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San Diego Food News This Week

OB gets Raglan Public House; Devilicious Parks It in Mira Mesa

Ocean Beach is getting a new hangout from the Bare Back Grill group, called Raglan Public House. Located on the corner of Niagara and Bacon Streets, design is being handled by Michael Soriano (Vin de Syrah, Pearl Hotel). Kiwi owners Matt Baker and PJ Lamont are wallpapering the joint with the Marlborough Express, plus other New Zealand papers, since most of the wines on offer are from the New Zealand vino regions. A quick peek yesterday revealed weathered wood/mod-barn look, surfboard light fixtures and a big, garage-style door. The Bare Back crew is also planning another concept, Queenstown Porch & Garden.

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San Mateo-based Amici East Coast Pizzeria has signed on for its first San Diego location at 811 Prospect Street in La Jolla (formerly iHop, Panini Café). It’s thin-crust, brick-oven New Haven-style pie with cooked sauce (not raw toms)—the recipe taken from owner Peter Cooperstein’s granny. It’s pretty well-respected among crust-huffers. This first spot is scheduled to open in April (which, in restaurant language, means June), and they’re planning a few locations in SD. .

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We’ve just found the address to ‘Wich Addiction—the much-anticipated new joint from Dyann Manning, chef-owner behind top SD food truck Devilicious. Manning’s no joke. She graduated from the CIA before taking her grub mobile and landing on last season’s Great Food Truck Race on Food Network. Oh, that address? 6625 Flanders Dr., on the west side of Mira Mesa (formerly Boston Salon & Day Spa). More details to come.

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INSIDER TIP: During Restaurant Week, restaurants make a (usually three-course) set menu and heavily discount it. No substitutions. No a la carting. But one resto is changing the game a bit. Blue Point in Downtown is serving chef Daniel Barron’s entire menu at the discounted price. (Note: On their website, it doesn’t look like it. But trust us.)

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