With locations in North Park, Liberty Station, Encinitas, and the most recent location in East Village, Breakfast Republic has made a statement by creating the ultimate twist on timeless breakfast foods and drinks. Breakfast Republic did a voting poll on Facebook for fans to choose this month’s specials and now, they are ready to be devoured by you. Did you get the luck of the draw? Here is a close look at the specials that Breakfast Republic will be offering for the entire month of April.
Carmel Valley’s new prime food and shopping destination will host guests for a three-course dinner at three of the property’s top restaurants: WESTROOT tavern, Dolce and Crudo. The evening begins at WESTROOT tavern with appetizers and cocktails. Then you’ll be whisked off to Dolce for an entrée and wine pairing. To close out the evening, stroll over to Crudo for a relaxing cup of coffee and dessert. All three restaurants will offer diners two choices of appetizer, entrée and dessert.
Executive chef Ingrid Shelton has found her niche at Cusp Dining and Drinks, offering diners supercharged flavors in her seasonally changing menu where entree-sized portions are called to be shared.
Confident and intuitive while helming the kitchen, Shelton is contented with the restaurant’s beautiful décor, that’s not overly designed. “This enables our guests to relax in an environment that is both upscale and comfortable,” she says. “The 11th floor view of the ocean is unforgettable, especially at sunset.”
The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC) is taking its renowned Over the Line (OTL) Tournament to the next level this year. The organization will host its first-ever Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, May 20 in conjunction with the first rounds of Over the Line at Mariner’s Point on May 20-21—because nothing gets you warmed up for bat like a cold one. Players are invited to bring their bats, balls and most creative team names to the tournament, while spectators watch the games and enjoy local craft brews, cocktails, and bites for a cause.
What is an empanada? The name comes from the verb empanar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread. An empanada is made by folding a dough or bread patty around some type of stuffing. The stuffing can consist of meats, vegetables, fruits, or even sweets.
Flaky, warm and delicious; there’s nothing better than a savory empanada to celebrate this magnificent day! Barleymash in the Gaslamp Quarter has some wonderful empanadas that deserve to be eaten on their special day. The stuffing of the Duck Empanadas is made with duck confit, sweet corn, arugula, goat cheese, lime crema, roasted poblano beer-cheese sauce for dipping and crispy duck skin dust to top it all off!
Did you know that the little salted snack actually originated the phrase tying the knot, that now refers to newlywed couples? Whether you like them soft or crunchy, salted or unsalted; on April 26th, in honor of National Pretzel Day go ahead and get knotty at one of these San Diego establishments.
The taps are about to flow and internationally-inspired cuisine is set to be served at San Diego’s premier and only month-long culinary spectacular—SeaWorld® San Diego’s Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival, weekends in April.
With a wave of more than 80 local craft beers, a menagerie of more than a dozen wine varietals and nearly 60 delectable food samplings, this expanded, five-weekend festival will tantalize the taste buds of every foodie with gourmet offerings created by SeaWorld’s award-winning executive chef, Axel Dirolf and his acclaimed culinary experts. All-new aromatic offerings from Tuscany and Southern California make this year’s craft beer and food celebration bigger and better than ever, and it can only be experienced at SeaWorld.
Executive Chef Carl Schroeder and Chef de Cuisine Tyler Nollenberger have introduced several new selections to the brunch menu at BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant, located at 2202 4th Ave.
New starters include a house-made sticky bun topped with cream cheese frosting, roasted apples and toasted pecans, priced at $8.25; roasted beet and citrus salad with farmers market oranges, ruby red grapefruit, roasted pistachio and Bucheron goat cheese, priced at $10.50; deviled eggs served with arugula and parmesan and house-made lemon potato crisps for $9.
San Diego’s annual Gator By The Bay, the largest, most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou will be held May 11- 14, 2017. Presented by San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club, it features four days of live music with over 100 musical acts and special performances on seven stages, southern cuisine including 10,000 pounds of crawfish trucked from Louisiana, non-stop live music, dancing and family fun at Spanish Landing Park on beautiful San Diego Bay across from the airport.
Voted by Trivago as one of the top 30 destinations to visit, Puerto Vallarta is on the hot list for travelers this year. The destination is absolutely breathtaking and can accommodate large groups of friends or families (or both!). San Diegans looking for a spring or summer vacation that is still close to home will see La Troza as a paradise found.
Spring is in the air and so are fresh fruits and veggies! With temperate weather comes culinary creations brimming with refreshing flavors and ingredients. Celebrate the season of regrowth and rejuvenation with these San Diego restaurants mixing up festive spring salads!
If you’re a barbecue fanatic seeking some greens to accompany your smoked meat, Brazen BBQ offers a laidback atmosphere laden with warm décor and a menu boasting award-winning barbecue. Try their Smokehouse Salad, made with romaine lettuce, your choice of chicken, pork or brisket, black beans, roasted corn, avocado, queso fresco, tobacco onions and chipotle ranch dressing. Hearty by nature, this salad is ideal for those seeking a salad with some substance!
Learn how to “talk taco” at the brand-new and bustling Karina’s Ceviches & More on India Street’s International Restaurant Row in Mission Hills, which on Tuesday, March 28 will celebrate its grand opening with an all-day-long “free taco” event. Patrons of this new, fast-casual eatery by Karina’s Group will receive a free taco with purchase, heaped with their choice of carnitas, grilled or Baja-style fish, or rotisserie chicken. Those who know the popular full-service Karina’s Mexican Seafood restaurants know the delights that await – and those who don’t will be delighted to find out about the delicious tacos, seafood cocteles, burritos, and ceviches served in this convenient location.
The Corner Drafthouse is Bankers Hill’s newest go-to destination for foodies, craft beer- and cocktail enthusiasts. Order from their wide selection of scratch-made favorites such as Fresh Ahi Poke, Buffalo Chicken Lollipops, Short Rib Grinder Sandwich, Jumbo Crab BLT and their signature Fish ‘N Chips. Not to mention, you’ll want to pair your meal with one of their 70 local taps that showcase some of Southern California’s best brews. Craft cocktail enthusiastic? Their drink menu focused on seasonal ingredients is just as impressive.
On Sunday, March 26 from 1-4 p.m. Sally’s Fish House & Bar will be holding a Paws on the Patio happy hour for locals, travelers and dog lovers alike. The Bayfront restaurant will celebrate all things dog-friendly, with happy hour bites and sips for owners and snacks, treats, games and more for guests and their furry friends. Furry guests can even enjoy a true taste of San Diego’s craft beer scene at the events, with Your Best Buzz Brew offering craft beer specially made for dogs.
Highlights of the waterfront, furry-friendly happy hour include:
- $6 draft brews, select wines & well cocktails and 1/2 off appetizers
- 15% off regular lunch menu for all Fit Athletic Club members with key tag
- Complimentary samples of dog craft beer by Your Best Buds Brew, LLC and cricket protein treats by EntoBento
- 20% of restaurant proceeds will benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society, who will also be bringing adoptable dogs to the event for anyone looking to take home one extra furry friend
- Park at Grand Hyatt San Diego for 3 free hours during the event at Sally’s
Known for a section of its menu dedicated to popular street foods from around the world, San Diego’s Red Card Café now offers new daily specials and new brunch dishes.
Fried Chicken Mondays: Red Card Café is embracing the fried chicken movement with Chef Alfonso Arellano’s Southern-style recipe featuring Nashville style spicy BBQ sauce with braised kale and rainbow swiss chard. This weekly special is available all day every Monday for $14.