Holiday Sweets and Savory Bites

Toast Gastrobrunch Red Velvet Cakes
Toast Gastrobrunch Red Velvet Cakes

Oh, the holidays. The time of year to grub with friends and family with no remorse. Sweater weather is code for indulging in sweets and savory bites, and we’ve pulled together some of the best spots around the ‘hood to take a bite out of.

Did someone say Red Velvet Cakes? I think so. If breakfast comes with a decadent cream cheese frosting atop a fluffy stack of pancakes, sign me up. Toast Gastrobrunch has one heck of a menu, full of sugary delights, including a warm, fluffy stack of Red Velvet Cakes. Topped with cream cheese frosting, cocoa and powdered sugar, your sweet tooth can’t resist these classic yet unique eats.

Warm up at The Smoking Gun with a creamy Corn Chowder with crunchy cornbread croutons and grilled corn. Nothing’s better than a hot bowl of soup on a cold day. Go the extra mile and pair it with one of the brews on tap. Chowder and a cold one? Yes please.

Try a southern specialty from Bub’s @ the Beach with their Gravy and Biscuits brunch dish! Boasting two fresh-baked biscuits, savory sage sausage gravy, cheesy scrambled eggs and breakfast potatoes, this one really hits the spot. Wash it all down with the Morning Mule, a Bub’s specialty made with Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka, ginger beer, fresh lime juice and bitters, all topped with soda water.

What’s better than playing golf with stunning views of the Coronado Bridge? A sweet stack ofApple Crumble a la Mode French toast from Feast & Fareway to enjoy afterwards! A true hole-in-one experience, this dish comes perfectly garnished in caramel apple filling, brown sugar crumble and cold vanilla ice cream.

Valentina in Encinitas offers an authentic family-oriented dining experience, while serving up wholesome food and wines from around the world. Their Beet and Brussels salad features the fall’s beloved staple food dressed in orange vinaigrette and topped with almonds and feta. Enhanced with healthy ingredients and zesty flavorings, every bite will immerse you far into your favorite time of the year.

Take advantage of all the delicious ways you can celebrate the season by visiting any of these renowned restaurants!