Darren and I recently joined a San Diego Media dinner hosted by the Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island. The Kona Kai recently completed a $22 million overhaul of the resort and revamped their flagship restaurant, Vessel. Vessel includes a 360-degree bar with sweeping views of San Diego’s beautiful bay front. The interior has been brushed with a vibrant sea foam green against distressed wood throughout. I found the overall ambiance to be upscale, relaxing, and inviting. Vessel is now headed by Executive Chef Roy Hendrickson. As a native Southern Californian who has traveled and lived abroad in Europe, Chef Roy brings years of diverse experience and inspiration to his food and does his best to share that gift with this patrons.…Read more
The third annual Taste of Bankers Hill event is quickly approaching on October 22nd! We’ve been invited to attend and also have six pairs of tickets to give away (twelve total tickets) to six lucky winners. Enter below to win!
Here are some of the vendors that are serving food at The Abbey where the event will take place. You can find more information on their Facebook page and can purchase tickets here. They have a presale price of $25 until October 14, so if you are thinking of going don’t wait too long.…Read more
Table No. 10 resides in downtown San Diego on 10th Ave. right by Petco Park. Before the visit I read a lot of favorable reviews, and thus tried to keep those high hopes in check at the front door.
On the first floor they have an open kitchen and a chefs table that looked primed for delicious food, drink, and good company.
They recommend sharing and I would say most anything on the menu could be shared, although with the small plates and bites you get to try more things.
Many of the large plates and sides looked great.…Read more
The beginning of next week marks the start of Thailand Week (Sept. 1 to 7, 2014). Darren and I had the good fortune of covering the preview event a couple weeks ago at the Escondido Center for the Arts. Since we both love Thai food, we were in for a special treat! There were over 35+ different restaurants that attended and each had a quality dish to share.
This particular evening was highlighting the “Thai Select” designation as given by the Thailand Ministry of Commerce. Basically, if you’re given this distinction, your restaurant is “legit” in the eyes of the Thai government. …Read more
When we got the invitation to attend a Secret Dining Society event here in San Diego, I wasn’t quite sure what it would entail. Sounds cool, but what the heck is that? After a quick Google search, there wasn’t a whole lot of consistent information out there. Each experience I read about differed from the last and only one thing was certain, you’d regret passing this one up. Good enough for me! In order to get an invite you have to join their Patrón Social Club. Once joined, if there is an event in your city they email everyone a question or riddle that must be solved immediately.…Read more