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Check Out Our Menu for San Diego Restaurant Week!

San Diego Restaurant Week is back for it’s 10th year! As always, we are excited to participate in this wonderful culinary event that Ingrid Croce helped to create. We are even more excited to share our delicious food with YOU! For just $35 you can choose three items: an appetizer, an entree and a dessert, [...]

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Join Croce’s Park West as we support Harvest for Hope on Sunday, September 7!

Croce’s Park West has taken part in Harvest for Hope for the past 10 years and is excited to be apart of this amazing fundraiser for it’s 11th year! Croce’s Park West will feature some of our delicious food by Executive Chef Russell Rummer at the event on Sunday, September 7, from 1pm to 4pm at the [...]

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Early 70′s, Lets Not Raise Weasels!

The early 70′s was a boom time for entrepreneurs, but Jim was not a businessman. He just wanted to make music, even if he couldn’t make it pay. Always strapped for cash, his mind was continually conjuring up ways to make something happen. While driving trucks, Jim took his tape recorder in his cab and [...]

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Exciting News…Just in Time for Restaurant Week, Meet our new Executive Chef, Russell Rummer at Croce’s Park West!

Russell Rummer has spent the last twelve years in San Francisco at some of the top kitchens in the Bay Area before joining Croce’s Park West as Executive Chef. Rummer received a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality in 1998 and received his culinary education at the Johnson and Wales University in Miami, FL with a [...]

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Chef’s Weekly Specials: 08/28 – 09/03

Executive Chef Russell Rummer’s Weekly Specials for 08/28 – 09/03 Arugula Salad with French green beans, cherry tomatoes, baby potatoes, hard boiled egg, pickled anchovies and Manchego cheese $13 Fried Oysters with mango-avocado salad, sambal vinaigrette and cilantro aioli $14 Angel Hair Pasta with shrimp scampi, cherry tomatoes, Fresno chiles and basil $23 Grilled Wild [...]

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Unleash Your Creative Side with Craft and Cocktails!

Grab your friends and join us on Saturday, August 30th from 11am to 3pm for Craft and Cocktails!!! This week, we’ll be painting Under the Sea! No experience? No problem! Guests will experience exhilarating art instruction by local artists with all supplies included! All this coupled with great atmosphere and food makes for a fantastic Saturday [...]

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Rockin’ and Travelin’

When I turned 40, something absolutely wonderful happened. The obstacles that had blocked my path moved out of my way, or maybe I did. As much as I longed for a mate, I’d come to the conclusion that it just wasn’t my turn. I was content sharing life with my son, rebuilding our home after [...]

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Chef’s Weekly Specials: 08/21 – 08/27

Chef Russell Rummer’s Weekly Specials for 08/21 – 08/27 Braised Chicken with guanciale, toasted orzo, shishito peppers And summer squash $23 Grilled Wild King Salmon with red curry sauce, coconut rice, Cabbage salad and toasted peanuts Half $18, full $28 Butterscotch Pudding with salted caramel, chantilly cream And pine nut cookie $7 Make your reservations today!

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Roasted Corn and Green Bean Salad with Pine Nuts

My father-in-law, Vernon Rock, who just turned 100 years old last Fourth of July, planted corn and soy beans all his life. When I was anguished by the meager returns of our risky restaurant business, I called him and we compared notes. He patiently listened to my concerns about business and when I was done complaining, [...]

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Croce’s Night with Robin Williams

About 10:00 on a Sunday Evening, the night we had Comedy at Croce’s…we got a call from our manager that Robin Williams was in the house. My husband, Jimmy Rock and our son A.J. Croce hurried downtown to catch the show and meet Robin. Jimmy said that when he started the night, there were only [...]

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