Gather Round the Campfire

Sprouted Porridge Bread with Cultured Butter at Campfire Carlsbad

Sprouted Porridge Bread with Cultured Butter at Campfire Carlsbad

Remember roasting s’mores around a campfire as a child? Well here’s your chance to enjoy a sophisticated take on open fire cooking that’s big on creativity in the heart of Carlsbad Village. Chef Andrew Bachelier’s enticing menu of small seasonal plates encourages sharing. Dishes are grilled or smoked over wood, charcoal and ash. Sustainability rules from the locally sourced produce to the grass-fed beef. Delectable options include the broccoli with candied peanut, duck liver pâté with griddled bread and black cod with quinoa. Kudos to the knowledgable wait staff providing thoroughly attentive service.

The natural decor screams outdoors with camping gear turned wall decoration, mountain themed mural and wooden tables. A large outdoor teepee keeps kids entertained. Campfire is a welcome addition to the Carlsbad dining scene.

Campfire Carlsbad Sign

Campfire Carlsbad Sign


Duck Liver Pâté at Campfire Carlsbad

Duck Liver Pâté at Campfire Carlsbad

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Wine & Beer Paired with Tasty Small Plates

Roast Beef Sandwich at The Millers Table, Oceanside

Roast Beef Sandwich at The Millers Table, Oceanside

How did owner Traci Miller transform a small restaurant dining room into a welcoming neighborhood gathering place? She pushed all the rectangular tables into the middle of the room to create one big communal “Miller’s Table.” The menu features charcuterie, sandwiches, salads and small plates all designed to pair well with beer or wine. Sandwiches are made with Prager Brothers Artisan Bread and produce from nearby organic Cyclops Farms. The robust roast beef with grainy mustard and horseradish was well balanced by arugula and oven-sweetened tomatoes. The yummy grilled cheese of the day cooked panini style combined sharp cheddar with balsamic braised figs. The sandwiches were served in baskets piled high with freshly made house potato chips. The meticulously curated wine flight menu intrigues and wines are available for purchase on site as well.

Chardonnay and the Menu at The Millers Table, Oceanside

Chardonnay and the Menu at The Millers Table, Oceanside

The Millers Table Sign, Oceanside

The Millers Table Sign, Oceanside

The Miller's Table Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Oceanside Biscuit Perfection

House Made Cheddar Scallion Biscuits at Local Tap House & Kitchen

House Made Cheddar Scallion Biscuits at Local Tap House & Kitchen

Flaky, buttery and addictive. You can taste the love in the House Made Warm Cheddar Scallion Biscuits that are reason enough alone to visit Local Tap House & Kitchen (LTH) in Oceanside, CA. Served in a metal pot so that they stay steamed, the biscuits are accompanied by a tasty trio of condiments: honeycomb, salted butter and roasted garlic beer cheese. Yet from Crispy Tempura Jalapeño Rellenos to the Fried Green Tomatoes to the Lobster Pot Pie, there are many enticing options on the seasonally driven menu. Chef Daniel Pundik excels at incorporating locally sourced produce and seafood at LTH. His ingenuous food has cultivated a large following and it’s no surprise that the restaurant is always hopping. The casual yet inviting open air industrial chic dining room incorporates recycled and up-cycled furnishings. Service is top notch as everyone on staff works as a team. From the food to the vibe, LTH provides a fun enjoyable Oceanside dining experience.

Tempura Fried Turnips at Local Tap House & Kitchen

Tempura Fried Turnips at Local Tap House & Kitchen

Shrimp & Chorizo Egg Rolls at Local Tap House & Kitchen

Shrimp & Chorizo Egg Rolls at Local Tap House & Kitchen

Local Tap House & Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Brunch on the Bay at Pier 23 Cafe

Crab and Bacon Benedict at the Pier 23 Cafe San Francisco

Crab and Bacon Benedict at the Pier 23 Cafe San Francisco

Pier 23 is a venerable San Francisco institution having been in business for over 30 years. From the scenic waterfront location on the Embarcadero, customers can spot sea lions and take in the beauty of the San Francisco Bay. Pier 23 serves brunch on the weekends with standouts such as the scrumptious Crab and Bacon Benedict. And the restaurant is a great intimate venue to see live music.

Pier 23 Cafe San Francisco

Pier 23 Cafe San Francisco

Daily Specials Menu and Pinot Grigio at the Pier 23 Cafe San Francisco

Daily Specials Menu and Pinot Grigio at the Pier 23 Cafe San Francisco

Pier 23 Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Great Location, Comfort & Value at the King George Hotel Union Square

Painting of King George at the King George Hotel San Francisco

Painting of King George at the King George Hotel San Francisco

The King George Hotel boasts a prime convenient location in the heart of Union Square only two blocks from San Francisco’s world famous cable car line. Although the rooms are not large, they are extremely comfortable, exude European charm and are well-appointed. Room rates are a great value for the city center. The hotel provides free Wi-fi and access to movie channels on the in room flat screen TVs. Complimentary coffee, tea and fruit-infused water are also a plus. Service was friendly and on point.

Game Area at the King George Hotel San Francisco

Game Area at the King George Hotel San Francisco

Rug with Crown at the King George Hotel San Francisco

Rug with Crown at the King George Hotel San Francisco

Bed at the King George Hotel San Francisco

Bed at the King George Hotel San Francisco

Bathroom Sink at the King George Hotel San Francisco

Bathroom Sink at the King George Hotel San Francisco

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