4 Neighborhood Hotspots to Satisfy All Your Cravings
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Duck Foot Brewing Co. – Miramar / East Village
Living in San Diego, we all know there’s no shortage of craft breweries out there. But this brewery in particular has brewed into untouched territory. Let us introduce you to Duck Foot Brewing Co., one of the only fully gluten-free breweries in San Diego. Matt Delvecchio, Owner and Head Quack, was diagnosed with Celiac Disease right as he began creating Duck Foot. You know the saying, “When life gives you lemons… make beer”? Well, that’s exactly what he did! Instead of throwing in the towel, Matt’s wife, Katie, encouraged him to get creative. So there you have it, all Duck Foot brews are fully gluten-free so those with Celiac Disease/gluten sensitivities (and those without) can enjoy great beer without any hesitation. Next time you’re craving a cold one, head up to Miramar or visit their gluten-free taproom and kitchen in East Village, we’ll cheers to that!
The Pioneer – San Carlos
Summer is heating up and so are those BBQ cravings. Any Carnitas Snack Shack fans out there? If so, you’re going to love this next spot. Chef Hanis Cavin, the creator or Carnitas Snack Shack, brings you The Pioneer BBQ! Just finishing up their first year, this neighborhood hotspot has already raised the bar for top notch BBQ. One might even say it’s a cut above the “ROAST.” (Insert laughter) Their menu offers a full house of smoked meat specialties, all slow cooked overnight, including brisket topped burgers, the Porko Sando and other barbeque classics. Well you can’t have good eats without good drinks, The Pioneer also offers an extensive beer and craft cocktail list. Being a neighborhood hotspot, this BBQ joint is family friendly with affordable prices. So stop by next time you’re in the hood, your taste buds will thank you.
Fig Tree Cafe – North PB
I think we can all agree, breakfast or brunch ALWAYS sounds good! Nestled in the streets of North Pacific Beach, you’ll find a cozy breakfast eatery known as Fig Tree Cafe. This neighborhood staple completely encapsulates the Pacific Beach lifestyle. The open air, outdoor concept allows diners to enjoy their meal patio side with a breath of fresh ocean air. On their menu you’ll find breakfast favorites including french toast and bennes along with specialties like breakfast sushi and vegan options like their cauliflower & (soy) chorizo benne. Even your four legged friends are welcome to come and chow down on something from their doggy menu! A delicious breakfast and a trip down to the beach is sure to fill that craving for an egg-cellent day!
Sandbar – Mission Beach
Now, we KNOW that taco craving is real, we live in San Diego, right? Finally, we’re taking you over to Mission Beach down to Sandbar. You might have heard of them before from their multiple award winning fish tacos. If you haven’t, you’re sea-riously missing out. The “TKO fish tacos” are filled with house marinated mahi, slaw, covered in chipotle aioli, lime sour cream, spicy guac and lay in cotija crusted tortillas, pairing perfectly with their Melon Margarita. Now, it’s not called Sandbar for nothing, this beach bar is literally steps from the sandy beach-line of Mission Beach and the perfect place to watch the sunset with a margarita in hand.