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FROST ME Gourmet Cupcakes Now Open

Last week, Seaport Village got some Food Network celebrities.  The much anticipated FROST ME Gourmet Cupcakes is now open at the village and the lines are not stopping.

FROST ME specializes in hand crafted, one of a kind cupcakes.  They even have gluten free options!  The delicious cupcake joint took home the trophy on Food Network’s season 9 of Cupcake Wars and with good reason.  Their cupcakes are decadent and out of this world.  Flavors include toasted coconut, lemon poppy seed, classic chocolate ganache, key lime raspberry and so much more. Move over, Sprinkles.  You’ve got some competition! 

Not only are their cupcakes extraordinary, FROST ME has the adorable store front to go with it.  Fresh flowers on the tables  and wait a minute, a 24 hour extraction iced coffee machine?! This thing is way cool.  It extracts decaf and regular iced coffee within 24 hours.  I mean, can you think of a more awesome way to brew iced coffee?

Okay okay, I’ve said enough.  You’ll have to come experience FROST ME Grourmet Cupcakes for yourself! Make sure to stop in this quaint little cupcake store to have dessert and an iced coffee.  The store is open 10am-10pm daily.

Boardwalk Betty

July 4th at Seaport Village

Another 4th of July is upon us with lots of fun activities at Seaport Village. If you’re planning on coming to the village to watch the Big Bay Boom fireworks, then you’ll need some details to make sure your independence day is magical! 

Here is your guide for the perfect 4th of July at Seaport Village:


Parking gets hectic on 4th of July here at Seaport Village.  So, first and foremost I recommend that you take the trolley down.  It’s cheaper and much more convenient for you.  You can get off on the Seaport Village exit and walk on over.   

If you would like to drive and park at the Seaport Village parking lot, make sure to arrive early as spots fill up fast and early.  Here are the rates for parking at the Seaport Village lot on the 4th of July. 

4th of July Parking Pricing- SPECIAL RATES APPLY FOR JULY 4TH

Self Parking July 4th rate:

Regular parking rates before 3pm.  Click here  to see regular rates.

After 3pm on July 4th- $20 prepay to park

Valet Parking:

Regular valet pricing before 3pm. Click here to see regular rates.

After 3pm on July 4th- Customers with reservations to The Headquarters restaurants- $30

After 3pm on July 4th- Customers without reservations to The Headquarters restaurants- $50

Note- Extra overflow parking available on July 4th at the Ace lot located on 645 Broadway (Bank of America lot) for $20


In honor of July 4th, we will have 2 bands performing at the gazebo. The first band- Midnight Heat- will be performing from 1pm-4pm and the second band- Windy City- will finish off the night performing from 4:45pm-8pm.  Stop by the gazebo and dance a little!

In the food court, we will have Nadro John performing his flamenco guitar from 12pm-4pm.

Aside from our usual amazing bands, we will also be hosting 105.7 The Walrus radio station at Seaport Village.  The Walrus will be broadcasting live from the village and giving away prizes throughout the day.  They’ll be set up by Harbor House near the boardwalk. Stop by and say hi to them.  The Walrus will also be broadcasting the music that the fireworks are synched to at 9pm, so make sure to tune in!

Note- The restaurants on property, Harbor HouseEdgewater Grill, and SD Pier Cafe will not be accepting reservations in order to remain fair to everyone.  If you’d like a nice view of the fireworks or if you’d just like to have dinner at the restaurants, make sure to arrive early to get a table.

Alamo Flags located inside Seaport Village will be giving away 500 3x5 American flags on July 4th.  Stop in their store and grab one before they're all gone! 

I can’t stress this enough, but if you’d like to get a good view of the fireworks, arrive early and secure your spot.  The fireworks are launched from several locations around the bay. 

I hope you have a safe 4th of July with your loved ones.  Please drink responsibly and be sure to pass the keys to the designated driver in your group.  Alcohol is not permitted outside of the food court at Seaport Village.

See you on the 4th!

Boardwalk Betty

7 Good Eats You Are Missing Out in San Diego

Nowadays, everyone is a foodie or a food blogger.  If you have a camera phone and an instagram, you’re a food blogger.  It’s that easy.  So, I’m sure you see a lot of dishes going around your newsfeeds.  But, no one talks about the hidden gems.  Well, here are 7 of the most delicious dishes and restaurants in San Diego.

1.  Soda & Swine-University Heights

Make sure you try the Brussels sprouts!

2.  Prep Kitchen- Little Italy

Prep kitchen has a good variety of food, but the steak is divine. 

3. Pizzeria Mozza- The Headquarters  

I could eat Pizzeria Mozza every single day.  It’s beyond delicious.   Recommendation:  The Funghi Pizza

4. Cucina Urbana- Banker’s Hill

If you’re a San Diegan, you know how amazing Cucina Urbana is.  Italian food with a modern twist!

5. Barrio Star- Banker’s Hill

Barrio Star is the place where you have a few drinks with some girlfriends before and after you enjoy the best tacos ever! Their Day of the Dead mood is just perfect. 

6. Greek Islands Café- Seaport Village

No other place in San Diego does Greek the way Greek Islands Café does.  The family owned restaurant serves authentic Greek dishes daily on the waterfront.  What’s better than that!

7. Plumeria Vegetarian- University Heights

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, this is the place to be in town. All their dishes use organic vegetables when available.   Now you won’t feel bad about splurging on a dish.  

Is anyone else getting really hungry?  Go, my friends and dish away!  Let me know how you like the places.

Boardwalk Betty

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Consider this a window to the best views in town, an abundance of tips, secrets and downtown chatter. Boardwalk Betty cruises the cobblestone to bring you the splendor of Seaport Village. Join in her experiences, her observations and interactions as she shows you how Seaport Village is where the magic of the sea comes to life.  Also, a list of her favorite blogs below!