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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.

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.

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  • Summer 2014 Carmel Valley Open Basketball League Champs: ‘Carmel Valley Spurs’ August 30, 2014
    On Aug. 18, the Carmel Valley Spurs defeated the Solana Beach Stray Cats, 67-41, in the 5th/6th grade championship game in the Master Sports Carmel Valley OPEN Basketball League. Over a 10-game season, the offense scored 659 points while giving up only 364 on defense. The average game score was 66-36. They had the best rebounders, best shooters, and best def […]
  • Hundreds turn out for Carmel Valley planning board meeting on One Paseo August 30, 2014
    Hearts and visions collided at the Aug. 28 Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meeting, where an overflow crowd turned out to debate the future of the last major slice of the community left to be developed. All 400 seats in Canyon Crest Academy’s theater were filled, and people spilled out into the aisles and crammed into standing-room only spots in the b […]
  • Del Mar Library book-to-movie club picks fall reads August 30, 2014
    Print Goes to the Movies, a book/movie discussion group held at the Del Mar Branch Library at 2 p.m. every second Friday, has announced its upcoming dates and movies. […]