Nightlife & Dining

Ginger Bee RECIPE: A refreshing cocktail, perfect for the holiday weekend

This premium liqueur dates back to the 15th century. It's enjoyed worldwide by itself, in a delicious concoction such as the Ginger Bee, or drizzled over dessert.

Pick up a bottle this holiday weekend and try a refreshing new drink to share with your friends, family, and fellow Memorial Day party goers.

The Ginger Bee

1oz. Barenjager Honey Liqueur
2oz. Vodka
Ginger Beer
3 lemon wedges

Muddle lemon wedges.
Add Barenjager Honey Liqueur, vodka and ice.
Shake and strain into a ball glass filled of ice and lemon slices.
Top with ginger beer.

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DINING REVIEW: The Taste Buds enjoy a relaxing weekend brunch at West Coast Tavern

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 Salty, two of our staffers who plan to keep their identity the best-kept secret in San Diego.

WEST COAST TAVERN
2895 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 295-1688
Brunch served 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday
westcoasttavern.com

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Jim Winsor's Out & About: Get ready for an action-packed Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend is here! And since this is a three-day holiday, clubs and promoters here are pulling out all the stops, including one very exciting new event on Sunday night.

The Action Summer Party at Boudoir

Yes, folks, this is the big event everyone has been talking about: The Action Summer Party at Boudoir.

Eden and Chef Scotty Wagner part ways and plan for the future

SAN DIEGO – Hillcrest’s upscale restaurant and nightclub Eden will no longer utilize the services of Chef Scotty Wagner to provide its food service.

David Laurent, head of Nightlife SD and Eden’s owner, officially made the announcement today. The popular chef has already departed the premises.

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Cocktail Recipes: Shake 'em and stir 'em just like San Diego's bartender battle winners

SAN DIEGO – For the past several months, the city’s finest cocktail creators have competed in several bartender battles throughout the city. The next bartender battle takes place on Monday, May 23, the El Dorado Cocktail Lounge downtown.

All finalists will then compete in the grand showdown when they shake and stir their signature cocktails at the San Diego Spirits Festival from June 25 to 26.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Hillcrest to invade Mission Beach again

Summer has been elusive thus far this year. Two earlier attempts, in March and April, to bring back last year's Reclaim Summer party to had to be postponed due to cold, rainy and/or gloomy weather.

Girls Night Out: Hot spots for women this week in San Diego

Editor’s note: Girls Night Out focuses on lesbian-themed events in San Diego.

Happening Wednesday – May 18

Portugalia – Female Fronted Bands That Rock – 9 pm

Visit Ocean Beach for a night of talented female musicians with musical styles ranging from soul, punk, folk and acoustic rock. Enjoy an expansive variety of Portuguese and Brazilian dishes. Wednesday nights in OB are hosted by the charismatic and multi-talented Tori Roze, who has a soulful and beautiful voice.

U-31 – We Wednesdays - 9 pm

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Calling all foodies! Weekend food truck festival is a plethora of options and a booming good time

SAN DIEGO -- Foodie circles are buzzing with anticipation over the upcoming Gourmet Food Truck Festival rolling into San Diego this weekend.

Ten of the hottest gourmet trucks from L.A. are pairing up with 10 of San Diego’s most unique trucks for a eclectic culinary journey at Boomers Family Fun Centers, from Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22.

Consider yourself forewarned, as these 20 trucks bursting with delicious options will make it difficult to narrow down your choices. You might have to wear loose pants for this one!

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Hillcrest Prom voting party set this Sunday

The upcoming Hillcrest Prom 2011 looks like it's going to be quite an extravaganza: tuxes and gowns, elegance and pageantry ... but what prom could be complete without a duly elected King and Queen?

Well, this Sunday around 7 pm at Fiesta Cantina, the public will get a chance to cast their ballots at the Official King and Queen Voting Party for the event! So, be there and make your voices heard.

Strunz and Farah bring a 30 year blend of Latin- and Persian-influenced guitar magic to Anthology this weekend

Editor's Note: This was cross-posted from Anthology's Sound Observations Blog.

There are few things that are certain in this world: Death, taxes and Strunz and Farah will be playing at Anthology sometime in May.

"It seems like we’re here once a year," said Jorge Strunz, who has playing with partner Ardeshir Farah for 30 years.

“I think we were here last year on May 8,” added Farah.

This year, they are playing May 7 and the nighttime Mother’s Day show on May 8.

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