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

Restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons


Charles + Dinorah


Monzù Fresh Pasta has opened in the East Village, with a menu dedicated to its namesake and a market selling sauces, cured meats, and cheeses.



Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has debuted a new location in Del Mar serving their award-winning espresso drinks, plus pastries and toasts.



The first tenant in Little Italy’s new Piazza della Famiglia, Frost Me Gourmet Café & Bakery, is turning out desserts, sandwiches, and drinks from San Francisco’s Ritual Coffee Roasters.



After nearly a year of pop-ups around San Diego, Wayfarer Bread & Pastry has launched its own bakery in Bird Rock, with pastries, sourdough loaves, and drinks by Encinitas’ Ironsmith Coffee Roasters.



Following a successful GoFundMe campaign, Genteel Coffee is now pouring in the East Village.



Point Loma’s Pearl Hotel has unveiled a retrofitted restaurant. Charles + Dinorah, named after the property’s original owners, features curry-fried Jidori chicken, Thai chili ceviche, and for brunch, Nutella French toast.



Mama’s Kitchen—the local nonprofit that provides home-delivered meals to San Diegans affected by HIV, cancer, and other illnesses—has appointed new chef Jason Martin.



The team behind Lemon Grove’s Giardino has opened Verandina in Imperial Beach, serving seafood, steak, coastal Italian fare, and ocean views from the rooftop.



After five years of high-end seafood and expansive ocean views, The Hake has shuttered in La Jolla.



An’s Dry Cleaning, whose name pays tribute to the space’s former tenant, is scooping from-scratch gelato flavors like dulce de leche and lime and ginger sorbet in Normal Heights.

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