Allison Keltner

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  • 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...

  • Wood Ranch brings barbecue lovers together

    Wood Ranch brings barbecue lovers together

    One thing that unites barbecue fans is how much they disagree: Carolina or Kansas City style? Oak or hickory smoked? Should the sauce be hot, tangy or sweet? While they may not agree, barbecue fans and just about everyone else can find something that matches their tastes at Wood Ranch in Mission...

  • Grater Grilled Cheese heads to Del Mar

    Grater Grilled Cheese heads to Del Mar

    Del Mar is about to get a lot cheesier as the newest Grater Grilled Cheese location is set to open in early 2017. What started as the Greengo Food Truck in 2011 has already grown into brick-and-mortar restaurants in La Jolla and Mission Valley . The Greengo Food Truck had a simple mission: to bring...

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