Seven new restaurants for San Diegans to fill their plates and fill their glasses.
Guthrie CiderWorks husband-and-wife team Horacio and Sara Devoto, producers of small-batch, dry and semi-dry ciders, will open a tasting room at its Miramar cidery. Guests can stop by starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday to sample four cider varieties: Cherry Zinga, Rubus Citrus, Maloose, Truly Dry, in addition to rotating ciders. The dry cider is crisp and clean, with bright apple and light oak flavors, while the semi-dry cider is full-bodied with citrus and aromatic notes. “It’s going to be a great destination,” said the Devotos. “We’ve developed some really interesting ciders for the tasting room and are creating a relaxed and casual environment to enjoy our ciders.” 6496 Marindustry Dr., Suite D, Miramar. guthriecider.com
Wingstop, a franchise “putting flavor first since 1994,” will launch a storefront in Oceanside. From 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, guests who stop by for a first glimpse of the new location will receive free six-piece wing combos (wings plus seasoned fries and a fountain drink). The menu will offer bone-in and boneless wings with 11 bold, distinct flavors, including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Mild, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Louisiana Rub and Mango Habanero. The eatery officially opens its doors at 11 a.m. Wednesday. 35 Douglas Dr., Oceanside. wingstop.com
Luciano’s, a new Italian eatery with drive-thru service, opened in Kearny Mesa last month. Operated by Joe Luciano — whose family owned Italian restaurants throughout California, including Crush in Solana Beach — the restaurant serves lunch and dinner with menu items like classic pepperoni and margherita pizzas (served whole or by the slice), as well as Italian favorites ranging from chicken piccata to spaghetti and meatballs. A Late Nite Special (12-inch pizza and beer) is served after 9 p.m. for $10. 4768 Convoy St., Kearny Mesa. (858) 650-6999. lucianosonconvoy
Scoops La Jolla opened its doors in La Jolla Shores. The ice creamery serves Van Leeuwan artisan vegan and non-vegan ice cream in a range of traditional flavors to more custom combinations like Honeycomb, Peanut Butter Marshmallow Crunch and Vegan Planet Earth, all made with natural ingredients. The shop also serves fresh homemade sweet crepes and locally sourced sauces and jams. Coffee and espresso beverages are provided by Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. 2179 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla. (858) 568-8326. scoopslajolla.com
Prep Kitchen opened its fourth outpost in the space formerly occupied by Stella Public House in Block C at North City. Designed with a mix of modern contemporary style with a touch of old world charm, the San Marcos location will join its counterparts in La Jolla, Del Mar and Little Italy. The menu contains some familiar Prep Kitchen favorites, and also includes new dishes that feature Asian influences, from Waygu beef sliders to seared scallops with sweet peas, shimeji and shiitake mushrooms, and black garlic vinaigrette. The restaurant will be open for lunch, brunch and dinner. 250 North City Drive, San Marcos. prepkitchen.com
Moto Deli will open its second outpost in Mira Mesa in July. Situated in a space adjacent to the Shell gas station mini-market, the interior will be revamped with future plans of adding an 800-square-foot patio area. The storefront will serve a pared-down version of the lunch menu, as well as new breakfast fare created by executive chef Andy Halvorsen. The hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 6695 Mira Mesa Blvd., Sorrento Valley. motodeli.com
Shea Properties announced that Luna Grill will be added to the roster of restaurants in the Del Sur Town Center located in Black Mountain Ranch. This will be the 46th location for the San Diego-based eatery, a fast-casual full-service sit-down restaurant that serves Mediterranean fare. An opening date is yet to be determined. facebook.com/delsurtowncenter
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