10 Hot Plates
Rumors, openings, & coming-soons
Arik Markus has been named executive chef of all 10 True Food Kitchen locations. Nathan Coulon remains at the Fashion Valley location.
Pacifica Del Mar welcomes new chef Chris Powell, formerly of Bali Hai and Rancho Valencia.
Chef Amy DiBiase has released a new seasonal menu at Tidal at Paradise Point, with fall ingredients like apple and pumpkin.
Melissa Scott Clark has opened a new gourmet market called The Front Porch in Mission Hills.
Executive chef Giovanni Novella is behind two new concepts opening soon in East Village, pizza spot Stella Public House and a coffeehouse called Halcyon.
Sirena is now open in Little Italy, with a menu built around South American seafood.
Carlsbad’s West Steak & Seafood has a new executive chef, David Abella, who plans to utilize the restaurant’s 3-acre garden for herbs and produce.
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters debuted its second location in Little Italy last month.
A second Lucha Libre taco shop is taking over the former Marie Café spot in North Park.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse launched a new late-night happy hour, with $9 snacks like lobster lettuce wraps and short rib empanadas.