Why Gobble when you can take your time?

Updated: Jan 10


I couldn't think of a better title for this week's blog and since a fairly largely celebrated holiday is upon us I felt it was the most related use of words. What I find most important to celebrate is the quality time with my family. From preparing Thanksgiving day dinner in the morning to taking a break from the kitchen when the bread begins to bake. I love sitting down and playing my guitar until the aroma of fresh-baked challah rolls fills up rooms. Then is dinner time! Oh man, Have I told you the story about the one Thanksgiving gathering we had at my house and I overate? I had the worse comatose that night. I remember having eaten so much it literally put me to sort of sleep. I was 1/3 awake and listening to everyone else hanging out and playing board games and FIFA. That was the first and last time I prop pillows to sleep in a propped up pose, like sitting down. You know what they say about is not how you start, but about how you finish. Well, I started hard it seems and the ending was one for the memories of what not to do, ever again.

Do you have a thanksgiving morning breakfast tradition? Well, either way, if you're preparing pancakes for you and someone else, have you ever tried adding turmeric to them? Tumeric has a lot of health benefits so, sometimes when I make pancakes I like to add a little bit of this, and a little bit of that. In this occasion, I saw the Tumeric when opening the pantry so I added a little bit to my pancake mix. but if you're not a sweet breakfast kind of human being, I've got something for you as well so you can get inspired and get your groceries today before it gets too busy at the grocery store. For you with a savoury preference kind of palate, I added a smoked salmon on an everything bagel sando with two fried eggs and goat cheese as a spread. It was so fucking delicious!


Lastly. I just want to update you on the beers and cider we've got on rotation right now. Four of these options are locally brewed and one is out of Paso Robles.

Raging Cider: Delicious, medium-dry, creamy bubbles

Harland Lager: Sweet, corn, light hops, light malt

Silva Brewing Hefeweizen: Coriander, creamy, slight bitter at the end

Harland IPA: clean finish, then smooth bitters at the end.

Societe Amber Belgian: light caramel, Belgian hops, smooth, then side palate bitters


As you can see, we keep a quite tasty and solid craft beer list. All of these options are very food-friendly, even our IPA.


I chef Oz write these blogs. I am a home cook gone pro when my wife Jo and I decided to open Cueva Bar Cafe in San Diego California. I am passionate about offering a space where people gather for a good time, and to enjoy mindfully prepared tapas, made with love and passion by our culinary team. I'm all about inclusive peace, love, mutual respect, unity, kindness, and compassion under the sun with liberty and justice for all.

Let tapas bring us together!


Cueva Bar in San Diego California offers a tapas and small plates inspired menu with plenty of omnivores, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.


Every day happy hour is from Tuesday to Saturday from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Happy hour offerings are $2 off all food on the menu and $3 off all drinks by the glass.

Late-night Spanish style happy hour on Friday and Saturday from 9pm to 11pm where we treat you to a tapa or pintxo with each drink you order.

Monthly Wine Tasting. Happens every first Saturday of every month from 3pm-4pm.

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