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Here’s a riddle: When do you go on red and stop on green? When you’re eating watermelon! August 3rd is National Watermelon Day, and what better way to quench your craving for this fantastically fruity treat than to visit these San Diego sweet spots for a sample of concoctions made from summer’s most popular treat?
25 Forty Bistro & Bakehouse
2540 Congress Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Stop by 25 Forty Bistro & Bakehouse and sample two of San Diego’s finest flavors – the summer and the sea. Fresh fish Carpaccio fares phenomenally with fennel and sherry-infused compressed watermelon. The result is a tangy treat that’s as delicious as it is daring.
Prospect Bar & Grill
1025 Prospect Street #210
La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 454-8092
Offshore Tavern & Grill
2253 Morena Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92110
Seeking to satisfy your sweet tooth while staving off sugary desserts? Start with Offshore Tavern’s Chilled Melon Salad, filled with fresh honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon. They’ve tossed in some heirloom tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese, sliced red onion and topped it all off with Chardonnay vinaigrette for a feast as fresh and light as a San Diego summer breeze.
Union Kitchen & Tap
1108 South Coast Highway
Encinitas, CA 92024
This August, swap lackluster lettuce for mind-blowing melon. Union’s Watermelon Salad dishes out slices of red and yellow watermelon that pair perfectly with ricotta salata and sherry shallot vinaigrette for a nutritious, delicious, melt-in-your-mouth masterpiece. Pair it with a Strawberry Fields craft cocktail and combine the freshest tastes of summer in one magnificent meal.
1236 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
In the name of summer, Hillcrest’s Uptown Tavern shakes up the standard Moscow Mule for one with a melon mix. Their Watermelon Mule contains Skyy Vodka, watermelon puckers, fresh lime juice, house-made watermelon simple syrup, bitters and a splash of ginger beer for a cocktail that’s sure to please even the pickiest of palates.
This August 3rd, say goodbye to dull drinks and plain plates and wave hello to watermelon! With cocktails and culinary creations infused with this refreshingly sweet treat, summer never tasted so good!