The Verdict is in: Currant is Delish

Yesterday, I was in downtown San Diego with an unexpected 1 ½ hour break as court recessed for lunch. Yes court, because yours truly had her first crack at the beloved jury duty experience.* I had decided an hour earlier, as my stomach began to rumble over the judge’s Q&A with the potential jurors, that if my day was going to be a wash, I might as well treat myself to a fabulous lunch to make it worth my while…and that is when I found myself drooling over the menu at Currant at The Sofia Hotel.

serving great food since 2007

A short walk away from the courthouse, right in the mix of downtown San Diego’s busy Broadway Street, I was seated in the shady outdoor patio at a relaxing table with a carafe of fresh water and too many delicious lunch options.

Currant al fresco


After some debate, I settled on the Turkey Burger with avocado, tomato, seasonal sprouts, chipotle aioli and thyme fries, and to make sure I got my veggie fix (and because this lunch outing was going to be the highlight of my day), I splurged a bit and added a side of Fiery Brussels Sprouts. The verdict? Delish!! 

turkey burger goodness

fantastic, fiery brussels sprouts

The burger was wonderful but the brussels sprouts stole the show. I plan on returning to Currant in the very near future to try some of the other lunch items that caught my attention like the Hanger Steak Salad, Calamari ProvenCal and Garlic & Chive Tots.

The moral of the story: Passing-up the opportunity to dine at Currant is inexcusable and is a crime punishable by law, so please take my advice and stop by for brunch, lunch or dinner and give us one less reason to be summoned for jury duty.

*In all honesty, jury duty really wasn’t bad. I didn’t get picked for the trial, but I appreciated the experience and found it quite interesting. Kudos to Judge M.G. for making the process enjoyable.

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About Stephenie

I’m a Nor Cal girl loving my Sol Cal world. I have a passion for fashion but can’t ever quite afford it. I love to laugh and often crack myself up. I hang with the guys and gossip with the girls. I like to wear my stunna shades at night.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego day?

I would spend the day in Balboa Park and finally visit all the museums.

If you were invisible, where would you go?

I’d hit the beach and get rid of my tan lines… can you tan when you’re invisible??

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

Catching a Padres game at PETCO Park, bike riding along the Pacific Beach/Mission Beach boardwalk or going to the Little Italy Mercado on Saturdays.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Burgers and beer all the way.

Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…



  • Taylor Swift: Love Story



  • Jamie Foxx: Blame It



  • Kelly Clarkson: My Life Would Suck Without You



  • Pitbull: I Know You Want Me



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