There’s a food holiday for just about every day of the year, which provides the perfect excuse to gorge on whatever food day it is with little-to-no guilt. With February full of some especially tasty tributes, we narrowed them down to the very best for you, along with where to eat and celebrate them in SoCal.
Here are a few days to mark in your calendar:
February 13: National Tortellini Day
If hearty, generous Italian food is what you’re after, Greenwich Village Pizza’s cheese tortellini is for you. The dish is a silky smooth gift from Italian heaven, and is topped with your choice of marinara, alfredo or pink sauce, and served with a crusty piece of garlic bread. If you’re after something a bit more adventurous, try the Tortellini Climax from Climax Pizza and Pasta, generously filled with alfredo and pesto, leaving no room for disappointment. Feeling fancy? Tap into Pizzeria Ortica and order its acclaimed Tortellini in Brodo. Expect truffle pecorino stuffed tortellini with leeks, chives and a parmesan broth.
February 20: National Muffin Day
Serving up sweet treats to the Westside for over 25 years, DK’s Donuts & Bakery have perfected the art of making a mean muffin. The double chocolate muffin is dense and gooey, and is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Meanwhile, savory muffins are a highlight at Cafe Gratitude, with their “Beautiful” daily muffin always baked fresh and fluffy. You’ll feel good about it too, knowing it’s gluten-free and vegan! Need more recommendations? The fluffy blueberry muffin and banana muffin from Simon Says, sprinkled with sugar on top and served warm, is also a winner. We think it tastes even better than it sounds. Trust us.
February 24: National Tortilla Chip Day
One outing to Tocaya Organica is guaranteed to have you returning home and ridding your pantry of all Doritos tortilla chips. Be sure to pair the corn chips with their fresh and spicy guacamole. Of course, you’ll also find a great assortment of other mexican fare, like the Baja Chipotle Tacos and Fajita Burritos. If you’re after a more authentic taste of Mexican food, with the heart, soul and spice that comes with it, then El Tarasco is the restaurant for you. Expect mammoth tortillas and homemade salsa. It’s no secret San Diego has some of the best Mexican food in the country, and at Del Sur Mexican Cantina the nachos are simple and delicious. Choose your protein along with a three cheese mix and salsa fresca, house pickled jalapenos, beans, avo serrano sauce and poblano crema.
Mark your calendars eaters and rally up your friends! There are plenty of excuses to celebrate (and eat) all February long - just tap into the Uber Eats app and have Feb favorites delivered to you at Uber speed.