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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Green Dragon Tavern & Museum pays homage to the nation’s colonial days, from the architecture and décor (which includes historical documents on display) to the East Coast-inspired cuisine.

On The Menu Recipe: Green Dragon Tavern’s Maine Lobster Roll

Green Dragon Tavern’s ‘The Patriot’ sandwich consists of a brioche bun stuffed with chunks of Maine lobster, tarragon aioli, beer-batter crunchies and a side of petit greens. (Photo by Kelley Carlson)

On The Menu Recipe: Green Dragon Tavern’s Maine Lobster Roll

There’s always something new to sample at Banker’s Hill

Marinated Red & Golden Beet Salad contains arugula, lemon dressing, spiced walnuts and crumbled bucheron.

Slightly off the beaten path from San Diego’s burgeoning downtown dining scene is neighborhood favorite Banker’s Hill Bar & Restaurant.

Spring Vegetable Soup with Potato Dumplings

For the broth: 3 tablespoons light Olive oil 1 each medium onion, halved and sliced 1 each leek, greens removed, halved and sliced 1 each large fennel bulb, fronds removed, halved and sliced 8  each cloves garlic, rough chopped 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon fennel seed, toasted 2 sprigs fresh thyme 2 sprigs fresh [...]

Spotlight on Local Business: Table 926 brings brunch back to North Pacific Beach

Breakfast Tacos at Table 926 are filled with scrambled eggs, potatoes, Monterey jack cheese, tomatillo and salsa. (Courtesy Photo)

Chef Matt Richman, owner of Table 926 and a La Jolla resident, is known for his farm-to-table Mediterranean/Latin approach to gastronomic experiences. However, with the recent launch of Table 926’s Sunday Brunch comes another level of recognition for the intimate bistro at 926 Turquoise St. in Pacific Beach.

Rakiraki raises ramen rations to rate raves

picy Tuna with Crispy Rice, topped with jalapeño peppers and Japanese mayonnaise.  Photos by Kelley Carlson

The ramen obsession that began in the Far East has made its way to the West Coast, as restaurants that serve these noodle dishes are springing up everywhere, including San Diego. One that has become quickly recognized is Rakiraki Ramen & Tsukemen, which opened in 2012 in the heart of Kearny Mesa. Among its accolades is an appearance on Zagat’s “8 Hottest Restaurants in San Diego” list in December 2013.

Rakiraki Rice Bowl

Ingredients • 3-4 cups rice • 2-3 eggs, gently beaten • Protein of choice (chicken teriyaki, sesame tofu, etc.) • Soy sauce Method: Boil rice until cooked.In a separate pan, fry the protein of choice over medium-high heat until done. Slowly and evenly pour the beaten eggs over the protein; cook covered until the eggs [...]

Bistro 39 treats travelers and locals to its SoCal flavors

The dining room at Bistro 39 has a contemporary design. Photos by Kelley Carlson

As a hotel-based restaurant with a strong local following, Bistro 39 is a melting pot of travelers and area residents. Located inside the Hilton Garden Inn Del Mar, the eatery is a logical choice for those visiting from out of town — a place to relax after a long journey, where they can feast on classic dishes with a California twist in a cozy setting.

Bistro 39 Parmesan Chicken Bruschetta

INGREDIENTS • Four 4-ounce chicken breasts, pounded thin • 1/2 cup flour • 1 cup bread crumbs • 1 cup Parmesan cheese • 2 ounces egg whites • Dash of salt and pepper • 1 ounce lemon juice • 1 ounce olive oil METHOD: Butterfly chicken breast, top with lemon juice, olive oil, and salt [...]

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters earns Zagat acclaim

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is located at 5627 La Jolla Blvd.

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters was recently named to the Zagat list of Hottest Coffee Shops in 15 U.S. Cities. Joining cities like Seattle, Los Angeles and Boston, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters earned acclaim for using free-trade beans roasted on site.

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