Ah, Nuts! Whether you enjoy them as a snack between meals or as a crunchy topping sprinkled over salads and sundaes, nuts have become a quintessential addition to a multitude of dishes. With so much nutrition packed into one flavorful bite, it’s time we celebrate this delectable treat on National Nut Day, taking place on October 22nd this year! Go nuts at these restaurants boasting the nuttiest breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert the city has to offer.
Start the day off right at Farmer’s Table, a farm-to-fork destination that lets the ingredients speak for themselves. Get nutty with their Baby Kale Salad, made with oranges, pomegranate seeds, blueberries, candied walnuts and citrus vinaigrette. Crisp and brimming with dynamic flavor notes, this salad melds tangy citrus with the sweetness of blueberries and candied walnuts, yielding a profile that is sure to please your palate. With such fresh flavors and unique combinations, this dish highlights the walnuts and makes Farmer’s Table the perfect place to embark on this nutty day.
Looking for a relaxing stop for lunch? Look no further than Pacific Beach’s Backyard Kitchen & Tap! With their cozy atmosphere and delicious food, you couldn’t ask for a better break from the day. One of Backyard’s favorites (and soon to be yours) is the Grilled Salmon Linguine, made with Atlantic salmon, basil pesto linguine, roasted cherry tomatoes, sauce vierge, micro basil, pine nuts and shaved parmesan. The pine nuts’ buttery texture mixes beautifully with the fresh basil to create a pesto linguine that stands above the rest!
Wood Ranch is an award-winning restaurant that turns classic American dishes into savory sensations. Celebrate National Nut Day with one of their signature creations, Pecan Wood-Smoked Beef Ribs. These premium center-cut, un-notched ribs bring out a smoky pecan flavor that will have you reaching for seconds, maybe even thirds.
Room for dessert? Satisfy that sweet tooth at Woodstock’s! Known for their delicious food and fun atmosphere, Woodstock’s is the place to indulge in Cinnabread, a warm dessert pie smothered in brown sugar, cinnamon, and icing. Add caramelized pecans for a nutty kick that pairs perfectly with decadent icing and aromatic cinnamon, a combo that’s sure to become your new favorite dish.
Be sure to stop by each one of these restaurants to experience all of the nutty wonders this city has to offer. Eat well, have fun, and go nuts!