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William Bradley, executive chef of Addison at The Grand Del Mar, and host Bibi Kasrai of Harvard Cookin’ Girl during the 'One Chef, One Dish, One San Diego' cooking demo and charity fundraiser at Harvard Cookin’ Girl kitchens in La Jolla; May 19, 2015

Chef cooking demos at La Jolla's Harvard Cookin’ Girl raise funds for San Diego Food Bank

Jun 18, 2015, 11:22 a.m.

Harvard Cookin’ Girl kitchens at 7441 Girard Ave. in La Jolla kicked off its five-year anniversary by hosting the first in a series of charity events to benefit the San Diego Food Bank’s “Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.” William Bradley, executive chef of Addison at The Grand Del Mar, was the inaugural guest of the “One Chef, One Dish, One San Diego” series, and each subsequent event will also feature a behind-the-scenes cooking experience with some of the finest chefs ...

Winemaker Lowell Jooste (right) presents his plans for LJ Crafted Wines, set to open in July at 5621 La Jolla Blvd. with architect Michael Morton.

New Business: Winemaker plans LJ Crafted Wines as a tasting room in Bird Rock/La Jolla; set to open July 2015

May 14, 2015, 10:44 a.m.

Taking a cue from the San Diego craft beer industry, fourth-generation South African winemaker Lowell Jooste will launch LJ Crafted Wines in Bird Rock, offering wines by the taste and by the glass, and in re-sealable, reusable, refillable glass wine growlers. Situated next to Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, LJ Crafted Wines is planned to open in July 2015 at 5621 La Jolla Blvd., in the space formerly occupied by Julian Bakery. Presenting his plans at the May 5 Bird Rock ...

The Lodge at Torrey Pines will partner with the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour for a comprehensive culinary weekend, May 29-31, 2015 and hosted by Jeff Jackson, executive chef at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.

Business Spotlight: Food, family, spring-break events coming to Lodge at Torrey Pines, Bahia Resort Hotel and Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa in La Jolla and San Diego

Mar 18, 2015, 11:22 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: “We understand that our guests have a broad range of interests and we schedule events for every possible combination of age, budget and taste,” said Robert Gleason, CEO of Evans Hotels (evanshotels.com). “For those who like to learn and explore San Diego’s culinary landscape, the Artisan Table and the James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Weekend at The Lodge at Torrey Pines promise to enlighten even the most sophisticated palate.” • The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La ...

A proposed rendering of the exterior of Galaxy Tacos.

Restauranteur says ‘out of this world’ tacos coming to La Jolla Shores

Mar 17, 2015, 3:27 p.m.

La Jolla restauranteur George Hauer of George’s at the Cove is embarking on a new venture. He plans to launch Galaxy Tacos in June from the Kellogg Building at La Jolla Shores Drive and Avenida de la Playa. He presented his concept at the La Jolla Shores Association meeting March 11. Having a business partner “obsessed with Mexican street food,” Hauer said he wanted to explore the concept of offering inexpensive tacos in a casual, beach-friendly environment. Galaxy Tacos will ...

Mary's English Kitchen in La Jolla features 24 varieties of organic, loose-leaf teas. Tea service comes with timers, so patrons can gauge how long to steep their teas for light, medium or bold flavors.

Mary’s English Kitchen: A merry olde spot on Ivanhoe Ave. in La Jolla

Feb 28, 2015, 10 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Big English breakfasts and hot toasted crumpets; fresh fish and chips and stuffed chicken pie; afternoon tea with finger sandwiches and homemade pastries; strawberry jam with thick, clotted cream — these are just a few of the tasty treats awaiting visitors to Mary’s English Kitchen in La Jolla. Owner Alison Brown opened the cafe as a tribute to her mother Mary Brown’s cooking and recipes. Mary’s home in Exmouth, England was a neighborhood favorite. When Alison’s parents ...

James’ Place, adjacent La Jolla Playhouse on the UC San Diego campus, features an array of sushi, steak and Asian-fusion dishes.  Courtesy

Business Roundup: More Dining Options Opening in La Jolla

Feb 25, 2015, 11 a.m.

Long-awaited La Plaza boutique shopping center announces first four tenants The Jewel is poised to become the culinary epicenter of San Diego, with the announcement of even more new eateries in and around the Village. La Jolla Playhouse patrons once again have a cozy spot to enjoy a pre-performance beverage or post-production meal now that James’ Place has opened next door at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive (on the UC San Diego campus). At the helm is renowned sushi chef ...

Leila Whitehead of Trilogy Sanctuary in La Jolla shows a juice made from green fruits and vegetables.

Drink your vegetables: A guide to juicing in La Jolla

Feb 11, 2015, 1:55 p.m.

The juicing craze is alive and well in The Jewel, with eight juice bars/smoothie shops to help health-conscious La Jollans get more vitamins and minerals every day. Here is the skinny from the local purveyors bringing you juices (just the extracted liquid) and smoothies (using the actual plant pulp, ice or frozen fruit with the juice) with everything from apples to wheatgrass. ■ Benefits of juicing Several juicers tout the benefits of juicing and drinking vegetable-based smoothies as a way ...

San Diego Restaurant Week offers specially priced menus, Jan. 18-24, 2015, includes 24 La Jolla restaurants

Jan 14, 2015, 10:58 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: 2015 is going to be the highlight of every food lovers dream, starting with San Diego Restaurant Week, presented by San Diego County Lexus. Ecstatic to celebrate 11 years of culinary excellence, San Diego Restaurant Week will offer seven scrumptious days of delicious discounted dining at some of San Diego County’s finest restaurants. For one week only, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 through Saturday, Jan. 24, foodies will be able to eat their hearts out at a large ...

This New York-style Veggie Pizza features marinated portobello mushrooms, semi-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, grilled onions, zucchini and provolone at Regents Pizzeria in La Jolla.

On The Menu: Crust styles abound at Regents Pizzeria in La Jolla

Jan 8, 2015, 11:51 a.m.

• ON THE MENU: Locals don’t have to go far to find Chicago- and New York-style pizzas under the same roof. Regents Pizzeria presents the best of both worlds — along with craft beers — in its new, 4,100-square-foot space, just a few blocks from Westfield UTC shopping mall in La Jolla. “Our mission at Regents is rather simple in that it all harkens back to an underlying passion to transcend the traditional dining experience by delivering fresh, quality ingredients ...

The crew behind sugar and scribe includes owner/head chef Maeve Rochford (center).

Pre-opening revamp underway at La Jolla's Sugar and Scribe bakery

Jan 7, 2015, 10:42 a.m.

Before the doors could even open at the planned Sugar and Scribe bakery/eatery, 7660 Fay Ave., (former home of Zenbu Sushi), co-owners Maeve Rochford and Patrick Daniels decided the full-service bakery would benefit from an overhaul. Originally planned for an October 2014 debut, the eatery — a second location for the original Sugar and Scribe in Pacific Beach — will have a soft opening in late February, with a grand opening soon after. “When we got behind the walls and ...

Best Food Photo — Winner: ‘Amalfi Lunch — The Best!’ by Chris Cott for the LaJollaLight.com monthly photo contest

Winners for Best Food Pictures in La Jolla Light's 'Caught On Camera' Photo Contest

Jan 2, 2015, 10:01 a.m.

• Caught On Camera Photo Contest Winners: Chris Cott wins La Jolla Light’s monthly, “Caught On Camera” community photo contest for December 2014 with the theme: Best Food Photo. For his image, “Amalfi Lunch — The Best!” Cott will receive a $100 gift certificate to Bijou French Bistro in La Jolla. Shoutouts must be given to “Costa Rica Crab Burger” by Anthony Morreale and “Olive Shop in Morocco” by Dave Stutz — these gems win a round of applause and ...

Juice Crafters' La Jolla location is located at 935 Silverado St.

Business Spotlight - Juice Crafters in La Jolla suggests: Live well and be well

Jan 2, 2015, 8:58 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Juice Crafters is a family-owned juice bar that uses raw gourmet, 100-percent natural ingredients to prepare “some of the most amazing freshly pressed juices in the world,” according to its website, juicecrafters.com “We also serve powerhouse smoothies that will bring vitality to your life and introduce you to a completely new lifestyle that delivers better body performance and well-being.” Its signature powerhouse smoothies provide the nutrients needed to leave you feeling lightweight, even after a workout. Its ...

LEFT: At Cusp Dining & Drinks (located inside Hotel La Jolla), Irish Coffees and Hot Toddies are served during the holidays. RIGHT: Beaumont’s Neighborhood Eatery in the Bird Rock area of La Jolla is offering "The Partridge in a Pear Tree" cocktail with Grey Goose Pear vodka, agave, lemon juice, champagne and a rosemary sprig.

Holiday Sippers: La Jolla pubs serve drinks to welcome winter

Dec 24, 2014, 11:40 a.m.

Shaken or stirred, muddled or mixed, holiday cocktails boasting “spirits of the season” are readily available in La Jolla. Here are a few to whet your whistle. Beaumont’s Eatery in Bird Rock At Beaumont’s, 5662 La Jolla Blvd., bar manager Gavin McManes takes seasonal cocktails seriously. His latest creation, “The Partridge in a Pear Tree,” uses seasonal ingredients and the opportunity to play on words. The cocktail is comprised of Grey Goose Pear vodka, agave and lemon juice, shaken up ...

Beaumont’s Neighborhood Eatery, located in the Bird Rock area of La Jolla, is a popular spot for meeting friends and dining casually. Live music some evenings and weekends adds to its welcoming ambiance.

Bird Rockers love to perch at Beaumont’s Neighborhood Eatery in La Jolla

Dec 17, 2014, 10:35 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT — Beaumont’s Neighborhood Eatery: When Bird Rock resident Dave Heine saw the need for a local restaurant nine years ago, he decided to add something special to his community. He more than succeeded with Beaumont’s Neighborhood Eatery, a local favorite with the motto: “Eat, Drink, Vibe.” Beaumont’s diverse menu (brimming with ample breakfast, lunch and dinner choices), nightly live music and active bar scene spurs the restaurant to live up to that motto and keeps locals coming ...


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