A Perfect S.D. Date: Dinner and Live Music
Oct 29th 2010 12:23PM / by Nanette Wiser
Here's how you're going to impress your date this weekend: Rather than cheaping out with burgers and Guinness at the local gastropub, sip and sway at these jumping joints where cuisine, concerts, salsa and jazz are the catch of the day.
Wild Note Café & The Belly Up Tavern : This slick neighborhood bistro nestled next to one of San Diego's best live music venues makes it easy to dine before and after the heartbreaking reggae, indie and blues sets. Best of all, dinner allows you to skip
the concert line. Chef Izzy Balderas' global flavors infuse his seafood, salads and Mexican-inspired dishes. Pan-Asian dishes share the stage with
pine-nut crusted chicken, and filet medallions with truffle mashed potatoes. Kick up your heels and after the show, linger over tasty desserts.
Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room: Another oldie but goodie retro lounge where you can DIY your ribeye or
porterhouse, add sautéed mushrooms, bourbon bacon baked beans or tater tots, and finish up with bacon chocolate cake while making friends at the
communal grill. Enjoy a mélange of jazz, blues, swing and more starting nightly at 9pm. Catch Melly Francis and the Distilled Spirits every Monday
and the lovely Nena Anderson on Tuesday, as well as the Fairmounts and Baja Bugs in November; check the calendar for the nightly roster. Top off the
night with an Art Snob, a killer mix of bourbon, bitters, orange peel and ginger ale. It's speakeasy style that's easy on the pocketbook.
• Anna Maria Beach Cottages
• Epic Hotel Miami
• Los Cabos Resort
• Crystal River, Florida
• Sanibel Beach Resort, Florida
• Sonoma Mission Inn
• San Diego Beer Week
• The Old Globe Theater
• Newport Jazz Festival
• Clearwater Jazz Festiva