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3 MEALS & A BAR
BESIDES THE WEATHER
IN THE BEGINNING
OUT OF THE KITCHEN
1503 30th St.
Creative, casual-chic eatery featuring a diverse menu and an attractive wine list. Their weekend brunch is outstanding.
2202 4th Ave.
Acclaimed chef, Carl Schroeder’s stylish new restaurant and bar will delight your palette without breaking the bank.
BRAZEN BBQ SMOKEHOUSE & BAR
441 Washington St.
The young Brazen is winning over San Diegans and the national BBQ scene with traditional Southern cooking and unique creations.
4033 Goldfinch St.
This new hotspot hits every played out gastropub trend, but when the food is good, we’ll get behind it
721 9th Ave #1
Award-winning, French-inspired bistro fare is served all day at this charming East Village cafe.
CARNITAS’ SNACK SHACK
2632 University Avenue
Farm-fresh food and a pork-heavy menu have people lining up on the avenue for lunch, dinner and late-night snacks.
640 10th Ave
Western gets a haute makeover at this incredible steakhouse featuring all-natural meats and an in-house butcher shop.
CRAFT & COMMERCE
675 W. Beech St.
Nearly every detail of the decor and menu has a message behind it at this creative enclave of comfort food and cocktails.
ISLAND PRIME / C LEVEL LOUNGE
880 Harbor Island Dr
Two restaurants with a singular appeal, plus unsurpassed harbor views. Island Prime=fine dining, C Level=casual.
4677 30th St.
Husband-and-wife owners pour their heart, soul and style into this warm neighborhood eatery. Go. Here. Now.
4055 Adams Ave.
For 16 years, sophisticated comfort food has paired perfectly with a casual, cool neighborhood vibe.
3827 5th Ave.
Serving farm-to-table pizza and small plates all made 100% from scratch, as well as locally sourced craft beer.
LOTUS CAFE & JUICE BAR
3955 5th Ave.
Natural, healthy food for vegans and omnivores alike. Wash it all down with smoothies, milkshakes and fresh organic juices.
1660 India St.
Perched above the touristy Italian spots on India Street is a culinary and cocktail hotbed for savvy locals and visitors.
7777 University Ave.
Cook your own steak, see a band, and grab a 16 oz cocktail at this classy, retro supper-club off the beaten path in La Mesa.
1047 Fifth Ave.
Don’t let the big door deter you! This swanky-yet-welcoming spot crafts farm-to-table food and some of the best cocktails around.
611 5th Ave.
Top Chef Brian Malarkey shows off with simplicity at this bustling, airy, new venue at main and main in the Gaslamp.
3175 India St.
The stylish interior rivals any NYC haunt, but the farmed-local food and spacious patio are strictly San Diego.
3794 30th St.
Continuously reinventing the restaurant experience with local, farm-to-table, organic and delicious food and drink.
THE LION’S SHARE
629 Kettner Blvd.
Well-crafted cocktails and a creative menu featuring wild game add a hint of mystery to this dark, but inviting huant.
THE SMOKING GOAT
3408 30th St.
Tiny, casual, charming new bistro featuring decadent lunch and dinner entries at reasonable prices. Smoke on, Mr. Goat.
THE TRACTOR ROOM
3687 5th Ave.
A “True Brown House” specializing in whiskey, bourbon, scotch & rye. Well designed interior with a game-heavy menu.
3823 30th St.
Visit this North Park favorite for an elegant twist on classic American cuisine, a huge patio and Sunday bluegrass brunch.
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