Edit ModuleShow Tags

New & Notable

Restaurant débuts, menu changes, and trend tracking


Published:

Two new contenders are heating up Coronado’s dining scene: Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge, a gastropub with plenty of local craft brews on tap, and the newly-opened Nicky Rottens. Deciding where to eat a burger on Orange Ave. just got a little more difficult.

Fans of fresh-roasted coffee can now get their Ryan Bros. fix at the new location in Temecula, which also serves wine and beer. 

Snooze opens mid-month in Hillcrest, offering a full slate of breakfast and brunch options, such as indulgent pineapple upside down pancakes, sticky bun French toast, and eggs any way you can crack ’em.

Jersey Joe’s Pizzeria is bringing a taste of the East Coast to North Park, with a menu of pizza, pasta, and subs, including a deep-dish pie topped with baked ziti. Delivery until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday is good news for your hunger pangs, and bad news for your waistline.

“Better burger” chains are going strong. Elevation Burger, which offers grass-fed beef patties, recently opened in Carlsbad; while Five Guys and Smashburger continue to expand. With so much new competition, it makes you wonder how well the traditional fast food outlets are doing. 

McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon, a.k.a. the “Wildest Irish Pub on Earth,” took over the former Deco’s space near the Gaslamp Theatre in October, giving the party set an all-in-one venue for dinner and a show.

Suite & Tender is out of the former Sè San Diego hotel (now Hotel Palomar) and Saltbox is in. Chef Simon Dolinky’s menu of New American “social plates” can be made large or small, depending on the size of your party and are all less than $25.

Pan-Asian cuisine, with a side of people-watching, is on the menu at Wang’s, a new LGBT bar and restaurant now open in the former JCPenney building in North Park. 

Bolillo Tortas is now open in the Gaslamp, offering Mexican tortas and salads in a casual setting (with low prices to match).  

The Kebab Shop now has three locations, with the newest in the Village Square Shopping Center in Encinitas

Petite Madeline Bakery recently opened a second location in downtown Oceanside. Get there early for the best selection of fresh-baked French pastries, including the famous All-Day Buns.

The former San Diego Hardware space is being transformed into Cremolose, a new Italian gelateria and eatery. Rumor is the owner is importing special Italian-made gelato cases that cost a small fortune. 

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 29

A new Hillcrest restaurant opens, the restaurant industry faces a major bubble, and Urban Solace’s Matt Gordon stops by

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 28

Javier Plascencia splits with Bracero, Farm to Fork Week launches, and Cook Pigs Ranch founder Krystina Cook stops by

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 26

Oscar’s brings fish tacos to North County, a wine bar opens in Liberty Station, and our cocktail columnist Kelly Davis dishes on the best drinks in town
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. San Diego Magazine's Travel Awards
    Cast your vote now for your favorite hotels, travel companies and attractions
  2. Best of Baja 2016
    46 ways to relax, dine, drink, and play the Mexico way
  3. Vintage San Diego: How Our City Has Changed Since 1876
    Before bottleneck traffic and the modern housing crisis, San Diego was a swath of undeveloped land, horse-drawn carriages, and dairy farms
  4. FIRST LOOK: The Grass Skirt
    San Diego's tiki boom continues with this new spot in Pacific Beach
  5. Why Our Veterans Keep Quiet About Their Service
    From misconceptions about the military to reticent heroism, San Diego veterans share the many reasons they often keep mum about their service
  6. 67 San Diego Holiday Traditions You Don't Want to Miss
    'Tis the season for fa-la-la fun in San Diego
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Home to Age-In-Place

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments anyone can make, and it’s only natural to want to live in your own abode for as long as you can.

CraftHounds - Craft Beer Delivery in San Diego

Craft Beer Delivery - The Best Gift Ever?
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags