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8 Bomb Burgers in San Diego to Try Now

This casual establishment boasts a large selection of premium whiskeys, craft beers and great food. But what to order? If you ask owner Lisa Belasco, it’s the Greek-inspired Lamb Burger, which has become a crowd favorite since it landed on the menu. The dish starts off with perfectly ground lamb cooked to a succulent medium-rare. Then, it’s layered with fresh spinach, tomatoes, pickled onions and a creamy Tzatziki sauce. Finally, to add structure, it’s all piled high on a fresh pretzel bun...

— Josie Gonzales

Step Out For Super Bowl Sunday at These San Diego Spots

Lumberyard Tavern is home for Encinitas’ residents looking for a spot to catch the game. Pull up a seat at the bar for a local beer on tap or select your whiskey of choice if needing something a little stronger during the game. Fuel up at half-time with a burger or Lumberyard’s fish tacos topped with cabbage, jalapeño cream sauce and a mango pico de gallo...

— San Diego Union Tribune

Oktoberfest bier? That's just part of weekend's world of beer

New Belgium's Tour de Fat, a freewheeling circus revolving around bicycles and beers, wheels into San Diego's Golden Hill Park at 10 a.m. The carnival raises funds for the San Diego Bike Coalition and the San Diego Mountain Bike Association -- as does the affiliated "Drink to Donate" program. Through the end of the month, numerous local bars will support these biking groups with donations of 50 cents from the sale of every New Belgium beer...

— Peter Rowe

Food/Drink // Restaurant Review // Lumberyard Tavern

Lumberyard Tavern owner/operator Lisa Belasco made an indelible impression on me when we met a year ago. She has a snarky dry sense of humor that makes you want to hang out with her all day long. She’s translated this great quality into the atmosphere and the staff at her restaurant. Just like every good business owner, she has changed and evolved with the times. She has modified the menu with new tasty items and kept some classics. Additionally, the beer selection keeps rotating to, ahem, tap into the ever-evolving SD scene, managing even to introduce notable brews. Once you walk in, you too will want to just hang out all day long...

— 4lmagazine

Lumberyard Tavern Takes Bar Food to the Next Level

You have to love the story of the waitress at a popular nightspot in Pacific Beach who works her way up to bartender, manager, general manager then tops out as a managing partner and decides she can do it herself, closer to home in Encinitas. That’s the nutshell story of Lisa Belasco who opened the Lumberyard Tavern & Grill last November in the former Pino space in the Lumberyard. And to top it off, she pulled this off with a toddler and a nine-month old in tow as she went through the one year renovation process with her husband Pete...

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