Chew on this month's new restaurant openings, including Banzai Bar, Wheat & Water, Dog Haus Biergarten and more.
OPEN: Banzai Bar
From the owners of The Waterfront Bar & Grill comes Banzai Bar in the Midway District. As the name suggests, Banzai is bringing a touch of Asian culture to the mix with a menu that spotlights bánh mì sliders next to poke bowls and spicy garlic edamame. A creative cocktail menu and 16 rotating taps of beer round out the alcohol offerings. Because of its close proximity to Valley View Casino Center, Banzai Bar is also now an official team bar of the San Diego Gulls hockey team.