Saiko Sake and Sushi Bar is a fun and casual North Park neighborhood restaurant (sister restaurant to Saiko Sushi in Coronado). The sushi bar is stocked with fresh wild-caught local fish that is hand-picked daily at the nearby fish market.
Bushfire Kitchen is the sister restaurant of Bushfire Grill, the farm-fresh concept that originated in Temecula, California. Almost every menu item is made in-house, from scratch, to ensure quality and freshness, including Bushfire’s organic grass fed hamburgers, smoked Duroc bacon, all sauces and dressings, organic Focaccia bread and hamburger buns.
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With warmer weather knocking at our doors, it’s no surprise beaches are bustling with locals, and backyard barbeques are popping up left and right. When you want to skip the restaurant and cook up a killer meal to enjoy under the sun, what’s better than a grilled fish tacos? We talked to the boys over at PB Fish Shop, Hermosa Beach Fish Shop and The Fish Shop Encinitas for a few expert grilling tips. These fish mongers know how to make the perfect fish taco and now you can too!
Even with the long waits for dinner, this charming neighborhood pizza joint does pizza the organic, sustainable, and local way. The pizza dough undergoes a three-day fermentation process, mozzarella cheese is stretched by hand daily, and the fennel sausage is made from sustainable Berkshire pork on-site. Delicious pizzas are topped with unique ingredient combinations and cooked in a wood-burning oven. Favorites include truffled four-cheese pizza with mozzarella, bleu cheese, Parmigiana Reggiano, ricotta, and chives or the pizzaiolo topped with the chef’s seasonal selections. As for drink options, Diet Coke isn’t an option at this au naturel establishment. You will, however, find plenty of local craft beers on tap as well as organic, sustainable, and biodynamic wines. Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria, 897 South Coast Highway, 101, #102, Encinitas, CA, 92024; (760) 634-7671; blueribbonpizzeria.com; Pizza; $$.
Workweek lunch is finally getting the love it deserves. Officine Buona Forchetta, the newly opened spin-off of the popular South Park pizzeria, has found a solution to your boxed lunch blues with their new prix fixe lunch menu. Crafted for the 9-to-5 crowds in and around Liberty Station, Officine’s two-course meal ushers in a new chapter for midday breakers by offering their award-winning Italian fare served up with a side of speedy service.