Brunchfaced: MLK Weekend

Did someone say 3 day weekend? Whoop whoop! Not one, not two, but three days to get brunchfaced; under the influence of brunch! From restaurant openings, to north county staples, to local neighborhood hangouts, there’s something for everyone! Here are my top picks on where to get brunchafced this MLK weekend!

Brunchfaced: Your Ultimate Guide for National Bloody Mary Day

Happy New Year! Not only is it the first day of a new year, it’s National Bloody Mary Day!!!! That one day of the year where the whole world is hungover, a bloody mary and a solid brunch are essential for just about everyone. If you partied like it’s 1999, here is the ultimate guide where to get a bloody mary and brunchafced on National Bloody Mary Day in San Diego!

Brunchfaced, Holiday Edition

Tis the season! While we might be surfing and building sandmen on Christmas Day instead of sledding and building snowmen, the holiday spirit is still alive and well in San Diego. If you’re here in San Diego from out-of-town, or what I like to call myself… a misfit, looking for a holiday brunch that won’t break the bank, here are my picks where to get brunchfaced this holiday weekend! Sunshine, suds, and Santa; this is Christmas in California!

Don’t Brunch And Drive: Three Great Spots to Brunch Along the Trolley Route

Living in San Diego for over 3 years now I recently got to experience my first ride on the trolley! When I plan on brunchin and drinking I usually just grab an Uber but $30 roundtrip Ubers start to add up! So, a $5 day pass to ride the trolley to your hearts content can save you 6 times over! Whether your heading into mission valley or downtown from east county or living in the city and want to experience some east county eats, the trolley is the way to go!

Taste of Mexico at Red O

Red O’s bloody mary is a “Taste of Mexico”, spicy, acidic and bursting with lime and citrus. Remnants of hot peppers dance on your tongue as your cheeks get rosy, and the tang of the lime juice slowly simmers the heat. With each sip the savory cocktail becomes increasingly saline and rich, making it effortless to finish the drink very quickly. Thank you to the booze gods for bottomless bloody marys!

The Farm Bloody Mary At Toast

The Farm Bloody Mary is garnished to perfection! Even the bacon is different; it’s beef, not pork, which San Diego Food Girl said was outstanding! There’s an adorable itty bitty breakfast meatball, deep-fried blue cheese olive (delicious), smoked cheddar, pickled asparagus and cayenne pickled garlic and pepperoncini. If you still have room for breakfast after your meal in a glass, I would recommend the veggie Benedict or the shrimp and grits! I can’t tell you how amazing it was!

Three Reasons You Should Be Dining at The Pearl Hotel’s New Restaurant Charles + Dinorah, Immediately

The Pearl had reinvented the poolside dining experience with Charles + Dinorah, “mid-century meets modern eats”. It’s an indoor/outdoor bar and restaurant that surrounds the hotel's pool that is, in the words of Missy Elliot is, “sophisticated fun”.  If you haven’t had the chance to dine at Charles + Dinorah, specifically their poolside brunch here's three reasons why you should!

Yoga + Brunch at New Hot Spot, Topside Terrace

When I find a place that is able to accommodate exercise, great views, and a delectable brunch, I’m totally there. Topside Terrace checks all those boxes and then some. On Saturdays, Topside offers a free yoga class for hotel guests and locals alike, before their brunch starts. So, I grabbed my yoga mat and headed downtown to get my flow on. There was something peaceful and simultaneously powerful about doing yoga on a terrace surrounded by skyscrapers. My mind and body felt strong. After yoga, each yogi received a glass of fresh squeezed strawberry lemonade. A much-appreciated gesture, since I hadn’t eaten yet.

The Colossal Bloody Mary

Hexx uses Zing Zing mix and adds some extra ingredients for a succulent, spicy, zippy bloody that will most certainly revive your tattered soul. The acidity balances perfectly with the heat and the plethora of spices dance on your tongue. I was feeling pretty sleepy, but after a few sips of The Colossal, I was ready to rock!

New Restaurant: Martina

Renee and I ordered the tomato cocktail, aka standard bloody! Make no mistake, standard is not the word that describes this bloody mary. Martina’s bloody mary is as fiery in color as it is in taste. This sizzling, spicy bloody is coming in hot. Although spicy and bold, the bloody mary also has a tangy and salty flavor that soothes your insides after the initial burst of heat. Martina’s bloody is rimmed with Cyprus Flake Salt; a Mediterranean salt that is probably the most delicious rim I’ve ever had! I enjoyed the bloody so much I decided to order a second one!

Three Places You Should Sunday OR Saturday Funday In San Diego Right Now

Sunday Funday is becoming more than just a trend in San Diego. With endless sunshine, beach bars, and a spectacular brunch scene, it’s hard not to be beckoned to the shores and sunshine. Bars and restaurants in San Diego are becoming a more immersive and interactive experience. With live music, dancing, multiple TV’s and all sorts of outdoor activities and games, Sunday Funday has gone to a whole other level. Whether you're headed out with friends or looking for some adult fun with your kids in tote, here are the three places you should check out for Sunday - OR- Saturday Funday in San Diego right now.