Rustic Root | San Diego, CA
A rooftop respite from the chaos of Black Friday, Rustic Root is an ideal place to rest those weary feet and enjoy half-priced appetizers and $2 off timeless cocktails and draft beers after shopping through the Gaslamp District. Serving fantastic rustic American / global comfort cuisine alongside drinks from an incredible craft cocktail program, Rustic Root is one of San Diego’s best destinations for Black Friday shoppers.
Don Chido | San Diego, CA
Set in the heart of the downtown and the Gaslamp District, Don Chido invites Black Friday shoppers to come in for half-off entradas and half-off all drinks from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday, November 25. Sip on an ice cold margarita in the sunshine on the patio, or raise a glass (or shot glass!) filled with a specially selected tequila recommended from Gabe Garza, the restaurant’s resident “Tequila Enthusiast.” Don Chido pairs home-style Mexican cuisine with a diverse, electric atmosphere that Black Friday shoppers will enjoy.
Come See Sal Valentinetti from America’s Got Talent on Nov. 12
Written By: Jordan Ligons Sal Valentinetti
Arrive at Rustic Root this Saturday Nov. 12 and prepare to be blown away. Starting at 10 p.m., Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” will put on an intimate concert in support of San Diego charities Songs for Shelter and It’s All About the Kids.
Valentinetti’s voice is truly unforgettable. He rocked the stage with at his audition and throughout his time on the hit singing series. Valentinetti’s Frank Sinatra-esque vibes shocked the crowd and the judges and he instantly became known as Heidi Klum’s “Golden Boy.” Klum was so moved by his performance that she hit the golden buzzer to send him straight through to Los Angeles.
Guest can enjoy an evening with the star performer as Rustic Root’s downstairs dining room will be turned into an intimate concert hall. Get ready to sip on specialty cocktails in honor of this special performance. Try the Heidi Klum’s Golden Boy cocktail, mixed with lemon juice, orange liqueur, Ketel One vodka, and blueberry syrup for $11. Other specialty drink options include: The Rat Pack, a blend of tin cup whiskey, angostura bitters, ginger beer, lemon juice, simple syrup and a lemon twist priced at $11; and The Dirty Martini Shot, Russian standard and olive juice garnished with a bleu cheese stuffed olive, priced at $7.
In honor of the season of giving, Rustic Root will be donating $2 from each specialty cocktail purchase as well as a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to San Diego charities Songs for Shelter—a local non-profit started by San Diego teen Ava Parisi that puts on concerts for teens by teens to shine light on youth homelessness in San Diego—and It’s All About The Kids, a non-profit organization that aids other children-focused charities to enhance the lives of less fortunate children and their families. Table minimums begin at $100 and reservations may be made by calling 619.878.3277.
535 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
New Seasonal Menu: Rustic Root
Highlights from executive chef Marcel Childress’ new fall menu at this popular downtown destination include a bacon-wrapped Opah belly served with lobster cream sauce and Okinawan potato chips, steamed oxtail dumpling served with pork jus and a rustic shepherd’s pie made with braised lamb shoulder, mushroom, peas, carrot, pearl onion and Gruyere mash – perfect for when the weather eventually turns a little chillier. 535 5th Ave (619) 232 1747
The Mexican Cure-All
“In the old days, Mexican doctors would prescribe tequila to cure illnesses and colds. A common cold recipe would be tequila, cayenne, and lemon juice. It definitely works, tried and true many times over.” — Booze enchanter and manager at Rustic Root in San Diego, California.
1.5 oz Fortaleza Reposado tequila
.75 oz cayenne-infused lemon juice
1. Combine ingredients and pour over rocks.