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Ruinart Champagne Dinner at Ponsaty’s

Champagne is delicious alone, but even better when smartly paired with a delicious bite.

Join Ponsaty’s and Ruinart Champagne for an exquisite dinner and champagne pairing. French Master Chef Patrick Ponsaty has artfully prepared a four-course dinner that has been carefully partnered with a Ruinart Champagne by Ruinart Brand Ambassador Megan Gordon.

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608 Restaurant Captivates Oceanside

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Scallop Crudo

A cozy new jewel on Mission Avenue in Oceanside, 608 is a must-try for affordable, yet elegantly-prepared dishes. The simple interior is inviting, with rough wood and brick walls, a small bar area, and 4 TVs broadcasting the latest sporting events.

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Scallops with Housemade Ramen Noodles, Alliums and Beef Broth

Diners can expect smaller portions and food boasting unique flavor combinations, including in-house dry-aged beef and a 7-course chefs tasting menu. “Other restaurants offer tasting menus, but 608 really displays our style,” says executive chef/partner William Eick. “We strive to create great food with what grows wild in North County, including proteins that are either indigenous or raised by local farms.”

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Wine and Dine San Diego

San Diego’s culinary realm is overflowing with diverse wine lists and inventive dishes to match, so narrow down your search for the perfect wine and dine spot with this list of San Diego restaurants.

Seeking a Mexican spot bursting with culinary heritage and adorned with rustic décor? Bracero Cocina De Raiz boasts a menu full of traditional Mexican dishes prepared artfully and with thoughtfully honed ingredients. Their wine list offers a selection of quality essentials from esteemed vineyards around the globe to suit any palate. Try their 18 oz Bone-In Ranchero Style Rib-Eye, prepared with sweet potato puree, local broccolini al ajillo and blistered shishito peppers, paired with a cabernet-heavy red blend for a robust balance of flavors!

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Paws on the Patio at Sally’s

On Sunday, March 26 from 1-4 p.m. Sally’s Fish House & Bar will be holding a Paws on the Patio happy hour for locals, travelers and dog lovers alike. The Bayfront restaurant will celebrate all things dog-friendly, with happy hour bites and sips for owners and snacks, treats, games and more for guests and their furry friends. Furry guests can even enjoy a true taste of San Diego’s craft beer scene at the events, with Your Best Buzz Brew offering craft beer specially made for dogs. 

Highlights of the waterfront, furry-friendly happy hour include: 

  • $6 draft brews, select wines & well cocktails and 1/2 off appetizers
  • 15% off regular lunch menu for all Fit Athletic Club members with key tag
  • Complimentary samples of dog craft beer by Your Best Buds Brew, LLC and cricket protein treats by EntoBento
  • 20% of restaurant proceeds will benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society, who will also be bringing adoptable dogs to the event for anyone looking to take home one extra furry friend 
  • Park at Grand Hyatt San Diego for 3 free hours during the event at Sally’s

Cusp Chef Delivers Supercharged Menu

Crispy Pork Belly with Spicy Apple Glaze, Apple Celery Puree, and Almonds

Executive chef Ingrid Shelton has found her niche at Cusp Dining and Drinks, offering diners supercharged flavors in her seasonally changing menu where entree-sized portions are called to be shared.

Red Snapper Ceviche

Confident and intuitive while helming the kitchen, Shelton is contented with the restaurant’s beautiful décor, that’s not overly designed. “This enables our guests to relax in an environment that is both upscale and comfortable,” she says. “The 11th floor view of the ocean is unforgettable, especially at sunset.”

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Fine Dining in North County

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Known for its pristine beaches, natural preserves and miles of open spaces, San Diego’s North County is filled with unique and picturesque scenery.  Another hidden gem in the North County is the budding restaurant scene. From the beaches to the inland mountains, North County is bringing some of the best fine dining options to the city. These North County novelty restaurants will not disappoint and are serving up mouthwatering dishes in that laid-back San Diego vibe we all know and love.

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