Full plate: July food + drink happenings


Fill your bellies with food and drinks events around San Diego including Out in Little Italy: Pride Brunch, Hop-Con 7.0, and Uncorked: Del Mar Summer Wine Fest.

7.4: Fourth of July Barbeque

Don your stars and stripes during this classic American barbeque from 20|Twenty Grill’s executive chef, Julian Quiñones.

Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa, Carlsbad,

7.4: Fourth of July Cookout

The party starts early with DJ beats, finishing strong with a live band, plus burgers and hotdogs all day and a view of the Big Bay Boom on the San Diego Bay.

Carnitas Snack Shack, Embarcadero,

7.12: Garden Party: Tequila

Garden Party: Tequila
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Learn everything there is to know about tequila at this alfresco tasting event that includes Baja-inspired cuisine, live mariachi music, and hand-selected casks of reposado from the legendary Casa Herradura.

Estancia Hotel & Spa, La Jolla,

7.14: Out in Little Italy: Pride Brunch

Brunch the morning away al fresco while enjoying bottomless mimosas and food offerings from the Little Italy Food Hall. Bonus: Tickets include a one-way shuttle to the Pride Festival in Balboa Park.

Piazza della Famiglia, Little Italy,

7.18: Hop-Con 7.0

Stone’s annual celebration of beer geekery gives guests an opportunity to enjoy 15 3-ounce tasters, unlimited samples from gourmet food stations, plus bocce ball, a silent disco and an interactive art wall.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Point Loma,

7.20: Burgers & Brews Invitational

Enjoy your day at the races with a side of burgers and some beer too at the Burgers & Brews Invitational. Guests can enjoy unlimited tastings of burgers, fries and tots, plus five craft beer tastings.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar,

7.27: Uncorked: Del Mar Summer Wine Fest

Uncorked: Del Mar Summer Wine Fest
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Treat your taste buds to limitless samples of more than 150 wines at this exquisite oenophile experience that includes lawn games, a live DJ, gourmet food vendors and complimentary admission to the races and the Midland concert.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar,

7.27: Societe seventh anniversary

Knock back unlimited samples of exceptional beers, lagers and ales during either of two four-hour tasting sessions, then soak up those suds with bites from a dozen of San Diego’s best restaurants.

Societe Brewing Company, Kearny Mesa,

7.27-28: San Diego Night Market

San Diego’s Asian-influenced, after-hours market returns with delish dishes, captivating performances and drink specials from the Convoy District’s numerous bars and restaurants.

San Diego County Credit Union Stadium, Mission Valley,

Leslie Hackett contributed to this story.


Things to do in July