“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
Where to Dine and What to Do to Discover the Best of North Park Creativity comes to life in North Park San Diego. Home to talented chefs, brewmasters and artists of all kinds, North Park is a hub for hot new talent! There’s always something hip and happening with its lively brunch scene, eclectic shopping, retro Read More
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
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
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
Our very own GM was featured this month in Locale Magazine’s – Must Try Summer 2022. Have a look at the recipes Dallas shared in this issue.
Verbena Kitchen, located at 3043 University Avenue in the heart of North Park, announces the launch of its Sunday Brunch, where guests are invited to rise, dine and boogie starting at 10 AM. After a little more than a month of being open to the public, Chef Ronnie Schwandt has been working on a special menu that will launch this Sunday as he continues his commitment to fresh, local, and seasonal items. Standout items on Verbena Kitchen’s new brunch menu include:
Additional lunches, dinners, and tasting experiences kick off on Thursday, November 11, including a sustainable farm-to-table experience at Verbena Kitchen or a once-in-a-lifetime expedition to experience the gastronomy of Baja California. Arrive at Awesome at one of Southern California’s best culinary experiences, the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival.
It’s been a wild ride for San Diego bars. Since the end of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, bars are now open at full capacity but as a bonus, to-go cocktail service will be allowed to continue at least until the end of the year.
As we move through fall, the weather is still nice enough to keep parklets and patios full of cocktail-seekers. Plus, as people head back to their offices, happy hour has seen a resurgence across the city.
More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends, and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? And while the restaurant industry is still being affected by the pandemic, new restaurants continue to persevere and are managing to open their doors to diners eager to get back to dining out.
The charming Verbena Kitchen sets the stage with exposed brick and brass fixtures that make it a true North Park gem. Most ingredients are sourced locally from the North Park Farmers’ Market, so you know your food is fresh.
Local Chef Chooses North Park for First Solo Project
Ronnie Schwandt, a native San Diegan who has worked with Blue Bridge Hospitality and the Trust Restaurant Group, will open
As San Diego continues to recover from the impacts of the pandemic, local chef Ronnie Schwandt says the stresses of the past year served to accelerate his plans to open his first solo restaurant.