Dine Diego has hit the San Diego scene for a blowout month of dining deliciousness. The one-time-only Dine Diego will run Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 and will feature a diverse line-up of top San Diego eateries showcasing their safe dining offerings for alfresco, to go and in-house promotions.
Dine Diego takes the place of San Diego Restaurant Week for 2020 in an effort to support the unique and timely needs of the San Diego restaurant industry that is facing dynamic and ongoing challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The California Restaurant Association is putting on this program to help support local restaurants by waiving all membership and registration fees.
By supporting our local restaurants, you are giving back to our employees, our farmers, our suppliers and so many more. Together, we can ensure that our restaurants continue to create spaces and opportunities to celebrate the big moments, the small moments and all those delicious meals in between. Dine Diego is a campaign uniquely designed to match the evolving landscape of the San Diego restaurant industry and to give diners an easy method to support your favorite eateries in their current operating offerings.
“For the past several months, restaurants have had to reinvent themselves in order to survive. Not all have gone in the same direction… many have opened outdoor dining, rolled out take out and delivery programs, while others have literally changed their concept to meet the current needs of our guests. Dine Diego is an awesome way for every restaurant to reintroduce themselves to the dining public. Restaurateurs are proud of what we've done, and now is a great time for us to show off what we've accomplished.”
– Chuck Ross, owner of Fiesta de Reyes
"Dine Diego is giving both of our restaurants' additional traffic and marketing support during these times of uncertainty in our industry, due to COVID. With the campaign focus on outdoor dining, to-go options and targeting weekday business we are looking forward to an extra boost in business!"
– Susie Baumann, owner of Tom Ham's Lighthouse and Bali Hai Restaurant
“SDCM is thrilled to participate in Dine Diego this year. After a year full of so many joyous occasions and plans being canceled, restaurants allow us a safe place to celebrate together, all while supporting the livelihoods of so many. When you dine out at local San Diego restaurants, you are the local community not only by keeping staff employed, but additionally the farmers, purveyors, and winemakers.”
– Kristine Thomas, managing partner of SDCM Restaurant Group
"We're excited to participate in this new program for all restaurants in San Diego. It's an opportunity to showcase our unique pizzas – for dine-in/out, pick-up or delivery. We truly appreciate the support of our community as we have worked hard to maintain jobs for all of our employees. This is a chance to demonstrate our commitment to excellence, providing even more to enhance our guests' experience with us."
– Laura Ambrose, co-owner of Woodstock Pizza
With the month-long Dine Diego, diners can expect over 150 participating restaurants to choose from that span across the County. A searchable website platform makes it easier than ever before to filter restaurant options by neighborhood, cuisine, specials and more.
More than just a meal… Dine Diego invites you to play! SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com hosts an interactive Bingo-style game board with dining options and the opportunity to win a San Diego Staycation package. Snap and post a photo as you enjoy brunch with friends or take a selfie as you pick up to-go lunch… complete five in a row, submit your Game Board and be entered to win!
Looking to up your chances to win!? How does A Year of Dining sound? Post a photo on Instagram of your Dine Diego experience, follow @SDRestaurantWk & the restaurant you posted about, use #52WeeksOfDineDiego in your post… just like that you have put your name in the pot for 52 gift certificates to San Diego restaurants to enjoy for the next year!
Game Board and Year of Dining winners to be announced on Oct. 15 to close out the month of Dine Diego and diners are encouraged to enter multiple times to increase their chances. With more days, more restaurants and more opportunities to play, Dine Diego is more than a one and done. Dine once, Dine twice, Dine Diego all month long!
Tickets are not necessary for this mouthwatering month of dining, but reservations are recommended. Visit SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com for more information.