Fig Tree Café February Specials

Fig Tree Cafe
French Toast and Cinna Bunz

Take your taste buds on a date! Pacific Beach’s Fig Tree Café is rolling out February specials that will make you fall in love at first bite.  Starting February 1st, Fig Tree will be rolling out specials that are sure to bring out your sweet side. Make it a morning full of indulgences with their Red Velvet French Toast filled with cream cheese and topped with chocolate sauce, or their White Chocolate Raspberry French Toast filled with fresh raspberries and white chocolate sauce.

Sweet Heart Float
Sweet Heart Float

Looking for a savory and robust breakfast dish? You won’t be able to take your eyes off of Fig tree’s Surf & Turf Bennie. Crafted with top sirloin, lobster and poached eggs, topped with roasted red pepper and hollandaise sauce, and served over your choice of our house-baked focaccia bread or English muffin, this dish combines heavenly proteins from both land and sea.

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Dining Solo Can Be Fun

Did you know that about half of all dining out happens alone?

The Taco StandSolo feasting is becoming a trendy epidemic, and there are a few San Diego restaurants that offer the best “party of one” experience. Next time your stomach is grumbling, opt for some “Me, Myself and I” time and visit these fast-casual eateries that will have you asking for a table for one more often!

Treat yourself to a trip to Italy without having to buy a plane ticket! Little Italy’s Pan Bon is the result of owner Giancarlo Anselmi’s clear vision to incorporate over three decades of experience producing Italian breads and pastries with a unique dining atmosphere. When you first arrive, you’ll be greeted by a long display case to your left, showing off countless rows of colorfully irresistible pastries and hot and cold Italian specialties. Order at the counter, and take a seat at a table made just for you. If you prefer, you can also choose from their extensive menu and be waited on by the friendly staff.

Pan BonAfter a relaxing day out on the water, the best way to refuel is to visit The Fish Shop. Stop by the Pacific Beach or Encinitas location, and choose from a boatload of fresh fish selections. Their fast-casual concept makes it easy to grab a quick meal that is customized to your taste preferences. Or, stay awhile, put your feet-up and be warmed by the open fire-pit while enjoying your protein from the sea.

From its quick-service, lunch concept to its vibrant ambiance, Barrio Star is the ultimate eatery for any solo-diner looking for an adventure. Enjoy dishes such as the Barrio or Brazil Bowl while people watching on their front patio. You can also take a seat at their open garage-door window and soak in the sun while you meet new friends.

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Dine One Door North


One Door North

New North Park Eatery & Bar Interior Inspired by the Great Outdoors

One Door North, the causal North Park restaurant and bar by husband and wife duo Executive Chef Fred & Tammy Piehl of Piehl Restaurant Group, releases exciting new developments in the design and inspiration of their highly anticipated neighborhood eatery.

Perched near the corner of 30th Street & Upas, One Door North’s unique design esthetic comes together through the collaboration of various San Diego-based consultants including hospitality architecture and design group obr, marketing specialist Dana Williams, and boutique design studio Murfey Design. Upon completion in March/April 2016, the 5,000 sq. ft. restaurant will offer a more laid-back vibe in relation to the Piehl’s neighboring sister restaurant, The Smoking Goat. The inspiration behind the design playfully pays tribute to the great outdoors while complementing Chef Fred’s enthusiasm for culinary discovery and exploration.

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Super Bowl Party At Striders

Make Striders Luxury Sports Lounge Your Game Plan for Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl Party At Striders

Fans Are Invited To Watch The Big Game on 170 TV’s For the Ultimate NFL Experience

Change up your game plan and join Striders San Diego for its first annual Super Bowl Party, kicking off on February 7th at 12 p.m. Strider’s is a powerhouse of entertainment with 170 TV’s – more than any other bar in San Diego – giving every guest a MVP seat for the most widely watched sporting event of the year.

To add to the ultimate NFL experience, Striders will be hosting a free raffle where all party goers can enter to score big prizes including the grand prize of a $1,000 bar tab, a $100 gift card and a $50 gift card. Three lucky fans will be chosen at the end of the game.

Enjoy game day specials including signature pizzas, stadium dogs, burgers and wings for only $6 – $10, and quench your thirst with $4 drafts, $5 shots, and $15 pitchers.

Super Bowl Party At Striders

Striders is a 8,200 square foot multi-level luxury sports lounge boasting a signature horseshoe cocktail bar, casual dining room, an open kitchen with chef’s tables and two outdoor patios. Guests can relax and dine in premium booth seating while watching the big game or soak in the spectacular views of Downtown San Diego on one of its two panoramic balconies.

About Striders

Striders, the first-of-its-kind luxury sports lounge in San Diego, offers Las Vegas style in the heart of downtown and features casual dining, craft beer and cocktails plus more than 150 HD TVs. The signature Turf Clublounge is the only place in the city centre where guests can wager on horse racing from racetracks around the world. Striders is located at 100 Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101 (at the Harbor Club Towers across the street from the San Diego Convention Center on the corner of 2nd Avenue & J Street) and is open daily from 10 a.m. to close for lunch, dinner and gaming action. For more information and reservations, call 619.393.7166 or visit Engage with Striders on Facebook and Instagram.

Karina’s Grand Opening In Otay Ranch

Karina's Grand Opening In Otay RanchKarina’s Group Celebrates Grand Opening of Otay Ranch Karina’s Mexican Seafood with “Fiesta Fabulosa”

On Wednesday, February 3rd, San Diego’s homegrown hospitality firm Karina’s Group will celebrate the grand opening of its newest and largest restaurant yet with Fiesta Fabulosa. Community leaders, notables and the media will gather at the group’s beautiful new 10,000 square-foot Karina’s Mexican Seafood located in Otay Ranch Town Center (2015 Birch Rd, Chula Vista, CA, 619-591-4444) for a VIP reception. The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to and features hosted food and drinks, live entertainment and plenty of fiesta-style fun. The celebration will highlight the best of the best that Karina’s Mexican Seafood offers, including a bountiful ceviche bar boasting many of Karina’s famous versions of this much-loved dish, plus numerous tastes from their authentic menu of Mexican seafood specialties and traditional favorites. There will be margaritas, of course, as well as other festive cocktails and refreshments.

At 8:30 p.m. the party opens to the public and will continue to offer complimentary tastes of food and beverages. Guests can also indulge in Karina’s full menu on a no-host basis.

WHO: Karina’s Group invites media and other invited guests to attend its Fiesta Fabulosa VIP Grand Opening Reception at 6:30 P.M. on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

WHAT: Fiesta Fabulosa will celebrate the Grand Opening of Karina’s Group’s newest Karina’s Mexican Seafood location with an invitation-only VIP Reception for community leaders, notables and the media from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. followed by a public celebration from 8:30 P.M. to 10:30 P.M. At the VIP reception, Karina’s will serve a hosted assortment of its celebrated ceviches, margaritas and other tastes from the menu. All the while, guests will enjoy décor inspired by Mexico’s rich culture and lively entertainment including mariachi, acclaimed acoustic guitar duo Cantua, and DJ spins. After 8:30 P.M., the public is welcome to join in the festivities with a complimentary sampling of tastes and sips, DJ entertainment and no-host full menu and bar selections.

WHEN: Fiesta Fabulosa VIP Grand Opening Reception will be held Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. After 8:30, the party opens to the public on a primarily no-host basis.

WHERE: Karina’s Mexican Seafood, 2015 Birch Road, Suite 710, located in Otay Ranch Town Center, Chula Vista, CA 91915

RSVP: By February 1 to 619-572-8564 or Click Here to RSVP Now

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New Kitchen Team at Town and Country

New Culinary Team Includes Executive Sous Chef Mark Pawlowski, Pastry Chef Jack Fisher and Chef de Cuisine Matt Hobbs

Newly appointed director of food, beverage and culinary operations, Paul McCabe has hand selected three seasoned culinary professionals to work with him at Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, A Destination Hotel, as it embarks on a massive $80 million renovation project.

McCabe was tapped by Destination Hotels’ vice president and managing director Michael Slosser, who worked with him on the highly successful launch of critically acclaimed KITCHEN 1540 restaurant as part of the rejuvenation of Southern California’s L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel.

Town and Country Resort
Chef Paul McCabe

McCabe is drawing on more than 30 years of culinary experience working with Californian, Mediterranean, Southwestern and Pacific Rim cuisines to reconcept the entire food and beverage operation at Town and Country Resort. He will be developing all concepts and menus and recruiting top culinary talent for new dining and drinking concepts – an all-day restaurant and expansive lobby bar that will also serve food will be housed in one building; and there will be a stand-alone restaurant near the pool complete with a pool bar. In addition, he and his new culinary team are revamping and refining the current Town and Country Resort & Convention Center food venues, including Terrace Café, The Market and Charlie’s, Sports-Beer-BBQ. Most recently, they reconceived Charlie’s into a modern sports bar offering slow-smoke BBQ and local award-winning micro brews.

Prior to this position, McCabe was the executive chef at Phoenix’s Four Diamond Royal Palms Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel, where he relaunched the signature restaurant T. Cooks and won over guests with his clean, simple style. In addition to his time as executive chef at KITCHEN 1540 at L’Auberge Del Mar, he was at the helm of Rancho Santa Fe’s Delicias restaurant before being recruited to take over culinary operations at the famed La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla. Long known for his culinary creativity and innovation, McCabe has helped reinvent such San Diego foodie icons as Top O’ the Cove and Anthony’s Star of the Sea. He spent six years at the award-winning Enchantment Resort in Sedona, where he worked his way up to executive chef and played an integral part in the renovation of Five-Star L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills where he was the executive chef. Continue reading New Kitchen Team at Town and Country