After 12 Years In Business, Whisknladle Permanently Shutters In San Diego's La Jolla

May 20, 2020

After more than 12 years serving farm-to-table comfort food in San Diego's La Jolla, Whisknladle has announced its permanent closure.

"After much deliberation about how to reopen and survive in the COVID era, we have concluded there is simply no real viable path forward for Whisknladle," read an email sent to friends and family. "Sadly, and unceremoniously, Monday, March 16th, 2020 was her final service."

Owner Arturo Kassel and Chef/Partner Ryan Johnston opened Whisknladle restaurant in La Jolla in 2008, offering a focus on local ingredients and California comfort food. Since then, the duo has teamed up to open three Prepkitchen restaurants (which were sold off in late 2017 and subsequently shuttered earlier this year), Catania Coastal Italian in La Jolla, the 7,000 square-foot Gravity Heights brewery restaurant in Mission Valley, and the 10,000 square-foot Park Commons food hall in Sorrento Valley. Whisknladle Hospitality also maintains its ongoing involvement in Milagro Winery in Ramona, where they once operated an onsite food truck.

Check out Whisknladle's full closure announcement below.