“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!” March 15th, or more widely known as the Ides of March, marks a major turning point in Roman history, so why not honor Julius Caesar in a way that pays remembrance while also quelling your hunger? Head to these San Diego restaurants serving up the city’s best Caesar salads for a proper tribute to this important day!
Located in the heart of Coronado Island, Primavera Ristorante serves exceptional innovative Northern Italian cuisine, inspired by the fresh ingredients and flavors of San Diego.
Committed to using the best local produce and locally caught fish, Executive Chef Ryan Moore prepares classic Italian dishes that have been consistent throughout the years. “We’ve evolved by creating new dishes, keeping the menu fresh and new, yet still executing our most popular dishes,” he says. “We’re also starting to offer more specialty prix fixe menus for the holidays.”
Savor unique Mediterranean/Italian food at Nick & G’s, nestled in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe. Choose from an enticing selection of signature flatbreads and pastas, as well as meat and seafood dishes.
Enjoy the restaurant’s warm and inviting dining room, or a seat on their cozy outdoor patio. With Executive Chef Brian Freerksen heading up the kitchen, Nick & G’s satisfies every discriminating palate.
Maria’s Cranberry Walnut Biscotti
Makes 2 dozen cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 stick salted butter, softened
- zest from one medium orange (about 2 teaspoons)
- 2 teaspoons chopped anise seeds
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup whole, dried cranberries
- red and green decorative sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In a separate mixing bowl combine sugar, butter, orange zest and anise seeds using an electric mixer. Mix until creamy (approximately one minute). Add eggs one at a time, mixing well until the batter is smooth.
True Food Kitchen is a health-driven, seasonal restaurant merging nutrient-rich ingredients with a flavor-forward menu that rotates regularly to let guests experience great-tasting ingredients at the peak of their freshness. The new 9,000-square-foot True Food Kitchen in UTC offers a dining room that can seat 200 guests, plus options for dining alfresco on two outdoor patios.
Breakfast Republic is expanding its breakfast empire around San Diego, with their new Carmel Valley location now open, and two additional locations on the way in late 2017 and 2018.
From its delectable crust to the gorgeous melted cheese on top, pizza is sure to make every mouth water. Although pizza can be enjoyed all year long, October kicks off the start of National Pizza Month. With a whole month dedicated to this favorite food and so many different options to choose from, we’ve planned out an entire week of great pizza and good times!
October is National Dessert Month and Nick & G’s, which recently opened in Rancho Santa Fe has some decadent desserts worth celebrating!
Friends and families alike are invited to savor the tastiest in Mediterranean/Italian dining at Nick & G’s, which offers a variety of pastas and signature flatbreads, among other delicious menu items. After dinner, customers can indulge in one of the restaurant’s desserts, including the Chocolate Cake. While rich in flavor and tasty to the very last bite, the chocolate cake can easily be made in your own home!
Nomad Donuts will celebrate the launch of its new North Park shop with a public Grand Opening on Friday, October 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. Taking place at 3102 University Avenue, this evening will offer guests complimentary bites of Nomad’s globally-inspired donuts and pastries as well as Montreal-style bagels and sandwiches, while supplies last. Guests will also have multiple chances to win Nomad Donuts gift cards and garb throughout the evening and into the weekend.
Bordering Seaport Village, Sally’s Fish House & Bar is a modern-looking restaurant, decked out with high ceilings, numerous windows, and granite countertops, further complemented with dark woods, black accents, and work from local artists adoring the walls.
Grab a seat at one of the high-top tables with an up-close and personal view of the marina. “I love the view around dusk when the lights come on the Coronado Bridge,” says General Manager John Anastasopoulos. “The buildings light up in the background, and the colors from the sunset in the west turn the sky orange.”
Mendocino Farms, Southern California’s beloved sandwich destination with a mission of helping guests “Eat Happy,” is pleased to announce the company’s further integration into San Diego’s dining landscape with the opening of its 16th and largest restaurant location to-date in the highly-trafficked Del Mar Highlands Town Center. The opening comes roughly eight months after the growing brand first entered the San Diego market with the debut of its La Jolla location.
Red Card Cafe is a family-owned and operated gastropub-restaurant serving the world’s most popular street foods and contemporary fare inspired by the far reaches of the globe.
A native of San Francisco’s East Bay region, Executive Chef Jeff Larson helms the kitchen, offering a creative and seasonally-charged menu that he describes as “thought out, yet approachable.”
While Tennessee, Missouri and Texas top the list of best states for expertly smoked meats, California isn’t too far behind coming in just a few spots back at number eight. Whether you prefer burnt ends, brisket, pulled pork or all the above, here are some of the best barbecue bites this side of the Mississippi.
Conveniently located at the edge of the historic Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego, and across from the San Diego Convention Center, Morton’s The Steakhouse provides the perfect dining destination.
Enjoy a beautiful dining room or a seat in Bar 12.21 for daily happy hour specials. There’s also an outdoor dining space and three private Board Rooms.
This morning delicacy has not only stood the test of time, but has ultimately been deemed indispensable by breakfast aficionados everywhere. Get your waffle fix this National Waffle Day (August 24th) by heading to one of these San Diego hotspots boasting dishes suited to the occasion.