San Diego's Original Soda & Swine Location To Become Fortunate Son Chinese Restaurant

June 14, 2020

San Diego's ever expanding Consortium Holdings hospitality group (Born & Raised, Raised by Wolves, Morning Glory) is in the process of renovating the Soda & Swine location in North Park to become Fortunate Son, a modern Chinese restaurant.

Last year, Consortium Holdings closed the original location of Soda & Swine, which opened in North Park in February 2013, and reopened it in early summer with a refreshed Italian-American-centered menu. The flagship location of the Soda & Swine concept originally launched with a menu based around an eclectic array of meatballs designed by corporate executive chef and partner Jason McCleod. A second outpost debuted in Liberty Station in July 2015 with a third opened last year on the University of California San Diego campus in the space long occupied by Porter's Pub.

Cabbage & Lap Cheong Chinese Sausage
Soda & Swine North Park is currently undergoing an interior remodel by CH's new interior design specialist Taylor League. The space will have Chinese-inspired decor like a dragon sculpture wrapped around a freestanding fireplace. Expect a menu featuring twists on classic Chinese American favorites, like Beef & Shishito Peppers, Kung Pao Tofu, Cabbage & Lap Cheong, General Tso’s Cauliflower, and more.

Started by Arsalun Tafazoli with the opening of Neighborhood in 2007, Consortium Holdings (also known as CH Projects) now has more than a dozen concepts scattered around San Diego, including cocktail-focused Polite Provisions, classy dive bar El Dorado, neighborhood bar & restaurant Craft & Commerce with adjacent tiki-speakeasy False Idol, two locations of its Japanese fusion restaurant Underbelly, modern barbershop Dover Honing Co., seafood-centric Ironside Fish & Oyster, bi-level steakhouse Born & Raised, Westfield UTC bottle shop and speakeasy Raised By Wolves, brunch-centered Morning Glory, and industry-focused East Village sandwich shop and Negroni bar J & Tony's Discount Cured Meats and Negroni Warehouse with neighboring coffee shop Invigatorium in partnership with San Diego's Modern Times Beer.

This year, the group has numerous additional concepts in the works, including rooftop sky bar & restaurant The Reading Club atop Intercontinental Hotel and a refresh of East Village's Neighborhood. There is also rumored to be a second iteration of Ironside Fish & Oyster in the works for North Park, although CH representatives have indicated a different concept is planned for the space. Consortium Holdings co-founder Arsalun Tafazoli has also purchased the shopping plaza at 3401 Adams Avenue in Normal Heights, which sits across the street from Blind Lady AleHouse and approximately a half mile from CH's Polite Provisions. There is no word yet on what is planned for that space.

Fortunate Son is expected to open by this fall at 2943 Adams Avenue in San Diego's North Park neighborhood. For more information, visit