Full-On Foodies Flock To The Cork and Craft

1st course. Strawberry Burrata Tartine: sourdough, caviar, mint pesto, and compressed strawberry radish.

With a menu that strikes an edible equilibrium of bar food with steady entrées that attract full-on foodies, Executive chef Scott Cannon is changing the way people think about dinner at The Cork and Craft.  “The best thing about being a chef is having something that is constantly pushing me to be better everyday, ” he says. “I  love teaching and expressing myself through food.”

2nd course. Heirloom Tomato Salad: sun dried tomato biscuit, ramp pesto, arugula, and basil ricotta purée.

Cannon attended the Institute of Technology Culinary Arts program, but his hands-on training came from Paul McCabe and the culinary team he worked with at Kitchen 1540; his first kitchen job in San Diego.

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Yogurtland Swirls Up New Madagascar Vanilla

Storms have ravaged the delicate fields of Madagascar’s vanilla bean crop, and with limited supply, the demand for this subtle flavorful ingredient has skyrocketed. Vanilla lovers can still get a delicious spoonful of this flavor when Yogurtland offers its new Rare Madagascar Vanilla frozen yogurt for one week, from June 26 – July 1, or while supplies last.

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Ponsaty’s Paella Party

On July 13th, leave the passport at home and visit Ponsaty’s for an unforgettable paella experience. On Thursday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., live Spanish entertainment will serenade diners through French Master Chef Patrick Ponsaty’s award-winning seafood paella while they sip sangria on the courtyard patio.

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Celebrate July 4th

Celebrate Independence Day in San Diego!

Carnitas Snack Shack at the Embarcadero invites all ages to join in on the fun for their second annual 4th of July Neighborhood Cookout.

Chef Hanis will be outside slinging burgers & hotdogs starting at 12pm, while back to back live music sets kick off at 2pm. With corn hole, Snack Shack snacks, local craft beer, soft serve, and so much more, this is sure to be a 4th of July to remember. Did we mention the front row view to the city’s finest firework show?

– Burgers & hotdogs starting at 12pm
– DJ Mike White & Saxophonist 2pm-6pm
– Eric Sage Ultimate Rock Show 6pm-8:45pm
– Big Bay Boom Firework Show at 9pm


Fireworks Viewing at Cusp Dining & Drinks
Grab dinner and a show on July 4th. The 11th floor ocean view restaurant atop Hotel La Jolla has prime sightings of the La Jolla Cove Fireworks show from every table. Make a dinner reservation, and enjoy a complimentary toast during the show. The La Jolla fireworks start at 9pm.

Backyard Kitchen & Tap: Head over to Backyard Kitchen & Tap’s Star Spangled Hammered 4th of July weekend lineup for inherent beach vibes and festivities suited to the occasion. Kickoff the Independence Day fun at Backyard’s brunch on July 3-4, both days from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with $5 Pacifico all day. Boasting a lineup of four DJ’s from 4:30 to close on both days, Backyard knows how to celebrate! (July 3–4; 832 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach)

Pacific Beach AleHouse: Celebrate this 4th of July surrounded by coastal ambiance at Pacific Beach AleHouse’s Red, White and Brew 4th of July weekend. Enjoy $3 Jell-O shots and $5 Pacifico all weekend, along with nightly DJ’s starting at 10 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday. (June 29–July 4; 721 Grand Avenue, Pacific Beach)

Independence Weekend Pool Party
Level Four Pool Deck + Lounge
This Independence Day weekend, Level Four Pool Deck + Lounge at Hotel Palomar downtown will be celebrating with drinks, DJs, games and tacos. The party starts on Friday, June 30 with a Belvedere hosted pool party. A DJ will be spinning from 12pm-5pm, and the premium vodka brand will be mixing drink specials from 3-5pm. On Saturday, July 1, Ballast Point will be hanging out from 3-5pm, but the music and tacos start at 12pm! All weekend, enjoy no lines and no cover.

barleymash: Come in for the weekend and stay through the 4th! barleymash in the Gaslamp is gearing up to celebrate Independence Day. Party with Red, White & Barley while you devour some Bacon Bleu Cheese Iron Fries. Enjoy a lineup of live music Sunday through Tuesday. Sip on local brews and chow down on an All American burger. Start your 4th of July morning off strong with a barleymash brunch on Tuesday beginning at 10:30 a.m. Take advantage of the Skye Vodka Bloody Mary Bar and savor the down-home, Double-Battered Chicken Fried Steak. With the 4thfalling on a Tuesday, celebrate at barleymash All. Weekend. Long.

Date: July 1st-4th

Location: 600 5th Avenue, San Diego, 92101 (In the Gaslamp)

Phone: (619) 255-7373

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