Located in the heart of Encinitas is Union Kitchen and Tap, North County’s stylish and modern neighborhood-friendly restaurant and bar. What separates Union from other restaurants is their mission to bring the freshest ingredients to their menu. The farm-to-table movement has become popular in San Diego, but Union Kitchen & Tap in Encinitas takes it one step further, sourcing vegetables and herbs from their own on-site hydroponic garden.
It seems that mixology is both a cumulative and transitory art, as some boozy traditions continue to pop up on cocktails lists, while others are lost among trending ingredients and stylistic visions. The newest fad on the bartending scene, elderflower liqueur, may make its mark as a quintessential ingredient to boost bright and fragrant notes in the craft cocktail realm. Try it for yourself at these restaurants around the city, as you sip on libations infused with the dynamic spirit.
Savor unique Mediterranean/Italian food at Nick & G’s, nestled in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe. Choose from an enticing selection of signature flatbreads and pastas, as well as meat and seafood dishes.
Enjoy the restaurant’s warm and inviting dining room, or a seat on their cozy outdoor patio. With Executive Chef Brian Freerksen heading up the kitchen, Nick & G’s satisfies every discriminating palate.
Each October, Panera Bread joins the fight against breast cancer through their Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign. The seasonal Cherry Vanilla bagel, flavored with cherry chips, dried cherries, honey, vanilla and brown sugar, is shape shifted into a ribbon and sold as the Pink Ribbon Bagel in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Locally in San Diego, Manna Development Group, Panera LLC’s San Diego franchisee, will donate 25 cents from every Pink Ribbon Bagel sold at participating bakery-cafes to Susan G. Komen San Diego, the county’s largest provider of free breast cancer services and support.
From its delectable crust to the gorgeous melted cheese on top, pizza is sure to make every mouth water. Although pizza can be enjoyed all year long, October kicks off the start of National Pizza Month. With a whole month dedicated to this favorite food and so many different options to choose from, we’ve planned out an entire week of great pizza and good times!
The Pendry San Diego presents Provisional Kitchen and Nason’s Beer Hall, two of the hotel’s stylish dining and drinking destinations.
- Nason’s features a selection of local and international beers, globally inspired comfort food and vintage bar games. Its name pays homage to Nason & Co. Farmer’s Market, which occupied the unique space in the early 1900s. Open daily from 3 p.m. to midnight, the bar features nearly 50 beers on draft, in bottles and cans that include local craft flavors alongside traditional German-style beers, select wines and classic cocktails too. With everything from bar snacks and brew-friendly entrees to sharable plates, including Nason’s classic housemade, buttery soft pretzel paired with violet mustard; a savory Belgian waffle with maple-roasted cauliflower; the Nason’s Burger topped with bacon and mustard jam and served on a pretzel roll, and even a vegetarian eggplant schnitzel breaded with pretzel crumbs. For the non-beer lovers: Nason’s offers cocktails including the East Side Rickey with Beefeater gin, mint, cucumber, lime, sugar and soda, and the El Diablo that combines Cabeza Tequila, lime, ginger syrup, crème de cassis and soda.