A decade ago, when Sébastien Derbomez was working as a teacher in the of South of France, the Frenchman never would’ve guessed he’d one day become the face of high-end alcohol brand.
Since bursting onto the scene in late July, filling the Fifth Avenue building that long housed Maloney’s Tavern, Queensborough Cocktail Lounge has been bringing a bite of the Big Apple to the Gaslamp.
Scores of tall ships, windjammers and nautical vessels of all varieties return to the San Diego Bay for California’s largest tall ship festival, while merchants, beer gardens and live entertainment line the Embarcadero’s waterfront.
With nearly 15 years of experience in hospitality and a resume that lists some of the city’s most celebrated establishments, San Diego native Juan Sanchez is an unstoppable force in the industry.
An unorthodox Jersey girl faces an uphill battle as she attempts to break free of her crappy life by becoming the world’s next hip-hop superstar.
Rub elbows with liquor industry insiders during this two-day cocktail festival and culinary celebration punctuated with tastings, seminars and bartender competitions.
Clair Marie knew from an early age that she wanted to spend her life jumping off (and out of) high-altitude objects.
Since its April opening in the North Park nook that formerly housed Claire de Lune Coffee Lounge, Tamarindo Latin Kitchen & Bar has already cultivated quite a following. And for one of the venue’s accomplished bartenders, cultivation is nothing new.
Among the myriad brands of beer lining shelves at supermarkets and liquors store, perhaps none evoke a stronger sense of summer than Corona Extra.
It’s man vs. monkey as a hoard of gun-toting primates face off against the fearful humans eager to eliminate the simian threat.
Make up for being a hot mess on the Fourth by getting rid of filth on the fifth as Surfrider hosts its annual morning-after cleanups around Oceanside Pier, Ocean Beach Pier, Crystal Pier and Belmont Park.
Back in 2008, when Ballast Point was a big favorite among local beer aficionados, but still far from the billion-dollar brewer it is today, a few of the brand’s employees began dabbling in distilling. Fast-forward to the present, and these aleumni from the now-international brewing outfit have left the mothership and launched a premium assortment of locally made alcohols under the name Cutwater Spirits.
To help beat the heat (and the depressing news cycle), here’s a guide to a different breed of dive bars, splashy scenes where San Diegans can make waves in the sun.
An ominous threat forces a couple and their child to remain hidden at home, until a forlorn family arrives on their door, eager to share shelter.
Show off your shucking skills and check out live performances from Matisyahu, Vokab Kompany, and many more musical acts during this annual appreciation of everything oyster.