National Garlic Day

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Garlic lovers everywhere, it’s time to get your breath mints ready, because April 19th marks National Garlic Day. It’s a no-brainer to trade that minty-fresh breath for the bold flavors and rich aromas that only garlic can bring to the plate. Show some love for this pungent clove by ordering up some garlic-loaded dishes at these San Diego eateries!

Keep the vampires away at The New Yorker, San Diego’s best East Coast neighborhood bar and kitchen! Embrace the feel of downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter while dining on authentic New York Style pizza, buffalo wings, deli sandwiches, burgers, and soups. In honor of National Garlic Day, try the Buffalo White Pizza, with hand-tossed dough, garlic chicken breast, ranch, and zesty buffalo sauce. The New Yorker has something for everyone, bringing a slice of the Big Apple all the way to the West Coast.

There’s nothing like a classic garlic roll. At Wood Ranch in Mission Valley, fresh out-of-the-oven garlic rolls come in a basket, warm and ready to be eaten. After settling into your table and ordering your beverage, a grip of garlic rolls are yours for the taking. While you contemplate ordering the pulled pork, BBQ Half Chicken or a four-item combo, get your garlic fix with these little delights.

Searching for a garlic-infused meal to match the lively culture of San Diego? Look no further than Bracero Cocina de Raiz, located in one of San Diego’s prime downtown neighborhoods. With roots in a traditional Mexican kitchen, Bracero offers a full menu of innovative culinary creations, all prepared in an open kitchen on each floor to allow guests to view the artful preparation of their meal. Enjoy dishes on their open terrace to celebrate the city’s perfect climate, including plates such as the Mexiterranean Gambas, made with seasoned grilled shrimp, chilé oil, house made garlic tomatillo salsa, and topped with feta cheese.

Get your garlic on at ginger’s, found on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Market Street in the Gaslamp Quarter. This ultra-hip underground lounge is inspiring San Diegans to look low for the high-life, boasting a world-class vodka and gin selection and a casual atmosphere that perfectly enhances a night out for locals and tourists alike. We recommend their Cilantro Pesto Barley Pie, complete with garlic oil and lager marinated chicken breast, pepper jack cheese, pickled onions, and roasted corn. 

Stay in touch with your inner garlic-lover at Miss B’s Coconut Club, located in the heart of north Mission Beach. Only at Miss B’s, you’ll find classic, Caribbean-inspired American food with a special tiki flair. Order from a creative list of signature tropical cocktails and fiercely flavorful foods while watching the sunset on their spacious outdoor patio. For a unique take on a tasty favorite, try the Jerk Rubbed Chicken Wings, tossed with roasted garlic cilantro aioli for a meal that will keep you coming back for more.