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10 Hot Plates

Rumors, openings, & coming-soons in San Diego


Asian small plates spot French Concession is now open in the former Celadon space in Hillcrest, under the same owners. They also serve craft beer.


Carnitas’ Snack Shack plans to expand in the coming year with several larger locations in San Diego.

Carnitas Snack Shack poutine
Carnitas’ Snack Shack


The Pearl will open a restaurant inside The North Parker, a new mixed-use development set to open this month.


Petco Park will house a Stone Company Store, debuting in time for the 2014 baseball season, just across the courtyard from a new venture by Consortium Holdings (of Neighborhood, UnderBelly, and Craft + Commerce fame).


Oscar’s Mexican Seafood has shuttered its Ocean Beach location. The two Pacific Beach spots remain open.

Oscar’s Mexican Seafood
Oscar’s Mexican Seafood | Photo by Luis Garcia


University Heights now boasts its own farmers market, at the San Diego Unified School District Education Center on Saturday mornings. 4100 Normal St.


Seafire Restaurant & Bar will debut soon in Carlsbad with a pizza oven, seafood-heavy menu, and 14 local taps.


Seasons 52’s second San Diego location is now open in The Headquarters at Seaport Village.


Ballast Point’s new tasting room has opened in Little Italy and also offers a full menu with fish tacos, house-made pretzels, and salads.


The Gathering in Mission Hills will soon be replaced by Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar, a venture from the industry veterans behind San Diego establishments like the Boathouse and former Gaslamp club Olé Madrid.