Supporting our Neighbors!

Our local businesses are on the ropes and they need are support now more than ever. These people are our neighbors and friends and what makes our beloved city so awesome. Here at Rowlbertos we’re making sure to support local businesses the best we can, so here’s a short list of some of my favorite spots to hit up during these wild times.


It’s a little off the beaten path, but once you find it, it will be one of your new favs. Tucked behind the Pechanga Arena (San Diego Sports Arena), and along the 8 east, it’s a great place to grab a beer before a concert or sporting event. Since the Gulls play about 200 yards away, they got a great IPA called the “Power Play IPA”. I also recently grabbed a tasty 4pk of their new “Murky Machado” named after the San Diego Padres star 3rd baseman, Manny Machado. The beer is great and I love the subtle nods to San Diego in the naming of their beers. Right now you can order beer online and pick it up super easily!


First and foremost this place is a great Mexican bakery with a few locations in San Diego. But once they opened up their restaurant in North Park, I immediately fell in love with their regular food. They have all the traditional favorites of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, empanadas and an AMAZING breakfast menu too. But the quality of this food is what keeps me coming back. It’s definitely elevated, but the prices are awesome too. I try to come at least twice a month for either their soyrizo breakfast burrito or their super popular vegan burrito. I stick to their vegetarian options these days, but all their food is super good. They have a drive through too for easy take-out!


I’m a big fan of the coffee culture that San Diego has been growing over the past few years. There are so many cool shops around and the coffee is just as eclectic and delicious as our beer scene. I have a handful of shops that I frequent, but James Coffee is probably my favorite in town, and right down the street from my house. Before the shutdown, I would love to grab a large cold brew and warm croissant and get some work done in their Little Italy shop. Unfortunately I can’t set up shop down there anymore, but they now have online ordering so you can swing on over and pick up your favorite cup of Joe.


Living in Mission Hills we love supporting our local shops, and we really love Howlistic for all our pet needs. They have a ton of stuff for both cats and dogs, including wash stations if you need to clean up your pups! I know it’s easy to just order regular supplies for your pets on the big online stores, but we love to support our local shop as much as possible. They are a great resource for training and always have good advice about our pet’s diets.

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