Restaurant of the Moment: Analog Bar

Restaurant of the Moment: Analog Bar

801 5th Avenue
Gaslamp San Diego, 92101
619.233.1183

www.analogbar.com

In their own words: “With creative takes on rustic as well as elevated gastro-pub fare, the menu showcases truly inspired dishes.”

San Diego’s Gaslamp is chock full of good eats and drinks. For a no-less delicious, but more sophisticated meal, head over to Analog Bar. Modeled to look like the inside of a 1970s recording studio, Analog has a clean, dark, chic feel. An ambiance that is only complemented by their spectacular and robust menu. Craft cocktails and amazing beers round out the selections. Even such regular, run-of-the-mill dishes as the burger and grilled chicken achieve out-of-this-world flavor that quickly elevates them to the head of the class.

Dine out on the patio to get a feel of the Gaslamp atmosphere. Heaters keep you warm even in winter, so you can people-watch, eat, drink, and be merry the whole year through.

After 10pm, the music and dancing starts. As Analog is the sister restaurant to FIREHOUSE and Vin de Syrah, two other amazing San Diego spots, it’s no surprise that a visit to Analog is fun and packed with energy.

Happy hours deals from 5-8 Wed-Saturday. And don’t miss the Sunday brunch!

 

 

Design Trends: Graphic Prints

Design Trends: Graphic Prints

Is your home feeling a little blah? Want to liven it up with little cost investment? Try a graphic print.

Whether you incorporate in a bold rug, fun drapes, printed walls, or even a graphic throw, putting a little zing in your living space is easy.

Chevron is all over the place this season, but you can also pull in graphic prints in the form of stripes, cross-hatches, spirals, tribal prints, checks, and more.

View below for some inspiration for incorporating this trend into your home. When going graphic, think of it like a red lip: keep everything else neutral and understanding. Don’t make your print compete with anything else to be the center of attention.

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Restaurant of the Moment: Bernini’s Bistro

Bernini’s Bistro

7550 Fay Avenue

La Jolla, CA 92037

858.454.5013

www.berninisbistro.com

The first thing visitors usually notice about Bernini’s Bistro in La Jolla, are the gigantic flaming torches out front. After that, new visitors are drawn in for that classic, Old-World charm, and finally, by the delicious smells.

At first place, Bernini’s might seem like your typical upscale Italian restaurant. But it’s the quality of their ingredients and the perfect combination of tastes that makes Bernini’s extraordinary. Even something as simple as Spaghetti Bolognese (spaghetti with meat sauce) is elevated by a superior composition of spices. You’ll be left scraping the plate off the bottom of your bowl of pasta…it’s that good.

The pizza is delectable and cheesy, hot, bubbling, and greasy. The salads are crisp and fresh, the vegetables tasting as if they were just plucked from the garden. The rest of the menu is populated by pretty standard italian faire–picattas and pastas and pizzas and parmigianas. But all are by fair the tastiest examples you’ve ever had the pleasure of ingesting.

Service is prompt and friendly, the atmosphere managing to be both casual and romantic at the same time. The stone, dark wood, and wrought iron decor will have you longing for your very own Italian home in the country. Luckily Bernini’s is open every day, including breakfast and lunch.

 

Restaurant of the Moment: Crabcatcher

Restaurant of the Moment: Crabcatcher

1298 Prospect Street

La Jolla, CA 92037

858.454.9587

www.crabcatcher.com

The view from the restaurant

La Jolla is certainly not short on quality restaurants. (We reviewed The Manhattan here.) But the best of the best combine great food and atmosphere with a view. Perched high on the cliff above La Jolla Cove, virtually any seat at the Crabcatcher affords you a breathtaking view of the ocean.

Done up in quintessential seaside charm, dining at The Crabcatcher is always a treat. While the menu keeps a stable full of old standbys, the occasional changes to the menu keep regulars coming back.

Fresh sushi and sashimi is prepared Thursday-Saturday, with daily happy hour starting at 3. They are open for lunch Monday-Saturday, and a champagne brunch on Sunday.

While The Crabcatcher boasts an extensive wine list, it also offers an array of house specialty cocktails. Most notable is its dizzying selection of martinis, everything from the traditional Cosmo to sweet chocolate and mint creme flavors.

We happily recommend nearly everything on the menu, having sampled a wide swath of the offerings from the lobster bisque to the crab cakes to the ceaser salad to the salmon to the lobster to the crab legs to the halibut. And that’s not even counting the desserts.

Come hungry, leave full and happy.

Event in Focus: 2013 Del Mar National Horse Show

Event in Focus: 2013 Del Mar National Horse Show

April 18th-May 5th, 2013

Del Mar Fairgrounds

http://www.delmarnational.com/

San Diego’s premier equestrian event is back! Now in its 68th year, this a chance for San Diego residents to see some of the county’s best riders and horses, including several Olympic team members and other international equestrian stars.

April 18th-21st: Western Week

Dust off your cowboy boots and rustle up your hat: the old west is back. From western pleasure classes to reining, to trail competitions and barrel racing, come out and see some genuine American Quarter Horses compete to win. The highlight of this week is The Night of the Horse, a fantastic show on the order of Cavalia. Night of the Horse tickets are available, while the rest of the Western Week events are free to spectators.

April 25th-28th: Dressage Week

Unless you were living under a rock during last election season, you’ve heard of dressage. Mitt Romney’s wife, Anne, is a dressage rider and co-owner of Rafalca, a horse that traveled to London this past Olympics to compete in the highest level of the sport, Grand Prix, with her rider, Jan Ebling. Additionally, many members of the US Dressage team, past and present will be on hand to compete for the top prize in both the Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle. The highlight of Dressage Week takes place on the 27th, The Evening of Musical Freestyles. Horse and rider pairs dance around the area to their own choreographed patterns and music. All other dressage events are free to spectators.

April 30th-May 5th: Hunter/Jumper Week

One of the most exciting sports, Hunter/Jumper week features a variety of different jumping events, open to riders and horses of all make and model. The premier event of the week is the Saturday night $10,000 Grand Prix jumping event. The stars are sure to be out during Hunter/Jumper week…catch several past and present Olympians in the competition line-up. As in the other weeks, all regular events are free to spectators.

 

Community Focal Point: Stamping Details

Stamping Details

14009 Midland Road

Poway, CA 92064

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm

858.513.8024

www.stampingdetails.com

“We are a stamp store with an art focus and more!”

Mention that you saw this write-up about Stamping Details to receive 25% off the purchase of one item. Excludes classes, gift certificates, and sale items. Offer expires 6/1/13.

Voted San Diego A-List’s #1 Craft Store in 2012, Stamping Details is celebrating their ninth anniversary this month! Offering a variety of products, including used stamps, Stamping Details is North County’s premier arts and crafts stop. Whether you visit their well-stocked store or browse online, take advantage of their custom ordering, “Catalogue of the Month Program”, and the in-store manufacturer trunk shows.

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They offer a full schedule of classes in stamping, paper crafts, mixed media, and even jewelry making. With all ages and experience levels necessary, this is a great place to reconnect with old friends or even make new ones. Consider commemorating your special event with one of these classes…great for groups! Not only are the employees skilled and knowledgeable, when you take a participate in a class or event, you will receive a super level of teaching. Many teachers often fly in from out of state to offer their expertise to the crafters at Stamping Details.

Whether it’s sponsoring Poway community events or sending hundreds of handmade cards to the troops overseas, Stamping Details actively gives back to the community.

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