Sushi Rocks An Attitude At Wrench and Rodent

Wahoo in Burnt Beet BBQ Sauce

Considered one of the most innovative sushi restaurants in North County, sushi rocks an attitude at Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub.

Tuna Nigiri with Baked Apple
Local Yellowtail with Beet Relish

Owner and chef Davin Waites’s approach is unconventional, resulting in complex flavors that keep diners coming from all parts of Southern California.

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Blushed Spirits for Valentine’s Day

Jalisco Oceanside Refresh (courtesy photo)

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day right around the corner. You might find the sky bluer, the roses rosier, and the drinks even lovelier! This February, raise a blushed crafted cocktail and cheers with passion. Celebrating as a party of two or a party of you, Cupid has influenced this delightful list of concoctions to raise the spirits for all!

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Mezé Greek Fusion to Host ‘Muggles and Magic’

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Mezé Greek Fusion, located at 345 Sixth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, will test Harry Potter fans’ knowledge with its ‘Muggles and Magic’ trivia night beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23. The magical event will benefit Friends of Scott Foundation, a local non-profit dedicated to helping children with cancer and their families.

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RECIPE: Spicy Shrimp Guacamole

Jalisco Cantina Spicy Shrimp Guacamole

Avocado lovers, rejoice! This versatile green fruit has been rising to new heights in creativity, bringing creamy texture, vibrant color, and healthy fats to the table. No one knows fresh food better than Chef Michael C. Brown of San Diego’s newest elevated Mexican eatery, Jalisco Cantina. He creates tasty twists on traditional Mexican fare, featuring intensely flavorful combinations of scratch ingredients. Turn up the heat with a Spicy Shrimp Guacamole, a crave-worthy crowd-pleaser that’s easy to make at home!

Jalisco Cantina | (760) 429-1679 | 213 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 | http://thejaliscocantina.com

Recipe | Spicy Shrimp Guacamole

Courtesy of Chef Michael C. Brown

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 avocados cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 7 poached shrimp cut in 1/4 inch slices
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • ¼ cup red onion fine diced
  • ¼ bunch cilantro chopped
  • ¼ serrano chile fine diced
  • ¼ poblano, roasted and chopped
  • Juice of two limes
  • Sea salt to taste

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients together without over mashing the avocado for chunky goodness. Top with Jalapeño oil (*see below), cojita cheese and red fresno chile slices. Serve with chips or vegetables.

Jalapeño Oil:

  • 2 charred jalapeño peppers
  • 1 cup salad oil
  • Sea salt to taste

Puree in blender. Use to top Spicy Shrimp Guacamole for an added layer of fiery flavor.

Valentine’s Day Desserts

Chestnut Cream Cake at Cloak & Petal

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and with love in the air and heart-shaped boxes flying off the shelves, it’s time to start planning for the big day! With so many restaurants to choose from in San Diego’s booming culinary scene, it can be hard to choose the perfect spot for a romantic night with your loved one. Take a day off from your month-long cleanse and let your sweet tooth do the choosing; treat your sweet to one of these extravagant desserts at some of San Diego’s top dining destinations!

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