Mandarin House La Jolla Restaurant Will Return

The La Jolla Blue Book has been receiving many calls from the community wondering if we know the status of the Mandarin House reopening after its fire.  We decided to reach out to the owner to see if there were any updates.  We were told that work is progressing on schedule  and they expect to reopen in the near future but no exact date was yet known.  They expect to have some new fun things upon their reopening such as a Mandarin House Monday promotion and obviously a beautiful new dining interior.  Their long time loyal customers cant wait!

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Romantic Places to Spend Valentine’s Day in La Jolla

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Valentine’s Day, the quintessential day of love, is rapidly approaching. More than a splendid day of gifting chocolates and flowers to someone special. There’s hardly anything more romantic than a tranquil environment where quality wine and a delectable meal in a five-star restaurant may be enjoyed with your loved one. How convenient would it be if one of the better restaurants in La Jolla were actually located inside your hotel? As luck would have it for vacationers and local San Diegans alike, there are numerous hotels in La Jolla with premier on-site restaurants, all crème de la crème for a celebration of romance in San Diego’s premier seaside community.

The restaurant inside the elegant Empress Hotel is located near the ocean, a delightful hotel that caters to guests from around the country. The Empress features a restaurant appropriately named Manhattan that mimics the presence and atmosphere of a definitive New York lounge. Live piano shows pay tribute to an unobtrusive and warm ambiance. Diners and lovers alike have a choice to either eat in the bar lounge area, or conversely may opt to spend their special time together relishing their meal in the private dining room. Designated as San Diego’s Best Romantic Restaurant, Manhattan provides its diners with the additional extravagance of an award-winning menu, featuring specialties such as veal chop, a signature scampi, classic cannelloni and homemade pastas. For that special Valentine’s Day romantic date, Manhattan’s delicious offerings, along with its reserved, affectionate surroundings make for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience long to be cherished by lovers.

The Nine-Ten Restaurant is a first-rate steakhouse conveniently located on La Jolla’s historic Prospect Street inside the Grande Colonial. Nine-Ten diners have an option to revel in airy al-fresco dining on its private sidewalk patio, or in the soothing ambiance of its indoor dining room which features opulent mahogany wood accents and lofty ceilings. Nine-Ten provides its ever-welcome guests this Valentine’s Day with an expansive selection of quality, local menu choices and fine wine. Couples are able to pamper themselves with delightful dishes crafted from locally grown produce and indigenous La Jolla seafood. The atmosphere at Nine-Ten is the perfect place to enjoy numerous entrees along with tastefully paired wine. For that romantic night you seek with your special someone, Nine-Ten delivers lasting memories along with its memorable menu selections.

The Shores Restaurant is fittingly located in the La Jolla Shores Hotel. The restaurant provides lovers and couples with an incomparable ocean view of the Pacific. For lovers who prefer to enjoy the fresh scent of the Pacific replete with the sound of the waves, as well as relax in a calm ocean breeze, The Shores Restaurant features an open-air patio. The expansive layout and modest decor creates a laid back setting that is great for lovers and couples seeking a special night out filled with a romantic atmosphere and a mouth-watering menu.

Additionally, guests staying at the La Jolla Shores Hotel may be ensured they will receive kingly and queenly treatment from their deluxe, full-service accommodations. They additionally offer special romance deals that include special discounts and accompaniments to enhance a special Valentine’s Day stay.

La Jolla Weekend Open Houses: February 8th & 9th

Move into your dream home with our La Jolla Open House weekend guide. Happy house hunting!


Corrigan | Cohen Group | Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices California Properties:

MLS#190054364
101 Coast Blvd., #3A, La Jolla
$2,450,000
3BR/2.5BA

-Open house Sunday 2/9 1:00-4:00 p.m. – Patty Cohen 858-414-4555

 

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Team Chodorow Open House Schedule:

Sunday (2/9/2020) 1-4PM

– 5990 Sagebrush Rd ($1,350,000)
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– 827 Muirlands Vista Way ($2,295,000)
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San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: February 8th & 9th

 

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The weather is perfect, this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!

Saturday, February 8th:

Brewbies Beer Festival
1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Bagby Beer Co.
Cheers, big beers! The 11th annual Brewbies Beer Festival is happening this Saturday at Bagby Beer Co. in Oceanside. A $49 general admission ticket includes unlimited 2-ounce samplings of 80+ craft beers, plus a keepsake glass and bracelet. Plus, all proceeds from this beer festival are donated to the Keep A Breast Foundation, an organization focused on breast cancer prevention and education.

Second Saturday Market
2 p.m. to 6 p.m., San Diego Made Factory
This weekend, shop local! San Diego Made – a collective of local creatives, makers, craftsman, and small business owners – hosts its Second Saturday Market at its “Factory” at 2031 Commercial St. The unique market will feature a pop-up shop with 15+ local makers, music, games, cocktails, food, and more! Free event!

Sunday, February 9th:

Yoga + Mimosa Mornings
9:30 a.m., Windmill Food Hall (Carlsbad)
Looking for some peace and tranquility this weekend? Enjoy a Sunday morning yoga session at the brand-new Windmill Food Hall in Carlsbad led by a certified instructor. Afterward, 21+ participants can enjoy a mimosa at the foodie-friendly attraction. This class costs $5; and be sure to bring your own mat. Namaste.

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park
Start your Sunday with a little nature walk at Mission Trails Regional Park. A trail guide will take visitors through one of three trails. These weekly guided walks are free and open to the public and begin at the Visitor Center. Remember to wear sturdy shoes and bring water, a hat, and sunscreen. Rain cancels the walk.

Romantic Getaways in La Jolla

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Looking for a getaway this Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered.

If a resort or spa vacation is what you have your heart set on, you may choose to check into a host of lavish vacation spots in La Jolla. Some of these consist of the Hyatt Regency, the Marriott Hotel, the Hilton, the Estancia Hotel and Spa, the Lodge at Torrey Pines, and the renowned La Jolla Shores Hotel. When you check in at these finer resort hotels, fully expect to be indulged with all the spoiling you need. Indeed, from massages by the pool to beauty and rejuvenating treatments, visitors will find the treatment exemplary. In addition, you will experience fine dining at La Jolla’s resort hotels, all of which feature some of the preeminent restaurants and celebrated chefs in the greater San Diego area.

As an extra bonus, if you happen to be a golf or tennis aficionado, La Jolla offers two great hotels that will situate you and/or your loved ones right next to all the action. For one, the Lodge at Torrey Pines offers all the amenities of an extravagant resort and is situated nearby the acclaimed Torrey Pines Golf Course, a stop on the PGA tour. In addition, The La Jolla Shores Hotel is situated next to the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, and is positioned on one of San Diego’s finest beaches. Replete with an expansive grassy picnic area and mild surf, La Jolla Shores Beach is absolutely picture-perfect for the entire family.

On the other hand, if cozy and the romantic beckons you, by all means consider checking in to one of numerous bed and breakfast inns in La Jolla. For instance, The Bed and Breakfast Inn in La Jolla is situated mere steps from La Jolla Cove and offers more than a few delightful rooms with cozy fireplaces. Conversely, for business travelers, the smaller La Jolla inns are indeed a comfy home away from home and yet still provide suitable locales and sought after creature comforts.

If you’d like to imerse yourself in La Jolla’s historical past and culture, you’ll immediately fall head over heels with refined and deep-rooted hotels, including the distinguished Grande Colonial and La Valencia. Both of these quality accommodations are located in the very heart of La Jolla Village near shops, quality restaurants, interesting museums and unique art galleries.

For a little background, consider that The Grande Colonial commenced business way back in 1913, thus making it La Jolla’s oldest, original hotel. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, it was designed by Richard Requa, an architect who also conceived many of the historic buildings in San Diego’s world-renown Balboa Park.

During the Roaring 20s, the hotel attained the popular drugstore next door, moving it inside the hotel along with featuring an ice cream parlor on the sidewalk just out front. Consequently, both the sidewalk cafe and the hotel soon became an admired place to hang out for residents and celebrities who wanted to get away. Believe it or not, the drugstore pharmacist was none other than Gregory Peck, Sr., the father of well-known thespian Gregory Peck, who was born and raised in La Jolla and subsequently established the celebrated La Jolla Playhouse. Today the Grande Colonial remains a popular gathering spot for visitors to La Jolla. The hotel staff takes pride in offering guests an exclusive combo of up-to-date amenities and old-fashioned, European sophistication. And you surely don’t want to miss out on the award-winning Nine-Ten restaurant!

La Jolla boasts of other famous historic hotels such as the La Valencia, an amiable Spanish-style edifice looking out over the Pacific Ocean. Also known as the Pink Lady, La Valencia initially launched in 1926. Much like the Grande Colonial, La Valencia rapidly became trendy with numerous celebs, especially those who happened to be acting at the La Jolla Playhouse. In addition to La Jolla native Gregory Peck, other stars included Dorothy McGuire, Mel Ferrer, Jose Ferrer, Joseph Cotton, Richard Basehart, Charlton Heston, Ginger Rogers, Jennifer Jones, Lorne Green, and David Niven. Furthermore, La Jolla novelist Raymond Chandler often chose to frequent the hotel’s Whaling Bar and used La Valencia as a setting for his mystery thriller, Playback. The Pink Lady still appeals to visitors from around the world today, but natives and residents cherish it because of its lunches, Sunday brunches, and the scenic 180-degree view from the top floor Sky Room restaurant. La Valencia is also a very popular location for weddings and other jubilant merriments and unique festivities.

Whatever your desires and circumstances when visiting La Jolla, there is a hotel accommodation that is historic, modern, simple or luxurious. Indeed, whether you seek to vacation or visit the very heart of the Village or close by, you will constantly discover something distinctive when you visit La Jolla.


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La Jolla & San Diego Weekend Events: February 1st & 2nd

 

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The weather is perfect, this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!

Saturday, February 1st:

Beer Off Flavors Class
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Pure Project Balboa Park
Class never seemed so fun. This educational workshop at Pure Project’s Balboa Park tasting room (2865 Fifth Ave.) is all about discovering six “off flavors” in craft beer and how to identify them. The taste testing offers a discussion to help you sharpen your brew senses. Tickets cost $30 and include a pour of Pure Project beer after the class. 21+, obvi.

Sushi & Beer Pairing
1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Societe Brewing Company
If you want to keep the party going, why not head over for sushi and suds? The Good Seed Food Company has teamed up with Societe Brewing to offer a four-course, four-beer pairing at the brewery’s tasting room on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard Saturday afternoon. Attendees will munch on four rolls paired with Societe beer; tickets cost $20.

Sunday, January 26th

Yoga + Mimosa Mornings
9:30 a.m., Windmill Food Hall (Carlsbad)
Looking for some peace and tranquility this weekend? Enjoy a Sunday morning yoga session at the brand-new Windmill Food Hall in Carlsbad led by a certified instructor. Afterward, 21+ participants can enjoy a mimosa at the foodie-friendly attraction. This class costs $5; and be sure to bring your own mat. Namaste.

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park
Start your Sunday with a little nature walk at Mission Trails Regional Park. A trail guide will take visitors through one of three trails. These weekly guided walks are free and open to the public and begin at the Visitor Center. Remember to wear sturdy shoes and bring water, a hat, and sunscreen. Rain cancels the walk.