10 Hot Plates

1

Ceviche House has opened in North Park, serving the namesake dish with ingredients from local purveyors like Specialty Produce and Tuna Harbor Dockside Market.

2

After successful turns at Farm House Cafe and The Lodge at Torrey Pines, Olivier Bioteau has been named pastry chef at A.R. Valentien.

3

Taking over the former Brabant Bar & Cafe space in South Park is Del Sur, helmed by chef Sergio Garcia.

4

L.A.-based Mediterranean street food eatery Spitz has opened in Hillcrest, with shawarmas and a sizable back patio.

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Name change alert! Little Italy’s Sirena Gourmet has rebranded as Sirena Cocina Latina, with a more relaxed take on their Latin-style seafood menu.

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After 19 years, the North Park coffee shop and cultural hangout Claire de Lune has closed its doors.

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Pappalecco has opened a fourth location, this time in Kensington, serving coffee, gelato, panini, pastries, and—new on their menu—pizzas.

8

The team behind Kettner Exchange and Firehouse will bring two concepts in one to Pacific Beach this fall: a daytime poke eatery dubbed Good Time Poke and The Grass Skirt, a nighttime tiki speakeasy.

9

Little Italy’s James Coffee Co. has a second location in the works for Bankers Hill, coming this fall.

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For more buzz, Encinitas’s Lofty Coffee Co. is slated to open a Little Italy location later this year.

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