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The Best Places to Celebrate National Oyster Day in San Diego

Aw, shucks. It’s National Oyster Day. Ready to get your slurp on? From North County to Downtown, here are the best places to celebrate National Oyster Day in San Diego. Oysters, the salt-water bivalve mollusks that are a vital part of the ecosystem, are eaten raw or cooked. Once a staple of the working class, …

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Greystone Steakhouse: Yummy Nibbles & Cocktails With Attitude in the Gaslamp

How I’ve never been to Greystone Steakhouse in the San Diego Gaslamp before escapes me. I’ve lived in San Diego almost my entire life and Greystone has been here since 1999. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to visit last night as Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood and Forumula Marketing hosted an evening of appetizers and …

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A Yummy Sneak Peek of the Taste of Little Italy Food Hall

I visited Little Italy Food Hall for a sneak peek at some of the offerings for the Taste of Little Italy. Grain and Grit Collective and the Little Italy Food Hall hosted the event for our San Diego Travel Massive group. Despite having opened three years ago, this was my first visit to the food …

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Meadiocrity Mead: Brewing Up Sustainable Honey Wine From Bee to Bottle

Vikings clinking cone-shaped glasses. Monks surreptitiously sipping wine bags. Images that come to mind when someone says mead. The world’s oldest alcoholic drink is popular again. Mead, made from honey, the antioxidants and probiotics offer a few health benefits. Healthier than beer, wine, and whiskey more Americans are reaching for a glass of mead than …

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Vaga Restaurant: Delightful Food in a Heavenly Setting

Looking for a great place for dinner or brunch? VAGA Restaurant at Alila Marea Beach Resort is a must! VAGA by James Beard Finalist Chef Claudette Zepeda at San Diego’s newest oceanfront hotel features a locally sourced, sustainable seasonal menu. You can enjoy coastline views of Ponto Beach and Batiquitos Lagoon while dining alfresco. During …

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Alila Marea Beach Resort Studio King Room Review

Thinking of staying at the Alila Marea Beach Resort? Here’s what a Studio King Room looks like at the luxury boutique beachfront hotel. I reserved two nights in the cheapest room at Alila Marea Beach, a King Coastline View with Patio. This room starts at $425 a night in the off-season. When I visited during …

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Alila Marea Beach Resort Review: Everything You Need to Know

Last week we spent two nights at the Alila Marea Beach Resort in Encinitas, San Diego’s newest beachfront hotel. Perched on the cliff overlooking South Ponto Beach guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and nearby Batiquitos lagoon. Whether you’re on a staycation or visiting from out of town, it’s one of the …

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Pechanga Lobby Bar and Grill: Food Worth Ditching the Slots

Great food isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about an Indian casino restaurant. Edible food, maybe. But the Pechanga Lobby Bar and Grill is an exception. When you go to a casino restaurant, you don’t come for the food. You’re there to eat. To get enough sustenance to keep you …

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Camino Brewing Co: A Worthy Brewery on the Road to Greatness

A good beer is a pleasure to drink. But a great beer takes you places. That’s why you should visit Camino Brewing Co when you’re in San Jose, California. I stopped by Camino Brewing on a recent trip to San Jose and was so glad I did. My only regret, not staying longer. When traveling, …

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Newport Beach Restaurant Week: The Best Picks From Morning to Night

Are you ready for Dine Newport Beach? The 14 year Dine Newport Beach event also known as Newport Beach Restaurant Week starts Monday, January 13, 2020. The two-week event highlights the best dining in Newport Beach, California. Options for brunch through dinner let you spend the day at 73 participating restaurants. Special prix-fixe (fixed price) …

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South Coast Plaza Access Suite Lounge: Everything You Need to Know

Did you know South Coast Plaza has a VIP lounge? Here’s everything you need to know and how to get into the Access Suite Lounge. I’m not a huge shopper but Santa’s at the mall and needs my Christmas list. I’m pretty sure he’s bringing me a DJI Mavic Mini drone this year. Although, the …

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Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa Review: Fun in the Sun

A stay at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa is a must when in town for Coachella, the BNP Paribas Open (formerly the Indian Wells Masters), or relaxing in the sun. The Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa offers a serene retreat for couples looking for a getaway, families, girls’ trips, or golf …

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