Category archives for: Restaurants

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.

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.

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.

La Jolla brewer wins three medals; Great American Beer Festival names Rock Bottom ‘Brewpub Group of the Year’

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery is named the 2013 Great American Beer Festival’s “Brewpub Group and Brewpub Group Brewer of the Year.” Courtesy Photos

La Jolla brewer Marty Mendiola wins three medals and Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery earns the “Brewpub Group and Brewpub Group Brewer of the Year” title at the Great American Beer Festival.

Cuisine as fresh as the sea and sky at Board & Brew in Del Mar

The Turkado, with ‘dirty’ potato chips and a soft drink, is a signature sandwich. Photos by Kelley Carlson

Board & Brew is more than 30 years old, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, the sandwich shop (with locations in Del Mar, Carlsbad and San Clemente) will soon be expanding into Rancho Santa Margarita and Scripps Ranch.

Tidewater Tavern in Solana Beach: Where everybody knows your name!

The garage door at Tidewater Tavern is open to the outside when the weather is pleasant.  Photos by Kelley Carlson

By Kelley Carlson In a region filled with modern restaurants, Solana Beach’s Tidewater Tavern is an old-school standout. Popular with the locals – and tourists during the Del Mar racing season – the nearly 20-year-old establishment embraces the laid-back California culture with no pretenses. “We’re the real deal,” owner Sam Lunde said. Despite a recent [...]

Have a taste of old Milan at Little Italy’s Monello

Brunch pizza toppings include sunny-side-up eggs, bacon, spinach and cheese sauce. Photos Kelley Carlson

Bencotto’s “naughty little brother” is growing up. Monello has made a name for itself since opening next door to its older “sibling” in Little Italy in 2012, already earning accolades from patrons and food critics.

New La Jolla restaurant: The Taco Stand offers authentic Mexican street food

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When Ortega’s Place Mexican restaurant closed after decades on Pearl Street, the owners of the adjacent Pizza on Pearl — both of Mexican descent — saw an opportunity to open The Taco Stand, an eatery serving authentic Mexican street tacos, basic with no frills

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