New to San Diego: Fall/Winter 2016

New San Diego Restaurants: Tajima

Tajima {3015 Adams Avenue} San Diego’s favorite ramen shop, Tajima, is opening its seventh location in North Park this fall. Diners can expect a menu that mirrors the menu at the Hillcrest and East Village outposts. Chef Sam Morikizono will share his specialty ramen bowls, classic Japanese dishes, and a selection of beer, wine, and sake. Expect favorites like Kimchee ... Read More »

New Restaurants in San Diego: Summer 2016

Herb & Wood {2210 Kettner Boulevard, 619.955.8495} What happens when you get the best in San Diego culinary talent to collaborate on a new concept? Herb & Wood. The brainchild of celebrated talents Brian Malarkey (Searsucker and Herringbone), GM and restaurant designer Chris Puffer, co-chef Shane McIntyre, pastry maestro Adrian Mendoza (Spago Beverly Hills), and operations vet Alisha Stoun (Green ... Read More »

New Restaurants in San Diego: Spring 2016

KINDRED {1503 30th Street, San Diego; 619.546.9653} Expect a new type of vegan eatery at Kindred. Kory Stetina—creator of LOVELIKEBEER, a pop-up beer and vegan dining experience—has partnered with Arsalun Tafazoli (CH Projects) and Paul Basile (BASILE Studio) to bring the restaurant to life. Designed by Basile, the space calls on aesthetic features from the French Gothic era, featuring mirrored ... Read More »

New Restaurants in San Diego: Winter 2015

Fish tacos from Carnitas' Snack Shack

Fish tacos from Carnitas’ Snack Shack | Photo by Ashley Hyman Carnitas’ Snack Shack Food Truck {1004 North Harbor Drive, Marina District} Early next year, Carnitas’ Snack Shack will open their third location at North Embarcadero. Until then, fans can get their fix at the Carnitas’ Snack Shack food truck, conveniently parked in front of the B Street Cruise Ship ... Read More »

Openings: Summer 2015

Rustic Root

By Monica Parpal and Maya Silver | Editors Cannonball {3105 Ocean Front Walk, Mission Beach; 858.228.9304} Views of the Pacific and sushi in the sun? It doesn’t get better than that, San Diego, which is why you should make your way to the sand-side destination, Cannonball, right now. Created by Eat.Drink.Sleep hospitality company—the very same group that brought us Draft South Mission Beach and Tower23—Cannonball ... Read More »

Openings: Spring 2015

Oceana Coastal Kitchen

By Monica Parpal and Maya Silver | Editors Oceana Coastal Kitchen {Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, 3999 Mission Boulevard; 858.488.1081} A late-2014 $2.1 million makeover gave the Catamaran a delicious new draw: Oceana Coastal Kitchen. With 8,200 square-feet of dining and cooking, there’s no doubt this California comfort food haven will dazzle crowds. It helps, of course, that it’s set right on comely Mission Bay, and that Executive Chef ... Read More »

Openings: Winter 2014-2015

By Monica Parpal and Maya Silver | Editors S&M Sausage and Meat {4130 Park Boulevard; Phone TBD} Opened on November 4, S&M Sausage and Meat brings together equal parts pork and passion. The brainchild of Scott Slater, founder of Slater’s 50/50, this modern, fast-casual meatery brings guests the best of local (and global) eclectic meats, served in a hybrid fast-casual ... Read More »

Taste of History

Celebrating the Bernardo Winery with “Grapevines and Olive Branches”

By Erin Jackson | City Editor San Diego’s Bernardo Winery has a history dating back to 1889, when it was founded by Sicilian immigrant Vincent Rizzo. From the very beginning, Bernardo embraced the arduous work of wine-making and roughed its way through many difficult years, including the Great Depression and Prohibition, to become the landmark property it is in 2014. ... Read More »

Summer 2014 Openings

When Restaurateur Terryl Gavre served as the head her children’s school’s bake sale committee, she was inspired to create Bake Sale, a neighborhood bakery that opened its doors in June. The pâtisserie’s purpose is twofold: to make your day better with pastries and sandwiches, and to supply baked goods to ACME Southern Kitchen, Café 222, and Gavre’s other restaurants. Pastries ... Read More »