Finding Chicken Wings And Football

Football season is around the corner! Where do San Diegans go to get our wings and watch the game? Whether you like them falling-off-the-bone tender or crispy and smothered in sauce, chicken wings are the perfect go-to snack during the football season. Throw out the forks and knives and roll up your sleeves – it’s about to get messy! Share them with the table or make them a meal for one; these wings are sure to make your mouth water.

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Finding The Best Barbecue Bites

Baby Back Ribs at The Smoking Gun (courtesy photo)

While Tennessee, Missouri and Texas top the list of best states for expertly smoked meats, California isn’t too far behind coming in just a few spots back at number eight. Whether you prefer burnt ends, brisket, pulled pork or all the above, here are some of the best barbecue bites this side of the Mississippi.

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Florent Appoints New Executive Chef

Chef Abe Botello (courtesy photo)

Florent Restaurant & Lounge is pleased to announce the appointment of Abe Botello as Operational Executive Chef. Chef Botello brings over 10 years of culinary talent to Florent’s kitchen. The San Diego native’s passion for his craft and skilled expertise will be used to direct day-to-day culinary operations and refine Florent’s menu with innovative recipes and seasonal ingredients.

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Visit Morton’s The Steakhouse

Oysters Rockefeller

Conveniently located at the edge of the historic Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego, and across from the San Diego Convention Center, Morton’s The Steakhouse provides the perfect dining destination.

Seafood Sampler

Enjoy a beautiful dining room or a seat in Bar 12.21 for daily happy hour specials. There’s also an outdoor dining space and three private Board Rooms.

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Get Your Waffle Fix

Farmer’s Table Waffle Sampler (courtesy photo)

This morning delicacy has not only stood the test of time, but has ultimately been deemed indispensable by breakfast aficionados everywhere. Get your waffle fix this National Waffle Day (August 24th) by heading to one of these San Diego hotspots boasting dishes suited to the occasion.

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Carve Deli Delivers In Serra Mesa


Since its launch in February 28th of this year, Carve Modern Deli & Beer has been changing the culinary landscape in Serra Mesa. Carve’s clean design, tall windows, and natural light attracts patrons, as does the incredibly creative menu and approach to food. The restaurant has established a niche in Serra Mesa and introduced something new to the breakfast and lunch crowd it caters to.

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Finding Goat Cheese

Duck Empanadas at Barleymash (courtesy photo)

August is National Goat Cheese Month and with only about a week and a half to celebrate, it’s time to get down to business in finding some local San Diego spots to enjoy the tasty, sometimes tart cheese. Whether sprinkled over scrumptious salads or baked into a piping hot pizza, prepare to expand your cheese repertoire with the flavors of chèvre!

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The Habit Burger Grill Helps End Childhood Hunger

The Habit Restaurant, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT) is continuing its commitment to help end childhood hunger in America by partnering with No Kid Hungry for a third year. This year, The Habit has a goal of raising $400,000, for a three-year grand total of $1,000,000. This equates to 10 million meals to children who face hunger.

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Red Card Cafe Celebrates With Prix Fixe Dinners

Double Cheddar Crust Apple Pie with Pink Lady and Granny Smith Apples, Vermont Cider Jelly, Brown Butter, Vanilla Bean and Vanilla Ice Cream

Red Card Cafe in Bay Park will celebrate the success of its first year serving globally inspired street food and seasonal fare with a four-course, prix fixe dinner offered throughout two weekends in August. Available August 18 to 20 and August 25 to 27, guests can savor four of Red Card’s freshly-launched menu items by newly appointed Executive Chef Jeff Larson, who hails from Napa’s renowned dining scene and a duo of Michelin recommended restaurants.

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Salt & Straw Coming Soon

Salt & Straw, the iconic Portland-based, family-run ice cream purveyor known for its taste provoking, imaginative ice cream creations, has just announced plans to open a new scoop shop in the San Diego area. Come this winter, those in Little Italy will be able to savor critically-acclaimed favorites that fans know and love – such as Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons and Honey Lavender as well as seasonal monthly flavors showcasing uniquely local ingredients and products, all at its new home at 1670 India Street. To celebrate its new location, Salt & Straw will host surprise pop ups in the months leading up to the opening, which will be announced on the company’s Facebook page.

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