National Pizza Month

Margherita Pizza at The Haven

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!

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Spooktacular Halloween Eats and Events

Candy Corn Pancakes at Breakfast Republic (courtesy photo)

Fuel up before your spooky Halloween festivities at one of Breakfast Republic’s six locations, and indulge in spooky Candy Corn Pancakes, piled high with an assortment of vanilla, orange zest and sweet corn pancakes, and topped with colorful candy corn. Available Halloween Day only, for $11.00 per order.

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Union Kitchen And Tap Pesto Recipe

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.

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Elderflower Liqueur Trending Now

Sangria Flora at Union Kitchen and Tap

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.

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Nick & G’s Is Big Draw In Rancho Santa Fe

Mussels Brodetto: green lipped mussels, garlic, white wine, and herb bread crumbs.

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.

Calamari Gremolata with lemon caper aioli and checca sauce.

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.

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Panera Bread’s Pink Ribbon Bagel® Campaign

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.

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