so what’s happenin’, mama? (10 feb)
10 February 2011 2 Comments
thursday, february 10
6pm – 10pm. Valentines gift bazaar at El Take It Easy. Free tosti locos and all night happy hour – eat and drink while supporting local businesses by buying crafty gifts for your sweetie!
friday, february 11
10am – 1pm. Alchemy of the Hearth presents “Start a Food-Based Business.” $65.
saturday, february 12
11am – 4pm. Six contestants compete in a live cooking challenge for a spot as an instructor at Great News! Cooking School. $10.
12pm-5pm. Pizza Port Carlsbad Brewbies Festival! 20 local handcrafted beers plus a special edition Pizza Port pink beer. 100% of the proceeds go directly to Keep a Breast to support their efforts to increase breast cancer awareness among young people.
1pm-5pm. For the Love of Chocolate. Downtown Escondido festival will include vendors, chocolate pairings by local breweries and wineries, champagne garden with live music, and beer & wine bar. Tasting tickets are $20 for 10 tastes.
sunday, february 13
10am – 5pm. Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with San Diego Chinese Historical Society & Museum in downtown San Diego’s Asian Pacific Historic District. Why not make a day of it and also hit up the Third Ave Certified Farmers’ Market and Asian Bazaar between Island Avenue and J Street from 9am to 1pm? Check out the San Diego Farm Bureau for a complete daily listing of farmers’ markets around town.
monday, february 14
Well, it’s Valentines’ Day. Seriously, this is a made up holiday and all the restaurants will be slammed, which means your food will cost more, take longer, and not be as good as it usually is. This is not romantic. Do yourself and your sweetie a favor and make a romantic dinner at home tonight. Not sure what to make? All thumbs and no knife skills? Check out tomorrow’s post for a no-fail, super easy, romantic dinner roadmap!
No sweetie? No problem! Make a beeline for Proper Gastropub’s “Anti-Valentine’s Day” Party starting at 4pm and enjoy their specially priced “Kiss-Off!” cocktail list. Dress in black or bring a pic of your former flame and get a Screw U Driver off the special cocktail menu for just $1 (and isn’t that cheaper than therapy?).
tuesday, february 15
730pm – 8pm. Stop by O’Brien’s Pub and catch Three Sheets with Zane Lamprey, a half hour tv show featuring drinks and drinking customs around the world. If you’re lucky, they’ll have some Dogfish Head left over from this week’s Dogfish Head night!
wednesday, february 16
7pm – 11pm. It’s DRINKABOUT time! Hop on the free bus and do a loop of some of the best craft beer bars in San Diego (or beyond!) with stops at the Blind Lady Ale House, Small Bar, Live Wire, Toronado, Hamilton’s and more. Complete schedule and map here.