Kitchen 4140 is AMAZING!! Delicious farm to fork style philosophy, Chef Kurt and his friendly, knowledgeable staff creates an incredible dining experience. Located out of the way on Morena Blvd near Costco, this restaurant is definitely a destination location, busy every day of the week except Mondays when they are closed. Restaurant guests enter the courtyard where fresh herbs, swiss chard, tomatoes, and other delicious edibles are growing in cute garden boxes. They then enter the restaurant through a rolled up garage door to walk into what feels like a beautifully decorated barn with fresh succulents and wild flowers in vases on the tables. The staff dresses up in unique uniforms, fully equipped with suspenders, tasteful flannel shirts, and a long striped apron that ties in the whole simple farmer-living atmosphere.
Everything served here is locally sourced and you can definitely tell the difference. Every bite tastes of incredible, mind-blowing freshness that can only be attributed to their sourcing. Stacey holds the fresh arugula salad with sautéed red peppers and a perfectly poached egg.
Featured in San Diego Home & Garden, San Diego Dining Out, and Pacific San Diego as a local treasure, this establishment also puts itself on the map through its mindfully crafted wine selection. Also sourced from local regions, Chef Kurt finds and selects an incredible array of wines and features them in an entirely separate wine room. Here they host delightful 5-7 course meals that pair numerous wines from a selected vineyard with a special dish created by Chef for the guests’ pleasure. Join them on August 15th when they feature Walt Winery & Hall Winery from Napa Valley.
Shout out to Rigo, our sales representative, at minute 2:00. Local loose leaf teas and delicious coffee!
Open only three years, Claire & Terrie have created a place where people go to share a meal with family and feel at home. The environmentally friendly, LEED Platinum design created by Maura Johnson and their wonderful staff of servers, baristas, and hostesses makes for a well rounded experience that keeps locals coming back and tourists planning their vacation around a visit. Claire Allison, the cook and magical baker behind it all, creates a diverse, delicious menu using primarily local and organic produce when she can find it. Open for breakfast, lunch, and now summertime dinners, this place is a great restaurant to stop in at whenever you are in North County or riding the coaster (Solana Beach Station). Homemade caramel lattes and butterscotch puddings are to die for as are the locals favorite – Clairecakes, made in a variety of ways from gluten-free to multigrain, cinnamon, and lemon ricotta. Visit them at clairesoncedros.com.
246 N. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Kensington Grill Reopens!
Keeping in line with the creative Urban Kitchen Group well-rounded experience, Fish Public spotlights their crafty handmade products on their shelves inside the restaurant. To see some of their products that utilize our coffee bean bags, visit our recent posting here.
Reopening two weeks ago, Tracy Borkum has reinvented herself yet again to create an incredibly hip and impeccably decorated seafood restaurant. The new name – Fish Public, represents the concept behind all that is new in this fabulous restaurant.
Fish Public serves fresh, local seafood and delicious cocktails for dinner. The restaurant is equipped with a full bar and an incredible oyster bar for the seafood adventurists. Happy hour from 5:00-6:00 pm features fish tacos and discounted delicious cocktails and draws the fun Kensington neighborhood crowd.
Other delicious seafood options featured on their menu include sol, ceviche, manila clams, and cod tots.
To top the whole experience off, the service is incredible! Shout out to Zack, our friendly server who recommends specialized cocktails to your customized taste and keeps you entertained with his great upbeat personality.