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San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, & coming-soons in December
Former Cork & Craft executive chef Phillip Esteban | Photo: Kim Marcelo
Lompoc-based Pali Wine Co. has opened a tasting room in Little Italy, with a focus on California and Oregon pours.
Taste of the Himalayas, which serves Nepali, Indian, and Tibetan cuisines, has opened a third location in Hillcrest.
Replacing Wellington Steak & Martini Lounge is the new Bar by Red Door in Mission Hills, featuring “farm-to-glass” cocktails and small bites.
Former Cork & Craft executive chef Phillip Esteban will head the culinary research and development division of CH Projects, the hospitality collective behind Craft & Commerce and more.
Lazy Acres Natural Market, the Santa Barbara–based grocer known for organic produce and grass-fed meats, has debuted its first San Diego location in Encinitas.
The luxe Escondido resort Golden Door has opened the organic Golden Door Farm Stand four days a week, with all proceeds benefiting children affected by abuse.
Japanese-style noodles and barbecue converge at Wokou in Carmel Valley this month.
For its first San Diego location, L.A.-based gourmet sandwich market Mendocino Farms will land in UTC this month, with a Del Mar location due next spring.
Healthy, fast-casual concept Flower Child has launched in Del Mar, with organic, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.
Breakfast Republic will open a new location early next year in the former Zanzibar space downtown.