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Brunchfaced: Presidents' Day Weekend

I could be really selfish and just say the only thing worth doing this Presidents’ Day weekend is my Galentine’s Day Brunch Bus, but I won’t do that to you guys. I will plug it here though! LOL! But, since it’s a special lady’s event, the guys need somewhere to brunch this Presidents’ Day weekend too! Here’s where to get Brunchfaced this weekend!

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!

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!

Garnish Perfection at Fig Tree Cafe

If you’re feeling sleepy Fig Tree’s bloody mary has just the remedy for you! It is a zesty, tangy, and acidic bloody that will definitely eradicate any sleepy senses you may have. #wakeyoself. The texture is thin and light, perfect for those warm days under the fig trees. Jalapeño infused vodka makes this bloody a little spicy, just enough to comfortably warm your insides.

New Restaurant: Royale!

The Bloody Mary from Royale! is a tall glass of bubbly bloody indulgence. I knew with the first sip there was carbonation in the bloody mary. Royale! puts a dark Irish porter in the bloody that cuts the boldness and tang of the mix perfectly and brings a dark richness to the cocktail. The bloody mary is topped with an assortment of yummy pickled veggies, a lemon wedge from their family-owned organic hopyard and orchard (yes they own a family farm), a delicious mini grilled cheese and a pickle slice!

Savory Views and Bloodys at Hello Betty Fish House

The bloody mary at Hello Betty has been one of my favorites of 2018 so far! When I first sipped the bloody mary I said to my brunch date, “oooh wow that is savory”. If you’ve read any of my other blogs then you know I’m a savory and salty kind of gal, so the bloody immediately hit the spot! Betty's bloody mary mix is loaded with flavor and spices, especially celery seed and garlic and is light on the horseradish. Every morsel has an umami flavor that is rich, deep and elevates the warmth of the tomato juice. The bloody mary is not spicy, but sometimes that’s completely okay! The Hello Betty house-made bloody mary is topped off with New Amsterdam Vodka, a simple celery stalk, lemon wedge and a kosher salt rim!

Smokin' Mary at Wood Ranch

Tasting the first sip of the Smokin’ Mary resonates with the smell when you pull up to Wood Ranch and get out of your car; barbeque and wood smoking! A deep rich smoky flavor prevails but is not overpowering and contrasts with the light sweetness and tang of BBQ sauce. The Wood Ranch Smokin’ Mary is salty and savory but the consistency remains thin. A little kick of heat nips at your senses but overall is pretty tame. Because the bloody mary isn't too heavy, it’s a great compliment to one of Wood Ranches BBQ dishes.