I need to thank my friend Lisa for showing me a very cool side of San Diego. My initial impression of San Diego was that it was conservative and quiet. Boy was I wrong! Lisa introduced me to pockets of cool neighborhoods like Normal Heights where there was funk and a great sense of community.
On my last visit to San Diego, she introduced me to the Blind Lady Ale House, a super awesome local beer and pizza joint. Blind Lady prides themselves on top notch quality beer and food, and specializes in draft beer. They offer 26 on tap that change often, and the majority of the ingredients used in their food is certified organic and locally grown.
What I loved about this place was that it was more than just a restaurant. It was a place for friends, families, and the community to come together and connect. For breast cancer awareness month, they had vendors and educators come in to teach about breast cancer and raise money for it.
Here are some of the goodies that we left with:
And here is Lisa who is learning all about breast cancer and how to detect it early :) For those who don't know, Lisa owns an awesome organic popsicle shop not far from Blind Lady Ale House called Viva Pops.
I'm normally not a beer fan, but I was loving the different beers I got to try. My favorite was the strawberry beer...very girly!
To go with our beer, we ordered a bunch of pizzas to share. First one was the Crows butternut squash pizza with shiitake mushrooms, besciamella, Fontina, sage, and lemon zest.
We also had the quattro formaggi loaded with Gorgonzola Piccante, Fontina, Pecorino Romano, Smoked Mozzerella, olive oil, and garlic
And lastly, a delicious ham, pear, and chive pizza!
I also got to meet Tuesday, a very memorable charismatic little girl who is going to be a politician one day. She may have been the smallest person there, but she was skillfully schmoozin with anyone and everyone in the restaurant!!
Blind Lady Ale House has also been featured in Draft Magazine's America's Top 100 Beer Bars, 2 years in a row!
Blind Lady Ale House
3416 Adams Avenue
San Diego, California, USA