Festivals and Events

Escondido Chocolate Festival 2014 - Coco Savvy Chocolate collection

Escondido Chocolate Festival 2014 Recap

02/19/2014 - 9:02am

We attended the Escondido Chocolate Festival 2014, also known as "For the Love of Chocolate". This was the first time we had ever heard of this event so we were definitely excited to check it out...

Hillcrest Taste N Tinis - Snooze

Hillcrest Taste N' Tinis 2013 Recap

12/27/2013 - 11:22pm

If you're a foodie like us and prefer mixed drinks over beer, then Hillcrest's Taste 'N Tinis is for you! Pick up a ticket, walk, eat, drink, then take the free trolley to hit the other side of...

Tequila Trail 2013 - Barra Barra Saloon

Spirits of Mexico Tequila Trail 2013 Review Part 2 of 2

09/22/2013 - 4:09pm

And the Tequila Trail continues from part 1!

Inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel bar area, they were serving El Jimador, which actually did well in the competition in previous...

Tequila Trail 2013 - Cafe Coyote margaritas

Spirits of Mexico Tequila Trail 2013 Review Part 1 of 2

09/22/2013 - 12:26pm

The Spirits of Mexico Festival is in its 10th year of production with this being the 3rd year of participation for San Diego. We attended the Tequila Trail 2012 last year and had a blast! Some...

Spirits of Mexico Tequila Trail Muerto tequila

Spirits of Mexico 2012 Tequila Trail Part 2 of 2

09/16/2012 - 11:23am

Continuing on with the Tequila Trail... (see part 1 here)

Barra Barra Saloon was the first place we hit that provided mini water bottles and I was so thirsty by this point! After a little '...

Tequila Trail Cafe Coyote carnitas tacos

Spirits of Mexico 2012 Tequila Trail Part 1 of 2

09/12/2012 - 10:55pm

Welcome to Tequila Trail 2012, the kickoff of a week-long celebration of the "Spirits of Mexico" as well as a fundraiser for the Old Town Chamber of Commerce. Apparently, no other town in the US...

Taste of Hillcrest 2012 - Tractor Room pheasant sausage

Taste of Hillcrest 2012 Recap

04/26/2012 - 10:25pm

Our first visit to Taste of Hillcrest! We got there about 15 minutes before the start of the event but took a little more time than expected to find parking.

NOTE: carpool with your friends...

Taste of North Park 2011 - West Coast Tavern bread pudding

Taste of North Park 2011 Part 2/2

10/15/2011 - 12:45pm

Taste of North Park 2011 continued from part 1...

Veg N' Out - This slider was different than the vegetarian patties you find at the grocery store, and the onions were...

Taste of North Park 2011 - Lefty's Pizza meatlovers pizza

Taste of North Park 2011 Part 1/2

10/14/2011 - 6:45pm

I've heard so many good things about the food in North Park so when our schedule suddenly cleared up that day, we ventured to test out this theory.  Taste of North Park was held on Saturday Oct. 8...

Ro Zinninger cupcake demo at The Gourmet Experience 2011

The Gourmet Experience 2011

10/13/2011 - 12:57am

At the Gourmet Experience, visitors have their choice of live cooking demos, food competitions, and gourmet foods and products!  Besides the vendors, there were three different stages that...

Taste of Downtown San Diego 2011 - ticket

Taste of Downtown San Diego 2011 Part 1/2

10/05/2011 - 9:40pm

We finally made it out to Taste of Downtown this year.  Many new restaurants have popped up since the last time we sampled in this area (2006, 2007p1/p2)! The event was originally set for...

The Gourmet Experience 2011

10/05/2011 - 8:55am

The Gourmet Experience is a premier cooking and home entertaining showcase that is heading back to the Del Mar Fairgrounds October 8 & 9. This upscale expo is your one-stop-shop for all...