It’s time to reinvigorate your diet with a health cleanse after all that comfort food dining. For your 2019 New Year’s resolution, ditch the fad diets and try out some of the best local low-carb options to slim down after the holidays without foregoing the flavor!
Don’t sacrifice delicious for bland diets – instead, substitute with some farm-fresh plates at Route 29 in the Gaslamp Quarter! Inspired by California wine country dining and décor, Route 29’s fresh ingredients are hand-selected based on what’s in season for quality you can taste. Not to be missed is the Local California Sea Bass, an ideal option for an exquisite dinner entrée at this Napa Valley-style eatery. The savory sea bass is paired with cauliflower, creamy haricot vert mousse, beet yogurt, tomato, and raisin vinaigrette for a protein and vitamin-packed dish that your body will thank you for!
On the cusp of the new year, raise a toast to healthy eating! Waterbar in Pacific Beach has a menu chock full of with fantastic finds, complete with outstanding beach views from the floor to ceiling windows. Take in the briny fresh air wafting in from the Pacific Ocean and snag your crew to dig into a unique starter of Grilled Hearts of Palm. This shareable plate combines grilled palm hearts with refreshing cucumber, ripe avocado, red onion jalapeño, and a coating of flavorful Green Goddess dressing. Make it easy to limit your carbs with this tasty plant-based plate!
Skipping carbs shouldn’t mean skimping on flavor! With two locations in La Mesa and Bay Park, Farmer’s Table is your next stop for the finest sustainable dining. Featuring local ingredients and earthy flavors, the delectable dishes at Farmer’s Table can be thoroughly amidst the vintage, rustic décor to complete their farm-chic vibe. Sink your fork into the Farmer’s Salad with wild arugula, candied walnuts, feta, local seasonal fruit, and tangy pomegranate vinaigrette for your daily serving of fruits and veggies in a nutrient-rich salad!
For family friendly dining in the heart of Pacific Beach, find your way to The Fish Shop! Home to the best service and freshest fish in this beachside neighborhood, Fish Shop invites you to kick back and relax in the open, nautical-themed outdoor patio. Skim the menu and create a plate for your unique palate – simply choose your favorite type of fish, select one of Fish Shop’s magnificent house marinades, enhance with two sides of your choosing including crunchy coleslaw and sensational seasonal veggies, and get hooked on flavorful fish favorites! Picking a health-conscious choice is easy with dishes including the Ahi Poke, a bowl of fresh raw ahi marinated in soy sauce, ginger, crushed red pepper and sesame oil served over jasmine rice and crispy wonton chips.
After the holidays, embrace a new year and new you by finding your new favorite dish at Osetra Seafood & Steaks in the bustling Gaslamp Quarter! This elegant eatery promises a refined dining experience filled with handcrafted culinary creations, gourmet seafood and USDA Prime steaks. Dine beneath a stunning three-story tour housing an award-winning collection of sought-after wines! Be sure to order the Chilean Sea Bass, pan-seared to perfection and served with fennel risotto, grilled asparagus and a tangy pomegranate reduction. Treat yourself to healthy dining and feel good about eating it too!
Get yourself back on track after the holiday season at barleymash, downtown’s fun, high-energy destination for progressive American dining with a twist. The warm modernist decor sets the tone for a lively evening to catch a sports game or socialize with friends. Drawing from the two barroom staples of beer and bourbon, the creative menu at barleymash is certainly worth the trip! The Seared Tuna salad is an optimal low carb option with stellar flavor, featuring sashimi-grade albacore, kalamata olives, creamy goat cheese, red onions, oven baked tomatoes, and roasted tomato balsamic vinaigrette.