National Pretzel Day

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Did you know that the little salted snack actually originated the phrase tying the knot, that now refers to newlywed couples? Whether you like them soft or crunchy, salted or unsalted; on April 26th, in honor of National Pretzel Day go ahead and get knotty at one of these San Diego establishments.

Taking the casual pretzel snack to a whole new level, Tavern is the place to be for National Pretzel Day. For starters, order the Soft Garlic Butter Pretzel Sticks made with tangy jack honey mustard, peach mustard, whole grain honey-porter mustard and topped with a roasted Serrano beer-cheese for a combo you won’t forget! Or, get the Big Bavarian Pretzel all for yourself!

Barleymash in the Gaslamp Quarter has your pretzel needs covered. Celebrate Pretzel Day with an order of their house made Pretzels N’ Dip. Garlic-butter pretzels accompanied by carrot sticks, celery sticks, apples, poblano beer-cheddar sauce and whole grain honey-porter mustard.

There’s nothing like a traditional American style pretzel and you can find that at The New Yorker. Hit Pretzel Day out of the park by indulging in a Yankee Stadium Pretzel that has a light parmesan crust and delicious marinara sauce for dipping. Putting pizza on a pretzel? Yes please! Pro tip: visit during happy hour any weekday from 4-8 p.m. and get half off these bad boys.

Head over to Common Theory Public House in Kearny Mesa for a salty treat. Order the Pretzel Balls served with beer cheese and honey mustard. Pair these pretzel balls with any of the 30-34 rotating craft beers on tap and maybe an order of their crave-worthy Crispy Brussel Sprouts. The culture at this casual eatery is of the owner’s clash of Korean-Chinese-Mexican-American background, so why not add a little German to the mix?

Take in National Pretzel Day down by the beach at Sandbar. Enjoy an order of the Pretzels and Dip on Sandbar’s grand outdoor deck. Fresh baked pretzels with carrot and celery sticks, queso dip and honey mustard. Hit up the happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m., for $2 off select apps (these babies are included) and deals on cocktails, beers and tacos.