Haritna Restaurant’s menu of regional Middle Eastern dishes plots out an exploration of international edibles accompanied by fresh bread baked in house. Twin skewers support the Kifta kebab’s seasoned ground beef mixed with juicy onions and leafy parsley, and the skewers can be recycled into jumbo toothpicks or extra crossbow bolts after the meal ($8). Insatiable incisors tear into the house-specialty barbecue chicken, a charbroiled half chicken delicately marinated to sport an appetizing tan while luxuriating on a beach of basmati rice ($8). Chicken-kebab and falafel sandwiches ensnare their respective ingredients in a doughy cell made out of a french roll, a pita, or sourdough bread ($5.50 each). Plunge slices of Haritna’s bread into a pristine pool of hummus ($3/small, $5.50/large) or fool, a combination of fava beans, garlic, and lemon juice mixed by an august clown ($3/small, $5.50/large). Harnita's also make sweets such as knafeh, shredded dough stuffed with cheese and syrup ($3.50), and harisseh ($1) in house.
Open from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day of the week, Headquarters Café offers round-the-clock sustenance in the form of artisan sandwiches, pastries, and 100-percent organic coffees, espressos, and teas. Its colorful, breezy interior features various seating options, and compliments a pair of outdoor patios. To properly utilize all of its spaces, Headquarters plays host to frequent events, such as open mic nights, children’s workshops, live DJs, and more.
Ranchos is a family-owned restaurant that specializes in traditional Mexican, Vegetarian, and Vegan meals. It is located in the heart of the North Park community in San Diego. Ranchos is well-known for its award-winning vegetarian food and traditional dining experience.
Spread's delectable spreads are hand-mashed from local, organic ingredients. The sumptuous pressed-peanut concoctions include the savory-sweet dark-chocolate-curry peanut spread ($9.50), designed to melt smoothly over sautéed bananas, and the luxurious gold-and-dark-chocolate peanut spread($20), which mixes in antioxidant-loaded flakes of 23-karat gold and rich dark chocolate and gives stomachs a taste of the riches that greedy hands are always clutching to themselves. Though most of Spread's sandwich-cargo is rendered from G.W. Carver's legume of choice, other nutty blends include their signature butterscotch-almond butter, fused with sweet butterscotch chips ($11), and the beach-ready piña colada, a creamy blend of dried organic pineapple, coconut flakes, and white chocolate ($9.50).
According to Zagat, the portions of breakfast plates at Broken Yolk Cafe can be "obscene"—although one could also consider them generous. Sometimes, these sizes are even considered a challenge. In 2010, Man Vs. Food's Adam Richman paid the restaurant a visit to tackle its infamous Iron Man Special: a 12-egg omelet, topped with chili and piled onto a 15-inch pizza pan.
Opened in 1979, Broken Yolk has spent decades fine-tuning its southwestern recipes—many enigmatically named for people such as "Betty" and "Tony G". Alongside steaming breakfast burritos and griddled buttermilk pancakes, the menu features nearly 20 omelets stuffed with fresh ingredients such as beef chorizo, avocado, and mushroom sauce. Shredded hash-browns are crafted from fresh potatoes, and the salsa is handmade each day. Until its official closing time at 3 p.m., Broken Yolk also serves sandwiches and half-pound Angus burgers. The local chain's six locations each feature their own private banquet room and secret underground passage to one of the other restaurants.