SD TRAVEL LEISURE

First California-Grown Coffee Tasting At Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

In partnership with Frinj Coffee, San Diego-based Bird Rock Coffee Roasters held a tasting of the first California-grown coffee in San Diego earlier this month. The varietal, a certified organic Cuicateco which scored a 92 from Coffee Review, was available in limited supply, according to a news release, and coffee roasters have plans to provide more beans in coming months.

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Grant Seeks To Share the Park Experience

The Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community program, in partnership with Project for Public Spaces, announced that it awarded a national grant to the Balboa Park Conservancy.

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Turtle Beach to Buy German Firm

Rancho Bernardo-based gaming peripheral maker Turtle Beach Corp. said March 14 that it agreed to acquire Roccat, a German maker of PC gaming accessories. Separately the business announced it almost doubled its revenue for the year.

Big Games: SDCCU Holiday Bowl, Notre Dame-Navy Game Bring $75M Economic Impact

The Dec. 31 SDCCU Holiday Bowl game created a record impact...

Biotech Investors Look For Red Flags and Green

Do you bet on the jockey or the horse?  That question kicked off a Feb. 27 investor panel at Biocom’s 9th Annual Global Life Science Partnering Conference. The query gets at whether investors prioritize a biotech’s science or the management team.

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Urban Solace Restaurants to Shut Down

Urban Solace, located on 30th street, opened in 2006 and Solace & Moonlight Lounge, launched in 2011

What’s Cooking In Oceanside?

Dining: Foodie Scene Expands In Affordable, Welcoming Town

A hospitality renaissance of sorts kicked off in Oceanside with the opening of places like Harney Sushi, 333 Pacific and Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen starting around 2011.

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From Feeding to Fermentation, Food Waste Finds Second Course

FOOD: Needy Get Meals; Co. Working on Eco Friendly Vodka

Call it what you will: “Hedonistic Sustainability,” the “Circular Economy” — San Diego businesses and nonprofits are panning for gold in the area’s food waste stream as well as innovating new solutions to old problems such as hunger and protecting the environment.

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Zingle Wants Hotels to Get The Message on Customer Service

A long wait for coffee sparked the idea behind Ford Blakely’s business messaging company, Zingle. Blakely, who was working as CPA, was in line at a coffee shop in Del Mar.

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SD 500: Arsalun Tafazoli

Arsalun Tafazoli has reshaped San Diego’s culinary scene with his edgy architectural designs and unconventional, unapologetic menus at more than a dozen eateries and bars.

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Casino Renovations Are Game Changers

GAMING: Sector Moves Its Focus to Resort-Style Amenities

In the last few years, casinos in and around San Diego County have collectively invested north of $1 billion to revamp and/or expand their properties. According to tribal representatives and experts in the gaming industry, this is all in an effort to evolve from mono-dimensional gaming facilities to multi-dimensional, full-service resort models in order to better serve already-established guests and potentially gain new ones.

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Map to State’s Culinary Stars Will Be in Michelin Guide

Michelin and Visit California have teamed up for a one-of-a-kind Michelin Guide expansion: the Michelin Guide California 2019.

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Grant to New Children’s Museum Recognizes the Power of Play

National Endowment for the Arts acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019.

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Restaurant Group Stays Hands On

Food: GBOD to Expand On Its Successful Concepts

Although Raymond Davoudi, founder of GBOD Hospitality Group, grew up in the food service business, he learned the hard way that familiarity doesn’t necessarily breed success.

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Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Signs Distribution Deals

San Diego-based Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has signed two distribution deals that will bring its coffee products to multiple Southern California grocery stores and draft pubs for the first time.

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