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Soda and Swine: Where swine is divine

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - You don't have to just dig pig to find Soda and Swine divine.

"Basically, we specialize in meatballs," Charles Czech said.

This ruggedly charming café just off the corner of 30th and Adams Avenue is almost topless.

"We have an open roof that people get a kick out of," Charles said.

So if a fly wanders by, it's just part of the ambiance.

"We got a nice outdoor, picnic-y feel going on," Charles said.

The menu is as unique as the environment.

"People create their own dishes using our meatballs," Charles explained.

There are chicken meatballs and chorizo meatballs.

"We just got awarded for the best sub sandwich in America by Restaurant Hospitality

for our chorizo sub," Charles said.

Veggies can have a ball at Soda and Swine too.

"We have a vegetarian meatball option, two different types of quinoa, red and white quinoa," Charles said.

Or for something completely different, try the Scotch eggs.

"We do ours with chorizo and meatball meat. We get a soft-boiled egg, wrap it in chorizo meatball mea, bread it, deep-fry it," Charles said.

You say you're fine with swine, but haven't heard one iota about their soda?

"What people really get a kick out of is the Cheerwine, original Cheerwine cherry soda from North Carolina, a Sprekers from Wisconsin," Charles said.

They will float them all and serve with a signature side dish of Brussels sprouts, for example that taste like candy. And then, my friend, there's dessert. Oh yeah, there's dessert.

"A caramel-pecan apple pie. It's amazing. We pair that with our soft-serve ice cream, cinnamon-vanilla," Charles said.

With its unadorned walls and fresh take on meatballs, its rolled back top and classic pop, Soda and Swine is a fun place to dine.

Soda and Swine
2943 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 269-7632

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