gallagher

Jan 19, 2020

Josh Gallagher is known for bringing a certain energy to every stage he steps on, and that was one of the reasons he was able to become successful, finishing fourth on Season 11 of NBC’s The Voice. Being coached by both Blake Shelton and Adam Levine gave him invaluable knowledge of the music industry, and he’s brought that back to Nashville where since that time, he’s found himself as an artist and is set to release two EPs in 2019.

He’s performed on CMA Fest stages, during both the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day and Nashville Christmas parades and has shared the stage as a supporting act with some of country music’s biggest stars. His live show is known to be electric and exciting, with a rock performance style.

 

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Samuel Comroe

Jan 16 - Jan 18, 2020

AS SEEN ON: Conan & America's Got Talent!

ADMISSION SPECIAL: $20 tickets! 

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Brewbies Beer Festival

Feb 8, 2020

Get your glasses ready for the 11th Annual Brewbies® Festival benefitting the Keep A Breast Foundation at Bagby Beer Co. in Oceanside. Enjoy an array of outstanding, interesting, unique and (our favorite) signature PINK beers from over 40 of the best breweries around!

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Fill-it Friday

Pali Wine Co
Valid: Apr 16, 2019 - ongoing

Every Friday, enjoy a $1 glass of tap wine when you fill your growler!

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Everyone Needs A Flight Plan! 2-for-1 Wine Tasting

Gianni Buonomo Vintners
Valid: Dec 9, 2019 - ongoing

Our urban winery in Ocean Beach is a short 13 minute Uber or Lyft ride from San Diego International Airport! That means we have the pleasure of pouring wine almost every afternoon for people on...

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Valid: Jan 1 - Feb 29, 2020

BOOK A VALENTINE'S TOUR this February and enjoy $10 off two tickets when you enter "FH6EW9U7" at checkout.  Wow your sweetheart aboard the "San Diego Love Train" as we ride the rail to 4...

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