January 2018 Around Town

True Food Kitchen, the award-winning, seasonally inspired, health-driven restaurant opened the doors to its second San Diego location at La Jolla’s Westfield UTC center in November as part of the mall’s eagerly anticipated new expansion and re-opening. Co-founded by integrative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil and nine-time James Beard Award nominee for Restaurateur of the Year Sam Fox, True Food…

December 2017 Around Town

The acclaimed NINE-TEN Restaurant, located at the landmark Grande Colonial hotel, has completed a $300,000 renovation. The project, designed by San Diego-based Robinson Brown Design, includes a revitalized dining room and bar, and an updated sidewalk patio dining area and ocean-view terrace. New elements include a refreshing color scheme with infusions of emerald green and light wood, while keeping with the…

November 2017 Around Town

YURU is a new, higher level of photography studio with founders Marci and Eric Adams at the helm. YURU is obsessive about creating authentic, beautiful pictures with a focus on the elderly, including storied video and authentic portraits. Eric has been refining his photography technique over the past 25 years - his father, grandfather and great-grandfather were also photographers. Marci…

October 2017 Around Town

On Sunday, October 1, at the San Diego Central Library to benefit ENF’s support programs. Harvest for Hope brings together some of the finest chefs in San Diego to present unique dishes paired with some of the finest wines and spirits in the world, creating a beautiful and fun afternoon of great food, wine, music and friendship. The event features…

September 2017 Around Town

Nativa Interiors has been selected as the exclusive authorized LEE Industries distributor to the trade galleries servicing San Diego. Both their La Jolla and Solana Beach showrooms display a large variety of sofas, sectionals, and accent pieces from LEE carefully selected for design business professionals. LEE is one of America’s finest furniture companies. The 47-year-old company continues to craft 100…

August 2017 Around Town

Famed La Jolla children’s boutique, previously owned by Mary Jo (MJ) Shannon, you may know her as Grandma Kardashian, is now under new management. New owners Millie and Justin will continue with some of MJ’s traditional style while also adding a few new US and European lines, especially for the boys’ collections. The store offers a fine selection of boys'…

July 2017 Around Town

Through the Duke’s Legacy of Aloha program, Duke’s La Jolla partnered with the La Jolla Shores Surfing Association to sponsor their annual Menehune Contest at La Jolla Shores. Duke’s La Jolla employee Ryan Cuff volunteered to shape and donate a surfboard he made to the contest winner. Sophia McGovern, girls 11-14 shortboard division winner, took home Ryan’s board. Duke’s La…

June 2017 Around Town

Acclaimed Chef Giuseppe Ciuffa is in search of a new restaurant location in La Jolla now that his Museum Cafe will close in the fall when construction begins on the $55 million expansion of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) that is expected to take several years to complete. Drawing from his annual travels to his hometown of…

May 2017 Around Town

The San Diego Girl Scouts partnered with Restaurant Week this year to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Local chefs celebrated a century of Girl Scouts selling cookies and Girl Scouts San Diego with innovative sweet and savory dishes! During San Diego Restaurant Week, diners satisfied cookie cravings by dining out at certain participating restaurants before Girl Scout Cookie season began, enjoying…