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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons



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Daiquiri at Hundred Proof

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Common Stock is now open in the former Salt & Cleaver space in Hillcrest. Menu highlights include Nashville-style chicken, onion dip with housemade fries, and avocado hummus.

 

2

Known for traditional Russian and Georgian cuisine and its cheeky menu, Kafe Sobaka in Golden Hill has closed.

 

3

Hidden Fish in Kearny Mesa is serving sushi dishes omakase-style, aka whatever the chefs want to make, using ingredients from local waters and Japan’s renowned Tsukiji fish market.

 

4

The restaurant-bar Fernside has opened in South Park, with a team that draws from previous experience at Born & Raised, Cutwater Spirits, and Nine-Ten Restaurant and Bar.

 

5

Tacos, quesadillas, and entrées like birria are on the menu at Tuétano Taquería in San Ysidro.

 

6

Stephen Kurpinsky (ex–George’s at the Cove) is now beverage director at Hundred Proof. Located a few blocks from Trust, its sister restaurant in Hillcrest, the gastropub has debuted new drinks for happy hour and brunch, like a boozy riff on Crunch Berries.

 

7

Tiki-themed downtown cocktail den Cat Eye Club has closed. Its neighbor The Blind Burro will take over to expand its own dining space.

 

8

The year-round open-air Lane Field Park Markets is now open by the bay on Sundays, with more than 30 vendors, including Public Square Coffee, Betty’s Pie Whole, and Doggos Gus hot dogs.

 

9

Build-your-own pizza venture (and LeBron James–backed) Blaze Pizza has opened an outpost in Chula Vista.

 

10

The US Grant is resurrecting its 1930s-era standalone bar Rendezvous, where patrons can enjoy wine, cocktails, punch bowls, and cask ales in a vintage, French-inspired setting.

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