New Chef’s Seasonal Plates At Lemonade

Among the first trendsetters in contemporary cafeteria-style dining, Lemonade debuts a wide array of new menu offerings including their signature collection of cold-pressed lemonades and six value-oriented Chef’s Seasonal Plates at popular $10 to $13 price points.

Known for its 50-plus item menu designed to mix-and-match, Lemonade will add six Chef’s Seasonal Plates aimed to expedite ease of ordering while also providing exceptional value.

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National Burger Day

Jsix’s J6 Burger (courtesy photo)

National Burger Day is May 28th! For the best burgers in town, be sure to check out these burger hotspots.

Barrel Republic

Barrel Republic is known for their massive quantity of craft beer. At Barrel Republic’s Oceanside and Carlsbad locations, experience the freedom to pour and the freedom to pair your favorite brew with your favorite bites. Try pairing a refreshing Amber Ale with a juicy burger.  The Barrel Burger is prepared with 100% chuck, black wax cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions between brioche buns. Pair it with a frosty Amber ale. The mild, caramel and malt flavors blend with the taste of medium hop bitterness. Heavier foods go well with this type of beer, especially savory burgers like this one. For burger lovers who want to branch out, get weird with the Double Cheese Bacon “Burger” flatbread!

Common Theory Public House

Do you enjoy a cold craft brew with your burger? Celebrate National Burger Day at Common Theory Public House, a Convoy hotspot adorned in modern and rustic décor paired with creative menu items, indicative of San Diego’s booming culinary scene. Common Theory’s extensive menu offers a variety of specialty burgers, packed with fresh ingredients and unique flavor combinations. Enjoy their C.T. Burger, stacked with arugula, caramelized onions, fresh tomatoes and aged white cheddar cheese.

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Napizza Opens In Encinitas

Everyone’s favorite fast-casual pizzeria has just dished out a new location in the heart of downtown Encinitas with their late-night weekends debuting this week. With an ever-increasing following of customers who crave the restaurant’s organic ingredients and welcoming atmosphere, co-owners Giulia Colmignoli and Christopher Antinucci knew their current hometown of North County would serve well for their fourth location.

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Celebrate Negroni Week

Officine Buona Forchetta (courtesy images)

Bitter and bold in all the right places, Negroni debuts at Officine Buona Forchetta this June to stir up some good during the 5th annual Negroni Week. Equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, this ruby-red concoction gets a playful makeover from Officine’s Bar Manager, Alessandro Riva. His Peppegroni offers cocktail aficionados a bold blend of Italian liquors such as Antica Formula Carpano and St. George Bruto Americano, a cousin to the classic Campari spirit. A house-made peppercorn-infused Campari tops off this boozy affair, with a few slices of red and green bell peppers adding a pop of color and dose of intrigue, if only for a limited time. All Peppegroni proceeds to benefit Crave McKinley Elementary School Art Program.

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Ice Cream Desserts for Summer

BeShock Dessert Mix Mochi Ice Cream

With summer right around the corner, there is no better way to beat the heat than by cooling down with something sweet from the best restaurants in town. Whether you’re visiting our beautiful city or simply a local searching to satisfy this summer’s sweet tooth, look no further than these San Diego restaurants serving the best ice cream desserts in the city!

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 Taste of Liberty Station

On Wednesday, June 21, Liberty Station invites San Diegans to stroll and explore all its offerings at the inaugural Taste of Liberty Station from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Liberty Station businesses will open their doors for attendees to discover the variety of bites of Liberty Station’s eateries, live music and artisan goods in the storied corridors and plazas, artwork from the local art galleries in the community, and have the option to sip different sparkling wines in the Bubbly Garden. Ticketholders will receive a “Liberty Pass” that will map out a list of participating restaurants with their menu offerings, and businesses and art galleries that are taking part in the event. An additional ticket for the Bubbly Garden will be available for those 21 and over. The live entertainment and art exhibits in the corridors and plaza will be open to the public to enjoy.

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Creative Sauces and Toppings

PB Shore Club Sweet Chili Calamari (courtesy photo)

Did you know that ‘sauce’ is actually a French word that means ‘a relish to make food more appetizing’? A topping that often brings dishes to life and showcases chef-inspired flavors, sauces are the ultimate catalyst in culinary creativity. Experience the power of sauces and toppings at these San Diego restaurants that know how to get their sauce on!

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Women and Whiskey

Ready for a wild night? The first Women and Whiskey Bartender Challenge is coming to True North Tavern on Sunday, May 21. Come and celebrate National Whiskey Day late. Beginning at 8:00 p.m., bourbon babes from San Diego’s hottest bars, including barleymash and True North Tavern, will go head-to-head in a whiskey showdown. Come see which lady of libations packs the most punch in her pour. Feel the burn from your snifter as you sip some scotch. At the end of the night vote for your favorite bartender and booze.

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Decoy Dockside Offers New American Cuisine

Cast Iron Cornbread with bacon jam, jalapeño jelly and honey butter.

Located inside the Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, Decoy Dockside Dining is a luxe lodge inspired restaurant designed to maximize views of Lake San Marcos.  

Buttermilk Fried Quail with ruffle honey, greens and Carolina gold BBQ.

Corporate Executive David Warner offers New American Cuisine inspired by the great outdoors. The menu is built around the restaurant’s wood burning oven and highlights wild game and fresh water seafood. 

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Taste The Season’s Freshest Tomatoes

Farmer’s Bottega Heirloom Tomato Flatbread (courtesy photo)

There’s nothing like enjoying a ripe tomato on a warm San Diego day to kick off the season. Treat your taste buds to this season’s freshest tomatoes with dishes from these San Diego restaurants!

A farm-to-fork hotspot in Mission Hills, Farmer’s Bottega boasts a menu full of inventive dishes paired with quaint décor and cozy ambiance. Enjoy their Heirloom Tomato Flatbread, topped with fresh milk mozzarella and house-made basil pesto. Light and delightfully cheesy, this flatbread is sure to keep you coming back for more.

Another farm-to-fork restaurant located in La Mesa, Farmer’s Table offers a farm-inspired atmosphere meshed with farm-fresh dishes to match. Indulge in something light with their Heirloom Tomato Burrata, drizzled in aged balsamic and topped with fresh basil. This dish offers a toothsome blend of subtle acidity and sweetness melded with crisp basil notes, to leave the palate refreshed and satisfied.

In the mood for prime steakhouse cuisine with a coastal twist? Osetra in the Gaslamp District offers a sleek and modern setting for guests to enjoy a diverse wine selection along with inventive dishes. Try their Capellini & Prawns, crafted from angel hair, shitake mushrooms, jumbo shrimp, cherry tomatoes, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. A robust intermingling of succulent shrimp and slight acidity from cherry tomatoes, this dish is for seafood aficionados.

In need of a tomato classic? Fig Tree Café in Pacific Beach offers their BLT Sandwich, crafted with man candy bacon, tomato, iceberg lettuce, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese and garlic aioli, sandwiched between two pieces of sourdough bread. Paired with a welcoming atmosphere, this tomato-infused meal aims to please.

A craft beer mecca located in Convoy, Common Theory Public House offers an open feel with rustic, modern vibes. Enjoy their Caprese salad, a classic combination of fresh mozzarella, local vine-ripe tomatoes, almond pesto and balsamic reduction. Prepared with perfectly ripened tomato slices and nutty, balsamic sweetness, this tomato treat pairs impeccably with a cold beer from their rotating draft list.

If tomatoes are on your mind this season, enjoy your favorite fruit at these San Diego restaurants serving tomato dishes to impress!

Farmer's Bottega Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Prepkitchen La Jolla Offers New Menu And Design

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San Diego’s original farm-to-table establishment and long-time favorite, Prepkitchen La Jolla has made some new changes. Guests will notice a newly outfitted patio complete with navy blue and white bistro chairs and bold, striped umbrellas in the expansive space aimed at encouraging diners to linger throughout the long summer days.

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Burgers New Zealand Style

Bare Lamb Burger (courtesy photo)

National Burger Day is coming up and  Dunedin North Park and their sister restaurants, Queenstown Public House, Raglan Public House and Bare Back Grill will be celebrating all week starting Monday, May 22 by offering 50% off a different burger from the menu each day leading up National Burger Day Sunday, May 28th. You don’t want to miss their signature Bare Lamb Burger which will also be 50% off on National Burger Day.

If you’re not familiar with the history of the restaurants’ burger recipes, they’re influenced by owners Matt Baker and PJ Lamont’s traveling adventures in New Zealand. While in Queenstown, they fell instantly in love with a small burger joint called Fergburger. After Fergburger’s owner befriended them, he taught both PJ and Matt many of the burger recipes, including the homemade condiments, so that they could bring them to San Diego. Shortly after returning, Baker and Lamont opened Bare Back Grill, followed by the other restaurants…the rest is history.

Each of these Kiwi-inspired San Diego restaurants use only the best ingredients, including all organic meats, fresh vegetables and breads baked daily. While they all share a similar style burger menu, they each have their own very unique personality sparked by a different NZ town or region, which all pay homage to the overall relaxed lifestyle, quality of life, and of course amazing quality food that New Zealand offers.

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New Cocktail Menu at Grant Grill

Modernist Herbal Negroni

Grant Grill recently launched its latest and greatest cocktail menus to date. The highly unique menu titled, Where We Are Going We Don’t Need Roads, offers classic gin cocktails alongside their modernist, unconventional and somewhat futuristic counterpart interpretations. From table-side melted cotton candy to “lab style” concoctions for two the menu is something you can’t recreate at home.

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