Before we can talk about the new fall menu at Snooze, we should first introduce you to the restaurant itself. Per the menu- “Snooze was born on April 2, 2006, in Denver, Colorado seeking to evolve the A.M. dining experience through culinary innovation, an eclectic and energetic atmosphere and comfortable and friendly service.” Luckily for us in San Diego, there are three Snooze locations to serve us, Hillcrest, La Jolla, and Del Mar. Snooze also has locations in Arizona, Colorado, and Texas.
We were hosted at the La Jolla location by the General Manager Justin Fritsch and found all of these things to be true, especially the culinary innovation. The location at 8861 La Jolla Village Drive had ample free parking and a hopping lively crowd, especially for 11:00 on a Tuesday morning. We were seated on the patio and greeted by Justin. He invited us in to try the fall menu even before it hit the streets. We were not disappointed.
Libations: We started with an iced and a hot vanilla latte, which were both really good and made from their exclusive, organic Guatemalan coffee. Things got more interesting when Justin brought out the new fall drinks – a grapefruit IPA mixer and a gazpacho bloody mary. The IPA mixer was a masterful blend of sweet, tart, and hoppy that was deep, crisp and satisfying. The bloody mary was deeply savory and would have made an excellent gazpacho on its own even before the house create garlic infused vodka was added. We were sneaking out on a work lunch so we couldn’t indulge in the rest of their full and creative adult menu.