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Please sir, I want s’more. San Diego restaurants celebrate classic campfire treat

Rustic Root has introduced a new seasonal menu, created by executive chef Marcel Childress. Guests can choose dishes like crispy duck confit spring rolls, caramelized onion hummus, spinach and pear salad, garden flatbread and braised short rib. Pair you dish with drinks like Ancho Average Piña, Sailing the Cape, Honey Bramble, Derby Rush and Fruit Rogue, or choose shareable cocktails like Garden Party Punch or Elderflower Child.

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The Hottest Cocktail Bars in San Diego

Know for its thoughtful craft cocktail program, downtown restaurant and rooftop bar Rustic Root recently launched a lineup of new libations. Packed with seasonal flavors standouts range from the Fig Tree crafted with Belvedere, Orgeat, lemon juice, and housemade fig jam, to the Chandon Rosé and brandy Rose Sangria – finished with strawberries, orange slices, lemon juice, herb-infused simple syrup it’s perfect for sipping over brunch. Enjoy $2 off listed cocktails during happy hour, which runs daily from 4 to 6 p.m.
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10 Restaurants That Prove San Diego Is One Tasty City

San Diego‘s food scene is seriously killing it right now. The days when a satisfying meal meant either queueing up for an In ‘n’ Out Burger or hoofing it all the way up to L.A. have been relegated to the dustbin of history. Downtown is now crammed with hip eateries as are ‘hoods like Little Italy, Mission Hills and North Park. Grab a knife and fork and prepare to chow down—at your own leisurely pace of course. No one’s in a hurry in this relaxed surf town.
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The young and beautiful who’ve had it with L.A.’s constant neck craning have a new place to stand and model, and that’s atop the rooftop bar at swanky cool Rustic Root in the heart of the city’s Gaslamp District. Nevermind that there’s an entire restaurant below boasting all kinds of tasty Cal fare including lobster pappardelle, a rustic shepherd’s pie and potato-crusted sea bass; all the action is up above, where diners are content to drink their way through dinner while pausing to nosh on apps like bacon-wrapped opah belly and firecracker shrimp.

New Cocktails at Rustic Root

Tis the season for delicious new cocktails! Downtown San Diego’s favorite restaurant and rooftop bar, Rustic Root, recently launched an impressive lineup of new cocktails full of seasonal flavor.

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New selections include:

Apple a Day: Zu vodka, apple cider, lemon juice

Absolut Alexander: Absolut Vanilla, crème de cacao, heavy cream, espresso

Fig Tree: Belvedere, Orgeat, lemon juice, house-made fig jam

Hey Pumpkin: Russian standard, ancho reyes chili liqueur, lemon juice, pumpkin puree

Pear of Gingers: Tito’s Vodka, St. George pear liqueur, lemon juice, ginger puree

Rose Sangria: Chandon rose, brandy, strawberries, orange slices, lemon juice, herb-infused simple syrup

Blood and Moon: Azunia blanco, ginger snap liqueur, lemon juice, pumpkin puree

Rye Not: Wild Turkey rye, lemon juice, ginger, lavender syrup

Spanish Sunrise: Espolon tequila, pressed lime, lavender tonic, grapefruit zest

About Rustic Root

Rustic Root showcases a dynamic menu of rustic American cuisine with a spotlight on house-made ingredients. They are dedicated to serving food that is rooted in tradition, yet has a modern and creative flare. And creativity doesn’t just stop at the plate! The craft cocktails have a classic background with a tasty twist…building on drink recipes of the past and shaking them up into something deliciously fresh. Both food and drink menus feature high-quality ingredients that transform simple, American favorites into flavorful, unexpected, and seasonally-infused dishes and cocktails!

Celebrities Spotted Out and About

Taylor Lautner dined at Rustic Root in San Diego last Friday evening. He was with his girlfriend, a friend and his friend’s girlfriend and enjoyed Patron cocktails and some appetizers and entrees off of Rustic Root’s rooftop menu.

Flavors of Fall Specials

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With San Diego Restaurant Week approaching on September 25 – October 2, we’re sharing following local dining destinations offering special menus. Locals can delight in flavors of fall, prix-fixe menus and more from these restaurants in downtown up to North County.

Rustic Root | Downtown San Diego, CA

Experience a dynamic menu of flavorful American cuisine at Rustic Root in the heart of the Gaslamp District. The special San Diego Restaurant Week menu spotlights signature dishes created with unique and tasty twist. A selection of appetizers includes truffle cheese toast, salmon tartar and the rustic wedge; entrees such as potato chip crusted sea bass and rustic shepherd’s pie; and dessert options of caramelized lemon poundcake and chocolate lava. This special menu is $40 with the option of adding a $15 wine pairing per person. Full menu, here.

Celebrate Your Favorite Foods With These Flavor-Fall Holidays

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September is National Honey Month, a time to celebrate the incorporation of this flavorful sweetener into a variety of different dishes. Rustic Root, located in the heart of downtown San Diego, offers its signature Brie and Honey toast, a fan-favorite and must try dish for those looking to indulge.

Just one of many rustic American dishes on the menu, the Brie and Honey toast is prepared on whole wheat bread topped with applewood smoked bacon, walnut, taj farm honey and avocado accompanied by a frisee and cranberry salad drizzled with honey dijon vinaigrette.

What pairs perfectly with Rustic Root’s Brie and Honey toast? Any one of the selections from its “Timeless Cocktails” menu which boasts an impressive list of masterfully crafted cocktails, each named for the year it was originally created.

Native Knowledge: Aside from its delicious dishes and refreshing cocktails, Rustic Root is known for its locals-friendly happy hour which includes half-priced appetizers and $2 off cocktails from Monday to Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Rustic Root’s rooftop is the perfect place to socialize, sip, savor and enjoy unbeatable views of downtown San Diego.

Rustic Root
535 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

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