Four Great Spots for Easter Brunch

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Whether you’re an Easter morning church-goer, Easter basket opener, or just appreciate good brunch, come 11am, you’re going to want to go get brunch at one of these fabulous places. Hop on down and enjoy! Cheers!

The Marine Room

(2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037)

For well over 75 years, The Marine Room has been a seaside staple in La Jolla. Long celebrated for its superb views and surf pounding outside the restaurant’s windows, the culinary embodiment of luxury draws people from La Jolla and well beyond. This Easter Sunday, The Marine Room will serve its holiday brunch buffet beginning at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The awesome and ever creative menu includes breakfast fare such as leek goat cheese frittata and first course options such as sweet potato orzo salad. For main courses, delectable foods include Signature Spindrift Seafood Crepes and many, many other items. A delightful and ever tempting dessert station rounds out the impressive buffet. The Easter holiday meal is priced at $72 for adults and $36 for kids. Due to the immense popularity, reservations are required and may be made quickly online here.

Nine-Ten Restaurant

NINE-TEN will be hosting a delicious Easter Sunday Brunch.  Chef Jason Knibb and Pastry Chef Jose Alonzo, III, will prepare a very special Easter Sunday a la carte menu featuring everything from Strawberry Salad, Salmon Rillette Toast, and House-Smoked Salmon Benedict to Short Rib Hash, Shrimp & Grits, and Chilaquiles….and bottomless Mimosas for just $16 per person. If pastries and coffee are more your breakfast speed, the acclaimed Sunday Brunch Pastry Bar will be even better than ever.  Reservations strongly recommended and can be made by calling 858.964.5400.

The Shores Restaurant

Easter brunch on the water- does it get any better than that? You’ll find something for everyone with Carlsbad Strawberry and Spinach Salad and Herb De Provence Leg of Lamb. There’s also a complete children’s station for the kiddos, and plenty of tasty sides and a selection of seasonal desserts.

George’s at the Cove

(1250 Prospect St.)

A long time feature in the quaint seaside community of La Jolla, George’s at the Cove only serves brunch twice a year, and Easter Sunday is one of those special occasions. Easter brunch will commence at the charming restaurant’s California Modern area beginning at 10 a.m., as well as George’s Ocean Terrace and Level 2 beginning at 11 a.m. The menu proudly features individually priced selections such as warm French Toast at $18, a scrumptious Baja shrimp omelette for $22, and various vegetarian and vegan options, all served against the backdrop of the magnificent Pacific oceanfront view. Patrons who enjoy fine brunches are encouraged to make reservations online here.

Grab a Drink in La Jolla this St. Patrick’s Day

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Hey, San Diego, St. Paddy’s Day is fast approaching and it’s time to get your green on! Here are some of the best places to grab a pint of ale, swill some brewski’s, or be like Columbus and take a chance on discovering some fantastic grub in the local area.

La Jolla Brewing Company

Some days you just wanna go, where everybody knows your name … wait, never mind the TV show refrain. If you’re considering a quality local spot that sports a fantastic ambiance, along with tasty grub and refreshing drinks to chill at the end of the work day, look no further than the La Jolla Brewing Company. You’re in luck this March because it’s the epitome of quality when it comes to having the best beer, wine, and food menus around. You’re sure to revel in the celebration with a relaxed and yet exhilarating atmosphere that permeates the restaurant. First of all, the La Jolla Brewing Company does not play around when it comes to making the highest quality craft beers. A simple stride through the welcoming doors will reveal their in-house beer selection features five signature styles: Pale Ale, IPA, Pub Ale, Dry Stout, and Brown Ale. Aye, and they also include a rotating (roll that r!) 24 tap selection of local San Diego County craft beers. In short, the La Jolla Brewing Company provides nothing short of outstanding customer service. The entire staff is knowledgeable, affable, and welcoming thus creating a stimulating and incomparable hospitality during every visit. La Jolla Brewing Company seeks to gain a prominent prestige in the midst of many of the elite breweries throughout the San Diego County area and are gaining on that bucket of gold at the end of the rainbow like nobody’s business. Be sure to head over to this pleasant neighborhood bar located on Fay Ave, between Kline and Pearl St, and right next to Rubio’s. Ya can’t miss the place, laddies and lassies!

Public House

Green burgers? Yeah, maybe not. Nevertheless, the burgers and specialty ales at The Public House La Jolla your home away from home (even if you’re from the Emerald Isle)! You’d be remiss not to breeze through the friendly doors into a welcoming atmosphere to delight in their rotating taps of Belgian and German beers, local San Diego beers, as well as many difficult to locate craft beers and microbrews from all around the world. Besides a fantastic selection of bottled beers, many of which are specialty and limited release beers, locals and visitors alike are sure to find something simply amazing at The Public House La Jolla.

For the tender hearted of ye lads and lasses, the meats are humanely raised: beef, bison, goose, alligator, venison, lamb, duck, rabbit, wild boar and ostrich, just to name a few.

The Public House Bar & Grill is located in the very heart of historic La Jolla Village on Kline Street, between Fay & Eads Street.

The Rooftop La Jolla

Irish eyes are smilin’ this St. Patrick’s Day at The Rooftop La Jolla. This splendid, recently remodeled ocean view lounge provides a spirited and enjoyable atmosphere with more than a wee bit of tranquility and class that everyone can certainly enjoy. It is conveniently located on Prospect Street in the very heart of downtown La Jolla. Rooftop is acknowledged for its consummate fine dining, extraordinary live entertainment, and you have to experience to believe it, truly outstanding service. So whether you’re out this St. Paddy’s Day to drain a pint or three, or perhaps celebrating something special, having a business meeting, or just want to get out and about for an awesome time, The Rooftop La Jolla is just what the doctor ordered for one and all!

And complete your day of bar crawling by visiting Karl Strauss in La Jolla, or their main brewery in Pacific Beach, San Diego. St.

And as always, don’t push your luck – drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive.

Cheers!

Community Spotlight feature on LJ Crafted Wines

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The Bird Rock community features a winery tasting room in the cozy seaside of La Jolla. One of the unique features of the thriving business is that patrons are able to sample their 11 wines directly from the barrel. In fact, LJ Crafted Wines is the first winery to develop a process of serving wines straight from the barrel, by the glass, or if preferred, ‘to go’ for those who are dropping by their charmingly designed premises.

Historically, the Jooste family consisting of Lowell, Anne and their four children arrived in La Jolla in 2012. However, the Jooste’s are no strangers to the fine wine industry. In fact, they have 25 years plus experience in the South African wine business, as well as four generations of family involvement. The scenic beauty of La Jolla encouraged them to embark on a new path in sunny California.

Another aspect of the Jooste history is the fact that Lowell visited La Jolla on several occasions owing to an enduring family friendship which began prior to World War I. His grandfather was a close friend of fellow WW1 fighter pilot Tom Jackson’s grandfather. In addition, he was a visiting student in viticulture and winemaking during the mid to late 1980s at UC Davis and subsequently labored at Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa. It was during this eventful time that he became good friends with Tom, a long time La Jolla native.

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The business makes premium wine in Napa and Russian River, under the direction of expert guidance, all of which adds to Lowell’s previous studies at UC Davis in the previously mentioned late 1980s. Visitors can expect a remarkable experience when they enter LJ Crafted Wines. The winery already has the third vintage under their belt, so to speak, and are ever intent on continuing their long craftsmanship to La Jolla and to San Diegans who possess an affinity for quality wine.

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The 2014 Napa earthquake completely destroyed half of their wine, but fortunately the family still endeavors to provide the seaside community with some of the finest wines available. Their novel idea to ship barrels of wine from Napa, and offer wine directly from the barrel, uses their patent-pending apparatus and is a fresh approach that wine aficionados will marvel at, and that is no exaggeration. Why is this? Ah, the simple answer is that their eco-friendly way of consuming wine directly from the barrel tastes considerably superior to wines straight from the bottle. Simply have a sample and your palate will attest to this fact.

Since Lowell shares La Jolla’s initials, the family unequivocally reasoned that calling their venture LJ Crafted Wines was a great fit. Lowell managed his family’s vineyards (the historic Klein Constantia www.kleinconstantia.com) for two decades plus and also established another winery, Anwilka, along with Bruno Prats and Hubert de Boüard from Bordeaux, France. This makes Lowell and his experienced staff far from mere amateurs.

Their logo was cleverly well-thought-out to best reflect their time-honored family’s rich past and future intentions. LJ Crafted Wines opted to blend their heritage with a further light-hearted component, hence the amusing circus-like ‘Ring Master’ font. Their pelican is a symbol of their home in Bird Rock. Meanwhile, the wreath of oak and olive branches symbolize heritage and achievement, respectively. Additionally, the horseshoe shape represents luck, while the ribbon ties it all together in perfect harmony.

The Lowell family looks forward to welcoming La Jolla regulars and visitors alike to savor their fine wines, accompanied with luxury bites. LJ Crafted Wines is a Bird Rock treat that should not be passed up. Come and see for yourself!

Learn more about LJ Crafted Wines HERE

Some of The Best Restaurants in La Jolla are Participating in San Diego Restaurant Week!

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The 13th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 15th through Sunday, January 22nd for an edible extravaganza to ring in the New Year! With over 180 participating restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County, you’re sure to find the perfect place to satisfy any craving. There’s some fantastic La Jolla Restaurants participating, and we’ve added them to this list so you can map out your eatery destinations.

San Diego Restaurant Week is proud to announce a very delicious partnership for January 2017 as many of the San Diego Restaurant Week restaurants team up with local Girl Scouts to celebrate the arrival of Girl Scouting in San Diego 100 years ago, as well as the 100th anniversary of delectable, scrumptious, delicious Girl Scout Cookies! To celebrate, chefs are getting creative with America’s favorite cookies to dish out special offerings for SDRW diners.

Have a wonderful time at San Diego Restaurant week and bon appétit!

Apollonia Greek Bistro

Fine cuisine fashioned through simplicity and spawned by ingenuity.

For over 3,000 years, Greek gastronomy has been overwhelmingly influenced by world history. Pragmatic foods such as grains, meat and legumes are enhanced by pungent, down-to-earth flavors of garlic, onion, eggplant and artichoke, as well as by the essences of olive oil, lemons and raisins. At Apollonia Greek Bistro, they endeavor to serve quality food to accommodate both vegetarian and omnivorous clientele. The chefs create exceptional dishes that permit all natural flavors to arise and excite the palate and stir the senses. Aside from traditional favorites, they feature a selection of considerably lighter cuisine with reduced fat, all the while maintaining the passion, enthralling aromas and hearty flavors that are definitively Greek.

Timeless favorites such as Dolmathakia and Moussaka may be enjoyed along with other enticing, more adventurous dishes sure to arouse any diner’s inquisitiveness. Greeks are certain that even the most unassuming meals become ambrosia when a person is in an upbeat mood. Apollonia Greek Bistro’s hospitality strives to sustain a diner’s joyful temperament. At San Diego Restaurant Week this year, patrons will be glad to know they have an opportunity to rejoice in the ever alluring and full-bodied cuisine of Greece with a special three-course lunch and dinner menu for $20.

Beaumont’s Eatery

Established in the heart of La Jolla’s venerated Bird Rock seaside community, Beaumont’s is a traditional meet up eatery for locals to assemble together and enjoy extraordinary food, hand-fashioned cocktails, as well as appreciate top-notch entertainment set in a casual, yet fashionable environment. Beaumont’s came to Bird Rock back in 2005, when the locale was fraught with struggling commerce, numerous foreclosures, and a vanishing sense of community spirit. However, since its opening, Beaumont’s has continued to breathe new life into the Bird Rock community by augmenting the development of the locale, advancing local business, and furthermore depicting Bird Rock as an energetic and diverse neighborhood. Megan and David Heine, owners of Brockton Villa Restaurant in La Jolla, each contribute their collective and profound passion for sustaining the local community and mooring the vibrant life of Bird Rock in Beaumont’s, a veritable La Jolla treasure.

Bistro Du Marche

Christened after La Jolla’s well-accepted Open Aire Farmer’s Market, Bistro du Marché allows Chef Diot to work his labor of love in a close relationship with farmers in order to integrate the optimum in local flavors for the restaurant. Led by Chef Christophe Santos, Bistro du Marché incorporates quality ingredients and rigorous French technique into every delectable dish.

Bistro du Marché is founded on the culinary notion of “bistronomie” which developed in Paris, and which has been warmly embraced in the United States. Bistronomie, a veritable play on words on the concepts of “bistro” and “gastronomie”, is a style of French cuisine that places an emphasis on the fusion of haute gastronomic expertise, seasonality, and the traditional “cuisine de terroir” found in bistros all across France. The relative youthfulness of the bistronomie effort has succeeded in bolstering French cuisine, and Bistro du Marché, now an aspect of the wave called “gastro-bistro,” raises the proverbial bar among traditional French bistros.

For restaurant week, they will be featuring a three-course menu at a reasonable $50.

Brockton Villa

Brockton Villa Restaurant is pleasantly entrenched in one of La Jolla’s original beach cottages. Their location along the seaside offers diners an impressive and stunning view of world renowned La Jolla Cove. They serve quality breakfast through dinner food replete with seasonal changes on their enticing menu designed by Chef Mareyja Sisbarro. For San Diego Restaurant Week, they will be featuring lunch and dinner courses for $15 per person and $30 per person, respectively.

Chedi Thai Bistro

The menu at Chedi Thai’s was inspired by customary, quality cuisine from Thailand. From traditional favorites to exclusive creations specifically tailored for vegetarians, each and every dish is meticulously prepared with a healthy balance in mind at Chedi Thai. They only use produce and ingredients from specialty markets in order to serve patrons fresh foods and the highest in standards of excellence in all of their meals. The health-conscious-minded can be assured that all of Chedi Thai’s exceptional fare is prepared in healthy olive and canola oils.

Donovan’s Steakhouse

Donovan’s exemplifies the ultimate steakhouse dining experience, amazing in its veritable simplicity, flawless in execution. Patrons are able to sit back and relax with family and friends, relish in the rich, established atmosphere, and allow the staff to take care of the rest of their needs. Your time with Donovan’s will prove to be uncomplicated, and your dinner specifically personalized to your exacting taste. Your professional servers are inconspicuous in their presence and yet swiftly at your table when you require anything.

Built on the traditions of the ultimate in great steakhouses, Donovan’s selects their meats from the finest stockyards and hand cut steaks in house. In addition, fresh seafood is flown in on a daily basis. Executive chefs create excellent meals using respected and long-standing recipes and techniques for the ultimate dining experience. Donovan’s award-winning wine list features selections from the finest vineyards. From a relaxed setting to exquisite cuisine and exceptional service, perfection is Donovan’s objective. Donovan’s Steakhouse will be offering a Prix Fixe 3-Course Menu for $50.

Draft Republic

Draft Republic is all about delightful, scrumptious grub and entertaining games! The La Jolla/UTC hot spot will be offering a 2-course lunch menu and 3-course dinner menu featuring Draft favorites. These include the celebrated Draft Republic Burger and mouth-watering Baked Penne Pasta. Patrons are reminded to be sure to leave time for a game or three of Ping-Pong, too!

Duke’s La Jolla

Duke’s La Jolla is named in honor of native Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, an Olympic swimming and water polo medallist, as well as the father of contemporary surfing. Overlooking spectacular and world renowned La Jolla Cove, Duke’s serves unpretentiously and with pleasant hospitality along with fashionable, present-day interpretations of traditional island plates. As a tribute to the beach lifestyles of Hawaii and Southern California, Duke’s rejoices in celebrating family, magnificent sights, and the true spirit of aloha. Duke’s welcomes all guests to become part of their ’ohana.

Duke’s La Jolla will be participating in Restaurant Week from January 15th though the 22nd, offering two-course lunches for a mere $20.

Galaxy Taco

Comer Awesome means the freshest of ingredients, boldly delectable flavors that please and tease the palate, and the fine craft of true Mexican cuisine. It also means being infatuated with the finer details of preparing delicious food and nailing it each and every time. This is because at Galaxy Taco they firmly believe every bite should be the best bite, and that each and every precious day deserves to be toasted with only the most enchanting and appealing cocktails. So bienvenido! Explore their menus, give a few things a go, but most importantly of all, be prepared to have an exceptionally awesome time. After all, you are what you eat. Comer Awesome.

George’s California Modern

Executive chef, partner, and chief storyteller Trey Foshee, along with his highly skilled team, source locally grown or harvested products whenever possible, using them in seasonally-driven, inventive preparations that are sure to amaze and delight the palate. Conveniently located on the lower level of George’s at the Cove, their ocean view dining room is contemporary and yet equally comfortable. In addition, their outgoing, gregarious, and otherwise knowledgeable staff serve as guides to the numerous and rousing choices available. If you’ve ever wondered what San Diego might taste like, George’s California Modern invites one and all to come have dinner with them.

During San Diego Restaurant Week, patrons can savor dishes including their appealing Snapper Crudo with coconut and cara cara orange, as well as Roasted Jidori Chicken with black trumpet mushroom bread pudding, all the while relishing in their award-winning service and their breath-taking ocean view. Feel free to add wine pairings to each course for a modest additional fee. Dinner is priced at $50 per person.

George’s Ocean Terrace

One of the better aspects about living in San Diego is that people are able to enjoy being outdoors year-round. It’s a wonderful gift for our amazing lifestyle. To make things even better, when you get that desire to eat outdoors, there is certainly no better place than the Ocean Terrace, rightfully commended as the region’s best rooftop dining experience. Why not join them at a table overlooking the expansive Pacific, or even snatch a seat at their recently expanded bar for a seamlessly relaxed Southern California lunch or dinner with a million dollar view.

For San Diego Week, their three course lunch menus are $20 and $30 per person.

Herringbone

Herringbone’s welcomes one and all to their delightfully ambient establishment, where lounge style tunes fill the relaxed air, and where the kitchen serves up exclusive takes on meat and delicious seafood. There’s truly a reason why Herringbone is rapidly assuming its rightful place among Southern California’s coastal towns.

At Herringbone, they take pleasure in pairing fresh seafood and quality meat choices along with seasonal produce to create delectable dishes that place a concerted emphasis on the collective flavors. With exciting twists on classic concepts, their farm fresh cuisine emanates from a kitchen steered by Chef Brian Malarkey.

Nine-Ten

NINE-TEN’s enduring commitment to innovative cuisine using only the freshest local produce makes the restaurant a must visit for culinary aficionados. The intimate and ever-friendly restaurant, piloted by award-winning Chef Jason Knibb (a 2011 Iron Chef America Challenger and 2010 Rising Star Chef winner), offers the picture-perfect amalgamation of sophistication and casual stylishness, as well as an idyllic location along Prospect Street. Patrons are able to revel in the best of the local harvest from artisan farmers, where fresh produce is selected on a daily basis for the restaurant’s Evolving California Cuisine, recognized with an “extraordinary to perfection” rating by ZAGAT. Local fish selections from the abundance of the sea arrives daily from Hawaii and the North Pacific and Atlantic regions. Special prix fixe menus are available and feature perfectly matching wines from the all-encompassing, Wine Spectator awarded wine cellar. Patrons are able to avail of indoor dining, al fresco on the sidewalk patio, or delight in ocean-view terrace seating.

During San Diego Restaurant Week, Nine-Ten will be offering 3-courses, $50 per person, or $75 with matching wine pairings with each course.

Puesto La Jolla

Puesto is known for its ability to successfully combine a casual approach along with an original twist on Mexican street food, and furthermore knows the true meaning of fresh. Each and every made-to-order gourmet taco, bowl and salad is always freshly prepared for the finest Mexican food experience.

Puesto La Jolla is offering hungry patrons a variety of their delectably fresh dishes at can’t pass-it-up prices during San Diego Restaurant Week.

The Grill at Torrey Pines

Providing guests with an exclusive scenic view of the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course, The Grill is the quintessential popular dining destination located at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. A preferred place for gathering with friends and family, The Grill extends their invitation to locals and visitors alike to relax beside cozy fire pits, try tasty local craft beers beneath a clever and artfully designed trellis, and appreciate delicious meals from the restaurant’s custom-built wood-burning suite. The latter serves as the foundation for nationally celebrated Executive Chef Jeff Jackson’s slow-cooked, farm fresh menu. Whether coming together for breakfast, lunch or dinner, The Grill’s hospitable atmosphere and considerate team always assure a memorable experience for guests, as well as an enduring dedication to utilizing local ingredients, sound craftsmanship, and the creative spirit that California is known for throughout the world.

The Marine Room

Located in La Jolla at one of the more picturesque locales in the world, San Diegans have adored and honored the tradition of dining at The Marine Room in excess of 70 years. The La Jolla, San Diego landmark is indeed synonymous with fine dining and a sophisticated ambiance. While the Pacific Ocean waves surge against the floor-length windows, diners are pampered with award-winning cuisine by Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver in an atmosphere ever to be reminisced. The Marine Room, located in friendly La Jolla Shores, is the definitive preferred dining experience among San Diego visitors and residents, where every meal is indeed an exceptional occasion.

Come celebrate San Diego Restaurant Week at The Marine Room with a tempting three-course menu including main course options of Madeira Braised Berkshire Pork Cheeks, Lemongrass Sansho Spiced Diver Scallops, and Prawn Macadamia Dukkha Crusted Barramundi. For a mere additional $10, choose from Center Cut Black Angus Filet Mignon, Absinthe Butter Basted Maine Lobster Tail, or Togarashi Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna. *Kindly note the Lobster Night menu and Happy Hour menu will not be available during Restaurant Week.

The Melting Pot

Have you been thirsting lately for something completely different and certainly out of the conventional? The Melting Pot has just what you need. Come take your passionate taste buds on a particularly amazing and delicious journey with their signature fondue selections, including gorgonzola cheese, teriyaki-marinated sirloin, spinach and artichoke ravioli, and bananas foster fondue. Conveniently located in the Aventine La Jolla, right across from the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, the San Diego fondue restaurant proffers a distinctive, interactive, and definitive, memorable dining experience for any occasion.

Join them during San Diego Restaurant Week from January 15th to the 22nd for a 3-course dinner for a mere $30. Be sure to make your reservation today!

The Shores Restaurant

People looking for one of the best places to revel in a delightful Sunday brunch, along with a spectacular ocean view, will discover both at the Shores Restaurant. Suitably located right on the beach in the Spanish-style La Jolla Shores Hotel, The Shores Restaurant serves Sunday brunch and breakfast, lunch and dinner on a daily basis. Menus feature Southern California fresh produce as well as specialty items from the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Whether people have a preference for a family meal, or a delightfully romantic dinner for two, they are sure to take delight in the welcoming service along with the surf, or even the California sunset in the background.

Some Wonderful La Jolla Restaurants to Ring in 2017

New Year’s Eve is a special holiday. You’re saying goodbye to an entire year, and welcoming in a whole new one. You’ve worked hard all year, and you deserve to celebrate in style. We’ve put together a list of just some of the La Jolla restaurants who will be celebrating the New Year! Please call the restaurants to learn about their NYE specials and hours.

As always, have a safe and wonderful holiday!

Manhattan of La Jolla:

Manhattan of La Jolla is a Fine Dining Italian Steak House located in the heart of La Jolla village inside the Empress Hotel on Fay Avenue. A charming favorite among La Jolla visitors and locals, Manhattan delivers the best of New York City to the charming village of La Jolla. Romantic and comfortable, Manhattan of La Jolla restaurant is well-known for its fantastic wine and cocktail menu. Their staff is highly skilled at the art of suggesting pairings or knowing which wine to pair with a particular dish. This is great because certain wines compliment certain food really well and bring out flavor. Caesar salads prepared at the table and truly fantastic award-winning steaks, eggplant parmesan, cannelloni, homemade ice cream and so much more. Manhattan is also a unique destination for those who enjoy live entertainment as the restaurant offers live music 4 nights per week. Manhattan is also open for lunch Tuesday-Friday from 11:30am-2:00pm.

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Crab Catcher Restaurant and Seaside Grill:

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If you seek dining with an amazing ocean view, The Crab Catcher Restaurant & Seaside Grill is the perfect spot for you. The restaurant sits on the edge of Prospect street in La Jolla overlooking the serene ocean waters right next to the cove. Guests can take in a view of the northern stretch of La Jolla coastline leading up and almost past Black’s Beach. The view alone makes dining here a special experience.

The restaurant features a main dining room, patio seating in the fresh air and their Ocean Tapas Bar which is adjacent to the restaurant. One can feel and smell the ocean breeze. Here, guests can indulge in some of the best seafood in town. The Ocean Tapas Bar hosts a happy hour during the week from 3pm- 6pm. It is also the perfect spot to grab a drink during any hour. They are known for their crab dishes but also specialize in other great fresh seafood. The Crab Catcher is open for lunch and dinner, the main restaurant being closed shortly between 3pm and 5:30pm. Sundays, they offer an incredible brunch menu. Valet is available on prospect street. There is also parking along Coast Blvd with an entrance to the restaurant across from the cave store. Let the day fade away with a drink in hand, enjoying the view at the Crab Catcher.

The Marine Room:

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Located in La Jolla at one of the most scenic spots in the world, San Diegans have enjoyed the tradition of dining at The Marine Room for more than 70 years. This La Jolla San Diego landmark has become synonymous with fine dining and elegant ambiance. As the Pacific Ocean waves splash up to the floor-length windows, diners are treated to award-winning cuisine by Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver in an atmosphere to be remembered. The staff provides great customer service and the food is tasty. Where every meal is a special occasion, The Marine Room in La Jolla Shores is a favorite among San Diego visitors and residents.

The Shores Restaurant:

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If you’re looking for one of the top places to enjoy Sunday brunch and an ocean view, you’ll find the best of both at the Shores Restaurant. Located right on the beach in the Spanish-style La Jolla Shores Hotel, the Shores Restaurant serves Sunday brunch and breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily with menus featuring Southern California’s fresh produce and specialty items from both American coasts. You can’t beat that view! The view is rivaled by their wonderful menu of food. Whether you prefer a family meal or a romantic dinner for two, you’ll enjoy the friendly service with the surf, or even the sunset, in the background. The Shores also offers facilities for special events such as weddings or business meetings, a menu for children, a bar menu, including fish tacos or duck quesadillas, and a happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Nine-Ten Restaurant:

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An ongoing commitment to innovative cuisine using only the freshest local produce makes NINE-TEN a must visit for true foodies. This intimate restaurant, led by award-winning chef Jason Knibb (a 2011 Iron Chef America Challenger and 2010 Rising Star Chef winner), offers the perfect combination of sophistication and casual elegance and an ideal location along Prospect Street. Enjoy the best of the harvest from local artisan farmers, where produce is selected daily for the restaurant’s Evolving California Cuisine, recognized with an “extraordinary to perfection” rating by ZAGAT. The bounty of the sea is also featured with local fish selections and items arriving daily from Hawaii and the North Pacific and Atlantic regions. Special prix fixe menus are available and feature matching wines from the extensive, Wine Spectator awarded wine cellar. Enjoy dining indoors or al fresco on the sidewalk patio or ocean-view terrace. A separate bar offers limited menu and happy hour specials daily. Their Octopus, Tuna, and Striped Bass receive rave reviews from loyal and new customers. Open daily for breakfast and lunch and dinner is served nightly.

Have a Cup of Cheer at La Jolla Brewing Company

In a community known for it’s iconic landmarks, the La Jolla Brewing Company (LJBC), has sought to build upon the prevailing identity of La Jolla’s rich history and pull in some of the cultural icons.

As a result of its ties to the failed Prohibition policy, LJBC chose to use Sunny Jim’s Cave, a veritable hidden treasure only accessible by kayak or through a hidden underground staircase beneath The Cave Store. Only true La Jolla residents and a modicum of fortunate outsiders are aware of the secret passage, which really makes it an authentic La Jolla gem.

La Jolla Brewing Company ‘s goal is to bring its prominent status to the many elite craft breweries in the greater San Diego area, and boy are they accomplishing it. With a fresh, systematic, and well-thought-out restructure, LJBC seeks to realize and preserve a reputation for excellence in craft beer, food, wine and beverage selection, customer service, atmosphere, and management.

LJBC not only features hand-crafted beer, but also features a 24 tap rotating selection of local San Diego County craft beers to keep La Jolla tastefully regaled. Their in-house beer choice showcases five signature styles, including Pale Ale, IPA, Pub Ale, Dry Stout, and Brown Ale. Feeling thirsty yet? LCBJ also creates specialty and seasonal offerings to retain a choice that is fresh and exhilarating.

At the La Jolla Brewing Company, they make it a point to make people feel like they are in their local neighborhood bar and restaurant where everyone feels wanted and has the opportunity to appreciate an ice cold beer as well as a quality meal at the end of the day. You could say that everybody knows your name- sound familiar?

LJBC is truly a hip place that only locals and a few outsiders know of, much like several of the historic landmarks in beautiful La Jolla.

The La Jolla Brewing Company continuously seeks to create an environment that is relaxed yet stimulating, at ease and conversant, hospitable and accessible, and to this end they have accomplished these lofty goals.

What do we love most about La Jolla Brewing Company? They believe in providing quality craft beer. As a craft beer brewery, they have the knowledge and capability garnered from years of experience, and always serve with a smile. This Holiday season, pop on into LJBC and have a cup (or two, or three, or four) of cheer! As always, drink responsibly and have fun!

For more information on the La Jolla Brewing Company, CLICK HERE.

Come Enjoy The Marine Room Holiday Menu!

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The Marine Room has hosted celebrities, world figures, local residents, and myriad visitors from around the world for three-quarters of a century. Fine dining at The Marine Room has become a tradition for many people who enjoy quality, inspired cuisine along with a spectacular seaside panorama replete with crashing surf so near one can almost feel the aromatic mist. From fresh seafood to exclusive and imaginative seasonal dishes, The Marine Room is the premiere go to restaurant in San Diego. The exquisite dining and fantastic scenery has made the world-renown Marine Room one of the region’s most iconic dining establishments.

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Now that the holidays are here again, award-winning Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver have joined together in a labor of culinary love to create a superb, mouth-watering, holiday menu chockfull of incredible flavors featuring local ingredients with a stylistic, global flare.

Come celebrate the season and allow The Marine Room staff to take care of the cooking while you and your loved ones take in the breath taking views. Enjoy Christmas Eve specials such as Heirloom Bacon Wrapped Atlantic Monkfish and Oregon Kobe Beef Ribeye Steak. On Christmas Day, come relish in an à la carte menu featuring Maine Diver Scallop and Baja Prawns, Cervena Farm Elk Loin, and many other exquisite favorites. After your sumptuous memorable meal, finish up with deliciously decadent desserts such as Dulce De Leche Cheesecake, Warm Buttered Bosch Pear Tart, or Feuillantine Callebault Chocolate Crunch.

More than enjoying fine dining with the specially prepared holiday fare, relax and delight in the up-close sight and sounds of the Pacific. Both window-side and elevated booth tables offer almost reach-out-and-touch views of the incoming, crashing surf. Additionally, patrons seated window-side during high tide can experience palate pleasing food as curls of ocean surf play good-naturedly off windows mere inches away.

Make plans now to ring in the New Year with culinary merriment to harken back to years from now. Patrons may opt from an exquisite five-course menu that features such delights as Hume Plum Wine Braised Oregon Kobe Beef and Agrume Ginger Butter Basted Maine Lobster Tail.

Seating begins at 8:30 p.m. sharp. The price is a steal at $165 per person and includes live Blues music from the critically acclaimed Whitney Shay Band. For those looking to bring in the New Year a little earlier, a three-course dinner for $95 per person is available at 5:30 p.m. Be sure to take in the mood, character and savor the menu as you toast the beginning of 2017 with family, friends and loved ones.

“The holiday season is my favorite time of the year. The Marine Room, our Grande Dame iconic restaurant is a San Diego holiday tradition, where memories of a lifetime have been celebrated for over 75 years.  Friends and family gather to toast the spirit of goodwill, health, love, friendship and the birth of a joyous New Year. Energized by the beauty of life and the art of cooking, my kitchen is a central part of the festivities with culinary delicacies and spirited libations for all to enjoy” say Bernard Guillas, Executive Chef, The Marine Room. “Wishing everyone a happy holiday season. Life is delicious…taste it every day.”

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For more information and reservations please call 858.459.7222 or go to www.MarineRoom.com.

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