Location Archives: Banker's Hill

First Look: Fall Desserts at Cucina Urbana

Lemon Semifreddo at Cucina Urbana

Cucina Urbana has a new pastry chef. Jack Fisher, formerly of Nine-Ten, has created a fall dessert menu stocked with so many tempting options, you may need to order two of them.

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Apple Pie from Banker’s Hill Bar and Restaurant

San Diego Sugar | Bankers Hill Apple Pie

Quick: name a great spot for pie other than Julian. Stumped? I was too, until I turned to some fellow bloggers for suggestions for a San Diego Magazine dining opener. Click through to read all about the best apple pie in San Diego.

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Mocha Latte from Cafe Bassam

San Diego Sugar | Mocha Latte from Cafe Bassam

It’s pretty tough to really mess up a mocha. When you’ve got three ingredients (espresso, milk, and chocolate) — all of which are good on their own and even better together, generally you’re either going to create a great drink, or a really great one.

Cafe Bassam, an artsy cafe in Banker’s Hill, makes a great mocha. The cup of creamy steamed milk and espresso was covered in froth and bubbles, and topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a surprise — a drizzle of buttery caramel syrup.

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