The Caliph Karaoke Bar Announces Impending Closure

December 8, 2018

San Diego's longstanding The Caliph, a karaoke and gay bar in Hillcrest that has been in business for nearly 60 years, has announced that it will close at the end of the month. 

San Diego's Oldest Restaurant, Pekin Cafe Chop Suey To Shutter In 2019

December 7, 2018

Hungry San Diegans have been passing through Pekin Cafe Chop Suey's iconic imperial facade on University Avenue in North Park for almost 90 years, but in 2019 the historic family-run Chinese restaurant will shutter.

Consortium Holdings To Open Cocktail-Only Brunch Bar In Little Italy | Morning Glory To Debut In San Diego In Early 2019

December 6, 2018

San Diego's hippest hospitality group, Consortium Holdings - known for such concepts as Born & Raised, Ironside Fish & Oyster, Soda & Swine and others - is gearing up to get into the brunch game with the launch of Morning Glory, the company's 5th Little Italy concept.

Donut Bar Expansion Plans Include Locations In Pacific Beach, UTC, Oceanside, & Chula Vista

December 6, 2018

Donut Bar - which currently has stores open in downtown San Diego, Las Vegas, and Scottsdale - is in the process of a franchising expansion that will result in more than a dozen locations, including at least four new area outposts. First to debut is a branch in Oceanside, followed by a location moving into the former Stuffed! space in Pacific Beach.

San Diego's Council Brewing Company Announces Impending Closure

December 5, 2018

San Diego's nearly 5 year old Council Brewing Company, which has operations in Santee & Kearny Mesa, took to social media today to announce their impending closure.

Taiwanese Boba Tea Franchise Gong Cha To Open In San Diego

December 5, 2018

Opening its first San Diego location in the space that was briefly home to -21°C Snowflake in Kearny Mesa is Gong Cha, a Taiwan-based international chain with nearly 20 locations throughout California.

Izakaya Pacific Beach Shutters With Hopes Of Reviving In Mission Beach

December 5, 2018

After 4 years in business on the same block as Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach, Izakaya Pacific Beach has shuttered, but the owners have plans to revive the concept in Mission Beach in 2019.

Saint Archer Executives Launch New Beer Brand | Harland Brewing Co. Now On Tap In San Diego

December 4, 2018

A group of former Saint Archer Brewery executive are returning to the beer business with the launch of Harland Brewing Co., now on tap in San Diego.

Global Sensation Joe & The Juice To Open Outpost In La Jolla

December 4, 2018

With nearly 300 stores around the globe, including an already announced outpost heading to Del Mar, Joe & The Juice has announced that it will open a second San Diego branch in La Jolla in 2019.

Celebrated Chef Michael Mina On Board For The Bungalow's San Diego Expansion

December 3, 2018

With locations in Santa Monica and Huntington Beach, The Bungalow is a sprawling indoor & outdoor party house and restaurant concept that will open a location in San Diego in partnership with celebrated chef Michael Mina.

After 40 Years In Business, Feliccia's Italian Restaurant To Shutter

December 3, 2018

A North San Diego County staple for four decades, Feliccia’s Italian Restaurant & Deli has announced it will close for business this month so that the owners can retire.

Nomad Donuts Founding Chef To Launch Split Bakehouse In San Diego's East Village

December 2, 2018

Fresh off a recent stint refreshing the pastry offerings at downtown San Diego's BIGA, Nomad Donut's founding chef Kristianna Zabala is about the launch Split Bakehouse, a modern bakery serving a menu of vegan and traditional pastries.

Chef Accursio Lota Departs Executive Chef Role At Solare To Open His Own Italian Restaurant

December 1, 2018

We received an email today from Solare Ristorante announcing that longtime Executive Chef Accursio Lotà was leaving the Liberty Station restaurant's fulltime employ in order to open his own Italian eatery in San Diego.

Amarin Thai Alum To Open The Nood Bar Asian Fusion Restaurant In North Park

November 30, 2018

A former manager of Hillcrest's popular Amarin Thai restaurant is branching off on his own for the opening of The Nood Bar, an Asian fusion eatery opening in early 2019 in the North Park space that last housed Vision Cafe & Market.

Team Behind Local Tap House & Kitchen To Open Wood-Fire Fueled Exhale Restaurant In San Diego's North County

November 29, 2018

Fresh off a recent People's Choice Award honoration at this year's San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, Local Tap House & Kitchen Executive Chef Daniel Pundik is ready to turn his attention to wood-fire cooking with the opening of sister restaurant Exhale, debuting January 2019 in North County San Diego.

Clayton's Coffee Shop Owner To Open Harbor Island Market & Cafe AND Coronado Bakery & Bistro

November 28, 2018

The owner of San Diego's historic Clayton's Coffee Shop, which has been packing the house in Coronado since 1941, is in the process of a substantial expansion that includes an upscale market & modern deli on Harbor Island and a 1900s-inspired bakery and bistro heading into the space that last housed Firefly Pizza in Coronado.

Funky Fries & Burgers Targets South San Diego County For Third Location

November 27, 2018

Known for its over-the-top culinary creations, San Diego-based Funky Fries & Burgers will soon launch its third area location in Westfield Plaza Bonita.

One Of San Diego's Oldest Mexican Restaurants Has Closed | La Piñata Shutters In Old Town

November 26, 2018

A destination for Mexican food in San Diego for 90 years, La Piñata Restaurant & Bar has shuttered in Old Town, although many believe that the closure could be temporary.