Bird Rockers love to perch at Beaumont’s Neighborhood Eatery in La Jolla

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT — Beaumont’s Neighborhood Eatery:

When Bird Rock resident Dave Heine saw the need for a local restaurant nine years ago, he decided to add something special to his community. He more than succeeded with Beaumont’s Neighborhood Eatery, a local favorite with the motto: “Eat, Drink, Vibe.”

Beaumont’s diverse menu (brimming with ample breakfast, lunch and dinner choices), nightly live music and active bar scene spurs the restaurant to live up to that motto and keeps locals coming back for more. “We’re strongly supported by La Jolla residents who make up 90 percent of our customers,” Heine said.

Breakfast (available only on weekends) is far from ordinary at Beaumont’s. “Our Coast Toast is a soufflé-styled French toast with a hint of orange. It’s cooked on the griddle and finished in the oven, and it goes well with our wonderful maple syrup,” Heine said.

Other breakfast choices offer a spicy spin. “We have some amazing Mexican dishes like our Chilaquiles with eggs, tomatillo sauce, pulled pork, Oaxacan cheese and our homemade tortilla chips,” Heine said.

Beaumont’s Grande Breakfast Burrito features three scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, guacamole, cheddar cheese, crema and homemade salsa. Other egg specialties include its bespoke Beaumont’s Benedict and Chicken & Waffles Benedict.

Numerous sandwiches, burgers, char-grilled meats and fish, along with flat- breads, tasty soups and salads make up Beaumont’s daily lunch menu.

“We have a lot of shareable plates, but our most popular lunch order is the Cuban Panini with smoked ham, pickles, roasted pork, melted Swiss, house aioli and Dijon mustard,” Heine said.

The BLHT is an easy rival of the panini. It features grilled heirloom tomatoes, truffle mayo, Applewood smoked bacon and red-leaf lettuce on toasted sourdough bread.

Salads bridge both lunch and dinner, and Beaumont’s Chopped Salad rules the menu. It features hearts of palm, artichoke, romaine, spinach, garbanzo beans, kalamata olives and sherry vinaigrette.

“Our Southern Wedge with fried chicken, baby iceberg lettuce, red pepper, red onion, bacon, gorgonzola and a Tabasco-spiced ranch dressing is also a top favorite,” Heine said.

Skirt Steak with crispy potatoes, crimini mushrooms, kale and fromage blue sauce is Beaumont’s most popular dinner item, and its pan-roasted Mary’s Natural Chicken Breast with roasted sweet corn, hominy and morita chili, is a close second.

Hazelnut Gelato Bon Bons topped with homemade bittersweet chocolate pistachio dust, caramel sauce and locally made vanilla gelato round off any meal at Beaumont’s. u

Beaumont’s Neighborhood Eatery at 5662 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, is open 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Weekend breakfasts, Acoustic Sunday Brunch. Live music Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights. Happy Hour: 3-6:30 p.m.

Holiday Hours 2014: Beaumont’s will be open to 10 p.m. Dec. 24. Closed Dec. 25. Open 8 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Now taking reservations for New Year’s Eve.

(858) 459-0474

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