Nightlife & Dining

Tantrums and Tiaras contestant profile: Robert Rodriguez of San Diego Eagle

(Editor's note: "Tantrums and Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens 2015" returns on Sunday, Feb. 15 at Observatory North Park, formerly known as the North Park Theatre. The show is an over-the-top drag competition where representatives from some of the community’s bars with little or no drag experience compete for the crown. The event benefits The San Diego LGBT Community Center. Leading up to the event, we will profile the five contestants, but you'll have to buy tickets and go the show to find out their drag name and see them in full make-up!

Celebrate Chinese New Year at San Diego’s largest Chinese restaurant

SAN DIEGO, California -- Gong Xi Fa Cai! Or Happy Chinese New Year! Also known as the Lunar New Year, the Chinese New Year takes place next month on Thursday, Feb. 19. For the Chinese culture, this is one the most important traditional Chinese holidays celebrated every year.

To celebrate, on Friday, Feb. 20, San Diegans are invited to ring in Chinese New Year at Wang’s North Park, the largest Chinese restaurant in San Diego. And better yet, Wang's also be celebrating their third anniversary.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Super Bowl Sunday in Hillcrest

Super Bowl weekend is here! This means Super Bowl parties, and the local gay clubs will have them aplenty this Sunday. The game matches the New England Patriots against the Seattle Seahawks, East Coast vs. West Coast.

Here’s a roundup of some of the main places in Hillcrest you can go to hang out with friends and fellow fans, and catch the big game:

10 am: Super Bowl Brunch at Uptown Tavern

Tantrums and Tiaras contestant profile: Santio Chico Cupon of Urban Mo's

(Editor's note: "Tantrums and Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens 2015" returns on Sunday, Feb. 15 at Observatory North Park - formerly known as the North Park Theatre. The show is an over-the-top drag competition where representatives from some of the LGBT community’s bars with little or no drag experience compete for the crown. The event benefits The San Diego LGBT Community Center. Leading up to the event, we will profile the five contestants, but you'll have to buy tickets and go the show to find out their drag name and see them in full make-up!

StupidDope.com visits Wang's in North Park

SAN DIEGO, California -- The stupiddope.com website has shined its spotlight on Wang's North Park.

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Gossip Grill launches "Supper Club" on Sunday

SAN DIEGO, California -- Starting on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 7 pm, Gossip Grill will be offering a “Sunday Night Supper Club” where patrons will enjoy a fine dining experience created by Chef Nicole Urman, paired with local musicians for entertainment.

Each week Urman will offer a fresh new culinary menu along with a prohibition-era craft cocktails and martinis menu. Seating times will be 7:30 and 9 pm.

Skye Stevens to perform at SDPIX Shipwrecked party at Rich's

SAN DIEGO, California -- Grab some pirate's booty and head over to Rich's on Saturday night for the Shipwrecked party!

This fun theme night is presented by San Diego Pix and will include pirate decor throughout the club, hot pirate go-go dancers, and other surprises. Customers are encouraged to join in the fun by wearing pirate themed outfits (check out photos from previous "Shipwrecked" events at Rich's for inspiration!).

Popular Los Angeles chain Lemonade sets sights on Hillcrest

SAN DIEGO, California -- A tipster sent us word that Lemonade, the Los Angeles-based concept that serves seasonal, cafeteria-style comfort food, has posted signs in Hillcrest indicating that they will be opening a branch at 3958 Fifth Ave.

Amici's East Coast Pizzeria, which shuttered last fall, was the 2,800-square-foot space's most recent tenant.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Rich’s to become Shipwrecked

Arrgh mateys! Get ready to grab some booty, because this Saturday it’s time once again for the Shipwrecked party at Rich’s.

SDPIX presents this fun theme night, which will include nautical décor throughout the club, hot go-go pirates and other surprises. Pirate-themed outfits are highly encouraged!

The original Hillcrest Fat Tuesday is returning to Urban Mo's

SAN DIEGO, California -- Save the date, the original Hillcrest Fat Tuesday is approaching and heading back to Urban Mo's!

Break out the masks, beads and doubloons and celebrate Fat Tuesday on Feb. 17 with a street fair on University Avenue between First and Fourth Avenue from 6 to 11 pm.

Fat Tuesday will feature a dance party, carnival style performances, Cajun cuisine, performances by the lovely ladies of Lips, two bars, exclusive VIP area with a private bar, your favorite Rich's Nightclub DJs and classic ticket prices that haven’t changed in 12 years.