Allison Keltner

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  • Iconic Gaslamp Quarter celebrates 150 years

    Iconic Gaslamp Quarter celebrates 150 years

    In 1867, Alonzo Horton sailed into the San Diego Bay with a vision and a healthy dose of determination. He dreamed of transforming the dusty plain that lay before him into a thriving port city. He believed San Diego's naturally deep harbor, vast agricultural potential, and amiable climate made...

  • CRSSD Festival continues to feature diverse, standout artists

    CRSSD Festival is back this spring and taking over Waterfront Park on March 4 and 5. With more than 50 of underground house and techno's biggest names and rising stars, the spring 2017 lineup promises to be the most exciting yet. Since the first CRSSD in 2015, the outdoor festival has become known...

  • Art installation will commemorate Gaslamp's hoppin' history

    Art installation will commemorate Gaslamp's hoppin' history

    Can you picture the area that's now the Gaslamp Quarter - bustling streets packed with shops and restaurants - as nothing more than barren land, scrubby sagebrush and dusty rabbit runs? That was the case until 1867, when Alonzo Horton arrived, determined to build a thriving city on the San Diego...

  • New Dave & Buster's brings fun and games to Carlsbad

    Dave & Buster's takes things you loved as a kid - arcade games, snow cones, watching your favorite sports teams and collecting tickets to win prizes - and gives them a grown-up twist. The following are a few ways to relive your childhood while also enjoying the perks of adulthood at the popular...

  • January Restaurant Week to feature Girl Scout cookies

    January Restaurant Week to feature Girl Scout cookies

    It's every foodie's favorite time of year - San Diego Restaurant Week is back from Sunday, Jan. 15 through Sunday, Jan. 22. As usual, more than 160 restaurants all around the county will offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person and two-course prix-fixe lunch...

  • Travel the world on NYE at Hard Rock Hotel

    Travel the world on NYE at Hard Rock Hotel

    This New Year's Eve is your chance to travel around the world on one epic night. RMD Group, known for throwing some of San Diego's hottest parties, is partnering with Hard Rock Hotel in the Gaslamp to ring in 2017. The party will take over three floors and five rooms at the Hard Rock Hotel, each...

  • La Piñata brings 90-year history of authentic recipes, decor

    La Piñata brings 90-year history of authentic recipes, decor

    You don't get to stick around for nearly 90 years without doing a lot of things right. La Piñata, Old Town's oldest restaurant, has all the key ingredients for longevity: charming style and service, delicious dishes from authentic recipes and margaritas that come as close to perfection as possible....

  • Barrel Republic celebrates third anniversary, new location

    Barrel Republic celebrates third anniversary, new location

    Barrel Republic, the beer bar that started in Pacific Beach with a "freedom to pour" concept, celebrated its third anniversary in November with the Oct. 29 opening of its third location in Carlsbad and a slew of celebrations and San Diego Beer Week events. For the official third anniversary parties...

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