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.

Don’t Miss Out on La Jolla Kayak Fun This Summer

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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: August 4th & 5th

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Summertime is in full swing, and San Diego is popping with activities! Don’t miss out on the weekend fun!

La Jolla Music Society SummerFest
7 p.m., Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

The La Jolla Music Society SummerFest kicks off this weekend, and this year they are saying goodbye to Music Director Cho-Liang Lin after 18 years at their annual SummerFest concert series. Different ticket options are available, starting at $49 to 16-concert packages. SummerFest runs through August 24.
Farm to Bay
4 to 7:30 p.m., Living Coast Discovery Center 

Calling all foodies! Today is your lucky day. At Farm to Bay you’ll be able to sample delicious food from San Diego’s restaurants while supporting wildlife programs. This year’s event will feature creations from three local chefs plus local eateries. What about libations? They’ve got you covered! Farm to Bay will also bring together more than a dozen local beer and winemakers. Tickets are $100, and all food and drink is included with the purchase.
Movies on the Beach: ‘The Incredibles’
8 p.m., Hotel Del Coronado 
 
Grab a blanket and a lawn chair, and get ready to watch a movie under the stars…. and in the sand. Come watch “The Incredibles,” starting at 8 p.m. Different movies will play at the Hotel Del Coronado’s outdoor theater every Saturday through Sept. 1, and tickets are only $20.00
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.

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

San Diego & La Jolla Weekend Events: June 23rd & 24th

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It’s going to be another wonderful weekend in San Diego and La Jolla! Gather up your family and friends, and go explore. Check out what’s coming up.


Saturday, June 23rd:
 
Lucky Street Vintage Market
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1722 South Coast Highway #3, Oceanside

If you’re a sucker for vintage, you will love Lucky Street Productions vintage marketplace. You’re sure to find just about every style of vintage in this large warehouse filled with treasures. Every Saturday and Sunday!

Summer Fun on the 101
12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., near Beacon’s Beach (Encinitas)

Do you love music? Do you love the beach? Let’s be honest- who doesn’t?! The Encinitas’ beachside summer concert will take place this Saturday at Beacon’s Beach. It will feature a beer garden with libations from The Lost Abbey, Port Brewing Company and Boochcraft. The event is free with raffle tickets sold to raise funds for music education programs in Encinitas.

Sunday, June 24th:

High Tide Dinners
7:30 p.m., The Marine Room

Come enjoy steamed Pacific Oysters, herb-sprinkled Lobster Tail, fresh cuts of Black Angus Filet Mignon and more at The Marine Room this Sunday as you enjoy views from the pacific shoreline. This is surely a summer experience you don’t want to miss. Reservations should be made in advance.

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center

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.

La Jolla Open Houses: June 23rd & 24th

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


When: Friday 1-5PM Saturday 1-4PM and Sunday 12-4PM
Where: 1591 Loring Street
Details: 
$2,325,000. 4BR/4.5BA. Embrace the coveted coastal San Diego lifestyle from this stunning contemporary home!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties.

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When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 778 La Canada Street
Details:
$2,250,000. 4BR/3.5BA. Resting on a quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to 22-acres of open space, this stunning contemporary home has been perfectly positioned to capture its tranquil ocean views!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties

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When: Saturday 1-4PM
Where: 13090 Caminito Del Rocio
Details: $1,529,000. 3BR+Bonus Room/2BA. Breathtaking ocean views, vibrant sunsets and warm coastal breezes are yours to enjoy from this beautifully remodeled townhome in Sumothe highly desirable Sea Point community!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties

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When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 1542 Guizot Street
Details: $1,998,000. 5BR/3.5BA. Situated on a spacious corner lot showcasing vibrant sunset and ocean views, this extraordinary European residence has been completely rebuilt and expanded
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties

When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 9351 La Jolla Farms Road
Details: $3,998,000. 5BR/4.5BA.Resting on over a half-acre site surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds, this spectacular, single-level residence is fully walled & gated affording an exceptional level of privacy!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties

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Team Chodorow Open Houses

Saturday
1PM-4PM 1440 Al-Bhar La Jolla, CA 92037
1PM-4PM 7420 Draper La Jolla, CA 92037
1PM-4PM 8258 Prestwick La Jolla, CA 92037
Sunday:
1PM-4PM 1440 Al-Bhar La Jolla, CA 92037
1PM-4PM 7420 Draper La Jolla, CA 92037
1PM-4PM 8258 Prestwick La Jolla, CA 92037
1PM-4PM 13069 Via Latina, Del Mar, CA 92014
7780 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
Direct: 858.456.6850 | Fax: 858.454.3904

Where to Spend Your 2018 Cinco de Mayo in La Jolla

There’s always something to see and do in La Jolla and this Cinco de Mayo weekend is no different. Check out these awesome eating establishments! As always, please party responsibly.

Puesto 

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Prior to Puesto, many San Diegans had departed home to pursue other desires in other places. Sure, we found a few hotspots, a few places away from home, but it has always been Chef Luisteen’s tacos that brought us back to our senses and returned us to San Diego. His undying fervor for utterly re-defining the taco brought us back to our hometown of San Diego to begin a family-owned business, a delightful taco stand we’d never even dreamed of. Now that we’re tacoteurs, we have never looked back.

What’s in store? How about handmade maíz azul stone-ground tortillas, sustainable meats and seafood, slow-cooked guisados, and made from scratch, mouth-watering scratch salsas? Puesto is a merriment of fundamental Mexican flavors and an homage to the diverse palate of Mexico City.

Our bar features freshly made margaritas, house made aguas frescas, and wines from the burgeoning Valle de Guadalupe region of Baja.

The Puesto Party Philosophy still maintains that each and every celebration will be large, lively, booming and yet refined. At Puesto’s you’ll observe a bevy of fashionable people from all walks of life consuming great food and enjoying colorful conversations. But don’t fret! Your debutante grandmother is also there drinking her portion of the best tequila. Our parties are dedicated to her as well as anyone else that comes to Puesto for merriment.

Don Carlos Taco Shop

Screen Shot 2017-05-05 at 2.30.26 PMFor numerous decades Don Carlos Taco Shop has offered fine catering services to the greater San Diego community. Whether your group consists of 10 people or 200 individuals, Don Carlos has the capacity to prepare a delightful spread that will be sure to satisfy all sorts of tastes and cravings.

Verdes el Ranchero

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Opened in 1945 by Buzzy Martinez and affectionately nicknamed “The Ranch” by La Jolla residents, Verdes El Ranchero is one of the few restaurants to have outlived La Jolla’s ever changing tide from an old-fashioned seaside community to one of international acclaim. Since 2009, it is has been owned and operated by the Green family who have called the Barber Tract home for three decades. Gloria and her daughter Megan tirelessly work to preserve the cordiality and warmth that keep “The Ranch” an establishment where it is not unusual to observe four generations of families enjoying the finest Mexican cuisine La Jolla has to offer.

Verdes El Ranchero offers a full bar featuring a wide array of Tequilas, handmade Margaritas, and, of course, Mexican beers. The menu offers a range of Mexican dishes from chile rellenos, carnitas, enchiladas, burritos, and scrumptious tamales. Of course, fresh salads, tostadas and soups are also available as well as much more!

Visitors to Verdes El Ranchero will find themselves bounded by the cheerful colors of Mexico that ever exude warmth and relaxation. Enjoy rich wood accents and hand painted murals, as well, some of which date back to the early 1960’s, and of course, local artwork for sale.