Cocktail-Fueled Shake & Muddle Aims To Stir Up San Diego's South County

October 18, 2019

Opening later this year in San Diego's South County is Shake & Muddle, a cocktail fueled bar and shareable plate restaurant from the owner of neighboring Agave Coffee & Café.

From James Pieri, who has three decades of restaurant experience and is also the founder of Agave Coffee and Café, Shake & Muddle was born out of the demand for new types of restaurants and bars for the ever growing population in South Bay. Meant to be a complimentary sister concept to neighboring Agave Coffee, which was founded in October 2013 and has become a local favorite, S&M will be a patio-based restaurant and lounge with an indoor/outdoor bar, varied seating options, fire pits and a bar menu featuring a curated list of craft cocktails and an expansive selection of unique liquors and local craft beers. Designed with a blend of wood and stone with green accents, the bar and eatery will have seating for up to 130 guests and host viewings for top sporting events, boasting five large flatscreen high definition televisions and also one large drop down screen for major events.

The menu at Shake & Muddle will present a blend of globally-inspired shareable plates such as grilled octopus, muddled ceviche, meat & cheese boards, TJ street corn, sliders and meatballs. There will also be an array of specialty burgers ranging from Buffalo bison, Wagyu and grass fed natural burgers, as well as a spicy meatball sandwich. Larger Plates include marinated New York steak, smoky pork ribs, and a daily selection of fresh-caught seafood, as well as duck two ways and hot fried chicken. General manager Erick Salas, who has been in the restaurant industry for 20 years, will oversee daily operations.

Shake & Muddle aims to open at 303 H Street in San Diego's Chula Vista community as early as December 1.