Following a high-profile debut in February 2016, Executive Chef Brad Wise and General Manager Steven Schwob continue the swagger at their popular TRUST Restaurant in Hillcrest.
The décor is simple, yet stylish, featuring an open kitchen where you can watch the chefs in action, cooking as a team in their element. It’s the kind of place where you will gain a greater appreciation for the culinary craft.
As the world’s priciest beef, Wagyu meat comes from a group of Japanese “breeds, most notably from the Kobe region of Japan, an area with a climate, tradition, and environment that is well-suited to raising cattle with extraordinarily delicious beef. With the reintroduction of authentic Japanese Wagyu to the American market, the “steaks” have been raised for high-end restauranteurs. This Japanese super-beef, equivalent to the caviar of meats, has chefs having a cow to get the meat on their menus. So what’s the big deal with Waygu?
Proprietor and Chef Christian Gomez of WetStone Wine Bar will herald the arrival of his new globally-inspired concept, Fools and Kings, to the bustling Mission Hills corridor on Goldfinch Street with a grand opening party on Friday July 7th. The menu will focus on seasonal small/shared plates influenced by the chef’s culinary travels throughout Western Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East.
NAPIZZA, the popular Roman-style pizzeria known for its authentic Italian fare, will be opening a fifth location in Westfield UTC this October. The new location will deliver their vibrant nutritional tastes and whole food approach made popular by their well-known Encinitas, Hillcrest. Little Italy, and 4S Ranch locations.
The team behind local favorite Trust Restaurant opened their new hangout Hundred Proof on Tuesday, June 27. Located just up the street from Trust in the vibrant University Heights neighborhood of San Diego, Hundred Proof will feature a menu of cocktails and casual fare that redefines what a bar can be.
Known for its prime seafood flown in daily, extensive wine selection and live nightly jazz, Eddie V’s will be celebrating the sounds and tastes of summer from June 5th to July 30th during the Sparkling Sounds event.
The 8-week celebration will offer guests an unparalleled combination of seasonal taste preferences and themed live music in the sophisticated vibe of the V Lounge.
Sparkling Sounds will feature champagne and sparkling wine pairings starting at $12, plus $8 seasonal oyster trios, chef’s teasers and craft cocktails.
Live nightly jazz trio performances will celebrate a century of music with themed performances that include American Standards (‘20s-‘40s), Martini Swing (‘50s-‘60s), Soulful Fusion (‘70s-‘80s) and Cool & Now (‘90s through today).
Burger lovers in Encinitas will have a new reason to celebrate when The Habit Burger Grill opens a new restaurant on Wednesday, June 14th at 10:30am. This Encinitas location marks the 12th Habit Burger Grill to serve the Greater San Diego Area. The new Habit Burger Grill, home of the popular, award-winning Charburgers that are always grilled over an open flame and made-to-order, is located at 1446 Encinitas Boulevard in Encinitas.
Parioli is an Italian bistro located in a simple little one-story beach house along Highway 101. This is the perfect place to enjoy upscale Mediterranean fare without the formality of a fine dining establishment.
True North Tavern is kicking off summer with a Cigar Luau on June 28th. On Wednesday evening, from 6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Hawaiian pop and reggae artist, Keahi, will serenade diners as they make their way through four-courses of fine island fare, choice cigars and craft Cutwater cocktails.
Why limit happy to an hour? Happy hours and drink deals offer big draws for restaurants and bars looking to make a buck before the dinner rush, and mark downs on drinks serve to both loosen purse strings and attract a wider clientele. With such profit-producing potential, happy hours are a hit in the hospitality industry. These San Diego eateries have mastered the management of deals, featuring running promos that bring in the crowds day after day.
Stay out late to watch the sky transform and change colors on June 20th for the Summer Solstice. Whether you find it romantic, inspiring or simply relaxing, take some time to catch the sunset on the longest day of the year.