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10 Hot Plates: San Diego's Top Food News in December

Restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons


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Carlsbad is the newest location for seafood mini-chain Bluewater Grill.



The former Porkyland space in La Jolla is now Himitsu, an upscale Japanese eatery, with sushi, sashimi, nigiri, and izakaya-style tapas.



Operating out of a vintage trailer in City Heights, The Dojo is serving drinks from Dark Horse Coffee Roasters and food made by immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs through partnerships with the International Rescue Committee.



Bay Park’s Poseidon Project has debuted a new pizza kitchen.



Oceanside’s new Jalisco Cantina is serving torta sliders, ceviche, tacos, mezcal flights, and more.



True Food Kitchen has opened a new outpost at Westfield UTC.



The Busalacchis have transformed their former Trattoria Fantastica space into Nonna, an indoor-outdoor restaurant dedicated to comfort Italian food, like chicken Parmesan and pasta Bolognese, via family recipes.



Mira Mesa has welcomed a tasting room for Lost Cause Meadery, dedicated to the fermented honey drink. It shares a space with Serpentine Cider and Good Seed Food Co.



Breakfast Republic has opened the doors to its sixth location, in Carmel Valley’s Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch.



Over 100 craft beers are on tap at Draft Republic in Carlsbad, the latest location for the beer hall from Cohn Restaurant Group.

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