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(A special post on the cool and casual Lafayette Hotel, from San Diego’s Youngest Foodie, @SDSammaLamma. Enjoy! ~DowntownRob) Last Sunday I went to The Lafayette Hotel with my mom and brother to go swimming for the day. It was really cool. They have rooms, a pool, food, and sweet bathrooms (if I say so myself). The hotel has been around […]

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East Village, San Diego is booming with new and fun restaurants. I had the opportunity to enjoy a chef’s dinner at Toast Enoteca & Cucina with a guest. Immediately I was impressed by the ambiance created by the red mood lighting and numerous bottles of wine surrounding the intimate space. We were handed an iPad  loaded with the menu and […]

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This post brought to you by Rums of Puerto Rico. The content and opinions expressed below are that of DowntownRob.com. I love rum, and not just because pirates infamously drank it. The best rum in the world comes from Puerto Rico, some would say, and Puerto Rico is the Rum Capital of the world. I’ve sampled enough Puerto Rican Rum to […]

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The Lafayette Hotel has some very unique and vintage abodes available for its guests, but also provides eats through the restaurant Hope 46. Chef Ryan Gilbert has brought his culinary skills to the restaurant as their new executive chef. He’s steering the Lafayette Hotel dining scene toward more locally sourced food with a renewed spirit. We were invited to try […]

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You may have already RSVPed (over 65+ RSVPs already), and if so you’re in the know and can help by sharing this post to your social networks, but for those that haven’t, we’re throwing a good ol’ fashioned #SDTweetup May 27th at the newly remodeled Firehouse American Eatery, featuring their new appetizers. I’ve also enhanced the social media celebration by […]

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A few weeks ago, the San Diego Museum of Art was taken over by Culture & Cocktails- an event highlighting The Welcome Galleries’ Cuban Contemporary Art installation.  Guests were quickly transported from San Diego, California into a “Havana Nights” themed Cuban experience full of bright colors, energetic Salsa music, and of course, hand-rolled cigars. As guests entered the large atrium […]

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