Entries by verbenakitchen


Verbena Kitchen’s El Niño: persimmon purée

“One unique part about our cocktail program,” says Dallas Juanes, General Manager for Verbena Kitchen, “is that we’re changing what it is to be a low-ABV cocktail bar. We have only a beer and wine license. With that said, we can use certain kinds of spirits, only distilled to certain percentages.” According to Juanes, a Read More

We’re participating in 2023 Restaurant Week

March 26th through April 2 is restaurant week in San Diego, California. This annual local event showcases and celebrates the diverse and upcoming culinary world in San Diego County; with over 180 restaurants participating. Learn more: https://www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com/


Where to Get Brunch in Central San Diego

Our annual guide to morning food, featuring the best places to get brunch in each part of the county Verbena Kitchen Must Order: Not Avocado Toast A brick-walled North Park joint with a shifting seasonal menu, Verbena shines for its commitment to in-house everything: sausage, pickles, even hot sauce. Instead of a standard avo-on-sourdough situation, the eatery stuffs California’s Read More


The Food Hit List: February 2023

We eat. And drink. A lot. As a magazine staff we’re constantly poking our heads into kitchens across the city. We tell the stories of the people in them. And along the way, we taste some pretty remarkable things. Enjoy this monthly hit list of dishes and drinks and places and things in the food Read More

Le Grand Courtage Winner

After hundreds of entries today we are announcing the GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the Le Grand Courtâge Live Joyously Cocktail Competition & The Grand Prize Winner Is: Dallas JuanesJe ne sais quoi@dallasmixesitup 👏🏆🍾🥂 Our winner is Dallas Juanes with his Je Ne Sais Quoi submittal. In short, this is an Outstanding cocktail. Complex with many Read More