Fish 101, a casual seafood-centric eatery which launched in Leucadia in 2011, is moving southward to Solana Beach for the company's second San Diego location, taking over the space now occupied by Waters Fine Foods To Go, who will be relocating its northerly location to La Jolla.
Owned by Chef John Park and Ray Lowe, Fish 101 is a traditional fish house with a menu centered around locally caught seafood prepared into simple yet delicious dishes. Both Park & Lowe hail from San Francisco, where the duo previously partnered in restaurant Tokyo Go Go, which they sold in order to move to North County San Diego. Chef Park is a graduate of UCSC and the Culinary Academy of San Francisco and has previously worked at Ace Wasabi's in San Francisco and Cafe Japengo in La Jolla.
Like the original location, the menu at the new Fish 101 will have seafood classics like white clam chowder, grilled shrimp cocktail, tuna poke, fish & chips, as well as a lengthy menu of salads, bowls, tacos, burgers, sandwiches and plates. The eatery will also serve organic soft serve ice cream, as well as a variety of non-alcoholic drinks, craft beer and wines by the glass. Like Leucadia, the menu at Fish 101 Solana Beach will continue to change daily depending on "what’s biting and what’s growing seasonally in gardens". The restaurant is not anticipated to open until late summer or early fall.
Currently operating in Fish 101's future location at 125 S Highway 101, Suite 100, is Waters Fine Foods To Go, a farm-to-table cafe and caterer which will close up shop in the coming month and prepare to move its location to 7441 Girard Avenue in La Jolla with an anticipated summer opening.