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D Bar, Ingrid Croce, and more


Cherry waffle sammy from D Bar
Photo by Lynn Chyi

Sweet Spot

The cherries aren’t just on top in D Bar’s cherry waffle sammy stacked with a rock sugar waffle, vanilla ice cream, cherry compote, Amaretto chantilly, candied almonds, and a cherry coulis. 3930 Fifth Avenue, Hillcrest

Ingrid Rocks

Ingrid Croce When Ingrid Croce announced she was leaving the iconic Gaslamp restaurant space she’s occupied since 1984 for the tonier (and quieter) streets of Bankers Hill, we winced. The red awnings, the black-and-white checkered tiles, the countless first dates and anniversary dinners... But then we asked about the plans for her new space and, well, now we’re excited. Here’s what to look forward to. Food: Tapas (but American flavors), plus old favorites from Croce’s menu, but offered in both full and half portions. Bar: The new one is 60 feet long. Drinks: There will be 18 craft beers on tap, 100 bottles, craft cocktails, and a huge wine list. Parking: Valet, baby! Music: The Expatriate Room is specially designed for live music, dinner shows, and private parties. Of course, live jazz and local singer-songwriters receive top billing. Jobs: Most of the Croce’s staff will be migrating to the new space, but since they are extending hours to brunch and lunch daily, Ingrid plans to hire more service and kitchen staff.
Imperial Beach

Coming Soon: Imperial Jewel

Pier South, Imperial Beach’s first boutique hotel, opening this month, will be home to Sea 180 Coastal Tavern—the latest from the Cohn Restaurant Group. Co-owner and executive chef Ken Irvine raves about the restaurant’s 180-degree view stretching from Mexico to Point Loma. The seafood-rich menu will feature Baja influences and Suzie’s Farm organic produce. “We’ve really got an extraordinary experience,” says Irvine, “without the five-star snobbery and price tag.” 2 Elder Avenue —Bill Presant


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