10 Hot Plates

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Following success in South Park, Piacere Mio has opened a second location. The Del Sur restaurant serves pasta and wood-fired pizza.

 

2

Breakfast Republic has debuted a fifth restaurant in Ocean Beach, in the former OB Warehouse space.

 

3

Local organization Kitchens for Good—whose initiatives include getting people out of poverty via culinary training—has opened Cafe for Good in the Jacobs Center downtown.

 

4

Farmers’ market vendor Doggos Gus now serves their Tijuana-style bacon-wrapped hot dogs at North Park’s Twisted Taps.

 

5

After 10 years in North Park, Ritual Kitchen & Tavern has closed. In its place will be Working Class American Diner + Bar, due in the fall.

 

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Taking over The Cheese Store of San Diego’s space, Bar Bodega has opened in Little Italy with tapas, wine, and sangria.

 

7

Little Italy’s Bracero Cocina de Raíz will become Romesco Mexiterranean Cocina this month, a spin-off of the Bonita restaurant.

 

8

Venissimo Cheese has shuttered its outpost at The Headquarters, replaced with Hi Poke, a fast-casual seafood bar.

 

9

New in Normal Heights is Nozaru Ramen Bar, helmed by Tokyo-born Hiroshi Toukairin, who also owns Clairemont’s Ototo Sushi Co. and Sushiya in Point Loma.

 

10

Bibigo has opened in Westfield UTC with customizable Korean rice bowls.

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