Food & Drink

The Weekend Playbook: Brewery birthdays, ladies we love, and zombies invade Petco Park

Event of the Week On Tuesday, The Course of the Force started a 500mi Star Wars-themed relay down the Cali coast set to end up in San Diego on Sunday, July 14th with a Conival (which is basically a really fun party, with really fun stuff to do) at Rotary Park in Oceanside from 11a-4p. The relay continues on the 15th from Oceanside to Pacific Beach from 8a-5:45p and on the 16th they start the final leg of the journey at 5p arriving in downtown SD at 7:30p. Grab your light saber and join the Conival...All Weekend With so much to celebrate, the San Diego Pride Festival ought to be wild as ever. The festivities begin with the Pride Parade on University Ave from 11-2p on the 13th and continue in Balboa Park with more than 80 performers, a beer garden, and 300 vendors. Get all the info here… Continuing with their tradition of debauchery, the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club is hosting the 60th Annual Over the Line Tournament on Fiesta Island. The games begin at 7a and continue until dark on the 13th and 14th. There will be food vendors and a beer garden, but feel free to bring your own adult beverages and spend the day cheering on your favorite teams. See what kind of craziness they've got going on this year... Come dressed in your turn-of-the-century attire to celebrate Societe Brewing's 1st anniversary. There are two different sessions you can attend on Saturday and Sunday. The ticket covers a commemorative glass and all of your beer needs. Raise your brew to another year...Saturday, July 13th Try out SD's only swim-up bar during the debut of Adult Swim Saturday at the revamped Dive Day Club Ultra Pool in Harrah's Rincon with a lazy river, stage pool, live DJs, VIP cabanas and 'rita's Cantina with 20 different margs. Get tickets complete with transportation to and from several SD locations... Breakwater Brewing Company is celebrating its 5th anniversary with 20 breweries and local bands on the beach at the Junior Seau Beach Ampitheater. Get a ticket to the festivities... Karl Strauss is opening it's brewery to the public for the first time in 24yrs with a new tasting room and beer garden. The official grand opening isn't until July 27th, but they're throwing a sneak peek preview party this Saturday with food from the Chop Sooey food truck and live music by Trouble in the Wind. Tickets get you a first look at the tasting room, 10 tasters, and a souvenir glass... Tailgate at the Giants vs. Padres game tonight with BBQ, hosted craft beers from Karl Strauss (busy!), a fast pitch contest, tailgating games, and music. Get a ticket for the game and tailgating or just hit up the pregame...Monday, July 15th What's better than pizza? That's right -- free pizza! From 5-6p today, Mia Francesca will be giving away free margarita pizzas curbside to the first 50 people to drive up to their back private entrance. Get the address here...Wednesday, July 17th Find yourself a crazy hat and get ready to place your bets -- it's opening day at the Del Mar Racetrack! Coors Light is hosting an opening day party with DJs and live music from SD's Vokab Kompany, gourmet food trucks and a microbrew beer garden with more than 50 beers. Find out what's happening on opening day and get your ticket for the party...Thursday, July 18th Its that time of year again, when men roam downtown decked out in spandex and women are wearing, well, next to nothing. Yep, Comic-Con begins today! Check out the official website so you don't miss out on any of the events...Friday, July 19thThe Walking Dead Escape obstacle course gets going with new obstacles and herds of zombies running loose in Petco Park. Make your way thru the Evacuation Zone, Herd Highway, Hospital Hell, Prison Gauntlet, Govenor's Gladiators, and the final Quarantine. Sign up to be a survivor, a walker, or a spectator here...Saturday, July 20th Drink like a superhero, or at least do so while dressed like one, at the Hero's Brew Fest on San Diego Bay with craft beers, food trucks, and live music. Find out how to enter the Costumed Crusader Contest... Celebrate 3yrs of craft beer brewing with Manzanita Brewing Company with past and current seasonal beers along with their six core beers, live music, and munchies from Chubby's Food Truck, Pubcakes, Sweiners, and Bella Vista Cafe. Find out how to get VIP tickets...

Local Ladies We Love
Tarin and Brittney are the owners/creative forces behind Gaia Goddessa. When they're not designing men/women's jewelry and head pieces from sea urchin spines, beetle wings, dog teeth, boa constrictor vertebrae, and other things most women wouldn't want to touch, you can find them tangled up in aerial silks doing some serious acrobatics or checking out the music at Kava Lounge. While Tarin loves the fresh shrimp ceviche at Oscar's, Brittney goes the veggie route at Jyoti Bihanga, but no matter what they're eating, both ladies agree... they love tequila!