This San Diego Local’s Week Includes Art Galleries and Convoy Street Eats

Market Manager at Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows Dishes on His Fave Places

Photographed By: Josie Gonzales

Exert: David Chan
Credentials: Marketing Manager and Talent Relations, Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows


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With remarkable production value, the Tonight in San Diego live taping is not to be missed. It’s a late night variety show that highlights local personalities, leaders and entertainers. After the show, check out Small Bar’s $15 ribeye deal only on Mondays.



While everyone is doing Taco Tuesday, I’m in Convoy getting Asian food at either Dumpling Inn or RakiRaki Ramen. Afterwards, check out Iceskimo for some amazing Taiwanese snow ice and Min Sok Chon for karaoke.


Get a fresh cut mid-week at Barber Side on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights, which is open until midnight. Don’t expect to get your hair cut quickly, as they don’t take reservations and typically have at least an hour wait. Write your name on the list and get a pizza and beer at Blind Lady Ale House or Luigi’s while you wait.



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Once a quarter, The San Diego Museum of Art puts on my favorite event: Culture & Cocktails. Everyone is dolled up and there’s food, drinks and most importantly an impressive collection of art to check out. If the event isn’t occurring, you can’t lose with City Tacos and live music at Soda Bar.



After a long week, a show at the legendary Casbah is the perfect place to let loose with a couple drinks and listen to some amazing music. Izakaya Masa is a little hidden gem in Mission Hills for killer late night eats ‘til 1 a.m.



The family-owned Las Cuatro Milpas in Barrio Logan has the best limited Mexican menu in town. Order the rice and beans—it comes with tortillas and it’s basically all you need. La Bodega Gallery, also in Barrio Logan, typically has some great art shows on Saturday nights.



If it’s during the summer, then I’m technically “working” the pool parties at the Lafayette Hotel. They’ve been voted as San Diego’s best three years in a row. If I’m not working, then you’ll find me strolling Balboa Park and taking it easy.

Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104

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Josie Gonzales studied Art History and Photography at University of San Diego. She works as a freelance photographer covering fashion shows, theatre, weddings and other events.




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