San Diego Happenings: August 11th & 12th

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Saturday, August 11th
 
13th Annual Fine Art Festival 
10 to 6 p.m. (through Sunday), Liberty Station

Come celebrate 13 years of Liberty Station’s Art District at Ingram Plaza. The event will take place at The Arts District, which will have booths with local artists, beer and wine, and street food at this. Not to mention, the event is free!
San Diego Beer and Wine Fest 
3 to 6 p.m., Embarcadero Marina Park North
 
Get ready to cheers! Two festivals, San Diego Beer Fest and San Diego’s Uncorked Wine Festival, have teamed up for one large event. The inaugural San Diego Beer and Wine Fest will have unlimited samples from a selection of hundreds of brews and wines. A $55 general admission ticket gets you everything you need. Don’t worry, there will also be tasty bites for purchase from food trucks.
Sunday, August 12th
Cinema Under the Stars: ‘When Harry Met Sally’
8 p.m., Hotel Del Coronado 
 
Grab a blanket and a lawn chair, and get ready to watch a movie under the stars. Come watch “When Harry Met Sally,” starting at 8 p.m. A different film will be shown each week for the summer season through September 2. Admission is $18 at the box office, or you can reserve your seat in advance for $20.
Nature Walk at Silver Strand State Beach
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Lifeguard Headquarters (Silver Strand)
It’s going to be a beautiful and warm weekend to get outside! Get in on this free, one-hour nature walk as you use learn about the scenery and the animals in their natural habitat. The walk begins at Lifeguard Headquarters.

Go on an Adventure with La Jolla Kayak

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La Jolla Kayak is known as San Diego’s premier ocean kayaking and snorkeling destination. Located just a few blocks from the world famous La Jolla Shores beach, it’s no wonder why La Jolla Kayak is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Operating from the Shores since 1996, La Jolla Kayak provides tours of breathtaking cliffs, caves, and natural landscapes. Guests have the opportunity to venture out into La Jolla‘s 6,000 acre underwater reserve. This protected ecological site is renowned for its deep trenches, expansive marine life, and stunning reefs. Continue reading

Experience One of The Most Fun La Jolla Summer Activities

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La Jolla Kayak is known as San Diego’s premier ocean kayaking and snorkeling destination. Located just a few blocks from the world famous La Jolla Shores beach, it’s no wonder why La Jolla Kayak is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Operating from the Shores since 1996, La Jolla Kayak provides tours of breathtaking cliffs, caves, and natural landscapes. Guests have the opportunity to venture out into La Jolla‘s 6,000 acre underwater reserve. This protected ecological site is renowned for its deep trenches, expansive marine life, and stunning reefs. Continue reading

San Diego Weekend Events: July 21st & 22nd

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Summertime is in full swing, and San Diego is popping with activities! Don’t miss out on the weekend fun!
Del Mar Races Opening Weekend
Get ready to giddy up. The Del Mar Horse Races are officially open! Opening weekend is THIS weekend, and you don’t want to miss it! Entry is only $6.00, which should leave you with a little bit of extra betting money (if you’re into that sorta thing.)
Comic-Con 2018
Okay, so you can’t get tickets to this any longer. They sold out a long time ago. BUT, you can go explore Comic-Con’esque events for FREE at the convention center. Go check it out- you won’t be sorry that you did!
Rooftop Cinema Club: Pulp Fiction
 
There’s nothing quite better than seeing a movie outside, let alone at a place where you can see the San Diego Bay. This weekend, enjoy Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction”. Tickets are only  $17, and include deck chair.
Guided Nature Walk

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

Looking For Summer Fun? Try Our Find It La Jolla App!

screen696x696San Diegan’s are always on the go. There is so much to see and do in the greater San Diego area that one cannot possibly know all of the delightful places to eat, party or enjoy an adventure of a lifetime in La Jolla. We solved that for you with the “Find It La Jolla” app.

Have you downloaded and tried it yet? If not, you need to! The La Jolla iPhone and iPad app makes it a stress-free experience for visitors to get around this ever popular scenic part of San Diego. The free app provides instant access to information about local beaches, attractions, places to grab a bite to eat, art galleries, boutiques, hotels, events and considerably more.

Apple users will find they can locate the address, directions, phone number and website of any business listed in the print version of the La Jolla Blue Book, a directory just for the La Jolla community of greater San Diego. The delightful app also offers a user with various options such as sorting by distance or by relevance. This allows users to find the closest restaurant (from street stands to elegant restaurants) in La Jolla. Perhaps best of all is that a simple touch to the listed phone number, address, or website will instantly connect you with the business of your choice. Compare that with the hit and miss approach and the “Find It La Jolla” app is a no brainer to download and use.

Like all Apple apps, the app is available at the iTunes App Store. Search for either “La Jolla” or enter “Find It La Jolla.” Find It La Jolla is exclusively fixated on our sensational and world-renown coastal corner of the city. Visitors planning a trip to San Diego can always use our online version of the site, but for San Diegan’s and visitors on the go, the app is readily available.

The La Jolla Blue Book has been published each and every year since 1937. The directory includes white pages, yellow pages, up-to-date detailed maps, a comprehensive street listing, and blue pages with information regarding community organizations in La Jolla.

The Blue Book – whether you use the easy to maneuver app, the website, or the print version of the book – is your best resource for everything La Jolla. Make it easy on yourself and download the app, pick up a print copy, or simply visit us online.

Call us at 858-454-7939.  We would love to promote your local business on our diverse media brand.

One of The Funnest Ways to Spend a La Jolla Summer Day: La Jolla Kayak

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La Jolla Kayak is known as San Diego’s premier ocean kayaking and snorkeling destination. Located just a few blocks from the world famous La Jolla Shores beach, it’s no wonder why La Jolla Kayak is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Operating from the Shores since 1996, La Jolla Kayak provides tours of breathtaking cliffs, caves, and natural landscapes. Guests have the opportunity to venture out into La Jolla‘s 6,000 acre underwater reserve. This protected ecological site is renowned for its deep trenches, expansive marine life, and stunning reefs. Continue reading

Exploring The Coastline With La Jolla Kayak

La-Jolla-Kayak

La Jolla Kayak is known as San Diego’s premier ocean kayaking and snorkeling destination. Located just a few blocks from the world famous La Jolla Shores beach, it’s no wonder why La Jolla Kayak is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Operating from the Shores since 1996, La Jolla Kayak provides tours of breathtaking cliffs, caves, and natural landscapes. Guests have the opportunity to venture out into La Jolla‘s 6,000 acre underwater reserve. This protected ecological site is renowned for its deep trenches, expansive marine life, and stunning reefs. Continue reading

An Interview with Chef Dominic Tedesco of Dominic’s Table

DSC_0021Chef Dominic Tedesco is a true, creative Renaissance man and Master Chef.  Add to this mix his irresistible southern charm and old fashioned business ethics, and you have a great recipe for success. Raised in the Midwest by his Italian immigrant parents, he is the youngest of eight boys. Chef Dominic has always stayed true to his Sicilian roots.

From an early age, his fascination with great foods grew into what was the beginning of his dream as he learned to cook at his mother’s side. He opened his first restaurants in Indiana and Kentucky. He also became well known on the competitive circuit, winning the International Pizza Championship, as well as various awards for his pizza recipes.

In 2006, he decided to return to the classroom and finish his culinary degree in Las Vegas, Nevada where he became an Executive Chef to a whole new audience, including many celebrities from Las Vegas to Hollywood. Dominic Tedesco can also be credited as a producer for the Production Company Red Velvet Entertainment, Inc.  Currently, the chef is in development for his own series of television cooking shows and just finished filming a movie he was cast in to be released in theaters, early 2019.

In 2017 Chef Dominic left Las Vegas to make his dream a reality and took his already successful career to a higher level in La Jolla, California. His culinary masterpieces have found a new home with the opening of his new restaurant, Dominic’s Table, a place where his favorite comfort foods and award winning recipes are being served up daily in this beautiful beach city.

We had the pleasure of going to Dominic’s Table and chatting with Dominic about his wonderful new restaurant.                                                    

La Jolla Blue Book: Dominic, the design and feel of the restaurant is wonderful. What was your process in designing and decorating it?

Dominic Tedesco: I designed the restaurant so my guest could feel like they were dining at my house. I wanted a warm, relaxed atmosphere, not crowded, and less noise. I love art, culture and music so we have sweet smooth jazz playing and the artwork around is designed by my brother Guy who is a talented international sculptor and artist with many pieces displayed and more to come.

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LJBB: Let’s talk about the menu- what can we expect to see on the menu regularly?

DT: The menu is my journey through life with food. So 50% is Italian, which is true to my heart, and the rest are my favorite foods from around the world. We also have a delicious raw bar with everything from Japanese style sushi to ceviche from around the word- oysters, crudos, and few surprises.

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LJBB: Each month guests will be able to try dishes inspired from all over the world, is that correct?

Yes, there will also be a special “International Menu” featuring dishes that change every month. They are dishes from specific regions, prepared as authentically as possible. I’ve listened to people and what dishes they like. I asked them how their grandmothers made these foods then see if I can incorporate the ideas into how we prepare the dishes. I do a lot of research to get the right ingredients. It doesn’t matter how authentic the recipe, if you don’t use the right ingredients, it’s not going to be the same.

LJBB: What is your most favorite item off of the menu?

DT: My favorite dish ever is pasta and meatballs! But the menu is designed with all of my favorites from mouth watering steaks, seafood, and salads. We also have have some great vegan and vegetarian dishes.

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LJBB: What’s the best part about having a restaurant in La Jolla?

DT: To provide a great place for everyone to come relax, enjoy delicious food at a reasonable price with exceptional service. I want everyone to create traditions at Dominic’s Table. It is a great place for date night, so come fall in love again with your sweetheart, wife or partner at Dominic’s Table!

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LJBB: How do you see the La Jolla food-scene growing/changing in the next few years, and how do you hope to influence this?

DT: Food is a huge part of everyone’s life and there are some great restaurants and amazing Chefs in La Jolla. I’m proud to now be a part of the community in La Jolla and working with restaurants and fellow merchants to offer a pleasant memorable experience every time you visit La Jolla.

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LJBB: What is one thing folks should know before coming to your restaurant?

DT: My mother taught me to cook as young child and insisted the most important ingredient I could ever put in my food was the feelings in my heart! I truly enjoy serving my guest.

LJBB: Is there anything you’d like to say to our readers before we sign off for now?

DT: Have an amazing day filled with great food, great wine, great friends, and an amazing amount of passion, and always believe!

Dominic’s Table is located at 875 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037.