Calling all foodies! Southern California is jam-packed with delicious restaurants, dubbing the area a foodie’s heaven. Whether you’re in the mood for a decadent brunch, a romantic dinner, or a casual lunch with the boys, we have the spots for you.
Calling all lovers of fine wine and delicious, sauce-laden carbs! We’ve found your next vice, and it goes by the name of Gourmet Italia in Temecula, CA. Enjoy a nice bottle of local Temecula Valley Sangiovese to pair with their prized lasagna, but first, don’t forget to start with some bruschetta and olive tapenade. They even have a special Yelp check-in offer — Check in, and they will bring two complimentary canolis. What’s not to love? Our one tip of advice: come hungry because their incredible menu is filling!
In the mood for a big, juicy, gourmet burger and an ice-cold craft beer? If so, it’s time to make your way to PUBlic House in Temecula, CA. Prepare to melt into your seat as you bite into a succulent Kobe burger topped with pork belly. Not in the mood for a burger? No worries! Indulge in their famous ruben or even their duck-stuffed pork. No matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong here. Wash it all down with a glass of Temecula Valley wine, refreshing beer or craft cocktail. We don’t doubt that your first time won’t be your last time visiting this local gem.
You can’t call yourself a brunch expert until you have dined at Cafe Topes, a local cafe in Carlsbad, CA. This family restaurant is filling the bellies and childlike appetites of both adults and kids alike with their famous Cinnamon Rolls. If you have a serious sweet tooth, make sure to order this decadent treat “dirty” to have it absolutely slathered in cream cheese icing. Voted “Best Breakfast in Carlsbad,” their other dishes do not disappoint. Cafe Topes has delicious options like Crack’n Benedict, make with fresh, local Cardiff crack (burgundy pepper tri-tip), and Joely, complete with smoked salmon, poached egg, soft brie cheese, capers, and hollandaise atop a soft bagel.
Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot
Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening out or just a nice place to get together with friends and family, you’ve found it at Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot in Carlsbad, CA. Start your evening with a chilled craft cocktail and their award-winning “Man Candy,” their spicy-sweet bacon served as an appetizer, and move onto the “Drunken Ribeye,” a ribeye covered in a decadent whiskey glaze. If you’re looking for a place for a great brunch, be sure to try this place out! Get all of your brunch favorites, and try out the pork belly benedict, which is sure to make anyone roll out of bed on a Sunday!
Now that you know the must-try restaurants, it’s time to get out there! Gather your friends, family, and loved ones, and head out to one of these spots to try some of these mouthwatering dishes. You won’t regret it.