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

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Barrio Logan’s El Carrito has undergone a design and menu makeover. Housed in a 1930s streetcar, they’re serving chilaquiles, tortas, tostadas, and more for breakfast and lunch.

 

2

North County has welcomed The Patio on 101 in Encinitas, from the group behind The Patio on Lamont and The Patio on Goldfinch.

 

3

Poke It is now open in Hillcrest, with a Baja take on the traditional Hawaiian dish, including sushi rice fried to make "ricetadas" and toppings like salmon skin chicharrones.

 

4

Wine country vibes have landed in the Gaslamp. Route 29 features over 150 wines and California-influenced cuisine.

 

5

Moto Deli, the gourmet sandwich shop that opened in Leucadia last year, has debuted a second location in Mira Mesa.

 

6

Prepkitchen has launched in San Marcos, and with it comes a refreshed menu there and in its other locations, Del Mar, La Jolla, and Little Italy.

 

7

After 14 years in the East Village, Cafe Chloe has closed. Their nearby cafe Minou Crêperie & Pâtisserie remains open for private events.

 

8

Award-winning chef Basso Drillman has exported his Japanese ramen skills to Oceanside with Ramen Menma Basso Drillman.

 

9

The distillery-bar-restaurant concept Storyhouse Spirits is scheduled to open this month in the East Village, with wood-fired dishes and cocktails made with house-infused vodka.

 

10

Amplified Ale Works is headed to the East Village. Look for their beer, food, and a new cocktail program at the brewpub, slated to open this month at Fault Line Park.

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