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Limited-time menus from Tahona, Urban Plates and more dining hotspots

Tahona, Old Town
Tahona, a mezcaleria and Oaxacan restaurant in Old Town
(Dalila Ercolani)

Don’t miss these deals from restaurants around San Diego like Farmer Boys, Daphne’s and Bruegger’s Bagel.

Tahona is celebrating the spirit of agave with a Friday the 13th spooky mezcal cocktail and pop-up complimentary mezcal sampling Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, the Old Town establishment will offer a mezcal-themed weekend brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a blind tasting from 6 to 7 p.m., Spanish music by Sol Y Sambra from 6 to 9 p.m., and late-night happy hour, including 25 percent off mezcals starting at 8 p.m. 2414 San Diego Ave., San Diego. (619) 255-2090. tahonabar.com

Urban Plates unveiled seven chef-crafted plates, including hand-carved sandwiches, fresh salads and show-cooked seasonal braises, to its 100 percent scratch-made menu. The new offerings, priced at $10 each, include grilled cage-free chicken with roasted tomato pesto; UP grilled cage-free chicken salad; cage-free chicken or wild ahi tuna banh mi sandwich; braised beef and mushroom braise; Moroccan chicken braise, cooked with vegetables, preserved lemon, turmeric, cinnamon and spices; and curry tofu and vegetable braise, with organic carrots, organic apples and zucchini with a green curry-coconut sauce. The menu is available through Sept. 30. Locations: Carlsbad, Del Mar, La Jolla. urbanplates.com

Farmer Boys is bringing back two guest favorites — the Hog Heaven Breakfast Burrito (packed with three cage-free eggs, two slices of American cheese, hash browns, fresh salsa, hickory-smoked bacon, sausage and country ham) and the Xtreme Bacon Boy Burger (hickory-smoked bacon, two fire-grilled pure beef patties, two slices of American cheese, bacon stripes, bacon bits and mayonnaise on a toasted sesame seed bun). Both items are available through Nov. 11. Two Escondido locations: 1333 E. Valley Parkway and 925 W. Mission Ave. farmerboys.com

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Daphne’s has added hand-carved chicken shawarma to its menu. Made from tender halal meat, slow-roasted on a vertical spit and seasoned with sumac, pepper, cinnamon and other herbs, guests can add it to their plates, salads and bowls, or enjoy it on the new chicken shawarma pita melt. The warm pita bread is coated with pesto sauce and melted mozzarella and feta cheeses and topped with roasted bell peppers and the spice-forward chicken shawarma. The savory newcomer is priced at $8.99 and is available through Dec. 29. Locations: Carlsbad, Chula Vista, La Jolla, Mission Valley, Mira Mesa, Santee and Poway. daphnes.biz/locations

Bruegger’s Bagel celebrates all the savory goodness of fall with pumpkin spice-inspired offerings like the pumpkin bagel, made with simple ingredients and then kettle-boiled and stone hearth-baked; pumpkin cream cheese, made with pumpkin puree for a creamy, pumpkin pie-like flavor; and pumpkin spice coffee (available at participating locations), made with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice. The menu also offers heartier fare for the season, including the farmhouse egg sandwich, the new hot pastrami sandwich and the hot tuna, similar to the tuna melt. Locations: San Diego, Coronado and Carlsbad. brueggers.com


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