Nightlife & Dining

SDPIX celebrates 12 years, with party planned Saturday at Rich's

SAN DIEGO, California -- As the story goes, it all started with a man and his camera.

Johnathan Hale, publisher of Hale Media, started his company with San Diego Pix (SDPIX) 12 years ago - with just a digital camera and a big idea.

July birthday? Celebrate at Babycakes on Saturday night!

SAN DIEGO, California -- San Diego's Biggest Birthday Bash is back at Babycakes to celebrate July babies!

The monthly mass birthday celebration, presented by San Diego PIX magazine, will be held Saturday, July 26 from 8-10 pm.

This birthday party for adults includes a hosted vodka bar from 9-10 pm, free cupcakes, giveaways, party favors, drinks specials and free birthday "spankins" for anyone whose birthday falls in the month of July.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Nerd Pride (Comic-Con) celebrated in San Diego

Whew! San Diego Pride weekend has just come and gone, leaving most of us exhausted. But there’s no time for rest, as this coming weekend is … Nerd Pride!

Yes, Comic-Con is this weekend, and if you don't have a ticket already ... forget about it.

Yep, it's sold out. Tickets to this hugely popular convention typically sell out within days of going on sale the year before, thus you really need to plan ahead to be able to attend.

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The Taste Buds check out the remodeled Lotus Thai restaurant in Hillcrest

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.

Lotus Thai, 3761 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103

Call: 619-299-8272

$5 Happy Hour is 5-7 pm daily. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Catering services are also available for private or corporate events.

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Jim Winsor's Out & About: The definitive guide to San Diego Pride

As most of you all know, every year I gather and collect a list of all public events that I know of occurring during San Diego Pride weekend, and list them for you all in handy chronological order.

Here is this year’s list; just make sure this page is bookmarked on your smartphones, and you’ll always be in the know on what is happening at any given minute during this hectic Pride weekend:

Thursday, July 17

5-9 pm: Pride Kick-Off Party at Rufskin Boutique

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The Taste Buds: A renovated Roy's La Jolla showcases Pacific Rim cuisine

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, whose identity is one of the best-kept secrets in San Diego.

Roy’s La Jolla, 8670 Genesee Ave., San Diego, CA 92122

Call: 858-455-1616

Open for dinner 5 to 9:30 pm Tuesday through Thursday; 5 to 10 pm Friday and Saturday; 5 to 9 pm Sunday and Monday. Open for lunch 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Fridays. Aloha Hour (happy hour) 4:30 to 7 pm daily.

Dirty Tony’s - drink & get dirty to open pop-up bar in old Gossip Grill space for Pride weekend

SAN DIEGO, California -- The vacant Hillcrest bar space that housed the original Gossip Grill will open for four days over San Diego Pride weekend to preview Dirty Tony’s - drink & get dirty™, a pop-up bar and nightlife destination.

Get your tickets for Pride of Hillcrest Block Party

SAN DIEGO, California -- The official kickoff party for San Diego Pride weekend is back!

The third annual Pride of Hillcrest Block Party has everything you need to get your Pride weekend started with a bang. On Friday, July 18 from 7 to 11:30 pm, the block party will over the streets of Hillcrest with celebrity performances, favorite local DJ's, giant LED screens, carnival rides and go-go dancers. You won’t want to miss out!

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Guys Like Us Pool Party and Dirty Tony's

Summer officially began a couple weeks ago, and there's no better sign of this than the first Guys Like Us (GLU) Pool Party of 2014, coming up July 12 at a private estate in Hillcrest.

The GLU pool parties are some of the better ones on the local pool party calendar. You can view photos from some of the previous events here. Fundraisers for their AIDS Walk team, they’ve raised thousands of dollars for the cause over the years.

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Jim Winsor's Out & About: Gayborhood guide to the Fourth of July

As I do every year about this time, here’s a compilation of events going on here in gay San Diego during this upcoming big Independence Day weekend.

Have fun everyone, and be safe! Please don't drink and drive. DUI checkpoints are commonplace during long holiday weekends.

Thursday, July 3

9 pm: Independence Day Muscle at the Brass Rail

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