Nightlife & Dining

Official White Party kick-off party is Saturday at Rich's

SAN DIEGO, California -- ‪In partnership with Jeffrey Sanker Presents, SDPIX‬ will host the official White Party Kickoff celebration at Rich's San Diego this Saturday, March 28.

The event will feature DJ Roland Belmares and DJ Nikno and will be open for after hours until 4 am.

At the party, guests will have the opportunity to enter to win a pair of White Party weekend passes and Wet N Wild Water Park passes by checking-in with an SDPIX staff member upon arrival. Winners will be announced between 1 am and 2 am and must be present to win.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Official White Party Kickoff at Rich’s

This Saturday, SDPIX‬ in partnership with Jeffrey Sanker will be presenting the Official White Party Kickoff party at Rich’s, featuring DJ Roland Belmares and DJ Nikno.

Closure of Jewel's Catch One marks end of an era for LA's gay black community

LOS ANGELES, California -- In sequined dresses and leather jackets, afro puffs and high-top fades, they lined up outside the stucco nightclub on Pico Boulevard off Crenshaw, sometimes wrapping around the block. Once inside, they danced under strobe lights and a lone disco ball in the center of two of its seven rooms. Celebrities would make pit stops when they were in town — from Madonna and Sharon Stone to "Queen of Disco" Sylvester.

As the sun rose, they left drenched in euphoria and sweat.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Buy a Chorus boy this Sunday at Flicks

This Sunday, be sure to check out the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus Bachelor Auction at Flicks.

This is one of the hottest bachelor auctions of the year, and your chance to bid on and win a date with one of San Diego’s most handsome, charismatic and talented singers or supporters!

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The Taste Buds fall in love with Saiko Sake and Sushi Bar in North Park

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News has a regular dining-out column written by The Taste Buds, SDGLN's resident foodies. Today's review is by Sweet and Umami, whose identities are the best-kept secrets in San Diego.

Saiko Sake and Sushi Bar, 2884 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104

Call: 619-677-3907

Hours: Open daily from 4 pm to close. Industrial Night is on Mondays and Flight Night on Wednesdays. Happy Hour daily from 4 to 6:30 pm.

Get a free ice cream cone today at Dairy Queen

SAN DIEGO, California -- Dairy Queen will celebrate its "75th FANniversary" by giving away a small vanilla soft-serve cone to any customer today (March 16).

The nationwide giveaway celebrates the founding of Dairy Queen in 1950 in Joliet, Illinois. The DQ now operates in 49 states and Canada.

Fans will be asked to donate to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in lieu of payment for the cone of ice cream.

There are several locations in San Diego County:

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Jim Winsor’s Out and About: St. Patrick’s weekend in Hillcrest

St. Patrick’s Day is this coming Tuesday, and you know what that means: Another holiday-related excuse to party!

Here’s a roundup of some of the big Gaelic gay events going on around Hillcrest and beyond this weekend:

Friday, March 13

9 pm: Uncut Dia de St. Patricio at Numbers

Snooze restaurant in Hillcrest to open after hours tonight to benefit The Center

SAN DIEGO, California -- Snooze An A.M. Eatery will open from 5:30 to 8:30 tonight for Snooze: After Hours, a fundraising event to benefit The San Diego LGBT Community Center's Sunburst Youth Housing program.

As Snooze is usually only open until 2 pm each day, this event is an opportunity to experience the restaurant's food and drinks after hours.

The event will also include live local entertainment including Tori Roze and The Hot Mess, Othertwin Brothers, Soul Ablaze Music and DJ Matthew Brian.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $23.

The Heart & Trotter Butchery to make debut in North Park

SAN DIEGO, California -- The long awaited debut of The Heart & Trotter Butchery in North Park has been scheduled for Saturday with a grand opening planned the following weekend.

The whole animal butcher shop will use beef, lamb, pork and chicken sourced from sustainable, antibiotic and hormone-free family farms, the owners James Holtslag and Trey Nichols promise customers.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Suspect in bar knife attack released Monday, rearrested Tuesday

Here’s an update to a big local story that broke last week concerning a horrific knife attack made on Timothy Caudill, aka “Pickles,” while he was at the San Diego Eagle.

Timothy is a friend of mine. I’ve spoken to Timothy and several other sources in the nightlife industry, so I can verify and clarify the latest episodes in this drama over the past week you may have heard something about.