If you’re searching for a casual, unpretentious San Diego dining spot where you can relax and hang with good friends while enjoying wickedly amazing food and great service, look no further. The Promiscuous Fork, with its easy-going vibe, friendly staff and mouth-watering menu, is ALL about food, fun, family and friends. (Did I mention that they now have two locations and catering … and take-out service?) With a mouthwatering menu like “The Fork’s”, it was rather difficult to list just five reasons for checking them out, but here goes:
#1: Cajun dusted lamb lollipops topped with a balsamic-hoisin reduction sauce. This decadent appetizer is but a tantalizing start for a libidinous meal at “the Fork”. Do not plan on eating just one … it simply will not happen.
#2: Kailua Pork Quesadillas. Aloooooha! Smoked pork garnished with caramelized onions and smoked Gouda, then drizzled with cilantro sour cream and hoisin will undoubtedly inspire a surge of capricious behavior in yet the meekest of souls.
#3: Although it’s on the menu, don’t expect ‘just a Fork ‘n Burger’ here! With gooey, licentious burgers like Ana’s Code Blue (the obvious topped with port braised onions and arugula), June-Gloom (heat up the month’s cool, gloomy beach days while devouring a mountainous burger piled high with jalapeños, smoked bacon and cream cheese), the Yuck-Mouth (doused in roasted garlicky goodness) and the Ring-O-Fire (smothered in sautéed jalapeños, onions, white cheddar and smokey chipotle cream sauce), it’s ALL righteously good!
#4: Vegans exalt! Behold the Hippie, a tantalizing concoction of grilled portobella, black bean cake, tomatoes, sprouts and habanero pesto on toasted multigrain. Oh, and lest we forget the Caprese, an Italian medley of griddled mozzarella, tomato, basil, habanero pesto and balsamic drizzle layered between slices of toasted multigrain. Mangia!
#5: A stellar selection of adult beverages. With a tap list of craft brews including Ballast Point Brewing Company’s Habanero Sculpin and Sculpin Nitro, Stone Brewery IPA and Arrogant Bastard, Stone Arch White Ale along with 10 more craft beer selections, and refrigerators stocked with icy bottles of Red Stripe, Modelo and Hinano Tahiti (just to name a few), a ravenous thirst will be sufficiently quenched at the Fork. For winos like myself, the Promiscuous Fork’s wine list is a well-stocked balance of pinot noirs and gris, cabs, chards, malbecs and more. Their reserve list includes one of my top red picks … Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zin. Rapaciousness inevitably prevails when sipping a glass of Old Ghost Zin while devouring a basket of the Fork’s Lamb Lollipops.
The Promiscuous Fork is the brainchild of two friends (Ray Penfield and Craig Sewall) and their wives, who each share a passion for great food, good friends and entertaining. They started in catering before venturing into the restaurant biz. With two restaurant locations (a cozy La Jolla niche, and their trendy, open-air Pacific Beach locale) and a catering business all serving extraordinarily delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere, The Promiscuous Fork is a welcome addition to San Diego’s impressive, inventive and world-class restaurant scene.
6984 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037
3801 Ingraham St., San Diego, CA 92109