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Breeze’s Salmon Hash

Sugar-Spiced Salmon Hash: 4 ounces fresh salmon, cut in 1 inch pieces ½ tablespoon sugar spice* 4 ounces red potatoes, cut in ¼’s and roasted in oven until soft 2 tablespoons chopped green onions ½  tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro, 2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled 3 tablespoons spicy mustard sauce* Heat a skillet over medium heat [...]

If you Snooze, you’ll never lose

The Pancake Flight includes three flavors: Peanut Butter Cup Pancake, Caramel apple Pancake and OMG! French Toast.

When Snooze opened in Del Mar last fall, it didn’t take long for locals to wake up and take notice. On a typical day, this mainly breakfast- oriented eatery is buzzing with activity, as people relax over steaming cups of organic java and a hearty meal. Some bring their dogs and soak up the sun on the patio; others find comfort in the “retro-future” dining room’s crescent-shaped booths.

Green Eggs ‘n’ Hamwich

Green Eggs ‘n Hamwich • 1 ciabatta roll • 1-2 eggs, scrambled with spinach (to taste) • 1-2 slices Niman ham • 1-2 slices melted Swiss cheese Method:  Assemble eggs, ham and gruyere in a ciabatta roll.

No duds with the suds at La Jolla Brewing Co.

Mussels are steamed in a broth of LJBC’s Pale Ale, caramelized onions, garlic, tomatoes and chorizo.

The new La Jolla Brewing Co. has been generating buzz since opening at the start of the year. Recently noted by Zagat on its “8 Hottest New Restaurants” list, LJBC fills a void in the La Jolla dining scene: craft beers and bites in a relaxed setting that includes fire pits and communal tables. “We’re looking to be a neighborhood bar,” said Leigh Gibson, a partner in the restaurant.

La Jolla Brew Company Mussels

LJBC Mussels • 2 cups mussels • 1 ounce olive oil • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic • 2 ounces chorizo (cooked) • 1/2 cup diced roma tomatoes (¼ inch, no seeds) • 1 ounce beer onions (caramelized onions deglazed with beer) • 3 ounces fish stock (shellfish stock with hint of saffron) • 3 ounces [...]

‘Top Chef’ Richard Blais scores another win with Juniper & Ivy in San Diego

San Diego Chicken is served with asparagus, pickled pearl onions, morel mushrooms and a chocolate-hazelnut sauce. Photos by Kelley Carlson

Just two months after opening, Juniper & Ivy is flourishing. Located in the hot culinary scene of Little Italy, this much-buzzed-about restaurant is serving up “refined American food with Left Coast edge” with many positive reviews.

Beet Salad

Beet Salad INGREDIENTS: • 4 cups red beets • 4 cups gold beets • 2 ounces feta cheese • 2 ounces basic vinaigrette • Candied walnuts • 8 strawberries, quartered • 4 leaves lemon verbena, chopped • Salt and pepper to taste METHOD: 1.) Bring beets to a boil in large stockpot. Cook until tender. [...]

Café La Rue brings a new charm to La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla

Smoked Cheddar Bratwurst is topped with peppers, onions and jalapeños.

By Kelley Carlson On New Year’s Eve 2013, La Valencia Hotel celebrated more than the start of a new year. The date marked the opening of its renovated Café La Rue, once a part of the iconic Whaling Bar & Grill. There are no longer black-cushioned booths, brick-red walls and mahogany paneling — that look [...]

Cafe La Rue Mussels

CHEF DANIEL BARRON – RECIPE (CAFÉ LA RUE | LA VALENCIA HOTEL) MUSSELS: SALT AND PEPPER MIX                                    1.5                      TSP CLAM JUICE                                                       2                   CUPS WHITE WINE                                                      1.5                      CUPS GRANULATED SUGAR                                     1/8                     CUP GARLIC(MINCED)                                    1/8                      CUP SAMBAL CHILI PASTE                                     1/4                  CUPS [...]

Chef Barron’s Mussels

CHEF DANIEL BARRON’s (CAFÉ LA RUE  LA VALENCIA HOTEL) MUSSELS: SALT AND PEPPER MIX 1.5  teaspoon CLAM JUICE 2 CUPS WHITE WINE  1.5 CUPS GRANULATED SUGAR 1/8 CUP GARLIC (MINCED) 1/8 CUP SAMBAL CHILI PASTE 1/4 CUPS SHALLOTS 1/8     CUP LEMON JUICE 1/4     CUPS BUTTER 4 STICKS FRESH CHOPPED HERBS ½ CUP CARLSBAD [...]

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