Also new to San Diego’s culinary scene: Coronado’s The Henry and L.A.'s beloved Zinqué Restaurant & Wine Bar opening in Little Italy.
Thorn Brewing Co.
Thorn Brewing Co. opened its third tasting room July 19 in Mission Hills. The full lineup of craft beers, ranging from IPAs and lagers to stouts, are offered at the new facility. For patrons who want to pair food with their beer, Thorn has collaborated with neighboring Fort Oak Restaurant to offer an menu of hearty bites that guests can order and have delivered to the tasting room. It is available nightly from 5 to 9 p.m. and includes dishes like wood-grilled flat bread, pork belly fries, jumbo chicken wings and beef and pork meat sticks. 4026 Hawk St., San Diego, thorn.beer
RoVino Restaurant + Wine Bar owners Tom Tarantino, Antonia Buono and Vincenzo Bruno will host a grand opening of their newest concept, The Foodery in East Village. The Italian specialty market will feature an extensive deli counter with imported and domestic meats and cheeses, a retail space for Italian beers and wine, a craft coffee station and full bakery, a gelato bar with more than 18 rotating flavors, house-made fresh pastas, pizzas, sauces, salads and to-go meals. There will also be a beer and wine bar that will serve dishes from the restaurant’s menu. 2 to 11 p.m. Friday. 969 Market St., San Diego, rovinothefoodery.com
The Henry is set to open Tuesday in Coronado. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the restaurant will have menu selections ranging from smashed avocado toast to roasted branzino (sea bass). The bar program offers signature cocktails, sangria, beer, red and white wines and bubbly. 1031 Orange Ave., 619.762.1022, thehenryrestaurant.com
Zinqué Restaurant & Wine Bar
Zinqué Restaurant & Wine Bar, with locations in Venice, West Hollywood, Newport Beach and downtown Los Angeles, will open its doors in Little Italy sometime in this month. The custom steel-and-glass storefront’s chic interior features a central bar, wooden tables, a fireplace and wrought-iron windows. The covered outdoor patio with shutter-style windows and fragrant landscaping opens to the walkable streets of the neighborhood, enticing passers-by to stop and enjoy a glass of wine and bite-size fare like cheese and charcuterie.2155 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, lezinque.com