Los Angeles Comfort Food Hotspot To Debut Two San Diego Outposts This Summer | Lemonade Is Coming To Hillcrest And Westfield UTC

July 21, 2015

For nearly a decade, Lemonade has been serving seasonal California comfort food to its ever-growing following in the greater Los Angeles area. Lemonade entices time-crunched but food-savvy individuals with the simple allure of beautifully prepared salads, hearty braised meats, satisfying sandwiches, decadent desserts, and of course, thirst-quenching lemonades. With an appreciation for the freshest seasonal ingredients, Executive Chef and Founder Alan Jackson answers the call by bringing his chef-driven, contemporary approach to California comfort food down the Golden Coast to San Diego with two new locations to open this August.

Lemonade will open in early August on bustling Fifth Avenue in the urban neighborhood of Hillcrest. Shortly following in mid-August, Lemonade will open its doors at Westfield UTC - La Jolla's premiere open-air shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.

“We are so thrilled to be heading down south to the city of San Diego,” says Jackson. “Hillcrest is a vibrant community known for its diversity, much like Lemonade—a place where everyone is welcome. Westfield UTC in La Jolla is a retail-resort experience with a health-conscious clientele.”

The cafeteria-style setting invites guests to eat with their eyes by grabbing a tray and selecting from a colorful variety of prepared Marketplace dishes. The wide-ranging menu stresses simple preparations with global taste, celebrating California seasonal ingredients. The backbone of Lemonade’s appeal is their fresh assortment of marketplace vegetables, designed to mix-and-match, which perfectly fit today’s on-the-go lifestyle and perceptive palate. Both La Jolla and Hillcrest locations will also feature made-to-order flatbreads, freshly baked in an open-flame brick oven.

Globally inspired, slow-cooked braises are along for the ride, including Lemongrass Chicken, Red Miso Beef Short Ribs, and Thai Caramel Pork. Additionally available are artisan sandwiches, soups, decadent desserts and the signature seasonal selection of refreshing lemonade flavors, including Cucumber Mint and Watermelon Rosemary.

The Hillcrest location is expected to open August 3 in the sunlit 2,500 square-foot space, formerly occupied by Amici's Pizzeria, on 3958 Fifth Avenue in the heart of Hillcrest, offering an abundance of indoor and outdoor seating in a bright, modern atmosphere. The Westfield UTC La Jolla location is expected to open mid-August, taking up residence in one of the shopping center's premium spaces that features deep banquets, a spacious outdoor patio, and vertical garden.

Since the launch of its flagship location in West Hollywood in 2008, 15 Lemonade locations hae opened throughout Los Angeles and surrounding areas, as well as two locations in Dubai. In addition to the upcoming Westfield UTC in La Jolla and Hillcrest outposts in San Diego, current locations include Venice, Brentwood, Larchmont, MOCA, Downtown LA, USC, Studio City, Toluca Lake, Terminal 5 LAX, Pasadena, Westlake Village, Fashion Island Newport Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Sawtelle Blvd.

For more information on Lemonade, visit lemonadela.com.