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Celebrate National Margarita Day

An intricate balance of sweet, salty, sour and bitter, the margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in the U.S., and for good reason. Let’s toast to National Margarita Day on February 22nd with these top San Diego restaurants and their variations of the beloved beverage!

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National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

Alfredo di Lelio, an Italian restauranteur, created Fettuccinie Alfredo in 1908. After his wife had given birth to their firstson that year, she did not have an appetite. To help encourage her to eat, he created a dish of noodles, cheese and butter. She liked the dish so much that he put on the menu of his small restaurant in Rome, and ever since then everyone around the world has been enjoying this creamy dish. This warm plate of pasta is adored so much that it has its very own day! Celebrate National Fettuccine Alfredo Day on February 7 by eating a big plate of Alfredo.

 In the Gaslamp Quarter, The New Yorker has been serving big New York pizza pies and traditional Italian pastas. How does a creamy dish of pasta sound? Delicious, right? Head to The New Yorker for a bowl of Fettuccine Alfredo. Top this rich plate of pasta with chicken and shrimp and pair with a glass of wine.

The hidden gem of Escondido, Bellamy’s takes fettuccine up a notch. You couldn’t expect anything less out of a restaurant with a French Master Chef cooking in the kitchen. House Made Fettuccine with eggplant, zucchini, tomato and garlic. This may not be traditional Fettucine Alfredo, but we’re loving the lighter twist to this dish.

Decadent and indulgent are two words that perfectly describe Fig Tree Café Liberty Station plate of fettucine. Different than the original version created by Alfredo di Lelio, fresh pasta is braised for hours in a white wine tomato sauce, with braised short rib and portobello mushroom.

Ponsaty’s in Rancho Santa Fe is giving this Italian dish a French twist. How do you give an iconic Italian dish a French touch? Well, Ponsaty’s is serving Clam Fettuccine Pasta. Made with saffron-clams, a creamy sauce and green onions. A modern makeover to a classic plate.

The most eclectic pizzeria in Kensington, The Haven has a menu bursting full of flavors and colors. From great appetizers, delicious pies and extravagant pasta creations, The Haven has something for every palate. And, of course, there’s an Alfredo dish on the menu. The Lemon Shrimp Alfredo is tossed in a lemon garlic alfredo sauce topped with shrimp.

Herringbone Happy Hour

Herringbone La Jolla is starting 2017 off the right way with its launch of happy hour 7 days a week! Also known as Oyster Hour at the “fish meets field” concept in the heart of La Jolla, guests can now enjoy $1 oysters with discounted bites and drinks daily in Herringbone’s bar and lounge – because, wine not?


Herringbone La Jolla launches its happy hour – Oyster Hour – 7 days a week from 4-6pm. Guests can now enjoy $1 oysters with discounted bites and drinks daily in Herringbone’s bar and lounge. Choose from a selection of bites, and wash it down with Herringbone’s specialty cocktails, infused house spirits, sangria, beer or wine.

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Scottish Supper at The Ranch at Bandy Canyon

San Diego Food FindsGather around for a night of Scottish festivities in honor of poet and lyricist Robert Burns! 

The Ranch at Bandy Canyon, located in Escondido, will host its annual Robert Burns Supper on Saturday, January 21st from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The evening will start off with performances by the Cameron Highlander Pipe Band and Highland Way 6 piece band. The celebration and three course dinner will feature a menu of traditional Scottish dishes, a bag pipe band, a toast to the haggis and live entertainment. Following dinner get on the dance floor and move to the sounds of the Highland 6 Piece Band.

Purchase tickets for $75 per person at The Ranch at Bandy Canyon and online.

Michelin Star Event at Civico 1845

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Antonio and Luca Abbruzzino (photo credit: Leonardo Scarriglia)

Civico 1845 the Little Italy eatery known for its authentic Italian dishes and vegan offerings, has formed a collaboration with two Michelin-rated Italian chefs, father and son Antonio and Luca Abbruzzino, to highlight dishes that feature ingredients from southern Italy.

To kick off the partnership, the chefs will travel to San Diego and work with Civico 1845 chefs Alfonso Pisacane and Pietro Gallo to create new dishes that highlight southern Italy’s finest tastes. Ingredients to be imported from Italy include the Calabrian chile pepper, red Tropea onions, San Marzano tomatoes, Campania’s buffalo mozzarella and more. As with the rest of the Civico 1845 menu, these dishes will also incorporate ingredients grown locally in San Diego.

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Best Breakfast Options

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Miss B’s Scramble at Miss B’s Coconut Club

What makes a savory scramble so clucking good? We believe it is a combination of fresh ingredients, bold flavors and creativity. Here is a list that we hatched of our favorite spots to flock to, so you can find that perfect savory scramble!

Flee your coop and get to Fig Tree Café in Hillcrest and Pacific Beach where the menu is crafted with fresh and local ingredients. Their Monterey Scramble is both savory and hearty. Using three eggs (from a family owned farm in Ramona), scallions, Ortega chilies, jack cheese and of course bacon served alongside Mexican rice, black beans, three corn tortillas and salsa. The Monterey Scramble rules the roost! Stop by Fig Tree Café in Liberty Station for breakfast or brunch to indulge in their Soy Chorizo Scramble. Consisting of three eggs, soy chorizo, jack cheese, red onion, black beans with tortillas and guacamole these flavors come together to give a savory, spicy and so scramble-lous scramble.

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