Category archives for: Restaurants

Burrito Bounty: La Jolla’s hand-held Mexican meals are sure to satisfy

The Taco Stand’s Mar y Tierra (‘surf and turf’) Burrito is stuffed with grilled shrimp, carne asada, avocado, cabbage, tomato, sour cream and chipotle sauce. (Photo illustration by Daniel K. Lew and Ashley Mackin)

Is there any food better than a burrito? It’s a complete meal — protein, vegetables, fruits and carbohydrates — all wrapped into one delicious hand-held package … or in some cases … so doused in sauce and toppings it’s impossible to pick up, but you get the point!

Dreamy D Bar specialties dazzle diners

Duck Confit Nachos are piled with meat, cheese sauces and corn pico.

D Bar has been delighting ‘Diegans for two years as a dessert, drink and dining destination.

Wahoo’s: Fish tacos and a whole lot more!

Wahoo’s features a local-hangout vibe with sporty stickers and colorful décor inspired by the surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding scene.  PHOTOS By Kelley Carlson

At Wahoo’s Fish Taco, using fresh ingredients in unique combinations seems to make a world of difference. The 26-year-old restaurant chain — which offers an eclectic Mexican-Brazilian-Asian-influenced menu — is popular among all ages, with a core market of casual diners and décor inspired by the surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding scene.

A.R. Valentien begins daily breakfast service

Peach and Pecan Sticky Bun is served with caramel sauce and fresh peaches. Photos by Kelley Carlson

There’s nothing like starting the day with “tee” time and a gourmet breakfast. The Lodge at Torrey Pines’ fine dining restaurant, A.R. Valentien, recently expanded its menu to offer morning meals daily.Previously served on weekends only, breakfast has been revamped, but the dishes maintain the high level of quality and freshness that has garnered the establishment a number of accolades.

Broken Yolk Café adds new menu options at its 13 locations in San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties

Broken Yolk Café's Baja Breakfast Tacos are filled with beef chorizo sausage, scrambled eggs, avocado, salsa and Cotija cheese. It is accompanied by rice and pinto beans. Courtesy Photo

After recently celebrating its 35th anniversary, Broken Yolk Café is adding more options to its notably-large menu. High-quality food, friendly service, large portions and from-scratch cooking have become hallmarks at each of the 13 locations scattered throughout San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties.

Fanciful French fare finds fans in La Jolla at Bijou Bistro

Gnocchi à la Parisienne with olives, lemon and noisette is among the ‘Plats Principaux.’ Photos by Kelley Carlson

There’s a new culinary gem in “The Jewel.” The team behind Addison at The Grand Del Mar has conjured up a new idea for the space previously occupied by Amaya La Jolla, on Prospect Street. Bijou French Bistro — whose name means “jewel” — presents a menu with classic bistro fare that can be enjoyed in a European-influenced setting.

Gluten-free menu puts Curious Fork in the spotlight

A latte made from Blue Bottle brand coffee. Photos by Kelley Carlson

One of Del Mar’s newest eateries, The Curious Fork, aims to satisfy people’s increasing appetite for healthy, gluten-free fare. It’s accomplished through a three-pronged approach: a quick-service cafe, cooking classes and a culinary retail center.

Café Cantata: A coffee shop and a whole lot more!

aked Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with powdered sugar, berries and orange zest syrup  PHOTOS by Kelley Carlson

Fig Tree Café owner Johan Engman has branched out with a new restaurant concept. In June, he opened Café Cantata in Flower Hill Promenade, in the space previously occupied by longtime fixture Pannikin.

Shake It Up! Skateboarder Tony Hawk assists at milkshake shop opening in La Jolla

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The new ShakeAway milkshake bar — which opened its first U.S. location at 723 Pearl St. in La Jolla July 18 — is really shaking things up.

The Taco Stand offers authentic Mexico fare on Pearl St. in La Jolla

Angus Beef Carne Asada Taco is the top-selling item at The Taco Stand. (Courtesy Photos)

Freshly made corn tortillas on demand, hand-ground guacamole, freshly made salsas and high-quality produce are just a few of the ingredients adding authenticity to The Taco Stand in La Jolla.

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