San Diego is a melting pot full of flavors, and no one knows this better than Abe Botello, a San Diego native and the executive chef of West Coast Tavern. He comes from a lineage of San Diego restaurateurs and uses his upbringing in our city to create fresh takes on hearty comfort food favorites.
His brand new menu is no exception, combining unique protein from land and sea with exotic seasonings and organic neighborhood produce. The menu is not only filling, but also innovative in textures and tastes.
It’s no secret that BBQ sauce makes everything better, and there’s no better place to explore your saucy options than at Brazen BBQ.
At Brazen the name speaks for itself. Given the innovative restaurant’s bold flavors, delicious dishes and incredible southern style barbecue, this Hillcrest eatery has every right to be unabashed about its cuisine. Located on the corner of Washington and 5th Street, Brazen BBQ’s home resembles a cross between a rustic barn and modern warehouse, which perfectly reflects the restaurant’s mixture of traditional and innovative offerings on a menu that continues to surprise customers.
Although summer doesn’t last all year, the beauty of the ocean does. Luckily, San Diego suffers no shortage of eateries with proximity to local beaches. Here are five San Diego restaurants that combine amazing food with waterfront and sunset views to give guests the ultimate year-round dining experience.
Head over to Miss B’s Coconut Club in the heart of Mission Beach where beach fun takes no breaks. This popular hangout destination is just a few minutes from the ocean and offers tropical drinks and a menu inspired by authentic Caribbean flavors. Combined with a wraparound patio and vibrant hues of orange and blue, Miss B’s excites both the eyes and the taste buds.
Since opening doors this past March, Liberty Public Market has propelled San Diego’s culinary reputation forward and has attracted a national spotlight as the city’s first successful food hall. With 27 debut local artisans and purveyors currently operating within the market, overarching hospitality collective Blue Bridge Hospitality announces four new incoming tenants, utilizing the remaining empty spaces on-site. These spaces were intentionally left unrented prior to the market’s launch, in order to gauge what would complement the existing lineup of vendors inside the bustling food hall. A gourmet candy store, Lolli San Diego Sweets, and Venissimo’s new panini shop, Attic Salt, just recently opened doors. Coming this Fall, Hillcrest’s Pho 5th Avenue will see brand expansion into Liberty Public Market and will be joined by a renowned artisan deli, Roast, out of Canada’s Victoria Public Market.
It’s time for gin lovers to rejoice as National Gin Day returns on Monday, November 7th.
Celebrate with more than just a gin and tonic at San Diego’s Rustic Root, where mixologists will be shakin, pourin’ and stirrin’ things up with gin-inspired libations all day long. After a long Monday, guests are invited to relax after work atop the rustic-American rooftop lounge and receive $2.00 off all cocktails during happy hourfrom 4:00-6:00pm. Included in the lineup of timeless and crafty cocktails are the “1915”– made with lemon juice, simple syrup, cava, lemon twists and Tanqueray gin, and the Gimletcocktail shot– made with Gordon’s gin, lime juice, sugar and garnished with a sugar crusted lime.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa, A Destination Hotel, announces, Chef Danilo “DJ” Tangalin is taking the reins of the destination resort’s signature restaurant, Tidal. Chef DJ brings years of culinary experience and a keen sense of innovation to the bay front eatery. With the understanding that cooking is so much more than a recipe, Tangalin offers a menu focusing on San Diego’s freshest seafood and produce.
“We’re thrilled to have Chef DJ join the Paradise team with his culinary expertise, passion and drive,” says Managing Director, Richard McLennan. “We know his new menu will excite the taste buds of both our local and visiting guests.”