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San Diego Culinary Events

Grand Tasting Event at San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival (photo by Kevin Hulett)

Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the foodie happenings in San Diego. GAYOT presents a calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in San Diego. Also check out the latest San Diego Restaurant News and Wine Events.


October 25
Experience the 13th annual Celebrate the Craft event held October 25, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. As in years past, the celebration will feature some of the finest food artisans from across California’s broad culinary spectrum, demonstrating, discussing and tasting their way through the vast array of premium food and wine products available. The cost is $125 per person. For tickets, visit The Lodge at Torrey Pines official website. The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037, 858-453-4420, 800-656-0087.
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is one of the the largest wine and food festivals on the West Coa November 15-22
The 12th annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is one of the the largest wine and food festivals on the West Coast. Participants can take part in wine tasting seminars, cooking classes, wine dinners, auctions, a celebrity chef events, Grand Tasting Event and more. The event will showcase the food from 70 San Diego restaurants and more than 200 wineries, breweries and spirit purveyors. For more information, visit


La Jolla Shores’ Galaxy Taco presents happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Specials include a buck off all tacos and drink deals like their $10 Modelo Especial beer and Cimarron Blanco Tequila shot combo. Galaxy Taco, 2259 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037, 858-228-5655.
Bite San Diego offers several culinary tours of San Diego neighborhoods, including La Jolla, Old Town, Coronado and Encinitas. Each tour lasts around three hours and visits five to seven restaurants and food shops. The cost is $45 per person. Advance tickets are required. For more information, visit
Vintana Wine + Dine's happy hour in the Vintana Vodka Lounge + Lanai is served daily from 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. It includes seven appetizers for $7 dollars and $7 martinis. Vintana Wine + Dine, Lexus Centre, 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029, 760-745-7777.
Monday through Friday
Set in the lovely grounds of Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, Mustangs & Burros offers happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Specials vary each day of the week. Mustangs & Burros, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, 9700 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037, 858-550-1000.
Sunday through Thursday
Guests can enjoy a lovely sunset over the bay at Humphreys Restaurant and a three-course meal for $25, Sunday through Thursday evenings from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Start with either root vegetable salad with sherry truffle vinaigrette or wild mushroom soup, and then select from a roster of entrees including red snapper, chicken pot pie, five-cheese ziti, cioppino or English-cut prime rib. Dessert options are chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting or Uncle John’s bread pudding. Wines by the glass are available for $5. Reservations can be made by calling 619-224-3577. Humphreys Restaurant, 2241 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92106, 619-224-3577.

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