Del Mar’s Broken Yolk to shake things up with specialty cocktails

Carmel Valley residents Randy and McKenzie Corrigan are getting ready to open their third Broken Yolk restaurant in the revamped Beachside Del Mar in mid-September.

The restaurant will take on a Del Mar vibe and be a bit more beachy than other San Diego locations in style and menu, which for the first time will include crafted cocktails.

The original Broken Yolk opened in Pacific Beach in 1979 and started franchising in 2008. The Corrigans own the Broken Yolk locations in Carmel Mountain Ranch and Ocean-side; the Del Mar restaurant will be the 10th in San Diego. There are 16 Broken Yolks in California and Arizona, and the chain will expand into Florida next year.

McKenzie Corrigan used to be a teacher at Ocean Air School, and as a nod to the neighborhood and her former career, the restaurant’s opening will feature a fundraiser for the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation.

The restaurant will serve up its most popular items, such as its 13 different omelets, crepes, breakfast burritos and “Tiki Toast,” Broken Yolk’s spin on French toast, made with sweet Hawaiian bread and topped with strawberries, blueberries, caramel drizzle and shredded coconut.

Breakfast is served all day long, but there are lunch options such as burgers, tacos and salads.

The Del Mar Broken Yolk will be unique in that it will be the first to feature a full bar. The restaurants have always served beer and mimosas, but for Del Mar, the Corrigans brought in mixologist Frankie Thaheld of Snake Oil Cocktail Company to design a menu of signature drinks.

Thaheld has come up with a variety of clever concoctions like the Oh Sherry, which combines sherry, smashed strawberry, jalapeno, fresh ginger, pressed grapefruit and lemon; and the Garden Variety, which pairs La Quinta agave wine with smashed blackberry, crushed cucumber, torn mint and pressed lime.

The BY Bloody will feature a bacon infusion, and the beachy Tropicana Shake features Ron Copa Rica rum, passion fruit, banana, honey, vanilla ice cream and milk.

Broken Yolk Del Mar is at 2642 Del Mar Heights Road in Beachside Del Mar. For information, call 858-509-YOLK or visit