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Sunset Suppers are at the ‘Cusp’ at Hotel La Jolla’s Cusp Dining & Drinks

The Sunset Supper menu allows guests to enjoy a special two-course prix fixe meal 5-6 p.m. daily at Cusp Dining & Drinks, located atop Hotel La Jolla. (Courtesy Photo)

There’s nothing quite like catching a sunset in La Jolla. However, what makes the experience even better is watching the sun drop behind the Pacific Ocean, glass of wine in hand, and enjoying a delicious meal. That’s exactly what you’ll find at Cusp Dining & Drinks, the 11th floor restaurant high atop Hotel La Jolla.

Stratford Court Café offers tasty escape from hustle and bustle

The patio is in a garden setting. Photos by Kelley Carlson

Just a block off bustling Camino del Mar in Del Mar is a calming oasis that’s nearly hidden from plain view, but well-known among the locals.

Stratford Court Café Banana Bread

Banana Bread Ingredients • 1 cup butter • 2 cups sugar • 4 eggs • 6 ripe bananas, mashed • 4 cups flour • 2 teaspoons baking soda • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 cup chopped walnuts METHOD:  Blend butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, two at a time, blending well. [...]

Kaiserhof’s classic German cuisine makes it a destination restaurant for La Jolla and San Diego locals

Meals are served in the quaint dining room at Kaiserhof. (Photo by Kelley Carlson)

Wiener Schnitzel and red cabbage, sizzling bratwurst and sauerkraut, beef goulash and hot apple strudel: Few things say comfort foods better than hearty German cuisine. Kaiserhof in Ocean Beach has served only the best in these and other traditional German dishes for more than 34 years. Their winter specials feature wild game such as duck, venison, boar and quail.

Hoppy Days! La Jolla Brewing Company joins flurry of new restaurants in town

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From WindanSea beach to the Village to the Shores, eateries of all kinds have recently opened, and other retail companies are on their way.

The emphasis is on taste and flavor at Stone Brewing World Bistro

Grilled Baby Back Pork ribs are smothered in a Korean-style barbecue sauce. Photos by Kelley Carlson

With an on-site brewery and eclectic menu, it appears that the 9-month- old Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens at Liberty Station has developed a rock-solid following.

BBQ Duck Tacos

DUCK CONFIT CURE Yield: 4 quarts • 1/2 pound salt • 1/2 pound brown sugar• 4 oz. cayenne pepper • 8 oz. chili powder• 8 oz. smoked paprika Directions: 1. Mix all ingredients together. 2. Store in air-tight container. PROCESS FOR CONFIT 1. Rub duck legs (1 1/2 pounds) with cure. 2. Store overnight. 3. [...]

You can hang a blue ribbon on this pizzeria!

The unique Signature Pizza features a "sauce" of extra-virgin olive oil and lemon zest; mozzarella, ricotta and parmigiano reggiano cheeses; and red onion and fresh basil. Photos by Kelley Carlson

When Wade and Kristi Hageman decided to open Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria in Encinitas, they took a gamble and emerged as winners. “We put all our money into it,” Wade Hageman said. Fortunately for the couple, “we had a line coming out of the door from Day 1. The community has been nothing but really supportive.”

Heirloom Wisconsin Black Seed Popcorn

Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria’s Heirloom Wisconsin Black Seed Popcorn with Truffle Salt and Parmigiano Reggiano Ingredients • 2 ounces Black Heirloom popcorn seeds (may substitute organic kernels) • 1 Tablespoon canola oil • 2 ounces grated parmigiano reggiano • 2 Tablespoons white truffle oil • 1 Tablespoon truffle salt (more or less to taste) • 3 [...]

San Diego Restaurant Week extended for an additional week from Jan. 26 to Jan. 31 with special pricing for lunch, dinner in La Jolla

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San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, Jan. 19 to Friday, Jan. 24 to kick off 2014 with delectable appetizers, scrumptious entrees and tasty desserts.

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