The Scoop: 9 bites of restaurant news

Intro April showers bring May flowers. June gloom brings... July restaurant bloom? Every month, I compile seven buzz-worthy restaurant openings in San Diego. This month, featuring seven just doesn't do our dining scene justice. There has been an abundance of openings and huge, noteworthy announcements to share. Click through, sit back, and prep your belly. July is a big month in feasting. Copyright © 2016, DiscoverSD 1. OPEN: Woholle Juice Box La Jolla Shores now has a premium juice bar, thanks to the folks at Everyday California. Woholle Juice Box is based within Everyday California's new flagship retail store and offers cold-pressed juices, elixers, smoothies and all-around healthy foods. Try the Spunky Watermelon juice on your next beach day, mixing watermelon, coconut water, lime and chia seeds. 2261 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla. Copyright © 2016, DiscoverSD 2. OPEN: Beerfish It's finally here! Beerfish is officially serving seafood and - you guessed it - beer, on Adams Avenue in North Park. From the owners of Session Public, Beerfish brings us lobster rolls, beer battered fish and chips, a grilled yellowtail sandwich and raw bar featuring oysters on the half shell and chilled Maine lobster. Wash it all down with the 30 taps of craft beer on a spacious outdoor patio. 2933 Adams Ave., North Park. Copyright © 2016, DiscoverSD 3. OPEN: Barbusa As Po Pazzo suddenly shut down in Little Italy, in came Barbusa, an indoor/outdoor, 4,2000 square-foot Sicilian restaurant. Owned by San Diego's Busalacchi family, housemade pasta is the star here, showcasing the family's Southern Italian roots. Settle in with a dish of osso bucco ravioli, a woodfired sardine pizza with mozzarella and shaved bottarga and a craft cocktail using Italian spirits. 1917 India St., Little Italy. Copyright © 2016, DiscoverSD 4. OPEN: 85°C Bakery Café - Mira Mesa Taiwanese bakery chain 85°C Bakery Café has just opened a second location in San Diego. Fresh bread baked on the hour, made-to-order beverages such as coffee and cakes for all occasions have made this chain grow massively in popularity. The original San Diego shop is located in Balboa Mesa. 8265 Mira Mesa Blvd., Mira Mesa. Copyright © 2016, DiscoverSD 5. OPEN: Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen In the former Heat Bar & Kitchen space of Hillcrest comes Pardon My French, a French-California dining experience from Executive Chef Dariusz Szelag. Say bonjour to mussels meuniere, roasted duck breast, pan fried filet of cod and grilled duroc pork chop. An outdoor patio with a fireplace makes for a top-choice brunch experience, complete with bottomless lavender mimosas. 3797 Park Blvd., Hillcrest. Copyright © 2016, DiscoverSD 6. OPEN: Tasting Room Del Mar Del Mar's buzzing corner of Camino Del Mar and 15th Street now has a home for vino-lovers to play. The 2,400 square-foot indoor and outdoor Tasting Room Del Mar features boutique wines to pair with a menu full of playful small plates by Executive Chef Steven Lona and Chef de Cuisine Jenny Goycochea. 28 rotating taps of beer round out the selection. Guests can also purchase bottles to go from the wine cellar. 1435 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar. Copyright © 2016, DiscoverSD 7. (Almost) OPEN: Pacific Standard - Coastal Kitchen She might be a "Top Chef" talent, but she's a San Diego native first. Executive Chef Giselle Wellman is returning to her roots to lead the kitchen at the new Pacific Standard - Coastal Kitchen, set to open in early July. The northern Little Italy restaurant will showcase the neighborhood's past as a fishing community and will source as much as possible from nearby farms. 2137 Pacific Coast Highway, Little Italy. Copyright © 2016, DiscoverSD 8. NEWS: Bao Beach The Patio Group cannot be stopped. They've just announced the incoming Bao Beach opening in Mission Beach under the culinary direction of Chef Antonio Friscia. The teasers so far show Chef Friscia bringing back his steamed bao buns filled with creative flavors that once ruled the kitchen at Gaijin Noodle + Sake House downtown. Expect poke bowls and kimbap (Korean rice rolls) as well, offering a new twist on beach eats coming this summer. 3735 Mission Blvd., Mission Beach. Copyright © 2016, DiscoverSD 9. NEWS: Chloe at Scout Garden Café & Events The beloved Café Chloe of East Village is growing wings and spreading into Liberty Station. Chloe at Scout Garden Café and Events will serve pastries, charcuterie boards, soups and salads in a romantic garden café and outdoor event space in the arts district of Liberty Station. Beverage offerings will include specialty coffees, classic cocktails and wine. 2675 Rosecrans St., Liberty Station. Copyright © 2016, DiscoverSD More - OPEN: Salvucci's Ristorante RMD Group continues their trajectory into the restaurant industry after the successful openings of Don Chido and Rustic Root. Now, they're bringing Italian grub to the roster with Salvucci's Ristorante, taking over the former Común Kitchen & Tavern site. The new concept, with the help of Chef Michael Marino, is serving guests authentic Italian dishes from the small village of San Donato in central Italy. Entrees include Salvucci's lasagna, pappardelle with Bolognese ragu and shrimp scampi. 935 J St., East Village. Copyright © 2016, DiscoverSD
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