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Santa Comes To Señor Grubby’s Carlsbad

by The Editors on December 7, 2023

Join the holiday party at Señor Grubby’s Carlsbad (377 Carlsbad Village Drive) on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 beginning at 6 PM.

Featuring photos with Santa, cookie decorating, face painting, music, food, drinks and MORE to raise funds and awareness for ‘Got your Back San Diego!’

As if we really need another reason to grab some fish tacos. Bring some canned soup to donate to a great cause.

[Link: Señor Grubby’s]

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Where To Eat in The Village

by The Editors on March 25, 2020

Citylight

The Carlsbad Village Association has created a great list of restaurants in the Village that are open and providing curbside pickup (some also offer delivery) as a response to the latest public health order closing restaurants for in-room table dining. This situation is very fluid. Please call individual businesses for updated hours and ordering information.

If you know of a restaurant that is open and is not listed on this page, please email chris@carlsbad-village.com or text 760-644-2121. For all the info, please follow the jump.

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Senior Grubby’s Keeps Carlsbad Fed

by The Editors on March 24, 2020

Checking in with Senior Grubby’s Justin Juchura (maker of our favorite Carlsbad Fish Tacos) to see what they’re doing to keep people fed, while the quarantine continues. If you need to pick up food (and drinks), here’s one of the places in the Village where you can.

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The Land & Water Co. Shuts Off

by The Editors on October 17, 2019

Chef Rob Ruiz shut down his The Land & Water Co. restaurant in the old Twin Inn building of the Village Faire shopping center in Carlsbad on October 12, 2019 with little notice to customers, according to a story on Pacific San Diego.

The closure of Land & Water came as a surprise to diners, who learned via Instagram and Facebook on Saturday morning that Oct. 12 would be its last day of business. He was gratified by the large turnout of customers who showed up in the final days to see the restaurant off.

The story makes no mention of why the restaurant closed on such short notice, or what will move into the space now that Ruiz is gone. We have friends who loved Ruiz’s culinary exploits, however, we never made it in to try it ourselves. Guess now we never will. But don’t worry  The Charles Kenneth speakeasy is still rolling along downstairs. For more on Ruiz and what else he has planned in San Diego, please click the link.

[Link: Pacific San Diego]

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Grubby’s 6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Party

by The Editors on April 30, 2019

Señor Grubby’s, makers of our favorite Carlsbad fish tacos, is happy to announce their 6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Parking Lot party, taking place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 1-6pm.

The event is free & open to the public, all ages are welcome; however, the team Olympics are designed for teams of 2 with players ages 21+. The parking lot games will consist of corn hole, ladder golf, flip cup & more, plus an inflatable slide to end the obstacle course. We will be awarding 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners with prize packages; along with ‘Best Team Name’ & ‘Best Costume’.

Señor Grubby’s is located at 377 Carlsbad Village Drive, in Carlsbad. For all the official details, please follow the jump.

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Bill Walton, Roberto Vigilucci & Carlsbad Kids

by The Editors on January 17, 2019


Pictured (L to R): Bill Walton, Chad Nelson, Greg Nelson, Brad Holland

Vigilucci’s Trattoria in Leucadia was the host of an exclusive dinner on Monday night. Back in September, a dinner for ten with Bill Walton was auctioned off at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s annual Gala. It sold for $10,000 – and was so popular that a second dinner was added and sold immediately.

Local Carlsbadistan and Club alum Greg Nelson bought the dinner, and invited ten of his CHS and SDSU “basketball boys” to join him for the special evening. “The dinner and service was off the charts,” enthused Greg. “Bill was entertaining, and we all had a great time talking hoops – a real night to remember!”

For all the details, please follow the jump.

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Steady State Delivers via Amazon

by The Editors on September 25, 2018

While we’d much rather roll down to our favorite Carlsbad coffee roasters in person (Steady State, 2562 State Street Suite G in Carlsbad), it’s nice to know that Amazon will now deliver some of their amazingly tasty Space Traveler beans directly to our door any time we like. If you’d like to order some up, click the link.

[Link: Steady State on Amazon]

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The Himalayas Taste Delicious

by The Editors on April 12, 2018

 

For years the Village of Carlsbad had a reputation for having a slew of Italian and Mexican restaurants and not much else. Thankfully this is no longer the case. The Village is now home to a great array of dining choices and while we’re not big on restaurant reviewing here at Carlsbadistan, there is one spot that we’ve been loving lately and that is Taste Of The Himalayas.

Hiding downstairs and nearly invisible from the parking lot at the Village Faire, Taste of the Himalayas has some of the most delicious Indian food we’ve had in San Diego. Stepping into the restaurant is like leaving Carlsbad and traveling to another country with its own colors, sounds, scents, flavors, and moods. Without giving too much away, we recommend you check it out if you haven’t, and if you have, then you know exactly what we’re talking about.

Taste of the Himalayas is open daily for lunch and dinner. For address and directions, click here. For more info, click the link.

[Link: Taste Of The Himalayas]

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Bluewater Grill Opens Carlsbad Location

by The Editors on October 30, 2017

Chain seafood restaurant Bluewater Grill has finally opened their Carlsbad location, in the old Fish House Vera Cruz location at 417 Carlsbad Village Drive, according to story on NBC San Diego.

The menu offers sustainable seafood and shellfish – some of it caught off the California Coast by the restaurant’s harpoon fishing boat, Pilikia. . . Lunch and dinner menus created by Chef Art Garcia feature up to 40 varieties of fish. . . The restaurant also will offer a kids menu certified by the National Restaurant Association’s Kids Live Well program.

Bluewater operates their own swordfish harpoon boat, Pilikia, and serves “the finest quality locally harpooned swordfish in season,” according to their website. “Our fish is always the most pristine quality available, and we purchase directly from fisherman, in season, at the peak of quality and freshness.”

We’re looking forward to checking it out soon.

[Link: NBC San Diego]

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There A New Islands In Carlsbad

by The Editors on October 11, 2017

Carlsbad, California based surf burger and bar chain Islands is celebrating 35 years in business with the opening of their newest restaurant at The Shoppes At Carlsbad (formerly known as the Westfield Mall) at the corner of Highway 78 and El Camino Real.

“The Islands team is incredibly proud to be opening at The Shoppes at Carlsbad,” said Michael Smith, president of Islands Restaurants. “Carlsbad is our home base, and it means a lot to open our 10th San Diego location here, especially as we celebrate our 35th anniversary this year.”

Looks like Oceanside will finally get their chance at an almost local Islands Restaurant. The new location opens on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. For the official word from Islands, please follow the jump.

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