Liberty Public Market

We recently checked out the new Liberty Public Market at Liberty Station.  Liberty Public Market offers the best fresh and local flavors. It reminded me of Grand Central Market with the rustic environment and prepared foods, produce, seafood, pasta, beer, wine, cocktails, coffee, pastries and desserts.

Liberty Public Market at Liberty Station

Liberty Public Market at Liberty Station

We first went to the market on a Saturday at lunch time. It was pretty packed, but manageable. Once inside the market my family and I split up because we all wanted to try something different. For me my first stop was coffee at The WestBean Coffee Roasters. They offer lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, cold brews, and even Nitro cold brew coffee on tap. My eyes were drawn to their Salted Caramel latte. I wanted an iced, but for some reason the word “iced” never escaped my lips. It wasn’t a problem because the latte was superb! Next visit I will go iced for sure. Continue reading

Brunch at Bankers Hill Bar and Restaurant

My friend and I had tickets for the Sunday matinee showing of Annie presented by Broadway San Diego, along with her daughter.  We love brunch and a girls day out!  Bankers Hill Bar and Restaurant had been on my must-try list and since it was close to the Civic theatre, it seemed like the perfect spot to stop in for brunch.

I made a reservation in advance through Yelp, which was helpful since we had an engagement after brunch.  I was smitten as soon as I walked up to the big rustic doors. Above the hostess station is a chandelier made out of wine glasses in all shapes and sizes.  Inside there are a lot of wood details, windows and marquee signs.  We opted to sit outside in the enclosed patio.  It sold me with the dark tiles, glass sliding doors, rustic wood tables and chairs, and succulent wall.

Our server was really nice and helpful.  He suggested we start with a house made cinnamon roll (which I had planned on doing because dessert first) and listed all of the fresh juice they have to offer.  In addition to the cinnamon roll, we began our brunch with grapefruit mimosas while we looked over the menu.

Grapefruit Mimosa, brunch from Bankers Hill

Grapefruit Mimosa, brunch at Bankers Hill

A warm house made cinnamon roll arrived after our mimosas, it had cream cheese frosting and a blackberry compote.  I would definitely order again as a starter or as dessert after our entrees.  I’ve never had a fruit compote on a cinnamon roll, but wow did it work. Continue reading