New Heights

Normal Heights getting a slew of new restos



It went from Hillcrest to North Park and now… the creative restaurant/bar contingent has set its target on Normal Heights.

We’ve already reported on the cocktails-on-tap, soda-jerk concept Polite Provisions from the Consortium Holdings guys (Neighborhood, Craft & Commerce, Underbelly). Going into the former Kadan space (4696 30th St.), it’s a collaboration with nationally respected mixologist Erick Castro (Bourbon & Branch, Rickhouse). Next door will come Soda & Swine, an Americana riff from Consortium’s Michelin-starred exec chef Jason McLeod, with butcher shopper, meatballs, pies, etc.

Further east comes Heights Tavern (3377 Adams Ave.), a reclaimed wood and roll-up garage doors kinda place from the former owner of Jose’s in La Jolla. Blue Motif Architecture (Cowboy Star, Solace & The Moonlight Lounge) consulted on design and Matt Gordon (Urban Solace) on the menu. And now, finally, details have emerged on Sycamore. Going into the Lou Jones Inn (3391 Adams Ave., next door to Heights Tavern), this classic cocktail lounge will be an homage to the ’70s dad, with bad Olan Mills family snapshots, banjos, rifles, macramé, live music. The owner is Nicholas Zanoni (Thrusters) and the talented Bells & Whistles (Starlite, Smoking Goat) will be designing. It’s expected to open Feb. 2013.

*For for food news, be sure to check out the upcoming November Issue

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Food and Drink

Restaurant reviews and food trends in San Diego

About This Blog

Restaurant reviews, food trends, top cocktails, wine, beer and generally the best eats and drinks in San Diego, with reporting (read: eating) lead by food editor Troy Johnson. Looking for the Erins? Erin Chambers Smith and Erin Meanley? Find their most recent musings over at the Around Town blog. And yes, we know that one needs a new name. We're working on it. 

Archives

Feed

Atom Feed Subscribe to the Food and Drink Feed »

Recent Posts

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Everything is Just Two Wheels Away

Get ready to GO by BIKE!

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Farm to Fable
    Deception, fraud, and honest mistakes in the farm-to-table movement
  2. 2015 Best Restaurants Kick-Off
    Celebrate San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants issue with an evening of indulgent bites and chef encounters
  3. FIRST LOOK: Duck Foot Brewing Co.
    Inside San Diego's first "gluten-free" craft beer operation
  4. Anthony's Out at Embarcadero?
    After 60 years, it looks like Anthony's Fish Grotto might be out in The Embarcadero. That means 31,608 square feet of prime, landmark restaurant space in San Diego is up for grabs. Our bet is...
  5. San Diego's 15 Best New Breweries
    In just the past two years, 40 new brewery locations have opened in San Diego County. Here are some of the best
  6. FIRST LOOK: Park & Rec
    After 30 years, Bourbon Street is gone. In its place in University Heights comes cocktail village Park & Rec, designed as the ultimate patio party. Negroni lovers meet sunscreen.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module