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10 Hot Plates: San Diego's Top Food News in March

Restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons



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The healthy fast food revolution continues. Grabbagreen has opened in Encinitas, marking the fifth California location of the Arizona-based fast-casual restaurant.

 

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Harumama opened in Little Italy just last month, a pan- Asian concept with sushi from the owners of Love Boat Sushi and Blue Ocean Robata and Sushi Bar.

 

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The retro-cool Pearl Hotel recently sold, and now a reinvention is afoot. Newly on board is chef Andrew Santana, who opened Campfire in Carlsbad, plus respected bartender TJ Majeske for the craft drinks.

 

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Keep an eye on Anthem Vegan, which started as a pop-up and farmers’ market vendor and now has a full brick-and-mortar in North Park.

 

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Goodbye to a San Diego icon. The original and final outpost of Bull Taco—the taqueria that served gourmet tacos out of what was a glorified Little League snack bar at San Elijo’s surf campgrounds—has closed.

 

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Pacific Beach has a huge new concept in place of the old Joe’s Crab Shack. Waterbar is a surfside seafood restaurant from the people behind The Blind Burro and Barleymash.

 

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Grand Ole BBQ y Asado, the wildly popular North Park eatery known for Central Texas—style barbecue and a familyfriendly environment, will open a second, larger location this summer in Flinn Springs with food, live music, horseshoes, and retro jukeboxes.

 

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Frost Me Gourmet is opening this month in Little Italy’s Piazza della Famiglia to serve pastries, European sandwiches, charcuterie boards, salads, and bread from Prager Brothers.

 

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Flower Child owner Fox Restaurant Concepts is opening two new eateries in Fashion Valley later this year: North Italia and Blancos Tacos + Tequila.

 

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After inspiring massive lines in UTC and Mission Valley, New York burger star Shake Shack is planning two new locations in Little Italy and Del Mar for later this year and for next, respectively.

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