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10 Hot Plates

Rumors, openings, & coming-soons in San Diego


The Flying Pig


The Palm Restaurant is closing this month, and will reopen as a seafood spot under new ownership in 2014.


Oceanside gastropub The Flying Pig will soon open a second location in Vista.


Coronado will soon get a new steakhouse called Stake from the same group behind Leroy’s, Mootime Creamery, and Lil’ Piggy’s Bar-B-Q.


Mission Hills is on its way to becoming home to a restaurant row again, with The Patio on Goldfinch set to debut in the ’hood in early 2014.


After being open only a year, Block 16 is closing to make way for Moonshine Flats from the same owner, with a huge stage to host country rock and dance acts.


Gaslamp institution Fred’s Mexican Café is closing, as is the neighboring Marble Room. The combined spaces will become a new restaurant from the owners behind Fluxx and Sidebar.


Alfredo and Felipe Sandoval will launch their first food truck enterprise—Mercadito Wheels—in San Diego this fall.

Lobster roll


Meatball Cucina has closed its location on Broadway downtown.


Locals’ favorite Besta-Wan Pizza House is expanding to a second, larger location in Carlsbad.


Lobster West in Encinitas has launched a new happy hour with $2 off beer and wine and $4 mini lobster rolls.

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