Upscale Japanese Izakaya Cloak & Petal Debuts In San Diego's Little Italy | Get Your First Look At The Menus

December 16, 2017

Unveiling this weekend in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood is Cloak & Petal - a stunning 7,500 square-foot "Japanese social dining" experience opened in partnership with the owner of the Tajima family of restaurants.

MillerCoors-Backed Saint Archer Brewing To Open Encinitas Tasting Room

December 15, 2017

Heading into the retail storefront at 978 North Coast Highway 101 that last housed the Fern clothing and accessory shop is a tasting room from MillerCoors-backed Saint Archer Brewing Co.

After More Than 50 Years In Business, Nati's Mexican Restaurant Changes Hands In Ocean Beach

December 14, 2017

After nearly 60 years in operation, Ocean Beach's Nati's Mexican Restaurant has been sold to an unnamed buyer.

Del Frisco's Steakhouse To Open Downtown San Diego Waterfront Location

December 13, 2017

Heading into a new development at downtown San Diego's waterfront is Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, a Texas-based upscale restaurant concept with many locations around the country.

San Diego's Jaynes Gastropub Now Offering Popular, Plant-Based Impossible Burger

December 12, 2017

Now available at Jaynes Gastropub in the University Heights/North Park area of San Diego is the Impossible Burger - a 100% plant-derived meat substitute patty known to cook and taste like actual beef.

Chef Steve Brown Plans Restaurant & Concert Venue For Chula Vista's Historic Vogue Theater

December 12, 2017

Chef Steve Brown has thrust his way into San Diego's culinary spotlight since returning to his hometown of Imperial Beach in Summer 2016. He's been linked to more restaurants than he's opened, but Brown remains a mainstay in local food news due to his frequent multi-course wagyu popups and the opening of his first brick-and-mortar bistro earlier this year. The latest concept in the pipeline from the ambitious chef is The Vogue - a restaurant, bar, and concert theater project anticipated to land at the historic Vogue Theater in Chula Vista.

Nomad Donuts Woodfired Bagels Now Available At All Barons Market Locations

December 12, 2017

Answering the call for a grab-and-go breakfast option, San Diego-based Barons Market has teamed up with its North Park neighbor Nomad Donuts to bring artisanal bagels to all seven Barons locations in Southern California. Shoppers can now snag one of four bagel flavors - plain, everything, sesame and poppy seed for a gourmet morning meal on the go.

Modern Italian Restaurant Heading Into The Hub In Hillcrest | Maestoso Takes Over Former NaPizza Space For 2018 Opening

December 11, 2017

Having launched an acclaimed NYC pop-up dinner series and opened what would become Rome’s number one restaurant for five consecutive months (beating out thousands of other eateries), world traveling chef-restaurateur Marco Maestoso has set his sights on San Diego and will open his second restaurant, Maestoso, in Hillcrest in partnership with the NaPizza in early 2018.

Dunkin’ Donuts Point Loma Location Debuts On December 15

December 11, 2017

Dunkin’ Donuts’ newest San Diego location will open in Point Loma this week, and residents are invited to attend the official grand opening event for the opportunity to sample a variety of the menu items and snap photos with the company's brand mascot.

Former POTUS Barack Obama Visits San Diego

December 10, 2017

Former President of the United States Barack Obama visited San Diego over the weekend, and we had the pleasure of enjoying a face-to-face interaction with him today at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.

Ramen Sensation Menya Ultra To Open Second San Diego Location

December 9, 2017

Since opening its first U.S. location earlier this year in San Diego's Kearny Mesa neighborhood, Menya Ultra has been drawing throngs of hungry patrons who line up in droves to sample what culinary personality Andrew Zimmern has dubbed the best ramen in the United States. The queue may soon reduce, as Menya Ultra will be opening a second San Diego outpost in 2018.

Gelato Paradiso Opening Coronado Location

December 8, 2017

Gelato Paradiso, which first emerged in Orange County almost two decades ago, is opening its fourth overall location, and its second location in San Diego County in mid-December on Coronado Island. The concept is based on small batches of gelato and sorbetto handcrafted daily in-house, using imported Italian ingredients and locally sourced produce.

Gaslamp's Monkey King Reopens Revived After Refresh

December 7, 2017

Downtown San Diego's Monkey King restaurant, bar, and lounge has reopened with an exciting new chef after an ownership restructure and brief kitchen remodel, and the Gaslamp hotspot is ready to unveil its new menu of Pan-Asian cuisine.

Mavericks Beach Club Restaurant, Bar & Nightclub Rises In Former Pacific Beach Bar & Grill Footprint

December 6, 2017

Scheduled to open in early 2018 is Mavericks Beach Club, a gigantic new nightclub, bar and restaurant from San Diego's ever-expanding Verant Group that is currently being erected in the space long occupied by Pacific Beach Bar & Grill.

K Sandwiches Announces January Reopening

December 5, 2017

It's been more than 2 years since a devastating kitchen fire at K Sandwiches resulted in a total top-to-bottom demolition and rebuild of the popular San Diego Vietnamese market and deli, but the company took to Facebook today to announce that they will triumphantly reopen, refreshed and ready for a swarm of hungry patrons this coming January 2018.

Wrench & Rodent Owners To Open Plant-Based Restaurant

December 5, 2017

The husband-and-wife team behind Oceanside's popular Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub is in the process of seeking a location to open The Plot, a plant-based no-waste restaurant and catering service.

Mission Hills' Sister Restaurants The Red Door & Bar By Red Door Change Ownership

December 4, 2017 

Longtime San Diego culinary pioneer Trish Watlington of Mission Hills' dual restaurant concepts The Red Door and Bar By Red Door has announced that she will transfer her farm-to-table concepts to new ownership in early 2018.

Monzù Fresh Italian Pasta Coming To San Diego's East Village

December 4, 2017

Heading into the space that last housed Rustic Meatballs in San Diego's East Village is Monzù Fresh Pasta, an Italian eatery and marketplace set to debut in Spring 2018.