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EMPIREHOUSE 127 University Ave— 619.688.9283 A premier brunch, lunch and dinner destination, Serves familiar comfort foodand drinks in a uniquely urban environment.


3167 Fifth Ave—619.296.0057 A restaurant featuring continental cuisine serving up some of San Diego’s finest seafoods, steaks, pastas and salads in a romantic and relaxed setting.


BABYCAKES 3766 5th Ave—619.296.4173 Lovin’ from the Oven 10am-10pm! Hot sexy wings, mac’ n’ cheese, pork sliders, lasagna, panini, soups & salads. . Brunch every Saturday & Sunday 9am-3pm, Red Velvet Hot Cakes, Skinny Bitch Omelet & Chunky Monkey French Toast! End with a delish Cupcake— YUM in your TUM! Check out BABYCAKES 2 at 2221 Morley Field Drive. 619.296.4173

BAJA BETTY’S 1421 University Ave—619.269.8510 Unlike its sister burger joint down the street, Baja Betty’s is less about social hour and more about wind- ing down with friends after a long day in the office. Baja Betty’s instantly feels like home.


4612 University Ave—619.291.8221 This sushi and wine bar is a must-visit when in Hillcrest. The offer a wide variety of tasty appetizers and beer if wine and sushi aren’t your thing. A cool, eclectic place with a Far East vibe and don’t miss the amazing garden patio.

BOURBON STREET 4612 Park Blvd—619.291.4043 A longtime favorite New Orleans-reminiscent bistro, they have everything from andouille mac’ n’ cheese to chicken po-boys. A killer happy hour from 5-7 with food and drink specials galore.

BRAZEN BBQ 4612 University Ave—619.291.8221 True southern smokehouse cooking, with bold and original new cuisine is what sets them apart. Happy Hour specials served from 3:30 to 6:30 daily and all day on Sundays.

BROOKLYN GIRL 4033 Goldfinch St—619.296.4600 A casual neighborhood American eatery with a sus- tainable farm-to-table attitude. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus an extensive late night menu of seasonal and locally sourced organic products.

BURGER LOUNGE Fourth and University Ave— “Elevating the Burger to an Art Form” is their motto. With locations in Kensington, Coronado, La Jolla and Little Italy and now in Hillcrest. All Burger Lounge establishments are also “Certifed Green” with all environmental guidelines.


535 University Ave—619.295.2747 This Hillcrest eatery prides itself on food made from scratch. From real mashed potatoes, homemade salad dressings, custom-made extra lean deli meats, to cakes and pastries baked on-site by staff bakers, the food at City Deli is always fresh and delicious!


Philly Steak/Hoagies & Burgers 3501 30th Street 619.296.6325 Okay, Eddie is not messing around here—Nothing but the best & freshest ingredients. Period! If you are looking for or have never had an Original Philly-Style Cheesesteak/Hoagies this is the only place in all of San Diego.

FIESTA CANTINA 142 University Ave—619.298.2500 Fiesta Cantina offers a California take on south-of- the-border cuisine—with unbeatable ways to cool off and incredible happy hour deals that emphasize “happy!” Start the day off right or go for a “hangover” cure with a festive brunch time visit or wind down after work with a breezy two-for-one cocktail!

GOSSIP GRILL 1440 University Ave—619.260.8023 The appetizers are sensual finger foods, the Flaming Cowgirl will gets you a juicy steak and the array of spicy flatbreads are described as “orgasmic.” The extended happy hour boasts drink specials and half- off most appetizers.

HILLCREST BREWING COMPANY 1458 University Avenue 619.269.HEAD Longing for some real good head or eat some pie? That is beer head and pizza pie…let get that straight… than head over to the worlds first gay brewery in the world. Pearl Necklass OR Crotch- Rocket anyone? TRY IT!

LEI LOUNGE 4622 Park Blvd 619.813.2272 For a touch of tropical paradise and tantalizing ex- otic cuisine with an American flair Lei lounge is your

destination. A full bar, open air dining, fire pits and visual light show. LIPS

3036 El Cajon Blvd—619.295.7900 This North Park restaurant and nightclub offers entertainment and fine dining for those looking for something out-of the-ordinary. Cross-dressing waiters perform nightly, lip-synching to racy hits from today’s greatest divas.

LOTUS THAI 3761 Sixth Ave—619.299.8272 (Hillcrest) The flavors of modern Thai cuisine unfold at this award-winning restaurant and bar with regional recipes from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Southern Thailand. Open for lunch and dinner with take-out and delivery. Happy Hour is Monday-Thursday from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


3940 Fourth Ave, Ste 200—619.400.4500 A swanky retro cabaret lounge, in the heart of Hill- crest, that serves up some of the best martinis around from its extensive and innovative list. Check out their many happy hours too! Martinis Above Fourth also offers succulent dinner dishes and tasty appetizers.

OLD MILL CAFÉ 3949 Ohio St—619.294.3804 A classic American-style diner, the Old Mill Cafe serves a wide variety of delicious dishes, from breakfast to dinner, all in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

100 WINES HILLCREST 1027 University Ave— 619.491.0100 A vast array of wines from around the world and multiple shared small-plates, with a repertoire boasting heavy influences from Spain, France, Italy and touches of the Mediterranean.

ORTEGA’S 141 University Ave, Ste 4—619.692.4200 A gourmet Mexican-style restaurant, serving a wide variety of delicious dishes from enchiladas and tacos to Baja California-style lobsters. Check out the Pomegranate Margarita— muy bueno!

THE RANGE 1263 University Ave—619.269.1222 Cage-free, grass fed, craft beer and local wines. American fare with a low-key atmosphere. Great food, yummy cocktails and great views of the neighborhood!

SNOOZE A.M. EATERY 3940 Fifth Ave—619.500.3344 You love to eat. Enjoy amazing a.m. food served with tasty drinks, including custom/crafty cocktails!


RAGE monthly | AUGUST 2012

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