Edit ModuleShow Tags

10 Hot Plates

New Openings and Coming-soons


foods and a restaurant

From left to right: Bali Hai Mai Tai, chicken kabobs, True Food Kitchen

1) All 10,000 square feet of Block No. 16 Union & Spirits is now open in the East Village’s Culy Warehouse. Dancing, live music, and drinks.

2) Our mouths water for the signature dish at new Pinzimini (Westin Gaslamp Quarter): “crusty bread dipped in olive oil infused with sea salt and fresh herbs.”

3) Gaijin Noodle + Sake House just launched a menu for sake flights—sip any three top-shelf sakes for $10.

4) Chef Ben Lieberman leaves the fabric empire at Burlap in Carmel Valley in favor of better views and Mai Tai guzzlers at the Bali Hai.

5) Liberty Station favorite Tender Greens opens a new 3,400-square-foot location this month in the UTC mall.

6) Gaslamp Rendezvous was short-lived. It’ll be replaced by Meze, a sit-down Mediterranean joint on Sixth Avenue.

7) Sora, the new Japanese Italian concept from Alessandro Minutella (Osetra, Chocolat) and former Nobu sushi chef Noriyoshi Teruya, is slated to open
this summer.

8) Local darling Nathan Coulon (ex-Quarter Kitchen) returns as exec chef of True Food Kitchen in Fashion Valley, open this month.

9) Now with new owners, Pacific Beach's Lamont Street Grill reopens this summer as The Patio. Chef John Medall was last seen at Red Circle Café.

10) In Bay Park, Baci Ristorante is expanding next door with Luce, an Italian gastropub/enoteca.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Very Important Taco: Smokey Pork + Mac Taco from Not Not Tacos

Sam the Cooking Guys puts a comfort food spin on tacos

Experience Estancia’s newly revamped restaurant as an Insider

Toast the new Mustangs & Burros with craft cocktails and charcuterie

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 131

A new Moroccan Baja-inspired restaurant lands in North Park, plus loads of other food news
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. San Diego Magazine's Travel Awards 2019
    Cast your vote now for your favorite hotels, travel companies, and attractions
  2. Best Restaurants in San Diego: 2018
    San Diego's top restaurant owners, chefs, and bartenders name their favorite San Diego restaurants of 2018.
  3. The Best Soup Dumplings in San Diego
    My hunt for the best xiao long bao in the city unearthed two surprising winners
  4. Puesto's Next Top Taco
    Submit your best taco recipe for the chance to win a grand prize
  5. Behind the Brands 2019
  6. First Look: Realm of 52 Remedies
    Wildly imaginative speakeasy cements the arrival of design to San Diego’s Asian food haven
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Puesto's Next Top Taco

Submit your best taco recipe for the chance to win a grand prize

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags


Sony Consumer Electronics Innovator Builds a Future Where Robotics and Connected Devices Prevail

Robust music and pictures ecosystem bring bespoke experience to TV and audio

Live the Dream with the Dream House Raffle

A multimillion-dollar dream home, fabulous trips, luxury cars, and more could be yours
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags