Crown Landing Chef Boasts Creativity and Finesse

Butternut Squash Bisque with Chive Purée

Crown Landing is located inside the beautiful Loews Coronado Bay Resort, a destination hotel that draws both national and international travelers alike. “I enjoy our restaurant’s nautical theme, and our private dining room was beautifully designed by Bottles and Wood, a local company here in San Diego, “says Restaurant Executive Chef Jamie Dunn. “They built us a gorgeous chandelier made of an actual piece of pier from our San Diego harbor. Paired with Edison light bulbs, it is quite a stunning addition to our private dining room.”

Shrimp Toast with Napa Cabbage Slaw, Candied Jalapeños, and Sesame Seed Aioli.

Dunn’s food philosophy boils down to creativity and finesse, especially when it comes to his seafood preparations. “Local seafood is a staple of our menu,” he says. “We source it from Chesapeake Fish Co. and Catalina Offshore Products.”

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Islands Restaurants Offers Pineapple Pairing Menu

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Synonymous with warm weather and beach days, sweet and tangy pineapples hit peak season from March through July. Islands Restaurants, known for its surf-inspired menu and ice-cold tropical drinks, is celebrating the tropical gem with a special Pineapple Pairing Menu this spring.

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National Grilled Cheese Day

Crispy Avocado Grilled Cheese at Barrel Republic

Cheese lovers rejoice! On April 12th, it’s National Grilled Cheese Day and what’s better than cheddar? Cheese that’s grilled between two slices of savory bread of course. Whether you prefer your grilled cheese traditional or with a twist, give these restaurant’s a try for a plate of cheesy goodness.

Contemporary meets coastal at PB hotspot Tavern. The lively kitchen and tap is renowned for their craft cocktails and vibrant nightlife, but their true talent lies in their Californian cuisine with German influences. The fusion of flavors can be found in their trademark take on their Tavern Grilled Cheese. The delectable dish comes served on brioche toast with aged cheddar, American cheese, and roasted tomato jam. If you’re especially hungry, add braised short ribs or carnitas for a protein packed grilled sandwich.

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Mission Federal ArtWalk Returns to Little Italy

Mission Federal ArtWalk will return to San Diego’s Little Italy on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 to celebrate its 33rd year as San Diego’s premier arts and cultural event and the largest fine art festival in Southern California. The free weekend-long event attracts thousands of visitors each year to San Diego’s Little Italy. Attendees will be able to enjoy over 350 local, national and international artists showcasing every medium, including painting, sculpture, glass work, photography, fine jewelry and more; live music and dance performances; interactive art activities; street food; and family-friendly craft projects at KidsWalk. The 2017 Mission Federal ArtWalk theme is “Vivid Expression.”

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