Duly enhancing San Diego’s cool downtown scene is Saltbox, a gastro-lounge where dining, drinking, socializing and relaxing all convene for a multi-sensory respite. To kick things up a notch, the affable eatery—located lounge-level in the Hotel Palomar in the heart of the historic Gaslamp District—recently appointed “culinary cutthroat” Jeremiah Bryant as Chef de Cuisine.
Kona Kai Resort & Marina in San Diego is going through a bit of an identity crisis; one that is taking $22 million to fully realize. Currently, when you visit the property, you can see that it remembers what it once was, sees where it wants to be, and yet — still remains a forgotten resort that quietly rests on the shores of Shelter Island.
When you live in San Diego, CA, it’s easy to forget that there are four seasons in every year. And while locals enjoy the abundance of sunny days, it’s also nice to be reminded from time-to-time of the benefits that the changing weather means for our produce, meats and seafood. At the newly opened Seasons 52 (the second location in SD) in the Seaport District near downtown, guests are able to enjoy an ever-changing seasonal menu that daily represents the freshest offerings of the moment.
With SD’s Beer Week all wrapped up, what better way to follow it up than with another week of imbibing and eating? It is the holidays, after all. Running from November 18-24, 2013, The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival™ returns for its 10th year and will be celebrating in grand style. Being touted as "bigger and better" than years past, this year’s lineup will include some of the best wines in the world alongside the biggest celebrity chefs and culinary personalities.
North County San Diego just got decidedly more chic with the recent opening of Searsucker Del Mar, the newest SoCal site for the burgeoning dining brand that’s been a Gaslamp District draw since 2010. Now the fun-and-food-loving folks in North County can bask in Searsucker’s distinctive mix of sophisticated food served in a lively environment. This restaurant has made great strides in turning Del Mar Highlands into a bona fide culinary destination.
While San Diego is rife with great restaurants, and new and exciting dining venues opening their kitchens seemingly by the minute, Donovan’s Steak & Chop House remains a premier eatery for locals and tourists alike. Revered for its classic ambiance replete with rich mahogany appointments, statues, fine artwork, plush décor and white linens throughout, the restaurant is a study in how to proffer a definitive steakhouse dining experience.