Only San Diego locals will appreciate these low-key icons.
Tri-Tip “Cardiff Crack”
Anyone who has ever grilled in a San Diego backyard surely knows of Cardiff Seaside Market’s burgundy pepper tri-tip, which is affectionately nicknamed “Cardiff Crack” due to its cult following and addictiveness.
The USDA Choice tri-tip is carved from the bottom sirloin, trimmed, marinated, and infused with a burgundy pepper marinade. Tri-tip also available in a spicy chipotle.
Get it at Cardiff Seaside Market
Cardiff by the Sea
THE Carne Asada Burrito
Kennedy’s Meat Company’s carne asada has long been a hallmark of the brand, which has been around since 1972.
One of the best ways to sample it is in a burrito, available at their Escondido storefront. The baby-sized burrito comes stuffed with rice, beans, pico de gallo, cheese, sour cream, and a heaping pile of USDA Choice flap meat carne asada.
Get it at Kennedy’s Market Escondido
Escondido & Coming Soon to Imperial Beach
Your New Favorite Chop
Davin Waite earned local fame for his inventive, hyper-local sushi creations at Wrench & Rodent, but he’s now becoming just as well-known for the plant-based, no-waste initiatives he and his wife, Jessica are exploring at their new concept.
The Plot, which is currently offering catering and will soon open as a sit-down joint in Oceanside it turning out dishes like the already iconic, fire-grilled “Waite’s Cauliflower Chop”, which is served under a blanket of avocado seed mole that’s so richly flavored it’s worth taking a knife to.
Get it at The Plot
Coming soon to Oceanside