March has arrived, and aside from St. Patrick’s Day festivities and the start of spring, San Diego’s foodies can also expect a slew of March specials from a few of San Diego’s hottest brunch spots, Breakfast Republic and Fig Tree Café. Head to any of the many locations for each brand to get your hands on these limited-time morning delights!
Fig Tree Café Blackberry Bliss Cocktail
4 muddled blackberries with 5 fresh mint leaves
2 pumps lavender syrup (can be made, or purchased – Torini is commonly used brand)
1.5 oz vodka
- Muddle blackberries with mint in shaker
- Add lavender syrup as you are muddling
- Add vodka and ice
- Shake vigorously
- Pour contents into mason jar
- Top of with champagne (1 inch)
- Garnish with fresh mint
‘Tis the season to get figgy, so celebrate by making a batch of your very own fig bread pudding for your next big holiday gathering. Rest assured, Fig Tree Café in Liberty Station has honed the art of the fig to yield a tried-and-true fig bread pudding recipe well-suited to any holiday occasion. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to amaze your guests!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is why it should also be the sweetest. Get wild and have dessert for breakfast! Check out these seven San Diego restaurants for a sugar rush sure to last the whole day.
You won’t want to miss out on Breakfast Republic’s Oreo Pancakes! Crushed Oreos and a sweet frosting glaze sit between three pancakes topped with more Oreo pieces and sprinkled with powdered sugar. These are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!
Have a fruity start to the day when you head True North Tavern for Sunday NFL Brunch. Try the Berries & Banana Burrita made with sliced bananas, fresh strawberries, blueberries and cream cheese frosting rolled into a crispy tortilla, sliced and topped with a caramel pecan sauce. The fruit totally counts as healthy right!?
Caffeine-lovers rejoice! There is nothing like rolling out of bed to a fresh, hot cup of joe. Thankfully for us, San Diego restaurants are selling their own special blends of grinds so you can grab a bag from some of your favorite breakfast places and brew at home!
Since its inception in 2008, Fig Tree Café has been home to some of San Diego’s best breakfast. Their 100% organic and fair-trade blend of Fig Tree coffee is no exception. The best part? The beans are packed in a 1lb. bag, so you can bring that caffeine fix you crave, home with you.
Two slices of bread and a world of possibilities in-between, give these places a chance and they’ll make the finest sandwiches you’ve ever seen!
The lively California eatery, Fig Tree Café Pacific Beach is serving up California-style sandwiches. The Grilled Turkey Sandwich, is piled high with turkey, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, cheddar and mozzarella cheese on grilled sourdough with garlic aioli. It doesn’t get any more California than this sandwich!
In one of San Diego’s most trendy neighborhoods, you will find Encontro. Whipping up house-made, custom grinds on an open-flame grill; you know sandwich magic is happening in the kitchen. Mary’s Chicken Sandwich made with all-natural chicken breast topped with parmigiana-reggiano, heirloom tomato, arugula on a ciabatta roll with white balsamic vinaigrette and basil aioli spread. This chic eatery is bringing back classic American food.
The United States Department of Agriculture has dubbed September as National Mushroom Month… and for a good reason! Mushrooms are full of health benefits, including increased nutrition absorption and bone strength. Celebrate this month by visiting local San Diego restaurants that prove ‘shrooms are extraordinarily-delicious when incorporated into everyday sandwiches!
Encontro is a North Park neighborhood hub focused on craft dishes with authentic ingredients. Their Portobello Mushroom sandwich, carefully-crafted with basil aioli, sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions, sweet peppers and Swiss cheese all on a French roll, is no exception! Pair it with their crispy, fried Portobello fries with shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano for a National Mushroom Month with a kick.
“Good food. No Bull,” the motto for Brazen BBQ really says it all. Located on Washington Street in Hillcrest, this eatery is all about true southern smokehouse cooking with flair. Get your ‘shroom fix with the Chicken Portobello Sandwich made with tender pulled chicken, roasted red peppers, Portobello mushrooms and topped with queso fresco and homemade creole remoulade.