Category Archives: Food and Drink

Breakfast Republic Opens In Ocean Beach

San Diego’s fastest growing breakfast concept, Breakfast Republic, opened their doors in Ocean Beach today!

Known for their extensive menu incorporating innovative and classic breakfast foods, branded décor and humor-cracking signage, this is the brand’s fifth location since opening in summer 2015, second to open in 2017.

Oreo Cookie Pancakes

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Bracero Becomes Romesco Mexiterranean Cocina

Bracero Co-Founder Luis Pena (courtesy photo)

Co-founder of Little Italy’s Bracero Cocina de Raiz, Luis Pena enjoys a change of scenarios and new challenges in the kitchen. This “switch-it-up” mentality, along with the support of his dedicated clientele has inspired him to accept the transformation of Bracero restaurant to Romesco Mexiterranean Cocina. Early June Pena will bring the same taste, style and atmosphere of his 13-year-old renowned Bonita restaurant, Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro, to downtown San Diego.

Romesco Mexiterranean Cocina will offer an inspired fusion of Mexican flavors, along with those of many Mediterranean countries. With this revamped menu, guests will enjoy a wide variety of dishes.

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Tapas & Beers Opens Downtown

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Now open at 926 Broadway Circle, Tapas & Beers is set to take guests’ taste buds on a trip to Spain. Small plates and craft beer mixes traditional cuisines of the Spanish Peninsula with some of America’s Finest City’s finest beers and classic eats. Owners Francois Patanchon and Gaelle Vincent were inspired by the culture and vibrancy of the country and wanted to bring that energy to Southern California. 

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Eddie V’s New Cocktail Lineup

Known for prime seafood flown in daily, premium hand-carved steaks and live nightly jazz, Eddie V’s is now adding a reimagined cocktail lineup to its modern Prohibition-era speakeasy atmosphere.

Each cocktail creation is imbued with one of three distinctive characteristics of the era: Idealism – a modern mix of sweet, crisp and tart qualities; Fortitude – balanced and remastered classics; and Decadence – indulgent libations.

Eddie V’s invites guests to sip outside mainstream cocktailing with modern creations such as the Yuzu-infused Tokyo Gimlet and the Bananas Foster Martini, or rediscover usual favorites made unusually well, like the Smoked Old Fashioned served on a smoked maple plank. (Available now at 789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA AND 1270 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA)

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Pappalecco In Cardiff Hosts Grand Opening Party

Pappalecco, a local Italian coffee, pastry and dining destination, is celebrating its new store or “home” as the brother-owner duo like to call it in Cardiff by the Sea on Wednesday, May 3 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Pappalecco in Cardiff is opening its doors for a grand opening party and celebrating the Italian way with a classic Italian aperitivo or “happy hour” to invite the community, family and friends to enjoy together.

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Wizard Of Oz At Queenstown Public House

Queenstown Public House, a New Zealand-inspired restaurant located in a quaint historic Craftsman-styled house in San Diego’s Little Italy has re-created the land of Oz to playfully kick off spring, raise awareness and gather donations for the children at Monarch School. Monarch is a place where homeless students, K-12, are able to acquire the skills and tools they need to overcome the odds to not remain homeless as adults.

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