US Open Arrives in My Backyard
WELCOME TO MY HOUSE
To get you in the mood, just play "My House" by Flo Rida and you'll have a bit of insight into my mental state for this week.
So by now, you’ve probably seen countless posts and articles about Torrey Pines, the marine layer, kikuyu grass and how Xander played here as a kid.
But seeing as how Bad Birdie is a lifestyle, I figured I’d take this week's Breakfast Balls to show ya around my home city in case a weekend spent watching Torrey gives you the travel itch.
Best Place to Play Golf Not Named Torrey Pines
BALBOA PARK—HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT
Celebrating over 100 years of muni golf in San Diego, Balboa Park truly is a hidden gem.
Fore Magazine did a killer profile on it but the gist is, super tight, tough track for CHEAP public rates. What more could you want?
You reply... well, I'd definitely want an array of restaurant and brewery options nearby. Hold on fam, I got you.
Right after this word from USDA certified BEEF
Brooks v. Bryson—TBH I'm underwhelmed.
THE IMPOSSIBLE BURGER OF PGA BEEFS
Holding such promise, this was the first rivalry that based on the physical size of the individuals involved, could actually be considered BEEF.
And yet, after all said and done, Bryson says he loves being called Brooksy.
"It's been fun. Shoot, to be honest, people saying Brooksy's name out there, I love it. I think it's hilarious. ... There's a point where it's great banter. I personally love it."
The two weren’t paired in the opening rounds.
And I’m feeling a bit like maybe this was done more for the social media ranking and year-end payout than for actual disdain. Sad but we’ll see, I haven’t given up hope yet.
Best Brewery in the capital of craft breweries
SUDS ON SUDS ON SUDS
It’s no secret that San Diego is the craft beer promised land.
But whether you’re a hazy freak, barrel aged stout fan or enjoy sipping on a summery sour—North Park Brew Co is the cream of the crop.
Located on a hip little stretch in central SD, it’s a must stop. And for locals, free home delivery with only a $45 minimum order—DANGEROUS.
Best Eats in the city?
PETCO. WHERE THE PETS (AND FOODIES) GO
Okay, before you jump all over me saying there is no way a baseball stadium could be a top food destination, you need to see this to believe it.
Petco rounded up a star-studded lineup of San Diego local eateries and breweries and then shoved THEM ALL inside the park. It's kind of irrelevant if a game is actually being played because the food options are that damn good.
And say you get to see a few Tatis dingers while you're there? That's a win-win, baby.
Best Bar? Strap in.
WHAT HAPPENS AT SHORE CLUB...
Probably one of the more infamous late-night spots in San Diego is The Shore Club.
Red Bull and vodka slushies is about all I need to say to give you an idea of what we're dealing with.
But I bring up Shore Club mostly to tell this story about Miles Teller. So apparently, he came down to party with his buddies who were about to ship out from the base down here, and found himself at The Shore Club. A couple drinks may have been consumed and next thing you know, he's being arrested.
Leading to the legendary tweet above that The Shore Club now uses as promotional and marketing material for itself.
Ya gotta see it to believe it.
DID SOMEONE SAY RE-STOCK?!
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