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Rumors, openings, & coming-soons in San Diego


Chinese noodles


Lucky Liu’s has filled the Chinese food void left downtown when Red Pearl Kitchen closed last year. It’s now open in the Gaslamp.


Dunkin’ Donuts will open soon inside the Embassy Suites location across from Seaport Village. It’s among the first of 150 stores planned for Southern California.


Richard Sandoval is behind the new Venga Venga Cantina and Tequila bar debuting in Otay Ranch Town Center this month, in the former El Vitral space.


Along with coffee and pizzas, Caffé Calabria is now home to the city’s first parklet, a small patch of green space in place of one parking space outside the café.


Jimbo’s… Naturally grocery store opened its first downtown location at Westfield Horton Plaza last month and plans to offer cooking classes.


Two local restaurants, Stone Brewing Co.’s Liberty Station location and Polite Provisions in Normal Heights, were nominated for Orchid & Onion design awards.

Farm House Kitchen
Farm House Kitchen


Encinitas welcomes the new Priority Public House, with a focus on local beers and happy-hour deals.


Lucky Bastard Saloon is now open downtown, with dozens of TVs, pool tables, beer pong, and shuffleboard.


The Marine Room will offer a special new menu for the holiday season. Beginning this month, look for pumpkin-themed desserts and more.


After a $2.5 million reno, the Temecula Creek Inn’s new restaurant, Farm House Kitchen, is now open, featuring an all-local menu.

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