Chef Accursio Lota To Take Over Cardamom Cafe In North Park For New Fast-Casual Italian Eatery

July 20, 2019

After 11 years in business, San Diego bakery & breakfast favorite Cardamom Cafe will soon close its doors, but the space will quickly be filled by former Solare Executive Chef and one-time pasta world champion Accursio Lota, who will open a fast-casual, scratch-made Italian eatery in the North Park space.

Orange County's Nick's Restaurant To Open San Diego Location

July 19, 2019

Nick's Restaurant, an American steak and seafood eatery with 5 locations around California's Orange County, will open a location in San Diego's newly minted One Paseo development.

Harry's Coffee Shop Owner Purchasing The Venetian In Point Loma

July 17, 2019

After more than 50 years under the ownership of the same local family, Point Loma's The Venetian is in the process of being purchased by the team behind Harry's Coffee Shop in La Jolla.

Enter To Win 2 Three-Day Hang Loose Passes To KAABOO Del Mar | Annual Music, Comedy & Cultural Festival Returns To San Diego This September 13-15

July 14, 2019

KAABOO Del Mar will celebrate its fifth anniversary in San Diego this September 13-15, offering a signature recipe of world-class music, household names in comedy, contemporary art, gourmet cuisine and craft libations, plus personal indulgences and more all in one convenient location at the Del Mar Racetrack. We are raffling off 2 three-day HANG LOOSE passes for one lucky reader. Read on and be sure to enter for a chance to win.

The Village Kitchen To Shutter In Ocean Beach After More Than Three Decades With San Diego's Expanding City Tacos To Open In Its Place

July 8, 2019

A staple of Ocean Beach's Newport Avenue for more than three decades, The Village Kitchen has announced that it will shutter after service tomorrow, as the business has been sold to expanding San Diego chain of Mexican taquerias City Tacos.

Wonderland & Blue Water Seafood Owners Team Up For New Mexican Restaurant At Former Nati's Space In Ocean Beach

July 3, 2019

The San Diego’s restaurant group behind such popular restaurants as Wonderland Ocean Pub, OB Surf Lodge and The Local Eatery & Drinking Hole has teamed up with the brothers behind Blue Water Seafood for the opening of La Doña, a cantina-style Mexican restaurant opening at the Ocean Beach location where Nati's stood for more than 50 years.

Los Angeles Breakfast Phenom Eggslut To Open In San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter

July 2, 2019

Uber-popular Los Angeles-based morning restaurant sensation Eggslut has plans in place to open a location in downtown San Diego, set to install within a portion of the renovated space last occupied by Dick's Last Resort.

Careered San Diego Pastry Chef Launches Brand Of Cannabis-Infused Desserts

July 1, 2019 

A seasoned San Diego pastry master is now applying her expertise in the burgeoning cannabis industry with the launch of Kaneh Co., a gourmet marijuana-infused line of edible desserts now available in California dispensaries.

San Diego Brunch & Booze Festival Takes Over Liberty Station On Saturday, October 19 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

June 30, 2019

In addition to their ongoing quest to find the city's best burger, the San Diego Reader will host the first annual San Diego Brunch & Booze Festival, an all-inclusive food and drink event taking over NTC Park at Liberty Station on Saturday, October 19. We are raffling off 2 VIP tickets as well as offering promo code SDVILLE for $5 savings per ticket or ticket package. Read on for details and be sure to enter for a chance to win!

Thorn Brewing Company To Open Mission Hills Tasting Room

June 29, 2019

San Diego's Thorn Brewing has targeted the Mission Hills neighborhood for the company's 3rd area location, anticipated to open next month.

Betty's Pie Whole Saloon To Relocate In Encinitas

June 28, 2019

A North County San Diego destination for delicious savory and sweet pies, Betty's Pie Whole Saloon has closed its location at Sunshine Gardens Nursery in Encinitas and will join forces with nearby sister bakery Elizabethan Desserts starting today.

San Diego's Coin-Op Gameroom Heading To Temecula & Possibly Opening New Concept In Former Tilted Kilt Space In East Village

June 27, 2019

We've received word that San Diego-born Coin-Op Game Room will bring the 5th location of its nostalgia-fueled arcade gastropub chain to Old Town Temecula, with ownership also rumored to be looking at the Petco Park-adjacent former Tilted Kilt space in downtown's East Village for the possible opening of a new concept.

Babycakes Announces Return To San Diego's Hillcrest

June 27, 2019

After 10 years as a Hillcrest hotspot for delicious baked goods and Sunday Funday parties, Babycakes relocated last year to San Diego's Paradise Hills neighborhood, but the company will return to its home neighborhood for a limited time starting next month.

Chef-Driven The Original 40 Brewing Company Now Open In North Park | Get The First Look At San Diego's Newest Brewpub

June 26, 2019

From the owners of nearby U-31 Bar comes The Original 40 Brewing Company, a craft brewery and chef-driven restaurant now open in San Diego's North Park community.

Dessert Shop Devoted To Churros Set To Unveil In San Diego This Summer | 3Ten Churrobar Grand Opens On July 13 In Mira Mesa

June 26, 2019

Opening in San Diego this summer is 3Ten Churrobar, a unique dessert shop with a menu centered around Instragrammable churro packed ice cream sundaes set to debut in Mira Mesa Mall. 

Renaissance Man Opens "Modernist Cuisine" Art Gallery In La Jolla

June 26, 2019

A true polymath known in the culinary world as the author of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking has targeted San Diego for the opening of the city's first art gallery devoted solely to food photography by a single artist, now open in the heart of La Jolla.

North Park's Fat Boy's Deli & Spirits To Open East County San Diego Location

June 25, 2019

A North Park staple for stacked sandwiches for nearly 10 years, Fat Boy's Deli & Spirits will open a new location in San Diego's East County.

Serẽa Coastal Cuisine To Grand Open This Weekend At Hotel Del Coronado

June 25, 2019

After 6 months of development, the team behind downtown San Diego's Lionfish at the Pendry Hotel has reconceptualized the former 1500 Ocean restaurant at the historic Hotel Del Coronado and transformed it into Serẽa Coastal Cuisine, a contemporary seafood-focused restaurant from Executive Chef Jojo Ruiz set to unveil this weekend.

Hilton's Carté Hotel To Unveil In San Diego's Little Italy This July With New Restaurants & Rooftop Bar

June 24, 2019

Part of Hilton's upscale Curio Collection of global properties, Carté Hotel will open its doors in San Diego's Little Italy next month, offering 16 floors with 246 rooms and three new, distinctive dining and beverage options, including a rooftop bar with expansive city views.

Meatballs No More | Normal Heights' Soda & Swine To Reopen On July 1 With New Italian-Inspired Comfort Food Menu

June 23, 2019

Consortium Holdings - the hospitality group that operates more than a dozen bars & restaurants around San Diego - closed the original location of Soda & Swine in Normal Heights earlier this month to reopen on July 1 with a refreshed menu. We have the first look at the revised offerings and the restaurant has moved away from a meatball focus and will now serve more Italian comfort food dishes.