Clever Chef At Catania Hits All The Right Notes

Whole Roasted Branzino with Manila Clams, Spring Onion Pesto, Grilled Asparagus and Chili Bread Crumbs

The smell of wood-fired pizzas hits you as you walk in the door at Whisknladle Hospitality’s Catania, nestled on the top floor of the La Plaza center in La Jolla, California.

San Diego Food Finds Catania Restaurant
Ahi Tartare with Melon, Calabrian Chili, Yogurt, Shallot, Lemon, Sesame, Pistachio and Tarragon

Inspired by Whisknladle Hospitality Owner Arturo Kassel and Culinary Director/Partner Ryan Johnston after their two-week, 1,400-mile road trip through Italy, this innovative 3,750-square-foot restaurant, with an expansive patio and outdoor bar space, puts diners right near the ocean and within walking distance of shopping.

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Finding Baked Dishes For Fall

Roasted Brussels at Smoking Gun

As the temperatures gradually begin to cool off in the evenings and San Diego says goodbye to another sweltering summer, there seems to be a buzz in the air about all things fall. Pumpkin flavored dishes, football and cozy sweaters in clothing stores are just a few of the autumn items residents have waited all year for. One of the best parts of the seasonal change is welcoming back warm and comforting baked dishes, perfect for any fall night and we’ve rounded up a few spots around town to find those dishes.

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