Eight Women Chefs Who Are Rockin’ It In The Kitchen

Women Chefs San Diego

LEFT TO RIGHT: Cohn Restaurant Group’s Deborah Scott, CAR’S JARS CARLY MCHENRY, BRACERO’S CLAUDETTE WILKENS AND UPTOWN TAVERN’S LETY GONZALEZ

These eight San Diego women are owning their kitchens and prepping some of the best food in America’s Finest City.

Cohn Restaurant Group’s Executive Chef/PartnerDeborah Scott has a distinctive style in the kitchen, showing a love for aesthetics, presentation, and flavor contrasts. She heads up Indigo Grill, Island Prime/C Level, Vintana in Escondido, and Coasterra Restaurant on Harbor Island. Guests are pleasantly surprised by the exceptional attention to detail paid by Chef Scott to the presentation of food. Using organic, local, and sustainable ingredients, Chef Deborah Scott loves to support local farmers. “Typically, I change the menu quarterly with seasonal selections,” she says. “The theme of my cooking is eclectic, with a concentration on presentation and combining ingredients that play off of one another.” Don’t miss Chef Deborah Scott’s Pipian-Crusted Brie or her new Bibimbap Hot Pot at the newly-remodeled Indigo Grill in the heart of San Diego’s Little Italy. And since she loves spending time in the dining room interacting with her guests, you might get a special opportunity to meet her. mm

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Get Your Waffle Fix Today

Brians 24 Waffle Cristo

Brian’s 24 Waffle Cristo

Whether you’re looking for stuffed waffles, healthy waffles or a waffle sandwich, these San Diego restaurants are sure to have a waffle that satisfies your craving!

It’s easy to get your waffle fix at Brian’s 24. This 24-hour diner in Gaslamp recreates the classic waffle and the French croque-monsieur with the Waffle Cristo.  Enjoy thinly-sliced ham and cheddar jack cheese between two halves of a bacon waffles topped with powdered sugar and served with a side of extra hot French fries. This all-American diner is taking a French classic and giving them a warm U.S.A twist.

Centered on University Avenue in Hillcrest, Uptown Tavern is the best place to be for some wacky waffles. The Red Velvet Waffle is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. Stuffed with bacon and cheese and topped with fried sweet plantains, bacon, spiced walnuts, a coconut milk reduction, garlic butter and Woodford Reserve maple syrup. Uptown Tavern will be making your cheeks blush with these velvety waffles.

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Devour Oodles of Noodles

Oodles of Noodles San Diego

Mac n’Cheese at The Cellar

If you love pasta, there’s good news coming your way. Mark your calendars because Tuesday, October 6th is National Noodle Day. Make sure to celebrate the holiday by slurping down large bowls with oodles of noodles. A popular comfort food staple, there are many types of pastas to discover. Here are San Diego’s top restaurants that will help you choose your favorite noodle.

In the Gaslamp district, barleymash will take you back to when you were younger. Their barleymacs are upgraded takes on our childhood favorite that are a base of cavatappi noodles, poblano beer-cheese sauce, pepper jack beer-cheese sauce, three-cheese blend and panko bread crumbs intensified with additional toppings. If you’re feeling indulgent, choose the Duck, Duck Goat that is covered in a spiced duck confit, crispy duck skin, goat cheese and a baby arugula balsamic-Jäger drizzle.

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