Coffee and Whine’s FATHER’S DAY GUIDE in SAN DIEGO
Ladies…we know its not easy to come up with cool, fun, unique ideas year after year….so we’ve done the work for you. Check out some fun places and ideas that will surely put a smile on DAD’s FACE
Tim Tebow Speaking at Qualcomm Stadium
Go indoor rocking climbing at Solid Rock in San Marcos
Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding in San Diego
Stone Brewing Co. Co-founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner endeavor to use as much in-season, locally and organically grown produce as possible, not just because they believe in the very simple principles of freshness and sustainability, but also because fresh, local and organic tastes better. 1999 Citracado Parkway (Escondido) 92029, 760.471.4999.
I think every man likes to secretly “manscape”. The term Manscaping is defined by Urban Dictionary as: To groom a man by shaving, waxing, cleaning up the superfluous fur. Like landscaping, but for the body. A fine art form exclusive to men; the continued upkeep of exceptional hygiene and strategic hair removal as they pertain to the male body.
CW suggests: Massages at Bella Dora Spa
Spa at Se Hotel– Downtown San Diego
Caution: Only guys are allowed in the Men Zone at Se Spa – well, the Men Zone portion of the menu that is. Two specific spa treatments have been designated for the Men Zone. The Herbal Back Facial utilizes a blend of Eastern herbs and spices that aides in detoxifying and purifying the back. The 60-minute treatment includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, extractions and a specialty mask to nourish and hydrate the skin. The Men’s Zone Facial is a stress-relieving facial designed specifically for men’s skin. This facial counteracts dehydration and soothes the irritation caused by shaving.
Spa Gregorie’s – Del Mar
This Del Mar spa and salon love men and has dedicated an entire section of the menu to making sure they always look and feel their best. Gentleman’s Services at Spa Gregorie’s include the Gentleman’s Facial, Gentleman’s Manicure, Gentleman’s Shave, Royal Shave, Waxing Services, and the deluxe Gentleman’s Retreat Package. For the ultimate Spa Gregorie’s experience, men should go big with the all-inclusive Gentleman’s Retreat Package, which is designed especially for male clientele and their unique physical needs, and features a Eucalyptus Steam Bath, Invigorating Hydrotherapy, Therapeutic Scalp Massage, One Hour Massage of your choice, Gentleman’s Facial, Gentleman’s Manicure, and Paraffin hand treatment.
Take him out to a hot spot for dinner:1500 Ocean (Hotel Del Coronado) One of the featured restaurants of San Diego’s most historic hotel, 1500 Ocean serves an exceptional selection of seasonal dishes with a fresh, “Southland” coastal flare. Head Chef Brian Sinnot works closely with many local growers to acquire top notch ingredients. 500 Orange Avenue (Coronado) 92118, 800.HOTEL.DEL.
JSix Restaurant Gaining reputation as one of the best kitchens in San Diego, Executive Chef Christian Graves devotes his culinary practice to using wholesome, local ingredients. Everything in the restaurant is made from scratch, from vinegars and dressings to the charcuterie. His commitment to creating lasting relationships with local farmers contributes to the reshaping and development of San Diego’s food scene. 616 J Street (Downtown Gaslamp Quarter), 619.531.8744.
Kitchen 1540 Executive Chef Paul McCabe leads an impressive team of culinary talents to create sustainable, fresh, and innovative meals that give diners not only a connection to their food, but also an organic, exploratory experience through it. Located in the L’Auberge Hotel, 1540 Camino del Mar )Del Mar) 92014, Reservations: 858.793.6460.
Whisknladle Since opening in 2008, their mission has been to bring good food, good wine & great people together. Culinarily speaking, they take a back-to-the-future approach to cooking by working with seasonal & farm to table products and taking the time to make most of their food from scratch; the way it used to be, they way it ought to be. 1044 Wall Street (La Jolla) 92037, 858.551.7575.
Dinner at the Flying Pig. Another farm-to-table restaurant offering artisinal cuisine; hand made pasta, carefully paired wines and craft beers. The Flying Pig is a member of the Slow Food Movement, a way of living and eating; a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. 626 South Tremont Street Oceanside, CA 92054 (between Surf Rider Way & Minnesota Ave) 760.453.2940
Cucina Urbana Laurel on 5th remodel, Cucina Urbana has found it’s niche as a modern kitchen combined with the history and comfort of an old rustic country farmhouse. They focus on raw, sustainable, local, and reclaimed materials throughout their restaurant, and the culinary creations they offer are an incredible display of flavor, balance, and dedication to local. Chef Joe Magnanelli and Pastry Chef Ben Rollins’ menu offers affordable selections of vasi + antipasti + boards + insalate + pizza + pasta + piatti + dolce. Their whimsical expression of Italian classics coupled with the use of the freshest local produce, and organic and sustainable products comprise a diverse menu. 505 Laurel Street (Bankers Hill) 92101, 619.239.2222.
El Take It Easy A one of a kind gastro-cantina serving some of the most carefully chosen, interesting, and sustainable food in San Diego. Celebrated for its true dedication to local, regional flare, ELTIEZ also offers a wide array of world class craft beers and wines, all their own house cured charcuterie, and a comfortable, unpretentious dining atmosphere. 3926 30th Street (North Park) 92104, 619.291.1859.
Let him have the morning Daddy duty off to check out surf (if available)…then take him out for a farm to table fare…
Farm House Cafe Serving rustic and sophisticated in the same spoonful, Farm House owner and chef Olivier Bioteau relies on the fresh, seasonal spread of produce, meats, and specialty foods provided year round by San Diego growers to accommodate his genuinely French cooking technique. Brunch is served on the weekends, and is in every way a dazzling affair; affordable, healthy, and completely satisfying. 2121 Adams Avenue (University Heights) 92116, 619.269.9662.
The Linkery Owner Jay Porter comments on the true sustainable nature of his restaurant the best, informing customers “Our menu changes often based on what we’ve got from our farmers and artisans, and our whim”. One of the leading examples of farm-to table principle, The Linkery is commited to supporting and devleoping long lasting relationships with local growers. Plus the food tastes phenomenal. 3794 30th Street (North Park) 619.255.8778.
Local Habit Made 100% from scratch daily, Local Habit’s food is sourced directly from local organic farms, ranches and fisheries. Pair that with 12 rotating craft beers, California wines, delicious homemade sodas and kombucha on tap for an unbeatable experience. 3827 5th Avenue (Hillcrest) 92103, 619.795.4770.
Zenbu (meaning “All”) is driven by a concept of oceanic and environmental sustainability with a one-of-a-kind sushi bar and a lavish atmosphere. They rely on their own local seafood company, Ocean Giant, to provide fresh fish daily. True to their vision, Zenbu also offers locally raised, grass-fed beef from Palomar Ranch. 2003 San Elijo Avenue (Cardiff by the Sea) 92007, 760.633.2223; and 7660 Fay Avenue (La Jolla) 92037, 858.454.4540.
SWEET TOOTH DAD
Cups Owned by Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach & managed by Nina Park-Shin Han, was SD’s first 3-star Green Certified Restaurant and it’s only all-organic cupcakery. Featuring the produce of local farms and Michelle’s own garden — where much of the citrus & herbs used comes from. The storefront features an edible garden of fragrant herbs & micro-orchids used in their seasonally influenced sweets. Vegetable waste is composted in Michelle’s biodynamic compost. The second half of the organization, Cups Culinary, a cooking school led by Chef Jesus Gonzalez, features local CSA’s & teaches students how best to use whats available locally & seasonally. 7857 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 92037; 858.459.2877.
*** Dani ***