After one bite, you will be under the spell of The Duck Dive’s magical Voodoo Tacos. The coastal eatery gives the salmon tacos a kick with a special Sriracha- and Sculpin-based sauce that will surprise and impress taste buds. The unique sauce paired with the refreshing flavors of Napa cabbage and papaya salsa will leave you hungry for more. Celebrate Taco Tuesday the Southern California way. Set the buns and hot dogs aside, and dive into these delicious tacos.
It’s time to celebrate the most hauntingly fun month of the year!
From family-friendly pumpkin carving to spook-tacular after-hour parties, we’ve rounded up some of the finest fall happenings of America’s Finest City. Sport your favorite costume (or lederhosen) and join in these Halloween, Oktoberfest and Day of the Dead events.
Pacific and Mission Beach:
Head to the beach where The Duck Dive has a lineup of frighteningly-good October events. Starting on October 26th, Duck Dive kicks into the Halloween spirit with their BYOB Pumpkin Carving event. Carving tools will be provided as you sip on complimentary hot cider and munch roasted pumpkin seeds. The event begins at 9:00, with judging at 11:00 p.m., so don’t miss your opportunity to win!
When life hands you lemons, have yourself an adult lemonade! Check out some of the best lemonade stands on the San Diego block this National Lemonade Day, August 20th.
For a lemonade as refreshing as the ocean, visit The Duck Dive. Steps away from the sand, this restaurant takes fresh ingredients from the local Pacific Beach farmer’s market to create the Cucumber Lemonade with Absolut Elyx (house-infused with cucumber), lemon, fresh mint and agave.
Backyard Kitchen & Tap just rolled out a new cocktail menu that includes their new Cherry Limeade. This bright cocktail is made with Don Julio Silver, lemonade, grenadine, lime juice, lime wheel and a Maraschino cherry. A drink this good is sure to bring out the tequila-lover in all of us.
Just off North Park’s bustling University Avenue, True North Tavern is the ideal place to unwind and relax with craft cocktail in-hand. For a lemonade with a whiskey-twist, check out their Skinny Jeans Lemonade with Wild Turkey Rye Bourbon, fresh lemon juice, honey, orange bitters and soda.
Honor the farmers who provide the freshest products straight to the tables of your favorite restaurants. According to the San Diego Farm Bureau, San Diego County has the 12th largest farm economy among more than 3,000 counties nationally. Farming also adds $5.1 billion annual value to our economy. So whether you’re in the mood for a delicious brunch or a freshly made dinner, the following eateries make sure to shop locally by buying their food from family-owned locations around San Diego County.
Come enjoy one-of-a-kind desserts and celebrate National Dessert Day October 14th at these eight San Diego restaurants.
If your wish is to finish a hearty, Southern meal with a sugar-coated dessert, head to Brazen BBQ in Hillcrest. Order the Pig Candy Brownie infused with bacon and topped with creamy vanilla ice cream. Thinking of something more traditional? The Peach Cobbler will take you back to your grandma’s kitchen with its rich pastry lining stuffed with refreshing peaches.
Looking for a laidback place to relax and enjoy a refreshing dessert on the beachfront? The Duck Dive in Pacific Beach offers a variety of sweet endings to enjoy, including their Cheesecake Jar-fait layered in fresh strawberries and blueberry jam. Additional indulgences include the Chocolate Lava Cake drenched in warm chocolate with a soft, fudge-filled center and The Tableside S’mores for two or four.
Do you enjoy rich Mexican sweets fused with a twist of San Diego influence? Romesco offers Tijuana’s Border Churros prepared with a dulce leche dip and ice cream on the side. In the mood for something fruity? Try the Seasonal Berry Crepes filled with berry preserves and topped with homemade berry sauce and fresh cream.
Authentic French pastries are waiting to be tasted at Gaslamp’s boulangerie, Le Parfait Paris. This sweetshop offers customers a variety of hand-made French delicacies created by oh-so-French executive chef, Jean Francois Fays. Enjoy the Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich prepared with a soft, crunchy exterior and a creamy vanilla center. Or savor the taste of the Tarte Aux Fruits topped with seasonal, hand-picked fruits over an almond-flavored pastry crust.