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Flying Pig Pub and Kitchen

Flying Pig Pub and Kitchen
Heirloom Tomato Salad (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

Located on a rather quiet residential street just 1 block west from the South Coast Highway, this small gastropub is a hidden gem. Husband-and-wife team Rodney and Aaron Browning have deep experience in the local culinary community, working with some of the most respected chefs in Southern California.

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Grits with Bolognese Sauce (Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana)

This eatery is dedicated to the slow-food movement, a farm-to-table philosophy utilizing locally sourced and fresh ingredients. Rustic American cuisine is featured throughout the menu, with a touch of Southern-style comfort. One of the signature dishes is the Durac Pork Belly served with collards, caramelized apple, and polenta spoon bread.

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Natural Gelato is Garden Fresh

Bobboi Natural Gelato‘CALI’ AND OTHER NEW GELATO FLAVORS BLOSSOMING THIS SPRING AT BOBBOI NATURAL GELATO

 Tweet It: Spring into @bobboi_gelato in #LaJolla to sample #delicious new seasonal #gelato selections #homemade #fresh #dessert 

With the beginning of spring comes a new crop of seasonal ingredients, hand-picked to create flavorful new gelato selections at Bobboi Natural Gelato. A tribute to sunny California, CALI, blends carrot, apple, avocado, Meyer lemon and ginger. The unique flavor is a summertime favorite.

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Get Your Waffle Fix Today

Brians 24 Waffle Cristo
Brian’s 24 Waffle Cristo

Whether you’re looking for stuffed waffles, healthy waffles or a waffle sandwich, these San Diego restaurants are sure to have a waffle that satisfies your craving!

It’s easy to get your waffle fix at Brian’s 24. This 24-hour diner in Gaslamp recreates the classic waffle and the French croque-monsieur with the Waffle Cristo.  Enjoy thinly-sliced ham and cheddar jack cheese between two halves of a bacon waffles topped with powdered sugar and served with a side of extra hot French fries. This all-American diner is taking a French classic and giving them a warm U.S.A twist.

Centered on University Avenue in Hillcrest, Uptown Tavern is the best place to be for some wacky waffles. The Red Velvet Waffle is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. Stuffed with bacon and cheese and topped with fried sweet plantains, bacon, spiced walnuts, a coconut milk reduction, garlic butter and Woodford Reserve maple syrup. Uptown Tavern will be making your cheeks blush with these velvety waffles.

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Our Favorite Baseball Food Hot Spots

Baseball Food
Mission Nachos

Baseball season is about to be in full swing and that means it’s time to indulge in some of your favorite ballpark food! Whether you’re enjoying a game in the park or from your favorite bar, nachos are the best go-to plate to complement your ice-cold beer while watching the game. Next time you’re looking for your cheesy fix, stray away from the average cheese plate and head to one of these San Diego hotspots with na-cho average nacho dishes!

Looking to watch America’s favorite past time, eating America’s favorite game-day snack? 1919 is downtown’s ultimate sports bar with 25 flat screen TVs and an equally impressive nacho recipe to boot. Hit a home run with their Perfect Nachos loaded with cheese sauce, jalapenos, pico de gallo and your choice of chicken, steak or short rib.

Big appetites call for large appetizers! Brian’s 24, located in the Gaslamp District, serves up only the best with their Chicharrachos dish that will get you and your friends through a fun night downtown!  This twist on the classic nachos includes crispy fried pork rinds topped with melted cheddar jack cheese, japalenos and chipotle ranch dressing. Stray from the norm and fill-up on this topping-stacked dish next time you’re in downtown San Diego!

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Cars and Coffee at The Lot La Jolla

Cars and CoffeeCars and Coffee

On March 26th from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., THE LOT La Jolla will hold its third Cars and Coffee event. The prestigious public event will bring together the finest automobiles in San Diego County at La Jolla’s newest luxury lifestyle destination.

Cars and Coffee, a collaboration between local luxury dealerships, including HG Motorsports/Heinz Gietz Autohaus, Cal Bike La Jolla, Ferrari & Maserati of San Diego and O’Gara Coach La Jolla, offers an elaborate showcase for all car enthusiasts. 

Guests can enjoy complimentary morning coffee from THE LOT while admiring the detail and tradition of these fine vehicles. Stay for a house-made pastry or full breakfast from THE LOT La Jolla kitchen, helmed be Chef Matt Sramek and Pastry Chef Alejandra Pitashny.

The full Cars and Coffee event will include:

  • Showcase of top tier vehicles from from San Diego’s top dealers and collectors 
  • Complimentary sustainable, organic coffee
  • Option to dine at THE LOT for a enjoyable breakfast experience. Menu here

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Roasted Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta Recipe
Photo and recipe by Maria Desiderata Montana

Roasted Tomato and Mascarpone Bruschetta

INGREDIENTS

6 Roma tomatoes, halved lengthwise, cores and seeds removed
Extra–virgin olive oil, for drizzling
1 teaspoon sea salt
Black pepper, to taste
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1 baguette
8 ounces mascarpone cheese
3 tablespoons chopped pistachios
Handful of pea tendrils

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