Restaurants

  • Two 4-in-1 hot spots open in North County

    Two 4-in-1 hot spots open in North County

    In the space of just four months, two 4-in-1 restaurant/bar concepts have recently opened on Coast Highway in North County. On July 4 weekend, the two-story outdoor Park 101 project opened in Carlsbad Village and in early October, Open House Food + Drink debuted exactly 10 miles south in downtown...

  • Restaurants release fall menu items

    Restaurants release fall menu items

    Fall is in the air and so are new seasonal menus at restaurants around San Diego. Cafe 21 owner and chef Leyla Javadov has created new dishes using all-natural meats, wild seafood and local and organic produce. The menu features grilled pear salad ($12), slow braised short rib ($21) and sweet potato...

  • Seafood restaurant, market debuts in Carlsbad Village

    Seafood restaurant, market debuts in Carlsbad Village

    These days, lots of San Diego restaurants serve fresh-caught, sustainable seafood, but not many go the extra league to catch their own fish. Bluewater Grill, which opened Monday in  Carlsbad  Village, is the latest outlet for a restaurant company founded 20 years ago in Newport Beach by longtime...

  • Side-by-side eateries open in San Marcos

    Side-by-side eateries open in San Marcos

    Most restaurant companies don't open a new location too close to an existing one to avoid cannibalizing its business. But a new twin-eatery concept that opened this month in  San Marcos  is making its own rules. Stella Public House, a farm-to-table restaurant and bar, and Halcyon, serving coffee,...

  • October openings: 16 new restaurants for fall

    October openings: 16 new restaurants for fall

    October isn't traditionally a big month for new restaurant openings, but diners have a cornucopia of new choices this month. Here's a look: Bazille When  Nordstrom  reopens at Westfield UTC today, it will feature a new contemporary restaurant named Bazille, with a full bar and patio overlooking...

  • Miralani Makers District is all about the craft

    Miralani Makers District is all about the craft

    What happens when wineries, craft breweries, sake and cider producers, and restaurants all get together in the same San Diego 'hood? A must-visit craft hotspot called Miralani Makers District. Located in Miramar on the corner of Camino Ruiz and Miralani Drive, the district features a variety of...

  • Penne for your thoughts on these top pasta dishes

    Penne for your thoughts on these top pasta dishes

    Spaghetti and meatballs. Macaroni and cheese. Mom's lasagna. Pasta, for so many people, is the ultimate comfort food, bringing back memories of childhood, and making every problem go away with a mound of tummy-filling carbs. These San Diego restaurants are ready and waiting to offer diners mouthwatering...

  • #ShowUsYourNoods on National Noodle Day

    Blvd Asian Kitchen will celebrate National Noodle Day today. The La Mesa restaurant will offer daylong specials, including 25 percent off all dining room orders, and live music from 6 to 9 p.m. on the patio. Blvd's signature macaroon ice cream sandwiches and nitro sake on tap will also be available....

  • The (restaurant) empire strikes again

    The (restaurant) empire strikes again

    They are San Diego's restaurant royalty, two families and two groups that own more than 50 eateries between them. These homegrown culinary empires span from  National City  to  Oceanside  and encompass everything from take-out taco joints to hyper-hip hotspots and fine-dining enclaves. And while ...

  • Gyro Status: On becoming the Greek gods of the local hospitality scene

    Gyro Status: On becoming the Greek gods of the local hospitality scene

    Moving to America's Finest (and nearly most-expensive) City with the expectation of starting a group of successful restaurants may seem like a story based in mythology, but for brothers Raymond and Patrick Davoudi, it's been a California Dream come true. "I moved to San Diego a little over five...

The Daily Meal

  • San Diego Restaurant Week for a multitude of tastes

    San Diego Restaurant Week for a multitude of tastes

    Now in its 13th year of culinary delights, San Diego Restaurant Week kicks off Sept. 24 and runs through Oct. 1 with a myriad of gastronomic pleasures for foodies around the county. How to know where to go and what to eat? For those looking for the latest trends in dining or looking to satisfy...

  • Hard Rock Cafe in downtown closing at end of year

    Hard Rock Cafe in downtown closing at end of year

    The Hard Rock Cafe, a presence in downtown San Diego since 1998, will be closing by the end of the year, but the ownership is offering no explanation for the impending closure. A statement from Hard Rock International, which owns the cafe, offered the promise of a revived cafe but in a different...

  • Little Italy welcomes new upscale steakhouse

    Little Italy welcomes new upscale steakhouse

    When restaurateur Arsalun Tafazoli began working almost three years ago on what would be his most ambitious dining project yet, he anticipated a budget of $2.5 million and a June 2016 opening. What he couldn't have foreseen was a budget that eventually ballooned to $6.5 million, forcing Tafazoli...

  • Farm to Fork Week returns for second year

    Farm to Fork Week returns for second year

    With its first run in January, Farm to Fork Week returns Saturday through Sept. 17. Formed by a small group of restaurants, farms, wineries and breweries, the groups' mission is to raise awareness of the local and sustainable food systems while supporting local farmers, the local economy and local...

  • Time to make a SD Restaurant Week game plan

    Time to make a SD Restaurant Week game plan

    One of the best weeks of the year for foodies is back for its Fall edition. The 13th annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns to over 180 participating restaurants from Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 1. New to Restaurant Week? Here's the drill. Participating restaurants all over the county...

  • New on the menu for August

    New on the menu for August

    These San Diego restaurants are adding new touches to their menus. Jsix  Restaurant has added $5 Rose & Ceviche Tuesdays to its menu. The ceviche is made daily with fresh fish ranging from tuna to sea bass and is served with a dry Spanish rosé. One of the offerings, Kinilawin, a Filipino-style...

  • Shuttered Rancho Santa Fe restaurant to reopen Friday

    Shuttered Rancho Santa Fe restaurant to reopen Friday

    Rancho Santa Fe 's year-old fine-dining restaurant Ponsaty's closed on Sunday, but those doors won't be closed for long. On Friday, the building will reopen as a mid-priced Italian restaurant called Nick & G's. Grand Restaurant Group, which leases the 1920s-era building in the affluent community's...

  • Oceanside blossoms as new culinary hotspot

    Ten years ago,  Oceanside  was known as a city where you could always find a hearty breakfast, cheap beer and tasty wings, tacos and barbecue. What a difference a decade makes. Today, more than two dozen new restaurants, wine bars and beer tasting rooms line the South Coast Highway corridor offering...

  • Gaslamp's Bice closing today

    Gaslamp's Bice closing today

    Bice, the popular, elegant Italian restaurant in the Gaslamp is closing today. Partner and executive chef Mario Cassineri attributed the closure - dinner service tonight will be its last - to lower demand and higher costs. "Unfortunately, fine dining does not have the draw it once had," Cassineri...

  • New additions coming to Liberty Station

    New additions coming to Liberty Station

    If unique restaurants, bustling boutiques and a high-end movie theater didn't yet peak interests at Liberty Station, then just wait. In the coming months, the former Naval Training Center is set to unveil new restaurants and businesses that locals and visitors can both enjoy .  Restaurants Pisco...

  • Feast your eyes on restaurant artwork

    Feast your eyes on restaurant artwork

    Art is exploding all around San Diego. Large scale artwork and murals are moving into multiple restaurants, bringing colorful energy to the dining experience. Rising up in the California art scene with stunning, conversation-starting works, San Diego is propelling the art movement forward and recognizing...

  • A feast for the eyes at San Diego eateries

    A feast for the eyes at San Diego eateries

    Art is exploding all around San Diego. Large-scale artwork and murals are moving into multiple restaurants, bringing colorful energy to the dining experience. Rising up in the California art scene with stunning, conversation-starting works, San Diego is propelling the art movement forward and recognizing...

  • Inside Little Italy's latest high-end hotspot

    Inside Little Italy's latest high-end hotspot

    San Diego ready to rediscover the fine art of fine dining? The trio behind Born & Raised -  Little Italy 's next splashy, big-ticket restaurant - sure hope so. On Monday, restaurateur Arsalun Tafazoli, designer Paul Basile and executive chef Jason McLeod gave us a sneak peek of the still-under-construction,...

  • Ponsaty's unwraps secret dining room

    Ponsaty's unwraps secret dining room

      In what may be a first for San Diego, a secret dining room has opened in  Ponsaty's restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe. The small brick-lined room - which comes with its own waiter, door to the outside and parking space - was designed for VIP clients who may want to pop the question or close a big...

  • 'The home of homemade food' can be found in Pacific Beach

    'The home of homemade food' can be found in Pacific Beach

    An East Coast-style deli and a Mediterranean grill might not seem like an obvious match, but at Vanoos Grillette in Pacific Beach it has been a winning combination since 2012. The family-owned business calls itself "the home of homemade food." Everything on the menu, which includes traditional...

  • Happy Father's Day: 44 restaurants to celebrate Dad in San Diego

    Happy Father's Day: 44 restaurants to celebrate Dad in San Diego

    Father's Day is Sunday, June 18. Gifts, backyard barbecues and breakfast in bed are the traditional celebratory fanfare. This year, treat the man of the house with a brunch buffet or an elegant dinner at one of San Diego's restaurants on his special day. Reservations are highly recommended. (All...

  • Women chefs take the lead in La Jolla

    Women chefs take the lead in La Jolla

    Two women executive chefs have recently taken the helm at La Jolla restaurants just a mile apart. Here's a look at the city's newest culinary leading ladies. Ingrid Funes Restaurant: Cusp Dining + Drinks Age: 36 Home: Carmel Valley Roots: Born in El Salvador, Chef Funes comes from a long line of...

  • Lemon Grove Bakery set to be back in business

    Lemon Grove Bakery set to be back in business

    The restaurant group responsible for delivering Dunkin' Donuts to San Diego County is also bringing back a beloved bakery to   Lemon Grove . Burton Restaurants, LLC will open the Lemon Grove Bakery on Friday. The bakery used to be called Grove Pastry Shop and has been closed since November 2015....

  • Surprise #1 in Yelp's first list of S.D.'s most popular restaurants

    Surprise #1 in Yelp's first list of S.D.'s most popular restaurants

    You'd expect any respectable list of the top restaurants in San Diego to include Cucina Urbana, Sushi Ota and Juniper & Ivy. Sure enough, they're all there on Yelp's inaugural ranking of the 30 Most Popular Restaurants to Make a Reservation in San Diego, at number 2, 9 and 14, respectively. And...

  • Shop till you drop - at these restaurants

    Shop till you drop - at these restaurants

    At Herb + Eatery, a trendy Little Italy marketplace, you can order a righteously healthy beet, quinoa, kale and Humboldt Fog salad and buy a bar of "Detox" soap, made from activated charcoal and French green clay. A few blocks away at the sweets super-emporium Extraordinary Desserts, there are...

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