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Cusp Chef Delivers Supercharged Menu

Crispy Pork Belly with Spicy Apple Glaze, Apple Celery Puree, and Almonds

Executive chef Ingrid Shelton has found her niche at Cusp Dining and Drinks, offering diners supercharged flavors in her seasonally changing menu where entree-sized portions are called to be shared.

Red Snapper Ceviche

Confident and intuitive while helming the kitchen, Shelton is contented with the restaurant’s beautiful décor, that’s not overly designed. “This enables our guests to relax in an environment that is both upscale and comfortable,” she says. “The 11th floor view of the ocean is unforgettable, especially at sunset.”

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Ponsaty’s Presents Culinary Art

Amuse Bouche: Carrot Squash Soup

Chef Patrick Ponsaty is working his magic and hypnotizing diners with show-stopping culinary art at his new restaurant aptly named Ponsaty’s in Rancho Santa Fe, California. We recently visited, took our seats in a lavish dining room that’s screams with style, and experienced a delightful 9-course menu that left us feeling as if we had just dined in the French Quarter in New Orleans.

Organic Veggies

Every morning Ponsaty personally visits his farmer friends and hand selects seasonal produce to be presented to diners each evening. This awe-inspiring chef makes dinner an EVENT not to be missed.

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Cooking Over Fire Is Big Draw at FIRESIDE

Fireside
Cocktails: Blueberries in Paradise and The Scofflaw

Gather over wood-fired food, craft cocktails and wine at the newly opened Fireside by the Patio in Point Loma. Consulting Chef Antonio Friscia and Chef de Cuisine Mike Ground and team, offer a menu that revolve’s around the world’s most timeless cooking tool – FIRE!

Fireside
Smoked Trout + Quinoa Salad

Yakitori-style grilled and skewered proteins and vegetables as well as salmon, bbq ribs, burgers, pork chops and eclectic flatbreads are cooked over fire or smoked in one of the custom grills or ovens. A chalkboard menu of daily rotating wood-fired proteins available to pick up or enjoy in the restaurant.

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Where to Find Fruit Infused Cocktails

Miss B’s The Lusca (Courtesy photo)

Spring is in the air and so are fruit-infused cocktails! Treat your spring fever with these San Diego restaurants that offer cocktails perfectly suited to the season.

Looking for a laidback experience at a neighborhood bar? Look no further than True North Tavern in North Park. Sit back and watch a game on one of their numerous sports bar-style flat screens as you sip on a refreshing spring-inspired cocktail. Made with Hendrick’s gin, St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, pomegranate, cucumber, lime, Simple Syrup and soda, the Edgar Allen Pomegranate is a zesty combination of floral, tart, sweet and sour that will invigorate your taste buds with essential springtime flavors.

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Celebrate The Tortilla Legacy

Sandbar Tacos (Courtesy photo)

Did you know that tortillas can be traced back as far as 10,000 B.C.? A city brimming with authentic Mexican cuisine, San Diego’s respective foodies have helped keep the tortilla legacy alive with a multitude of uses for the beloved staple. Celebrate the city’s appreciation for tortilla-encased foods at these San Diego restaurants!

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