This cold and rainy weather in San Diego is making it a little hard to stick to a healthy eating resolution. Ditch the resolution and warm up with stomach filling, joy bringing comfort food dishes.
In the Gaslamp Quarter barleymash has the cheesiest bowls of mac n’ cheese. The Bleu Shroom is whipped up with wild and domestic mushrooms, whiskey-caramelized onions, bleu cheese crumbles and balsamic-Jager drizzle. This dish is big enough to feed two people, so be sure to bring a friend along to help you ditch the New Year’s resolution.
The Haven is one of the many hidden gems in Kensington. Warm up with an order of Dave’s meatballs made with homemade Italian meatballs baked in fresh tomato sauce topped with shaved parmesan. Follow the meatballs with an order of Pesto Rigatoni. This delicious bowl of rigatoni is tossed in hazelnut pesto, broccoli, sun dried tomatoes and topped with feta cheese.
Right off the Comfort Plates menu at WESTROOT, diners can find the Fried Chicken Stack & Mac. This lovely plate will warm you right up! Served with fried chicken thighs, country gravy, pickled chilies and topped off with a roasted poblano beer cheese, your mouth will water just reading about it. Yes please!
Give 2016 a big kick goodbye and warmly welcome 2017 at Woodstock’s pizza. The Kickin’ Carnitas pie is piled high with Southern chipotle sauce, slow marinated carnitas, crispy bacon, red onions and fresh cilantro. Get a personal size pizza or live a little and get a medium one.
True North – tots Stop by True North Tavern for a basket full of hot tots. The Famous Original Loaded Tots are tossed in a secret house seasoning blend, warm queso sauce, fresh cilantro, chipotle crema and salsa fresca. Make this basket of tots even better by adding carne asada, bacon, chicken or avocado.
Make 2017 the ultimate year. Head to Wood Ranch in Mission Valley and treat yourself to The Ultimate Sandwich. This monstrous sandwich is made with Carolina pulled pork, Carolina slaw, Double R Ranch Brisket, Tillamook Swiss cheese, grilled premium kielbasa, charred jalapenos and shredded onions on a toasted brioche bun.
Stop by Encontro for a warm dish of Mary’s Fried Chicken and Waffles. Heaping piles of braised collard greens, melted onions, fluffy waffles with tabasco butter and Vermont maple syrup to accompany your perfectly fried chicken.