After coasting to the West Coast earlier this year, Shake Shack is heading southward to San Diego in 2017. This modern day “roadside” burger stand serves up the most delicious burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes, beer, wine and more. The Shack plans to set up shop at Westfield UTC, a three-level outdoor shopping center in University City. The Westfield UTC Shack, located on Level 2, will offer all the Shake Shack classics, from delicious 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers and cage-free chicken to crinkle-cut fries and spun-fresh frozen custard. Plus, there will be frozen custard concretes featuring local San Diego food purveyors.
Customization is at the heart of the STACKED concept
You can create a burger, pizza, salad or Mac ‘n’ Cheese with all of your favorite ingredients! And imagine those ingredients are fresh and flavorful, the proteins grilled to order, the vegetables crisp and fresh, the cheeses rich and creamy, the sauces and dressings freshly made from scratch.
STACKED is a full-service restaurant with an innovative ordering approach that enables you to control when you order and pay, and customize your meal in a comfortable, uninhibited way. Guests get exactly what they want, and pay for exactly what they get. So, if you remove an ingredient from a Signature Item, you pay less. If you add an ingredient, you pay more. Simple and fair!
Ready, set, play ball! The 112th World Series begins October 25, putting MLB’s best against each other to find out who reigns supreme. This year, experience America’s favorite pastime in a whole new way. Check out these five San Diego restaurants perfect for scoring an out of the park game day!
Kick off game one with a burger and a beer at barleymash. Located in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp, barleymash features a wide variety of taps, including three rotating handles. Relax next to one of several screens and order the All American Burger made with a grilled beef patty, American cheese, baby greens, tomato, red onion, house made pickles and ale-aioli, served of a fresh house made bun. This burger is sure to score a home run with your taste buds.
The Commons Bar in Gaslamp Quarter has launched fun new eats to kick off the spring season. The Commons Bar is known for its outstanding burgers, juicy wings, great deals and sports entertainment. The new menu is packed full of more delicious, savory choices ranging from scrumptious starters like Nachinno’s and Mottsey Sticks, all the way to delicious cocktails including the Cadillac Mexican Bull Dog Margarita and the Long Island Tea Party.
- Starters: The born-again nachos are here! These are not your basic nachos; Nachinno’s are topped with tomatoes, red onions, jalapeños, and choice of chili, steak or chicken all smothered in cheddar cheese! Mottsey Sticks will also be your new go-to starter as they are stuffed with mozzarella cheese and served with home-style marinara sauce. Another standout starter is the new Totchos, crispy golden tater tots topped with home style chili, melting cheese, guacamole and sour cream. Lastly, can’t forget the signature Pretzel Puffs, fresh baked, locally made Bavarian Pretzel Bites that are perfectly salted and served with a side of house made jalapeño sauce. Just add beer and repeat!
Baseball season is about to be in full swing and that means it’s time to indulge in some of your favorite ballpark food! Whether you’re enjoying a game in the park or from your favorite bar, nachos are the best go-to plate to complement your ice-cold beer while watching the game. Next time you’re looking for your cheesy fix, stray away from the average cheese plate and head to one of these San Diego hotspots with na-cho average nacho dishes!
Looking to watch America’s favorite past time, eating America’s favorite game-day snack? 1919 is downtown’s ultimate sports bar with 25 flat screen TVs and an equally impressive nacho recipe to boot. Hit a home run with their Perfect Nachos loaded with cheese sauce, jalapenos, pico de gallo and your choice of chicken, steak or short rib.
Big appetites call for large appetizers! Brian’s 24, located in the Gaslamp District, serves up only the best with their Chicharrachos dish that will get you and your friends through a fun night downtown! This twist on the classic nachos includes crispy fried pork rinds topped with melted cheddar jack cheese, japalenos and chipotle ranch dressing. Stray from the norm and fill-up on this topping-stacked dish next time you’re in downtown San Diego!
Top Nine Burgers with a Twist
The hamburger has humble beginnings, starting as ground beef served between two slices of bread. The introduction of toppings to this archetypal sandwich has inspired innumerable culinary creation. Chefs have added veggies, hundreds of different cheeses, and sauces galore to dress up the classic combination. In honor of National Hamburger Month, celebrate all the delicious jacked up variations inspired by the original hamburger with these nine San Diego restaurants!
Executive chef/owner Jeff Rossman specializes in burgers made with Certified Humane Meyer’s Natural Angus beef, buns from Bread & Cie and Sadie Rose (choose your own bun: sesame, brioche, whole wheat, ciabatta or protein-style), housemade condiments and locally grown produce from Suzie’s Organic Farm and other area growers whenever possible. Rossman is also executive chef/owner of Terra American Bistro and Terra Catering and Shalom Kosher Catering.
“Terra American Bistro is the restaurant of my dreams and Bunz is following suit,” said Rossman, who recently received the inaugural San Diego Grown 365 Award from the San Diego County Farm Bureau for his perseverance in supporting local growers and making locally grown food more accessible to the average person. “We’re bringing the beautiful, locally grown produce from farms likes of Suzie’s Organic – and humanely raised meats – to communities where those ingredients are sparse or non-existent. We’re making food we’re proud to serve our own children.”
Menu items include flat-top hot dogs, local craft beer, breakfast items, breakfast cocktails, shakes and a beer float made with caramel and Stone Smoked Porter. Bunz will also be the first restaurant in town to serve concretes, dense and delicious frozen shakes. In the ’50s, these shakes were handed to customers upside-down as a way to demonstrate their thickness.
Bunz replaced the Rossman family’s 31 year-old Pam Pam Cafe & Grill, attached to Hotel Circle’s Days Hotel. Jeff, who was not involved with Pam Pam, had long waited to convert the spot to a casual eatery where he could serve the same high-quality, locally and humanely sourced ingredients guests get at Terra.
All menu items are under $10.00.