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Catamaran levels former restaurant, launches ambitious new overhaul
In early 2015, the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa will unveil its new multi-million-dollar restaurant with a chef-driven concept introducing California casual cuisine. The yet-to-be-named restauran...
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Swell Cafe brews up stunning makeover
John Vallas has been brewing up success in Mission Beach since 2011. That’s when the submariner-turned-entrepreneur bought a coffee shop down to its last drop and transformed it into the tidal Swel...
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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A public market emerges on the horizon at Liberty Station
What was originally designated for a project called The Shops in the 22,000-square-foot wing of Liberty Station’s Building 1 will now become the site of Liberty Public Market, a culinary bazaar of ...
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Got the blues? Hit up PB’s Reds Saloon for some good, free belly laughs
Anyone looking for entertainment beyond the usual bands or DJ setups will want to visit Reds Saloon on Wednesdays for its free weekly Comedy Nights. Don’t let the “free” part fool you. This is no a...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Romantics, water lovers get bubbly over hot-tub cruise rentals on the bay
Young entrepreneurs are bringing something new to the recreational mix of water sports and entertainment on Mission Bay. Along with boating, jet skiing and paddleboarding, ocean users can now go Ho...
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heart of Pacific Beach Restaurant Walk poised to please palates
Palates will be pleased during the 16th annual Heart of Pacific Beach Restaurant Walk, featuring cuisine from nearly two dozen local eateries Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. throughout the bea...
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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PB’s oldest coffee house may make way for planned senior-care facility
Pacific Beach’s oldest coffee house could be a casualty of a new residential elder-care facility proposed at the corner of Cass Street and Grand Avenue. The Pacific Beach Plan Group (PBPG) voted Au...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big changes on tap at Oggi’s Liberty Station
Reigning as Liberty Station’s first full-service restaurant, Oggi’s Sports|Brew-house|Pizza is expanding its menu and beer program to the tune of a new audio-visual system that will arrive just in ...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kid Ventures to open Liberty Station facility in December
Kid Ventures, San Diego’s only boutique-style indoor “edutainment” facility for young children, announced plans to open its third location in the county at Liberty Station in December. The 5,500-sq...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Designer’s Consignment adds upscale feature to heart of downtown OB
There is something wonderful happening in Ocean Beach. No, I’m not talking about the mouth-watering food or the bikini-fueled summer that is coming to a close. You will now notice that when you mak...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Downtown hotspot tailors its brand just for Pacific Beach By FRANK SABATINI JR.
Slow-cooked meats, Trader Vic’s mai tais and craft beer are among the creature comforts calling patrons back to the two-level space formerly occupied by Nick’s at the Beach on Thomas Street. After ...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cohn Restaurant Group complements OB character in a big way
You can now go “casual global” with OB Warehouse, the latest addition to the Ocean Beach restaurant scene. After months of anticipation, David and Lesley Cohn of the Cohn Restaurant Group opened th...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Car’s Jars: taking salad freshness to a whole new level
Native Obecian Carly McHenry has found a new career direction after having turned the corner on salads. McHenry has become a superstar with the Mason jar on the local culinary scene.  She’s marketi...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Belmont Park makes way for Draft South Mission and Cannonball
One of the most ambitious enterprises to land on the Belmont Park boardwalk in years is Draft South Mission, a 12,000-square-foot beer-centric gastropub rigged with 60 taps, as well as a 31-foot-hi...
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hodad’s in OB savors success of 45 years — and counting
Hodad’s and its fabled hamburger is as original and unconventional as its owner/operator, Michael “Bossman” Hardin. “Part of our success is that people see how genuine it is,” said Hardin, who has ...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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