National Potato Day is on August 19 and San Diego’s restaurants are serving up some of the finest potato-infused dishes the city has to offer. Don’t miss out on some seriously good eats at these foodie hotspots on a day dedicated to the spud!Union Kitchen & Tap, nestled in Encinitas’ beautiful coastal setting, offers a beachy feel paired with toothsome dishes and cold draft brews to wash it all down. Relax in a cozy seat by one of the restaurant’s open windows as you enjoy a gentle ocean breeze, and dig into an order of Steak Frites, prepared with prime sirloin, chimichurri, Kennebec frites and A-1 aioli.Start your National Potato Day off right with a meal from Breakfast Republic, a quirky hotspot in North Park boasting innovative dishes to pair with its fun ambiance. Behold the Mashed Potato Omelet, a dreamy intermingling of bacon, cheddar cheese and mashed potatoes, topped with sour cream. Pair your omelet with an order of Brussel Sprout Roasted Potatoes, prepared with parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar and onion for a National Potato Day breakfast of champions.Head to True North Tavern in North Park for an elevated sports bar vibe paired some of their specialty tots that come loaded with toppings. Be sure to order their Famous Original Loaded Tots, a generous serving of fresh tots topped with house seasoning blend, warm queso sauce, fresh cilantro, chipotle crema and salsa fresca. Step it up with the addition of avocados for a delectable SoCal infusion that’s sure to please.If you’re in the mood for a seaside classic this National Potato Day, look no further than Backyard Kitchen & Tap, located in Pacific Beach. Try an order of Fish n’ Chips, a serving of freshly battered white fish accompanied by sea salt fries, BKYD slaw, tartar sauce and grilled lemon. A crisp blend of summertime flavors, this dish is well-suited to the potato-centric occasion.Seeking a Caribbean escape this National Potato Day? Your first stop should be Miss B’s Coconut Club in Mission Beach. Decked in tiki-inspired décor and serving up tropical dishes and cocktails to match, Miss B’s has your potato celebration covered. Indulge in Lechon Asado Fries, tossed in zesty seasoning and topped with roasted pulled pork, Jamaican beer cheese and sofrito.If you’re a BBQ-seeking foodie looking for your National Potato Day destination, Wood Ranch in Mission Valley has you covered. Try their BBQ Chicken Potato Skins, a serving of two or four freshly prepared potato skins topped with signature BBQ chicken, melted cheese, cilantro and chopped red onion. Pair this dish with Wood Ranch’s rustic-chic atmosphere, and you’re sure to have a successful National Potato Day fête.Looking for a farm-to-fork eatery this National Potato Day? Look no further than Farmer’s Bottega in Mission Hills, a quaint and idyllic setting for those seeking a comfortable space with a farm-fresh selection. Order their Buffalo Filet, prepared with a flavorsome herb rub, garlic mashed potatoes, swiss chard, roasted Maui thyme and a petite syrah reduction. National Potato Day is coming up fast, so don’t miss out on all of the spud-centric dishes this fine city has to offer!
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