Nightlife & Dining

Harvey Milk's American Diner starts "selfie" contest

SAN DIEGO -- Guests of Harvey Milk’s American Diner can enter to win up to $200 in food and drinks at the diner in an upcoming “selfie” competition.

In an effort to create a deeper connection between the guests, friends and fans of Harvey’s, the diner has teamed up with Lynup, The Social Agency, to run a social media campaign in which guests can post selfies on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Ariana Grande to headline White Party Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Ariana Grande, the 2013 American Music Award winner for “Best New Artist,” will be the headliner at White Party Palm Springs.

Grande will perform live at the Saturday night main event at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Fresh off a Presidential appearance at the White House, Grande gained international notoriety as a pop vocalist when her single, "The Way" from her debut studio album, "Yours Truly" (2013) became a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified double platinum by the RIAA.

Over 40 restaurants participating in Taste of Hillcrest

SAN DIEGO -- One of San Diego's favorite tasting events, Taste of Hillcrest, returns on Saturday, April 19 from noon to 4 pm.

This self-guided walking tour will give participants the opportunity to sample bites from 40 Hillcrest restaurants, representing an international array of cuisine.

Each participating location is within walking distance of each other, but a complimentary shuttle will also be available.

Tickets are $30 in advance, and $35 on the day of.

The list of participating restaurants is below.

Gourmet juicery coming to San Diego's East Village

SAN DIEGO -- Arsalun Tafazoli and Nathan Stanton of CH Projects — a San Diego powerhouse hospitality collective with eight distinct concepts in its repertoire — will introduce a contemporary take on the conventional juice bar experience.

Just last week, a lease was signed on a 1,100 square-foot space located at 871 G St. in San Diego's East Village.

College Area Taste is Sunday

SAN DIEGO -- There is no shortage of community tasting events in San Diego, with the next one up being the College Area Taste, scheduled for Sunday, April 13 from 11 am to 3 pm.

Spotlighting the restaurants in the College Area, event organizers hope participants will come out to explore and re-discover the many dining options in the diverse neighborhoods that surround San Diego State University.

Crest Cafe debuts "Decadent Grilled Cheese Menu"

SAN DIEGO -- Who does not like a grilled cheese sandwich? These days, the ordinary grilled cheese sandwich is passe. Voila! Crest Cafe today will introduce its "Decadent Grilled Cheese Menu" for its landmark location in Hillcrest.

Each sandwich costing $6.50 will be served on whole wheat bread with a kosher dill pickle and red apple slices:

* "The Popper" features cream and cheddar cheeses, fresh jalapenos and corn tortilla chips.

* "The Nutter" has cheddar cheese, bacon, crunchy peanut butter and raspberry jam.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: DJ Alexander stands up to alleged harassment from LA promoter

Tuesday morning DJ/producer Alexander, a DJ with a huge and loyal following in San Diego, rather dramatically announced via his media accounts that he believes he may need a restraining order against a Los Angeles after-hours promoter.

He described a campaign of “constant psychological and verbal abuse” against him, by means of about “50 emails since Feb 9th from this jerk” (including at least

New brewery to join North Park's growing craft beer scene

SAN DIEGO -- The relatively new Fall Brewing Co. announced it will join 30th Street’s growing craft brewery scene in North Park.

Fall Brewing Co. is run by Ray Astamendi, formerly of Mission Brewery and St. Archer Brewing Co., serving as the founding brewmaster of the latter.

In April, Fall Brewing will take control of a 5,000-square-foot building on the corner of El Cajon Boulevard and 30th Street.

Astamendi told Eater that he hopes to open the joint tasting room and production brewery in August.

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Lei Lounge reopens Wednesday with refreshed menu and specials

SAN DIEGO -- With the warmer spring nights now here, University Heights favorite Lei Lounge will reopen for the 2014 spring and summer season on Wednesday, April 2 at 5 pm with a refreshed menu and new weekly specials.

White Party Palm Springs Icon Award winners named

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – In celebration of his 25th anniversary, White Party founder and producer Jeffrey Sanker has created the White Party Palm Springs Icon Awards, and recipients ran the gamut from icons such as Cher and Elton John to pioneers like Candis Cayne and Andy Cohen.

These awards recognize a select group whose unique and varied achievements have stood out and best embody the spirit of White Party.

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