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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 [...]

Tea Time: Englishwoman pays homage to mother with new La Jolla tearoom and restaurant

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Nearly everything is prepared from the recipe books of Alison Brown’s late mother, whose only trip abroad was to La Jolla.

On The Menu: Give me liberty or give me lunch at colonial Green Dragon Tavern in Carlsbad

Cedar Plank Roasted Skuna Bay Salmon is accompanied by horseradish bearnaise, leeks, charred asparagus spears and a side of clam-and-corn stuffing. (Photos by Kelley Carlson)

A restaurant with a rather revolutionary concept recently opened in Carlsbad. The Green Dragon Tavern & Museum pays homage to the nation’s colonial days, from the architecture and décor (which includes historical documents on display) to the East Coast-inspired cuisine.

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