New to San Diego’s dining and brewing scene are Surf Rider Pizza Co., a mixed-use Mercado del Barrio and Everbowl.
Surf Rider Pizza Co. has added Mission Beach (3770 Mission Blvd.) and Crown Point (3453 Ingraham St.) to its inventory. Specializing in East Coast-style pizzeria, the Mission Beach outpost will serve signature pizzas by the slice or whole, salads, stromboli and homemade desserts, as well as cocktails, beer and wine. The Crown Point storefront will not serve beer or wine and doesn’t have a dine-in option; it’ll offer a slightly edited menu for take-out and delivery only. A fourth location is planned in downtown La Mesa (8381 La Mesa Blvd.) this fall. 3770 Mission Blvd., San Diego. surfrider.pizza
Shea Properties announced it will open three new eateries at the Mercado del Barrio, a mixed-use center in Barrio Logan. Attitude Brewing Company’s 22-tap tasting room offers a range of craft beers, including a Mexican-style lager, Bavarian-style Hefeweizen, Indian Pale Ale and coffee stout. Gourmet wraps and burgers can also be purchased. Opening its second San Diego location, Maggie’s Café will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner menus with dishes ranging from eggs Benedict and breakfast burritos to tortas and burgers. Italian eatery Dough Nation will serve unique Italian-Mexican options like Al Pastor pizza, as well as classics like pizza rolls and meatball sandwiches. 1101 Cesar E. Chavez Parkway, San Diego. (619) 236-5555. facebook.com/MercadoSD
Everbowl, a San Diego-based fast casual chain, announced it will open six new locations in Encinitas (now open at 114 Encinitas Blvd.), Mission Valley, San Elijo Hills, Carmel Valley and Menifee (now open at 30024 Haun Road). An outpost near San Diego State University will open later this summer. It’s founded by healthy lifestyle advocate and San Diego serial entrepreneur Jeff Fenster, who said that as a parent and fitness enthusiast, he wanted to be on the right side of history to encourage healthy eating habits. “I decided to open Everbowl locations in multiple, high traffic areas to ensure that everyone has the ability to access superfoods, fresh fruits and vegetables in the hopes that consumers will integrate these foods into their everyday lives,” Fenster said. Each storefront will offer a menu of its “craft superfood” — fresh fruit-filled layered parfaits made from one of four superfood base options: acai, pitaya, graviola or acerola. Customers select from a list of fruit toppings to create a custom bowl with healthy add-ins such as spirulina (algae powder) and bee pollen. Each bowl is $8, and includes unlimited ingredients. Also offered: smoothies and grab-and-go salads. everbowl.com
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