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SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – San Diego's newest, premiere dining and live music establishment – Anthology, offers some of the most legendary acts on stage and in the kitchen. Located near the hip neighborhood of "Little Italy" on the southern end of India, Anthology marked its grand opening on June 6, 2007. Anthology comes to life in the spirit of the classic ‘30s and ‘40s supper clubs with a decidedly modern spin, to deliver a culturally harmonious gathering of food, music, wine and ambiance in an intimate 300 seat venue. For starters, with culinary superstar chef Eric Bauer, Anthology has become one of San Diego's premier upscale dining rooms. On stage, Anthology plays host to renowned local and international musicians in Jazz, Classic Rock, Blues, Latin and World music. From unplugged to plugged, solo to large bands, guests can be sure they will be impressed by the exciting array of local musicians and singers. Artists who have performed include: Ramsey Lewis Arturo Sandoval, Kenny Rankin, Larry Coryell, Mose Allison, Sonny Landreth, Chick Corea and Lee Ritenour. Director of Music Operations Michael Pritchard, with more than 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry, most recently as talent buyer for Humphrey's Backstage Club, has secured an impressive array of musical talent (see the artists list).

Anthology is the vision of Howard Berkson, CEO of Anthology and local real estate developer. "I grew up in Chicago where going out for a great meal paired with live music was part of the cultural experience... that's what I hope to create with Anthology," said Berkson. "San Diego as a city has matured and we're ready for some of the visceral experiences you find in world-class cities like New York and Chicago. There's a demographic niche here, where we're looking to enjoy the finer things in life, like great food and terrific music – that's Anthology." Anthology's sound resonates from superior acoustics throughout. Combined with a highly sophisticated state-of-the-art digital sound, video and lighting system the venue is designed as one of the finest performance environments on the West Coast. The newly constructed space was specifically designed to offer open sightlines to the stage throughout. Anthology is to quickly proving itself to be downtown's exceptional world-class destination. Designed by BCV Architects of San Francisco, the acclaimed 13,000 square-foot restaurant and club extends vertically to three levels including a mezzanine and VIP dining room. On the Upper Level guests enjoy indoor/outdoor spaces including the Fireside Lounge with 18 foot fireplace, outdoor Bayside Balcony and Taylor Guitars Private Dining Room. The venue also includes two state-of-the-art kitchens to accommodate both fine dining and private events. Anthology is also proud of their relationship with Taylor Guitars, a local, worldrenowned guitar manufacturer. The VIP dining room has been named in honor of this friendship. Taylor was honored to not only produce, but also contribute, the exemplary, one-of-a-kind menu covers designed after their superlative instruments using woods of their handcrafted guitars. "Taylor Guitars is honored to be part of the Anthology team. We love the concept, and since it aligns so closely with what we do, it was just a natural fit. We appreciate the chance to get involved on such a deep level, not simply as a "corporate sponsor." We're looking forward to a long friendship." said Bob Taylor, co-founder of Taylor Guitars. Reservations are strongly recommended, walk-in patrons are always welcome. For dinner reservations and/or concert tickets, visit the website at, at the Box Office or by phone at 619.595.0300. See fact sheet for additional information and contacts.

Anthology sets a new modern standard for the way people experience the pleasures of fine dining and live entertainment. Encompassing a collection of world-class cuisine, music talent and superb service in one environment — one place — one gathering. Anthology.

Downtown San Diego near the vibrant "Little Italy" neighborhood
San Diego, CA 92101 [between A and Ashs]

Owner: Howard Berkson, Marsha Berkson
Executive Chef: Eric Bauer
Sommelier: Matt Ahern
Director of Restaurant Operations: Michael Miller
Director of Music Operations: Michael Pritchard
Architects: BCV Architects, San Francisco

Anthology's cuisine is inspired by our Executive Chef Eric
Bauer and his signature farm fresh ingredients menu. The new American fare is as fresh as its ingredients. The world-class wine list features more than 250 selections from premier growing regions designed to satisfy the most refined palate.

Anthology is a perfect duet of food and music in a swank, modern supper club environment. Designed for genuine social interaction and an intimate, quintessential live music experience, all levels provide unobstructed views of the stage and a comfortable dining setting. Our state-of-the-art digital sound system is engineered for acoustical perfection.

The spaces feature an easy sophistication in its architectural design encompassing two levels plus a mezzanine. 30-high foot ceilings, natural wood finishes, undulating wood ceiling and raw concrete of the interior walls add to the ambiance.

Modern coastal California architecture features wood, glass and concrete on twolevels of multi-zoned spaces featuring formal and informal dining areas, indoor/ outdoor lounge, upper lounge with 18' fireplace and outdoor balcony, private VIP dining room, two kitchens.

300 seated / 500 cocktail reception First Level&Mezzanine: Signature Dining, Bar and Lounge Second Level: Informal Dining, Fireside Lounge, Outdoor Balcony, VIP Room

From unplugged to plugged, solo to large bands, guests will be impressed by the exciting and solid array of local and national artists including legendary Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and Grammy award winner Chick Corea. The play list includes Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock, R&B, World, Latin and much more. (see the attached artist list for previous performers. View online for current listings.)

Days and Hours:
Tues-Sun, 5:30p.m. (PST) Closed Mondays

Strongly recommended. Walk-ins welcome. Concert tickets available at the Anthology Box Office, Charge by phone at 619-595-0300 or online at

All major credit cards accepted.

For Media Inquiries:
William Lopez

©2007 Anthology - Fine Tuned Music & Cuisine • • San Diego • 619-595-0300