Be Cool. Be Creative. Give a Damn. That’s how the saying goes in our office. It’s our work mantra – the core of our company values – so it should come as no surprise that we are HUGE advocates for supporting local even when we’re not navigating our way through a global pandemic!

While we may not be able to socialize like the good ole days, there are plenty of other ways to help support our favorite establishments (part of the whole “give a damn!” thing) and with so many businesses doing awesome stuff to help out the community it’s hard not to say “SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!”

Here’s where you can find me spending that cash!


I live in OB so this one might be slightly biased but a good cup of coffee is a good cup of coffee and OB Beans definitely delivers one hell of a cup. Their tagline is ‘doing good farm to cup’ so you know what you are getting is fresh and pure.

They are all about giving back to the community making recent donations to our healthcare workers in San Diego. If you’re interested in making a donation click the link below!


Better Buzz is winning with their specialty drinks. The Iced Horchata Latte? Yes, please! Also, they’ve been doing their part to make sure the people on the frontlines are properly caffeinated. Woo!

Order ahead or hit the drive-through and stock up on that work from home fuel. As they say “Lifes Better Buzzed”.

PRO TIP: Don’t skimp on that vanilla powder.


Modern Times is still available for your craft beer needs. They sell coffee too! Both quarantine staples if you ask me. They are open for local deliveries or pickup so check the site to see what options work best for YOUR needs!

They’ve also been gifting generous amounts of coffee and pastries to those healthcare workers here in town. Jump on that donation train by clicking the link below!


Mike Hess Brewing is offering a Quarantine Pack which includes – a six pack of your choice, a 32 oz glass growler with beer of choice, and 2 bottles of Mike Hess Hand Sanitizer. Need the hand sani but not the beer? Go for it – and know that 19% of those sales proceeds go towards pediatric cancer research. 🥰

I see what you’re doing Mike Hess Brewing and I like it.


You guys are truly missing out on some good grub if you haven’t yet hit Crazee Burger. They serve over 30 types of burgers including options for you veggies and vegans!

They be slingin’ some freebies on Tuesday’s too for fellow industry peeps (Food + Bev). This place is nailing it right now!

Curbside or postmate it.


Craving some good Irish fare? The pub is still open for takeout at Stout Public House in downtown San Diego. Their corned beef is top-notch (BEST Reuben sandwich in town!) but they’ve got an entire menu full of goodies if you’re in the mood for something else.  My personal go to? The Steak Salad w/balsamic dressing. 🔥

Open Thursday + Fridays only for TOGOs – check out @stout_sd on the gram for times!

How do you support?

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