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Things To Do This Week in San Diego

By Darlene Horn
September 29, 2014
Photo by: Spike Africas

Monday, September 29

Union Kitchen & Tap in Encinitas is teaming up with lululemon for Boxers & Beer starting at 6 PM. Peruse through the new clothing line by lululemon while taking advantage of happy house specials. Reservations are not required. Call the restaurant at 760-230-2337 for more information.

Starlite is celebrating their 7-year anniversary with deals on drinks all week long. Enjoy Kentucky Colonels, Starlite Mules and more for only $7. The restaurant is also offering a way to give back to local charities by donating the proceed of all sales to seven local charities. Visit for more information.

Spike Africa’s is making the start of the week easier with their Monday Madness. Every Monday from 3:30-6:30 PM, diners will be treated to complimentary bites like loaded baked potato wedges. For bigger appetites, a weekly taco stand is also available featuring chili verde tacos with beer-braised beans, rice and tortillas. Visit Spike Africa’s for more information. 

Relive your childhood playing king-sized games at Stone Brewing Liberty Station. Jenga, checkers, chess, Connect 4 and lawn bowling are a few of the games available for guests 21 and older every Monday from 5-10 PM.

Tuesday, September 30

Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge is celebrating 16-Days of Oktoberfest now until October 14 with a special prix fix menu. The three-course dinner includes Grilled “Kasseler” Pork with Apple+Potato Hash, pan roasted troat and apple strudel with schlag. Cost is $35 or $45 with a German-inspired beer pairing. Call the restaurant at 619-437-6087 for more information or to reserve a spot.

Wednesday, October 1

Fill up on chicken ‘n waffles and endless mimosas at Sessions Public’s Waffle Wednesdays all for $22. The restaurant’s serves up a plate of fried chicken, with sausage gravy and eggs with all-you-can-drink mimosas from 5-10 PM. Visit for more information.

All month long Spike Africas is celebrating National Seafood Month with a Clam Bake Special. For $35 a person with a two person minimum, diners can dig into shellfish, veggies and potatoes cooked in broth alongside garlic bread. Details at

Head over to Jsix every Wednesday from 11:30 AM – 3 Pm for their Friends Day lunch. One entrée will be comped with a password mentioned on the restaurant’s Facebook page. Entrees include grilled steak salad, Italian meat sandwich and the Jsix burger. Offer is only available for a table of 4 or fewer. More information on the restaurant's Facebook page.

Thursday, October 2

Learn the art of bartending at Amaya’s Fall Mixology Demo. A beet-infused Beefeater Gin for the Del Mar Sunrise, El Guapo with cactus fruit puree and Big Apple cocktail featuring dried apricots will be paired with hor d’oeuvers by chef Matthew Sramek. The event is 6-8 PM and $55 per person. Reserve a spot by calling 858-314-1996.


Friday, October 3

It’s game night at Elizabethan Desserts every Friday and Saturday. Yahtzee, Connect Four, Operation, Battleship and other classic games are available for playing along with housemade Twinkies, Hostess-style cupcakes as well as cocktail cupcakes for adults. Cupcakes are $3.25. Call 760-230-6780 for more information.

Sunday, October 5

The annual Del Mar Taste & Art Stroll returns to the Del Mar Village. The free, family-friendly event includes artwork by local and regional artists, live music and a dog stroll area. A ticketed restaurant tastings for $25 and beer and wine stops for $10 are also included in the evening. The art portion of the event starts at 10 AM with events throughout the day. Visit or call 858-735-3650 for more details.

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Chef Matt Gordon teams up with James Beard Award winning chef, Nate Appleman for a collaboration dinner planned for October 9 at Sea & Smoke. The dinner includes local producers like Sonrise Ranch, Butcher’s Brewing Company, Malahat Spirits and more. Cost is $65 per person with a portion of the proceeds going towards Kawasaki’s Disease Foundation. Call Sea & Smoke at 858-925-8212 or email to buy tickets.

Sure to be a sellout is the 12th Annual Celebrate the Craft at The Lodge At Torrey Pines. The event is slated for October 12 and will showcase local beers, wines and regional ingredients in several dishes. Tickets are $125. Purchase tickets online.

Saltbox Dining & Drinking is hosting a Chef Tattoo Dinner on Thursday, October 23. Saltbox’s Jeremiah Bryant, Table No. 10’s Jarle Saupstad, The Pearl’s Elliott Townsend, Counterpoint’s Rose Peyron and Prepkitchen’s Johnny Duran will select one of their tattoos to create a dish inspired by the art. It’s a five-course meal limited to only 30 diners. The cost to attend is $50 with an optional $15 to include beverage pairings. Tickets are available Tuesday, September 16 at noon and can be purchased at

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