Italian Inspired Bottega Americano

Italian Inspired Bottega Americano
Photo by Maria Desiderata Montana

Located inside the Thomas Jefferson School of Law directly across the street from the city’s new Central Library in San Diego’s East Village, Bottega Americano is an Italian–inspired restaurant and specialty food marketplace that invites guests to dine in a fun and exciting dining hall.

Together, there are four notable Bottega owners who bring to life a new genre of dining inspired by old–world European style, including Giuseppe Ciuffa, founder and CEO of Giuseppe Fine Restaurants & Fine Catering; avid foodie, investor and East Village resident Chad Ruyle; restaurateurGreg Van de Velde, who most recently managed the iconic Bertrand at Mister A’s restaurant; and noted chef David Warner, formerly of San Diego’s beachfront hotspot JRDN. “My partners and I had a strong vision for the project from the beginning,” says Ciuffa. “Chef Warner and I work together with our culinary team on all of the menu ideas. So instead of having just one chef with only one vision, we are inspired by many different tastes, trends and experiences.”

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Chef Takes Pride At Duke’s La Jolla

San Diego Food Finds
Duke’s Famous Mai Tai and Hawaiian Rolls

Duke’s La Jolla is a 13,000 square foot restaurant that features two distinct dining areas and outdoor dining. Duke’s honors Duke Kahanamoku, a native Hawaiian, six-time Olympic swimming and water polo medalist and the father of modern day surfing. Guests will get a glimpse into the remarkable life of the restaurant’s namesake as well as tap into the La Jolla beach lifestyle. Pictures of Duke and Nadine Kahanamoku highlighting Duke’s remarkable life are on display along with artwork depicting the La Jolla beach lifestyle including “Dreaming” an image by photographer John Maher taken at Black’s Beach.

Coconut Shrimp Croquettes

Duke’s executive chef Anthony Sinsay attended the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, A Le Cordon Bleu accredited Institute. Along the way, he worked for a few notable chefs and restaurants, as well as some of the best kitchens in the country. “I like to think that the skills I’ve attained over my career are special,” he says. “Every experience has helped mold me into the chef I am today.”

Korean Sticky Ribs

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Civico Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Scialatielli Civico

After a year of being in business at the corner of Fir and India Streets in Little Italy, Civico 1845 (pronounced CHEE-vee-ko) is thriving. Impressing customers with its full vegan menu, and traditional, yet modern dishes such as bestsellers Pappardelle al Brasato, Scialatielli Civico and the vegan Melanzana Alla Parmigiana, the restaurant has quickly gained favor among locally based Italians as one of the few San Diegan restaurants with truly authentic Italian cuisine.

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Chloe at Scout Opens In Point Loma

Chloe at ScoutChloe at Scout – Garden Cafe & Events to Open at Historic Liberty Station Location

In 2004, Alison McGrath and John Clute joined forces to create San Diego’s first European-style cafe in the once blighted urban neighborhood of East Village. Cafe Chloe was embraced by the residents of The East Village and the jewel box restaurant became a beloved and award-winning local destination including being voted #1 Best French restaurant by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Now, the Point Loma residents are venturing beyond downtown to a new venue at the burgeoning ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station.

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Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant Announces New Chef

BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant, located at 2202 4th Ave., has introduced Tyler Nollenberger as the new chef de cuisine. His appointment comes after five years at sister restaurant, MARKET Restaurant + Bar, where he worked under owner and acclaimed chef, Carl Schroeder.

BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant Tyler Nollenberger“Like Carl Schroeder, Tyler’s passion is really derived by the ingredients,” said BANKERS HILL co-owner, Terryl Gavre. “At BANKERS HILL, he has the opportunity to interpret the high-end, progressive cuisine of MARKET as a casual, neighborhood restaurant. He has already made a fantastic impression on our regular patrons, who are lauding Tyler’s flavorful dishes.”

Nollenberger moved to the San Diego area in 2010 to accept a position with MARKET. Prior to that, he spent some time in the Midwest, working with Alinea Restaurant in Chicago. A native of Santa Cruz, Calif., Nollenberger attended The Cabrillo School of Hospitality at Cabrillo College in Aptos, Calif.

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Jamba Juice Announces Grand Opening of New El Cajon Store

Jamba JuiceThe leading health and wellness brand to host grand opening event on Saturday, June 25

Getting all of your fruits and vegetables is now a lot more convenient. Jamba Juice, the leading health and wellness brand, has opened a new location in the city of El Cajon, Calif. The new store is located 225 Jamacha Road, Ste 102.

The opening continues Jamba Juice’s rich tradition of providing a wide variety of nutritious and freshly prepared menu selections that are wholesome and healthy.

To celebrate the store’s opening, the public is invited to a grand opening event on Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first 500 customers can enjoy a complimentary Jamba smoothie (Mango-A-Go-Go or Strawberries Wild).  Guests also have a chance to win free smoothies for an entire year. Jamba’s mascot Banana Man will also be in attendance at the new El Cajon location to greet guests.

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