Cocktails and movies are a match made in heaven. What’s hotter than a cocktail with theatrics? Nothing! These San Diego bars have taken their cocktails to the next level with some movie inspiration.
They only live to get radical. Sandbar knows you’ll be feeling that way after a few sips of the Point BreakPaloma. Olmeca Altos Blanco tequila, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, citrus soda and grapefruit bitters with a salt rim. You’ll be watching the waves break with Bodhi and Johnny Utah after a couple of these.
Spring is in the air and so are fresh fruits and veggies! With temperate weather comes culinary creations brimming with refreshing flavors and ingredients. Celebrate the season of regrowth and rejuvenation with these San Diego restaurants mixing up festive spring salads!
If you’re a barbecue fanatic seeking some greens to accompany your smoked meat, Brazen BBQ offers a laidback atmosphere laden with warm décor and a menu boasting award-winning barbecue. Try their Smokehouse Salad, made with romaine lettuce, your choice of chicken, pork or brisket, black beans, roasted corn, avocado, queso fresco, tobacco onions and chipotle ranch dressing. Hearty by nature, this salad is ideal for those seeking a salad with some substance!
Learn how to “talk taco” at the brand-new and bustling Karina’s Ceviches & More on India Street’s International Restaurant Row in Mission Hills, which on Tuesday, March 28 will celebrate its grand opening with an all-day-long “free taco” event. Patrons of this new, fast-casual eatery by Karina’s Group will receive a free taco with purchase, heaped with their choice of carnitas, grilled or Baja-style fish, or rotisserie chicken. Those who know the popular full-service Karina’s Mexican Seafood restaurants know the delights that await – and those who don’t will be delighted to find out about the delicious tacos, seafood cocteles, burritos, and ceviches served in this convenient location.
On Sunday, March 26 from 1-4 p.m. Sally’s Fish House & Bar will be holding a Paws on the Patio happy hour for locals, travelers and dog lovers alike. The Bayfront restaurant will celebrate all things dog-friendly, with happy hour bites and sips for owners and snacks, treats, games and more for guests and their furry friends. Furry guests can even enjoy a true taste of San Diego’s craft beer scene at the events, with Your Best Buzz Brew offering craft beer specially made for dogs.
Highlights of the waterfront, furry-friendly happy hour include:
$6 draft brews, select wines & well cocktails and 1/2 off appetizers
15% off regular lunch menu for all Fit Athletic Club members with key tag
Complimentary samples of dog craft beer by Your Best Buds Brew, LLC and cricket protein treats by EntoBento
20% of restaurant proceeds will benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society, who will also be bringing adoptable dogs to the event for anyone looking to take home one extra furry friend
Park at Grand Hyatt San Diego for 3 free hours during the event at Sally’s
Known for a section of its menu dedicated to popular street foods from around the world, San Diego’s Red Card Cafénow offers new daily specials and new brunch dishes.
Fried Chicken Mondays: Red Card Café is embracing the fried chicken movement with Chef Alfonso Arellano’s Southern-style recipe featuring Nashville style spicy BBQ sauce with braised kale and rainbow swiss chard. This weekly special is available all day every Monday for $14.
Café Gratitude is a 100% organic, plant-based restaurant that changes their menu every few months to ensure their food is made with only the freshest, seasonally-available ingredients in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. The San Diego location of the popular LA-based restaurant group is nearing its second anniversary. One of the crowd favorites that has established itself is the ‘I AM MAGICAL’ (menu items at Café Gratitude are ordered as affirmations) — a Double Double-style burger that satisfies even the most hesitant of veggie eaters. Two house-made black bean patties are layered with fresh tomato, red onion and chipotle ketchup then topped with a thick melty layer of cashew macadamia cheddar in between a hearty gluten-free amaranth & millet bun served with roasted chunks of garnet yams on the side.
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