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Rumors, openings, and coming-soons



San Diego ranked in the top 10 best cities for burgers, ice cream, microbrews, and happy hour on Travel & Leisure’s latest round of rankings.

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Named after a revered sailor, Spike Africa’s is coming soon to a space near Horton Plaza.


The W Hotel’s new restaurant, Kelvin, now offers rotating food and drink specials on Ignite Thursdays and Liquid Sundays, respectively.


Tailgate Tap & Terrace is slated to open in the former Wine Steals space at Petco Park. R Gang Eatery owner Rich Sweeney is partnering with Tailgate and Good Time Design on the project.

R Gang Eatery Chef Rich Sweeney

Stone Brewing Co. recently donated $270,000 to local charities as part of the national #givingTuesday campaign.


Craft & Commerce has a new lunch menu, with items like roasted bone marrow for those with time to linger, and quicker, work-lunch options like a meatball sandwich.


Watch for throwback cocktail menus and special menu items at Nine-Ten, as the Colonial Hotel celebrates its centennial this year.


Chef Chad White, formerly of Roseville, Gabardine, and Counterpoint, is opening a pop-up restaurant with a Baja Med-style menu.


Monkey Paw in the East Village brewed a special “Jerry’s Farewell” beer in honor of outgoing mayor and avid craft beer enthusiast Jerry Sanders.


A new 28-seat sushi spot in Old Town, Tadokoro, focuses mostly on sashimi and nigiri, along with premium sake.



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