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

1

Monzù Fresh Pasta has opened in the East Village, with a menu dedicated to its namesake and a market selling sauces, cured meats, and cheeses.

 

2

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has debuted a new location in Del Mar serving their award-winning espresso drinks, plus pastries and toasts.

 

3

The first tenant in Little Italy’s new Piazza della Famiglia, Frost Me Gourmet Café & Bakery, is turning out desserts, sandwiches, and drinks from San Francisco’s Ritual Coffee Roasters.

 

4

After nearly a year of pop-ups around San Diego, Wayfarer Bread & Pastry has launched its own bakery in Bird Rock, with pastries, sourdough loaves, and drinks by Encinitas’ Ironsmith Coffee Roasters.

 

5

Following a successful GoFundMe campaign, Genteel Coffee is now pouring in the East Village.

 

6

Point Loma’s Pearl Hotel has unveiled a retrofitted restaurant. Charles + Dinorah, named after the property’s original owners, features curry-fried Jidori chicken, Thai chili ceviche, and for brunch, Nutella French toast.

 

7

Mama’s Kitchen—the local nonprofit that provides home-delivered meals to San Diegans affected by HIV, cancer, and other illnesses—has appointed new chef Jason Martin.

 

8

The team behind Lemon Grove’s Giardino has opened Verandina in Imperial Beach, serving seafood, steak, coastal Italian fare, and ocean views from the rooftop.

 

9

After five years of high-end seafood and expansive ocean views, The Hake has shuttered in La Jolla.

 

10

An’s Dry Cleaning, whose name pays tribute to the space’s former tenant, is scooping from-scratch gelato flavors like dulce de leche and lime and ginger sorbet in Normal Heights.

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