Locals in Pacific Beach certainly like their sandwiches big, and Chalkboard Deli is a crowd-pleaser for just that reason. The ironically tiny, family-owned shop proffers a variety of freshly-made edibles, most served larger than life. Each is named after a rather random selection of celebrities: the Howard Stern mingles ham, turkey, pastrami and cheese, while Geraldo Rivera spotlights avocado, cheese and fresh vegetables for the vegetarian in all of us. A few guests sit outside on the triangle deck and watch the parade of Pacific Beach oddballs and beachgoers meander by, while noshing on the Kaiser rolls loaded with Boar’s Head meats and cheeses. For everyone, Chalkboard remains mostly a takeout operation, which is perfect for anyone looking to snag a quick meal to take with them to the beach.
The supreme confectioner at Sugar and Scribe Bakery weaves generations of Irish family recipes into a mouthwatering menu of daily baked fluffy and moist treats. Cyndi's Polish Kiffles ($4 per bag) lead off the pastry menu, while a loaf of irish soda bread challenges appetites not to leave a crumb behind ($15). More than 15 pie iterations—including Kentucky Derby pie ($15 for a 9”) and Grandma Kate's blueberry ($12 for a 9”)—interrogate appetites as part of a windowsill crime watch. Graspable cupcakes include hot-chocolate whipped cream and Grandpa Soapy's lemon-curd cake ($3.50–$5). A gooseberry-frangipane tart puckers satisfied mouths ($4), and savory taste buds swoon over fluffy artichoke-and-feta stratas ($6) and triple-cheese quiche ($6). Made to quell canine confection cravings, dog treats, such as Little Pumpkin nibs ($6), reward well-behaved pups and bribe watchdogs into playing dead.
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.
Burrow into layers of thinly sliced beef and get doused in a warm bath of cheesy deliciousity. Today's Groupon gets you $25 worth of sandwiches by the inch and garlicy fries at Gaglione Brothers: Famous Steaks and Subs, peddlers of phine Philly cheesesteaks and subs, for $10. Brothers Joe, Andy, and Tony plugged the hole in San Diego's sandwich scene with an 18-inch hoagie, some cement, and a lot of determination.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Most people know the benefits of incorporating fresh-pressed juice into their diet, but fewer have the time to actually make those juices themselves. That's where Malibu Green Juice comes in—its anti-oxidant-filled, organic green are delivered straight to customers doors via a subscription-based service. The juice cleanses last between three and seven days and aim to help lower blood pressure, spur weight loss efforts, and clear up skin marred by blemishes or pepperoni slices. To ensure each juice is enjoyed at its freshest, Malibu Green Juice keeps turn-around quick, processing orders and delivering them to customers in the Pacific Beach area within 24 hours.