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While trekking across New Zealand, Matt Baker and PJ Lamont stumbled upon a burger shack in Queenstown and immediately became addicted to the eatery?s organic, grass-fed beef patties. According to a profile in Beach & Bay Press, the duo often dined there more than once a day and eventually convinced the chef to both part with his recipes and train them how to make them. Upon returning home, the pair recruited PJ?s brother Martin for their budding endeavor: a gourmet burger place that would rely entirely on organic, grass-fed beef from New Zealand.

The menu quickly garnered its fair share of media buzz and awards by combining beef patties, ground fresh daily, with unique ingredients such as pesto aioli, grilled pineapple, and beetroot. Organic, local vegetables make up the condiments and the house tomato chutney, New Zealand?s hardier version of ketchup. But Bare Back Grill does more than burgers, satisfying appetites with natural chicken and lamb, tempura tofu, and seared ahi tuna coupled with a wide selection of beers and wines. Guests can gulp down Kiwi Steinlagers or sip Australian and New Zealand wines while lounging at either Bare Back location.

624 E St
San Diego,
CA
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420 Robinson Avenue
San Diego,
CA
US

Fiesta Cantina serves up a menu of tasty Mexican-style eats and throat deparchers in a festive space lined with high-definition TVs. Fix competition-craving eyes on a sportive game or a live UFC fight while mouths focus on chicken-filled Santa Monica rolls ($6) or the tres amigos dip platter, a posse of guacamole, queso, black bean dip and hot or mild salsa served with fresh corn tortilla chips ($8).

1050 Garnet Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

For $30, today’s Groupon defies the limits of our appetite’s expectations, with $65 worth of creative Mexican fare and drinks from Candelas, a Zagat-rated eatery. Get a taste of Mexico City from either of Candelas’ two beautiful locations in San Diego or Coronado. The dishes will provide flavorful revelations causing you to reconsider your stance on which one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players you would want to befriend.The Dark Ages lasted until 1879, when Edison invented the incandescent light bulb in order to continue his experiments into life regeneration after the sun went down. Edison's light bulb was widely adopted, allowing people to have longer days, which dramatically reduced the need to live forever. Today, candles are mostly associated with romantic dinners and Edison remains a living testament to the hubris of man's desire to conquer nature.

416 3rd Ave
San Diego,
California
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3805 Murphy Canyon Road
San Diego,
CA
US

Gaslamp Speakeasy transports the urbane, exciting beauty of the Roaring Twenties into a modern-day hidden tavern, serving up premium cocktails, upscale eats, and live entertainment. Parched 21st-century flappers can whet their whistles with a potation from the drink menu, including a martini blended with Bombay Sapphire or Grey Goose ($12), a mint julep composed of Maker's Mark bourbon and fresh mint ($10), or a lychee martini made with crème de cassis ($13). Couple your cocktail with a choice from the food menu, whose edible enticements include gastronomic gems such as the baja shrimp cocktail ($10) and the prime-rib slider ($10). Live entertainment seven nights a week prevents distraction-craving patrons from having to stage their own shadow-puppet productions of sci-fi classics. The strict house rules forbid cell phones, standing at the bar, taking photos, and dancing the Charleston to the a cappella crooning of tablemates.

708 4th Ave
San Diego,
CA
US