Fashion 5.0 April 2012

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Best new NIGHTLIFE concept


San Diego’s Verant Group has done it again! Scheduled to open on April 16th, this new two-story venue that occupies the old Whiskey Girl location downtown will offer music and entertainment nightly. Ginger’s, a swanky martini bar downstairs, will be the hottest spot in San Diego to get your girls’ night started. 600 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp District. (619) 858-0322

Best Salon

A Style Concierge

Best Thursday Night Hangout

PB AleHouse

PB Ale House is a favorite Thursday night hot spot for more than one reason. The eclectic menu, friendly service and savory drinks make this lodge-like restaurant a desirable way to enjoy the night, until 2 a.m. if you please. Cruise by on Thursday nights for their $13 BBQ special and $3 handcrafted beers, whiskey and vodka drinks. 721 Grand Avenue, Pacific Beach. 858.581.2337

You can’t trust just anyone to style your hair! Luckily the stylists at A Style Concierge are beyond qualified and have style. It’s conveniently located directly above Dolcetti Boutique so you can get made over from head to toe all at one location. 635 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp District. 619. 237.4413

Best Shoes

Tutto Cuore

Tutto Cuore offers quality, trendy shoes for a value price. This fashion-forward local retailer is growing as the designer quality and edgy styles keep drawing people in. The vision of Tutto Cuore is to always carry trends of what’s new and next and to have service that is impeccable and style that is unforgettable. 1019 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach. 858.490.4685

Best Date Spot

Melting Pot


Dip into something different with fancy fondues at the Melting Pot. Do it right by ordering from the Big Night Out four-course dinner menu that offers choices of cheese fondue, fresh salads, main entrée and chocolate fondue. This interactive dining experience effortlessly stirs up conversation and laughter, making your date a memorable experience. 901 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp District. 619.234.5554

Best Kept Secret

La Dolce Vita Ristorante

This genuine Italian cuisine in La Jolla is a cozy and romantic restaurant with a charming outdoor patio that feels like an ancient palazzo in Italy. You’ll fall in love when you try their Petto di Pollo Dolce Vita, a chicken breast sautéed in olive oil with garlic, mushrooms and artichoke hearts soaked in a gorgonzola cream sauce. 1237 Prospect Street, La Jolla. 858.454.2524

Best Mimosa

Tower 23

Tower 23 has a breathtaking view, quality food and delicious drinks that give you an overall delightful dining experience. Build your own mimosa by choosing you mix of orange juice, blood orange juice or pomegranate mixed with quality champagne for $6 a glass. 4551 Ocean Boulevard, Pacific Beach. 866.869.3723

Best Mexican

Café Coyote y Cantina

Café Coyote y Cantina’s friendly staff, delicious Mexican food and festive atmosphere have contributed to it being voted as Best Mexican Restaurant. With 127 tequilas offered here, Café Coyote y Cantina is one of only two certified Tequila Houses in the United States. They are known for their signature tortillas, freshly made on their front patio. They have the prime location for all the street festivities that will be going on for Cinco de Mayo. 2461 San Diego Avenue, Old Town. 619.291.5700 14

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Best Desserts

Extraordinary Desserts

Food meets art with these one-of-a-kind specialty desserts that engage all five senses. Extraordinary Desserts is set apart from all other competitors because of the quality of the desserts and the breathtaking presentations. It is not like your average bakery since they only use the best quality products and use mostly organic ingredients. Many of the recipe ideas come from inspiration from owner Karen Krasne’s traveling experiences. 1430 Union Street, Little Italy. 619.294.7001 2929 Fifth Avenue, Balboa Park. 619.294.2132