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New & Notable - April 2011



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Mia Francesca
Chicago-based Scott Harris, a 2011 James Beard Award semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurateur, is expanding his popular Italian restaurant concept, Francesca’s, to Little Italy and opening Mia Francesca on India Street in May. ­miafrancesca.com.

Pacifica Del Mar
Too many cooks in the kitchen? It appears that way at Pacifica, where former chef Chris Idso is now a partner in the business and has moved to the front of the house, making room for Evan Cruz (most recently at Roy’s) to take over in the kitchen. ­pacificadelmar.com.

Italianissimo Trattoria
South Bay residents welcome a new neighborhood Italian spot to Third Avenue in downtown Chula Vista. Italianissimo Trattoria offers a classic menu of antipasti, pizzas and pastas, all for less than $20. ­­thirdavenuevillage.com/italianissimo-trattoria.

Bub’s at the Ballpark
The popular neighborhood dive has set up shop outside Petco Park just in time for baseball season, with plenty of bar bite specials ready to go. The 25-cent hot wings on Wednesdays and $2 tacos on Thursdays are only the beginning. bubssandiego.com.

Grant Grill
Listen up, guys. The Grant Grill is bringing back “date night” with a new Saturday-night program downtown. No word on Steve Carell and Tina Fey’s reservation, but chef Chris Kurth has readied a fresh menu set to impress, and Archie & the Archtones start up live jazz at 8 p.m. with the intent to get diners up and dancing in the lounge. grantgrill.com.

Love Boat Sushi
We’re guessing there are few things ladies who shop at Fashion Valley love more than good sushi. Soon you won’t have to walk far to get it: Love Boat Sushi opens a fourth location in the mall later this spring. ­loveboatsushi.com.

The Fleetwood
Near Petco Park in the East Village, The Fleetwood recently debuted a remodeled dining room, with a new elevated stage for deejays and live music performances, VIP areas and more patio seating. Chef Mark Bolton is still cranking out solid American comfort food in the kitchen. ­thefleetwood.com.

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