The cranberry is one of the most sought-after fruits when Fall rolls around. Jellies, relishes, and beverages are just the tip of the iceberg in regards to the vast amount of dishes that this little berry takes the limelight in. Thankfully, there is an entire day dedicated to cranberries– National Eat Cranberry Day on November 23rd! Conveniently coinciding with Thanksgiving Day this year, the cranberry is the perfect addition to your meal in its many forms. Pop into these notable eateries to pay tribute to this widely-loved seasonal flavor!
Oceanside is home to Jalisco Cantina, a cozy yet stylish bar and restaurant inspired by Mexico’s beautiful landscape and vibrant culture. Featuring a number of specialty cocktails that are sure to arouse your senses, Jalisco’s flavors reflect a region as bright as the Mexican sun. Jalisco Cantina’s Snooty Cosmo is the ultimate beverage for the cranberry connoisseur with Grand Marnier, cranberry juice, Champagne, and fresh lime, as well as the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving Day feast with complimentary cranberry flavor!
Located in Mission Hills, Farmer’s Bottega features locally-sourced food and a rustic-chic vibe. Take your brunch to the next level by ordering some bubbly with your breakfast. The Cranberry Mimosa is the superb complement to your meal; a splash of cranberry in your champagne beats the tired tradition of orange juice mimosas any day! If you’re seeking a midday pick-me-up, Bottega’s Spinach Salad does the trick with craisins, spiced pecans, pears, raspberries, blueberries, goat cheese, lemon vinaigrette.
Nestled in the heart of Solana Beach, Pillbox Tavern is one of North County’s premier destinations to sip on hand-crafted cocktails and savor Coastal Americana cuisine. The Arugula Grilled Steak Salad is as on-trend as it is hearty, made with arugula, spinach, candied walnuts, onions, carrots, quinoa, cherry tomatoes, & dried cranberries tossed in a sun-dried tomato vinaigrette, and grilled sirloin steak. With a variety of high quality, vibrant ingredients and more than enough protein to satisfy, you won’t regret ordering this distinctive dish.
Woodstock’s has been a crowd favorite for decades; with a welcoming atmosphere and generous portions, it’s no wonder that hordes of people still flock to this beloved hometown pizzeria. Drop by Woodstock’s in Pacific Beach to unwind and find your cranberry fix! The Tree Hugger Salad is a free-spirited mix of organic spinach, feta cheese, caramelized pecans, dried cranberries and organic balsamic vinaigrette. Keep the festivities going by pairing your salad with a glass of wine or choose from the variety of craft brews on tap for a serious cranberry celebration.
Don’t let National Cranberry Day slip away without properly celebrating. Grab some friends and let one of these local hotspots make your Thanksgiving Day even tastier with a host of cranberry dishes and drinks!