From hearty dishes to Halloween-themed cocktails, check out 7 of San Diego’s fall-inspired menus that are guaranteed to get you excited about the new season.
Edited by Madelyn Harris.
Grant Grill | Downtown
This October, guests and locals can find delectable lobster dishes on Grant Grill’s breakfast and lunch menus, in addition to an exclusive spiny lobster prix-fixe dinner with optional wine pairings. The menu is inspired by chef Mark Kropczynski’s personal passion for lobster diving in San Diego Bay. Grant Grill’s lobster menu is available from October 24-31. $72 dinner, $38 for additional wine pairings. 326 Broadway, 619.744.2077. grantgrill.com
Bleu Bohéme | Kensington
Blue Bohéme is gearing up for Halloween with a new cocktail, the French Vampyre Kiss, available October. 15-31. The concoction is made with dark rum, spiced rum, muddled ginger, lime juice, orange bitters and topped with ginger beer. $14. 4090 Adams Ave. 619.255.4167. bleuboheme.com
Pappalecco Café | Various Locations
Throughout November, guests can enjoy Pappalecco’s newest signature gelato flavor of the month, Pumpkin Walnut Nutella, a Tuscan twist on this fall staple. Want to get creative? Try the pumpkin gelato in a croissant sandwich or affogato—melting over a shot of espresso. Various locations. pappalecco.com
Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant | Banker’s Hill
Halloween revelers will enjoy the restaurant’s haunting new cocktail, Sangre de Los Muertos. The deep red cocktail is made with mescal, Cocchi Rosa Americano, LBV port, fresh orange juice and is garnished with an orange twist. The cocktail will be available from October. 15-31. $11.75. 2202 Fourth Ave. 619.231.0222. bankershillsd.com
Café 222 | Downtown
Café 222 proprietor, Terryl Gavre, will be delivering pumpkin waffles throughout the month of October as the restaurant continues its 25th anniversary celebration. The pumpkin waffles are made with the café’s signature spice blend, which includes brown sugar, cinnamon, ground ginger and ground cloves, and then topped with roasted pecans and fresh whipped cream. 222 Island Ave., 619.236.9902. cafe222.com
Officine Buona Forchetta | Point Loma
Chef and co-ownder Mario Cassineri brings Italian autumn right to your plate with the establishment’s new fall-inspired specials. Enjoy dishes such as Wild Boar Ragu, Pumpkin & Provolone Pizza, Fig & Prosciutto Pizza and Porcini Mushroom Rib Eye + Tenderloin. 2865 Sims Rd. 619.548.5770. officinebuonaforchetta.com
Flower Child | Del Mar
The healthy, happy, fast-casual restaurant kicks off the fall season with a variety of all-new menu additions and updates. Featured dishes include a Brussels & Squash salad, Yuzu Brussels Sprouts side dish, Wild Mushroom Pho bowl and their Madras Curry. 2690 Via de la Valle, Del Mar. 858.314.6818. iamaflowerchild.com