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Seasonal cuisine in a California ranch-style ambience at Rancho Bernardo Inn.

This Gaslamp District cocktail destination also serves up brunch on weekends.

Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen
Experience Californian fare complemented by house-made craft brews in Little Italy.

Bijou French Bistro
French bistro fare from Addison executive chef William Bradley and Bijou chef de cuisine Shaun Gethin.

BLVD Chinese Kitchen
Cozy Asian fusion and tapas eatery in Oceanside.

Bottega Americano
European-inspired eatery and marketplace in the East Village for Italian fare with five interactive food bars.

Brian Malarkey's Green Acre
Healthy farm-to-table eats by chef Brian Malarkey.

Bull Taco
Ocean views and "Inauthentic Mexican" fare in Del Mar.

Café la Rue
A bright, European-style bistro at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla.

CATANIA Coastal Italian
Whisknladle Hospitality is behind this Italian Coastal restaurant in La Jolla.

Cucina Enoteca
Eye-popping design, dynamic food and a good locals' scene in Del Mar.

Encore Champagne Bar & Dining Room
Glitzy lounge in the Gaslamp Quarter for bubbly and small plates.

Galaxy Taco
OPENING JUNE 2015 --- The team from George's at the Cove takes on tacos in La Jolla.

Heat Bar & Kitchen
A variety of cocktails and dishes make this restaurant a great neighborhood eatery.

Hello Betty Fish House
Food from the sea and craft beers take center stage at this high-energy, colorful eatery in Oceanside.

Ironside Fish & Oyster
Oysters, fresh fish, cocktail culture and a high-energy vibe define this Little Italy favorite.

James' Place
Chef James Holder's restaurant at the La Jolla Playhouse offers sushi, Japanese noodles, burgers and more.

Juniper & Ivy
Chef Richard Blais' lively restaurant in San Diego’s Little Italy.

The Land & Water Co.
Respected chef Robert Ruiz’s dishes from land and sea created with sustainable products.

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Burgers, beers, big plates and boisterous energy are the reasons to visit this Mission Valley eatery.

Moosie's Ice Cream
Quaint, family-owned ice cream shop in Kensington.

Seasonal California cuisine at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.

Native Foods Cafe
Fast-casual vegan food from a creative menu.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Seafood-centric California cuisine at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa with sweeping views of Mission Bay.

The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza
Neighborhood favorite for coal-fired, thin-crust pizza, farm fresh appetizers and craft beers in Oceanside.

A colorful high-design eatery for Mexican street food and clever cocktails in The Headquarters at Seaport District downtown.

Real Food & Spirits
Tasty wood-fired and artisan pizzas and unique salads in Solana Beach.

Sea & Smoke
Chef Matt Gordon presents American brasserie fare and culinary-inspired cocktails in Del Mar.

Sonata Bistro
California fresh fare from La Jolla caterer Giuseppe Ciuffa in the Symphony Towers downtown.

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt
Customize ice cream and frozen yogurt to your liking from the base up.

The Local Pacific Beach
Eats inspired by the "local beach lifestyle" plus draft beers, wine on tap and frozen cocktails.

Local seafood, seasonal produce and views of Mission Bay are the hallmarks of Tidal.

Vessel Restaurant
New American cuisine in a stylish setting, overlooking the Shelter Island marina.

Water Grill
The East Village is home to Water Grill, which offers a wide range of seasonal seafood, a raw bar and more.

Waypoint Public
Craft beer along with bistro fare from executive chef Amanda Baumgarten.


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