If you like being the first to try what no one knew, check out these new restaurants opening around the county in the coming weeks and months.
HEAVEN SENT DESSERTS (opening in March)
12655 Danielson Ct., Ste. 312, Poway
A branch of this North Park mainstay will be sweet news for North County when it opens in Poway in March. The pure-butter bakery specializes in swoonable sweets so good they’re also served at Neiman Marcus.
MISS B’S COCONUT CLUB (opening in March)
3704 Mission Blvd., Mission Beach
A confection from the beach-savvy owners of The Duck Dive and PB Shore Club, this coming-soon Mission Beach party house will pour tiki cocktails to accompany an islands-inspired menu.
ONE DOOR NORTH (opening in March/April)
3422 30th St., North Park
One eatery’s closure is another’s opportunity, in this case for The Smoking Goat, which has opened a spacious restaurant next door, in what used to be Mosaic. Approachable, locally sourced fare is the focus.
MOTO DELI (opening in April)
810 N. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas
Hell on wheels for the sandwich set, this motorcycle-themed shop in Leucadia also serves elaborate salads and sides (and pickled eggs) in a racy environment. Dine in, take out or order for delivery… by motorcycle.
POKEWAN (opening in March)
2958 Madison St., Ste. 104, Carlsbad
Okie-dokie, try the poke at this new sibling of downtown Carlsbad’s ever- sizzling Blue Ocean Robata & Grill. Think crudo, think ceviche — poke is highly seasoned raw fish with a clean finish on the palate.
SALLY’S SEAFOOD BY THE WATER (reopening in April)
1 Market Pl., Downtown
One of the few truly gourmet restaurants on the waterfront, this long-running seafooder near Seaport Village reopens in March after a lavish renovation that adds floor-to-ceiling windows and an expanded deck with fire pits.