Full plate: July food and drink events


Food and drink events during the month of July include San Diego Women’s Pride Brunch, Horizon Beer Festival, Hop Con 6.0 and California Clambake.

Through 7.8: 11th annual Cupcake Extravaganza

Eclipse Chocolate in South Park is looking to bake and sell 10,000 gourmet cupcakes, plus one person has the chance to win free cupcakes for a year — now that’s a sweet deal.

Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro, South Park,

7.7: Longship Brewery Second Anniversary Party

This ticketed event includes a beer garden, food vendors, games and entertainment and raffles. After 5 p.m. the celebration will open to the public (no tickets required). — Carolina Gusman

10320 Camino Santa Fe, Ste C, Sorrento Valley,

7.12: 16th annual PIFA Taste of the Pacific Islands

Embrace the flavors of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia at this fundraising food-fest that showcases a fusion of styles from local restaurants famous for their island-inspired eats.

Ski Beach, Mission Bay,

7.14: Ninth annual Vista BBQ Classic 2018

This full-blown country music festival and BBQ cook-off — at a new venue for the first time — combines Old West-style entertainment, a beer and spirits garden and a Best Denim Butt contest, among other attractions.

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista,

Vista will have the BBQ and country tunes, all they ask is for patrons to bring an empty stomach and their dancing shoes.

Vista will have the BBQ and country tunes, all they ask is for patrons to bring an empty stomach and their dancing shoes.

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7.14: San Diego Women’s Pride Brunch

Featuring Virginia delegate Danica Roem (the country’s first openly transgender woman in a state legislature) as the keynote speaker, this inspiring LGBTQ brunch kicking off Pride in San Diego will focus on empowering women in leadership positions.

Gossip Grill, Hillcrest,

7.14: Horizon Beer Festival

Blending good vibes, mellow beats, and vibrant views, this beer festival showcases world renowned artists and up-and-coming DJs alongside full bars, incredible food and one-of-a-kind interactive experiences.

Embarcadero Marina Park North, downtown,

7.15: 10th annual USD Wine Classic

Benefitting the USD Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund, this oenophile event features a selection of wineries owned or operated by USD alumni, parents and friends.

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, USD Campus,

7.18: Little Italy Wednesday Market

A new weekly farmers’ market will launch in Little Italy with the goal of becoming the destination “where the chefs shop,” but also for residents and locals alike to find midweek fresh food and produce.

W. Date Street between Kettner Boulevard and State Street,

7.19: Hop Con 6.0

Beer geeks unite at this Comic-Con concurrent event that includes 15 3-ounce tasters, unlimited gourmet food tastings, plus lawn games, photo booths and churros for dessert.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Liberty Station,

Click here to enter for a chance to win tickets to Hop-Con 6.0.

7.21: San Diego Pizza and Beer Festival

Sip unlimited samples from a selection of more than 100 beers and rock out to two stages of live, local music while 15 of the city’s best restaurants offer slices of ’za for a few bucks apiece.

NTC Park, Liberty Station,

7.21: Burgers & Brews Invitational

Highlighting the city’s best breweries and burger joints, this track-adjacent event includes unlimited samples of perfectly prepared patties plus five beer tasters, all-you-can-eat fries and access to the races and Iration’s post-race concert. Click here to enter for a chance to win tickets to Burgers & Brews Invitational.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar,

7.25: Progressive Dinner

Start with appetizers and cocktails at Wokou, followed by an entree and wine at Amici, then finish off the night with dessert and a cup of coffee at Casa Rustica during this progressive dinner within The Village at Pacific Highland Ranch. Buy early, ticket sales end July 20. — Leslie Hackett

134900 Pacific Highlands Ranch Parkway,

7.28: California Clambake

Treat yourself to a shellfish feast featuring a special menu by renowned chef Javier Plascencia during the Hotel Del’s take on the classic East Coast entree.

Hotel Del Coronado, Del Mar,

7.29: 10th annual Phil’s Big BBQ at the Ballpark

Before the Friars take on the D’backs, don’t miss one of San Diego’s largest tailgate parties, which includes Phil’s mesquite-grilled chicken and ribs, plus two sides, a soft drink and admission to the game. The event supports Operation Bigs, a Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

Petco Park, East Village,


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