Hand-held edibles on the shore bypass the need to craft shell spoons and procure starfish sporks. Enjoy the convenience of utensil-free eats with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of gourmet sausage-based sandwiches and more at Mad Dogs Café in Pacific Beach.
This laid-back beachside eatery doles out a menu of french-bread-encased sausages, all-day breakfasts, and fresh-baked crumpets with a tidelike consistency. Order the restaurant's savory namesake to treat teeth to a plump sausage wrapped in a warm, toasty baguette and glammed up with sauce. Encased-meat classics such as the bratwurst ($4.50), smoky polish ($4.50), and anise-spiked spicy italian ($4.99) fuel traditional sandbar sock hops, and extreme sausages such as the ostrich ($6.99) or alligator ($6.99) inspire less common beach activities, such as monogramming your socks with squid ink. For a sweet fang serenade, diners can sink teeth into a fresh-baked, lunch-box-inspired crumpet decked with peanut butter and jelly ($2.99) or peanut butter and chocolate chips ($2.99).
Mad Dogs Café
To create a Mad Dog, cooks take a house-baked baguette bun and tuck one of 10 gourmet sausages inside, choosing from varieties including traditional english bangers, spicy spanish chorizo, and vegetarian-friendly italian soy sausage. Patrons can then smother their choice in sauces ranging from ketchup to curry to the house’s signature Mad sauce. Mad Dogs Café also offers Extreme Mad Dogs, created from couture game such as ostrich, alligator, and wandering decks of Uno cards.
746 Emerald St.
Pacific Beach, California 92109Get Directions