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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons



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Chefs Paul McCabe and Amy DiBiase have launched the bayfront restaurant Vistal inside the new InterContinental Hotel downtown, with a menu of prawns, sea bass, and other Baja-inspired seafood dishes.

 

2

Dark Horse Coffee Roasters has opened its fourth San Diego location. The La Mesa café serves coffee, donuts, waffles, and toast.

 

3

Taking over the shuttered Candela’s by the Bay, El Roy’s Tequila Bar + Kitchen is now open in Coronado, from the team behind Liberty Public Market, Stake Chophouse & Bar, and Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge.

 

4

Frosted, bagel-like, and croissant-style donuts are on the menu at Frat Boy Donuts’ new location in the East Village.

 

5

Carlsbad’s new Clara is serving California-inspired bistro fare by chef Alex Carballo (Moto Deli).

 

6

Blanco Tacos + Tequila is now open in Fashion Valley, serving braised short rib tacos, plus mezcal cocktails and margaritas.

 

7

Kensington’s Tanuki is turning out sushi and Wagyu beef alongside sake and matcha lattes.

 

8

After success in the Portland area, Ramen Ryoma has opened an outpost in Clairemont, with locations in Hillcrest and Pacific Beach coming soon.

 

9

Former BiCE chef-owner Mario Cassineri is behind Oceanside’s new Italian eatery, Blade 1936, in the Irving Gill–designed building once used by the Blade-Tribune newspaper.

 

10

The new Sarap Filipino Kitchen is serving lumpia, pancit, and other traditional plates in Miramar, with live entertainment including stand-up and karaoke to come.

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