The City of San Diego has named April 5, 2015 Ralph Rubio Day in honor of Carlsbad businessman (and Rubio’s Coastal Grill Co-Founder) Ralph Rubio (right) for “his entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to the community and contributions to the food industry.”
A San Diego State University alumnus, Ralph brought his love of fish tacos to the United States after a college trip to Baja California, Mexico. 33 years after opening the first Rubio’s restaurant – a walk-up fish taco stand in Mission Bay – Rubio’s Coastal Grill has established a passionate fan base throughout the Southwestern United States and has largely been credited for starting the fish taco phenomenon in America. Cited by The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times as the country’s top fish taco expert, Rubio’s Coastal Grill has sold more than 200 million Original Fish Tacos®.
In honor of Ralph Rubio Day, Rubios is offering their original fish taco for $1.75 at all San Diego County Rubio’s Coastal Grill locations (including the location at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets) all day on April 5, 2016. If you’re hungry, you might want to stop by. For the official word from Rubio’s please follow the jump.
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Sharone Story and Brisha Cordella (pictured above) found themselves faced with a challenge. As members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s board of directors, each were tasked to raise money to support the Club’s impactful youth programming. What they came up with was an event called The 2016 Taste of Bressi.
The 2016 Taste of Bressi will be held on March 19, 2016 from 2-6 pm at the Club’s Bressi Ranch location. “Holding the event at the Clubhouse gives the public a chance to see the facilities available to Carlsbad’s kids. Each guest receives a ‘Clubhouse Pass’ to explore, play games like foosball and ping pong, and enjoy live music while sipping on adult beverages, and nibbling delicious bites,” said Story. “It’s a fun, casual, light-hearted afternoon that everyone 21 and older can enjoy.”
For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad please follow the jump.
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The Carlsbad Art Wall at Señor Grubby’s is getting a whole new look on the weekend of January 16, 2016 as Encinitas based artist Skye Walker takes over the east wall of the Carlsbad eatery.
The first 2016 CAW artist Skye Walker will bring his life-long love for illustration, design and mural painting to the CAW with his signature colorful composition of nature and environmentally conscious iconography. Walker found his love for art in his early youth while traveling the country with the family bluegrass band named EarthWalkers. They logged over 2,000 shows nationwide singing about preserving the environment. During this time, Walker’s father taught him the art of lettering and murals. His father was an accomplished sign painter and muralist in the 70’s and 80’s.
For all the official details, please follow the jump.
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The San Diego Union Tribune has decided to blow the cover on our best kept secret gelato spot in The Village with a profile on Italian cousins Cristina Amoroso and Paola Richard. Their Gaia Gelato located in the Village Faire Shopping Center has been our go-to cold sweets spot since they opened.
The desserts they serve are made in the Italian style, which is denser, creamier and with less sugar than many American-style gelatos. Amoroso has developed more than 60 flavors of gelato, sorbet and granita and introduces new ones each week. To preserve the flavor and texture, gelatos are made in small batches and not sold after 24 hours.
It’s no wonder why their Yelp reviews are off the charts. For the rest of the story please click the link.
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On Saturday, October 3, 2015 the Carlsbad Rotary will be hosting their 33rd Annual Oktoberfest in Carlsbad’s Holiday Park. Here are just a few of the beery details:
We’ll be serving up the tastiest brats and traditional German fare, along with healthier choices. And Oktoberfest wouldn’t be complete without bier, pretzels, und scrumptious Bavarian desserts. . . You’ll be entertained the whole day through with live music, pumpkin painting with the kids, photo booth, and our NEW costume contests!
To buy tickets click here. For all the other official details, please click the link.
[Link: Oktoberfest Carlsbad]
The Village of Carlsbad’s Flicks at the Fountain returns for its third summer and begins tomorrow night, Thursday, July 9th! The Carlsbad Village Association invites everyone to enjoy a journey to Neverland with the late Robin Williams, as Peter Pan, in Hook.
Sponsored by village merchant, Aranelle, Hook is the first of eight movies playing throughout the summer on Thursday evenings behind the Village’s prominent fountain at the corner parking lot at State Street and Grand Avenue. Paradise Pizza and Linda’s Yogurt & Deli will be on site to take your dinner order and will deliver right to your seat for al fresco dining. Or, visit one of many village eateries prior to the movie. Bring a low-back lawn chair, a jacket or cozy blanket, and your favorite movie snacks and spend a memorable evening in the village with your friends and family. Seating begins at 6pm; movie starts at dusk (approximately 8pm).
[Link: Carlsbad Village Association]
On May 16, 2015 the City of Carlsbad will turn Leo Carillo’s historic ranch into the Wild West Fest.
Wild West Fest is a free event and activity cards can be purchased for $6 for activities like pony and mechanical bull rides, souvenir photos with authentically dressed cowboys and cowgirls, and western themed crafts. . . Among the event highlights is the salsa contest, which is judged by Chili’s Encinitas, and features prizes for salsa taste as well as table presentation in the following categories: best overall, people’s choice, best presentation, funniest presentation, best fruit salsa, hottest salsa and originality.
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Carlsbad’s own action eyewear company Spy is holding its infamous annual Spy Belgian Waffle Ride and Fitness Expo on Saturday and Sunday April 25-26, 2015 all centered around San Marco’s Lost Abby Brewery.
The ride itself takes place on Sunday, April 26th and once again, it will be surrounded a two-day bicycle and fitness expo, kicking off at The Lost Abbey brewery in San Marcos, CA, which is also where the start of the race will be. . . Now in its fourth year, the SPY BWR is a grueling 229-kilometer, multi-terrain cycling race that began as a tribute to the beautiful and taxing rides staged in Belgium each spring. The course includes 11,000 feet of arduous climbing through the unrelenting hills of San Diego County and includes a relentless barrage of mud, dirt, single-track and water crossings. . . The Expo will include multiple food trucks from Gear Grinder Grill as well as more than 30 performance and sports related exhibitors.. . More than $10,000 in prizes will be raffled off, including bikes from Giant, Felt, Masi, Haro, as well as prize packs from lululemon. . . The family friendly festivities will also include an astro jump and bouncy house for children in attendance.
If you like bikes (and/or beer) then the Spy Belgian Waffle weekend is just for you. For more info, please click the link.
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Mark your calendars. On Saturday March 7, 2015 the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad will host their 4th Annual Taste of Bressi Festival.
Prepare for an afternoon filled with craft beers, premium wines, food, live music, and more. Local vendors will be providing tastings of signature dishes and beverages, while guests soak up the sounds of great tunes. . . Featured wines will include ZioBaffa, Rombauer, Justin, Cakebread, Coomber, and Orin Swift. Our participating food vendors include Gregorio’s, Luna Grill, That Pizza Place, Rubio’s, Zen-sational Cheesecakes, and Kasi. . . The $45 Taste of Bressi Clubhouse Pass provides access to all restaurant nibbles and your choice of any 8 beer, wine or cocktail tastings. In between eating and drinking, explore the Clubhouse, play some games, and listen to some great local bands including Collin Elliott, Chris Moburg, Seedheads, Sol Remedy, and Tri Loc.
All proceeds will be benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad follow the jump or click here for the 4th Annual Taste of Bressi Festival website. [click to continue…]
The streets of Carlsbad Village come alive on Friday night December 19, 2014 as part of a special Christmas edition of Friday Night Live featuring Christmas caroling.
Gather the family and enjoy this enchanting holiday presentation as you witness the sights and sounds that make this time of year so magical. Hot cocoa and cider will keep you warm as you briefly escape the holiday rush and swoon over performances by local crooners like Alan Land and Susanna Kurner with Adrian Demain on guitar. . . While you’re out, browse Village shops like The Beat Clothing and Lavender Blu in search of the perfect holiday gifts, or keep the holiday spirits flowing with a seasonal craft beer at 83 degrees. Village restaurants like Gregorio’s and Café Panini will also be ready for your post-caroling feast.
Friday Night Live runs from 6 to 8pm on Friday, December 19, 2014. Performance sites are located outside of Carlsbad Chocolate Bar on the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and State Street and Viz Art Ink on the corner of Grand Avenue and State Street. Be there and get in the Christmas spirit.