Rubio’s® Introduces Crispy Shrimp with a Twist

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Rubio’s® Restaurants, the brand known for its uniquely delicious coastal cuisine and popularizing the fish taco, is adding to its selection of sustainable seafood options with the introduction of the Panko-Crusted Crispy Shrimp Two Taco Plate and Burrito. Created and developed by Co-Founder Ralph Rubio and the Rubio’s culinary team, the dishes are a modern, coastal take on crispy shrimp. Starting February 28, the Panko-Crusted Crispy Shrimp Two Taco Plate and Burrito will be available for a limited time.

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Mardi Gras San Diego Style

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While San Diego is quite a few miles from the French Quarter in New Orleans, that doesn’t mean that Mardi Gras can’t be celebrated out on the West Coast! A few local bars and restaurants will be doing their best to celebrate the Fat Tuesday holiday on February 28th.

Nestled in Solana Beach’s quaint Fletcher Cove neighborhood, Pillbox Tavern has become a cherished spot for friends and family of the neighborhood to connect. Pillbox Tavern is Solana Beach’s best kept-secret as its cozy atmosphere and home-style cooking keeps everyone coming back for more. This Mardi Gras, celebrate with some authentic flavors of New Orleans cuisine and specialty themed cocktails. Executive Chef Shelly Velez is serving up platters of BBQ Shrimp and Jambalaya. Looking for something sweeter? Try her homemade beignets for dessert. Behind the bar, you can’t go wrong with a French 75 or a classic Hurricane.

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Oreo Cookie Crunch Dessert at Wood Ranch

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The Oreo Cookie Crunch dessert at Wood Ranch in Mission Valley, Hazard Center is next level when it comes to satisfying that sweet tooth. Vanilla bean ice cream is hand rolled in ground Oreo cookies, creating these little balls of heaven. Three of them are then plated and topped with a decadent caramel sauce, fudge and fluffy whip cream. If you’re dining with a friend, it would be wise to order your own (not to share), so you can have these sinfully delectable treats all for yourself.

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March Is National Nutrition Month

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Eating healthy doesn’t have to be a bore.  Get ready to invigorate your diet, because March marks National Nutrition Month, and San Diego is the perfect place to celebrate!  This fit city is home to some of the very best wholesome and healthy restaurants, complete with a sunny outdoor atmosphere.  Savor the flavor of eating right at these San Diego restaurants, where the healthy choice certainly doesn’t disappoint!

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Visit The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch

Warm weather, sunny days and spring break are right around the corner. If you’re over this chilly San Diego weather, get a head start on your spring needs at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch!

Load your body up with healthy eats and plenty of vitamins to shake those winter colds away. Stop by Vitality Tap and nourish your body with fresh and organic juices. Feeling wild? Down a Detox Shot with cayenne pepper or sign up for a juice cleanse. Stop by Trader Joe’s and shop for the season’s healthiest offerings. Locally sourced produced and fair trade products on the shelves will keep your body strong.

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Classic New Zealand Eatery Welcomes Diners Home

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Lamb Skewers with Roasted Veggies, Cucumber Slices, Hummus, and Pita Bread

Queenstown Public House serves all natural, organic American fare with a New Zealand twist in a cozy and comfortable house-like setting, including the parlor room where you can watch sheep grazing on the ceiling.

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Feta, Frisee, Poached Egg and Balsamic Reduction

Although executive chef Sergio Haro Sr. studied at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) in Ensenada, Mexico, he says most of the important skills he learned were from his older brother, who is also his mentor.

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