Edit ModuleShow Tags

10 Hot Plates

New restaurant rumors, more tasty bites


1 Sora: Restaurateur Alessandro Minutella (Greystone, Chocolat) teams with Nobu’s head sushi chef, Noriyoshi Teruya, for SD’s first Japanese-Italian concept. 655 W. Broadway. ETA: Late July.

2 Prepkitchen: Wow. Killer kitschy design. Sprawling bar. Windows overlooking Little Italy. And that Cotechino sausage-stuffed squid. Winner.

3 Underbelly: Little Italy’s ramen hole will expand upstairs with a raw bar and SD’s first Japanese whiskey bar. Oysters galore.

4 Mistral: Chef Patrick Ponsaty was just inducted into the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France—one of only two in SD (Bernard Guillas the other). Cross the bridge.

5 Queenstown Public House: Barring protests from cranky neighbors, the Victorian house in Little Italy (corner of Columbia & Cedar) will become a chill beer-and-wine garden, with steampunk-ish design by Michael Soriano.

6 Blue Ribbon Pizzeria: Chef Wade Hageman is opening a second a bit further inland in Encinitas.

7 Shino Sushi + Kappa: Sushi Ota is SD’s sushi apex. Now Master Ota’s protégés are spinning off. Shino is a collab of brothers Robert and Roger Nakamura (Roger helms Hane Sushi in Bankers Hill). Omakase.

8 Taco Banh: Paradise Grill’s exec chef, Chris Sayre, bolts to open this farm-to-table, organic taco joint—where Vietnamese banh mi sammies meet street tacos. Open ‘til 2 a.m. in Hillcrest.

9 Border Grill: L.A.’s mod Mexican hot spot is coming. Currently looking for spots downtown or North County. bordergrill.com

10 The Patio on Lamont: PB foodies cried over the closing of Lamont Street Grill. New owners bringing it back to life.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 116

Golden Hill gets a modern ice cream parlor, Land & Water Co. has a sustainable new concept coming to Liberty Station, and Polite Provisions’ Erick Castro stops by

These 15 San Diego Restaurants Are Guilty of the Same Offense

Here, we parse some of the most egregious examples of similar-sounding restaurant names

Very Important Taco: Fried Chicken Taco at Nine-Ten La Jolla

The sophisticated restaurant flipped a favorite sandwich into a beloved taco
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Best of San Diego Party 2018
  2. Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants
    Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants
  3. The Best of San Diego 2018
    We crown 103 winners in food, shopping, fitness, kids’ activities, and more
  4. Javier Plascencia Eyes Barrio Logan
    The award-winning chef is all over Mexico, but looks to make a San Diego comeback
  5. A Sneak Peek at ‘The Heart of Rock & Roll’
    The Old Globe’s newest world-premiere musical promises a familiar soundtrack and all the good feels of an ’80s rom-com
  6. What San Diego Women Want
    53 working women share their compelling stories on navigating pay equity, the baby penalty, #MeToo, and more
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Vote Now for Your Orangetheory Winner!

Winners will be announced at our Sweat event on May 12

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


Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

AquaVie: 10 Reasons It’s Downtown’s Best Kept Secret

The best workout and spa getaway around? It’s actually right underneath your nose.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags