As Little Italy’s highly anticipated Piazza della Famiglia nears its opening date, a new social dining concept for San Diego, the Little Italy Food Hall, has announced it will open within the piazza in Summer 2018. Arriving with it will be six locally-driven food stations, a mobile outdoor chefs’ area featuring pop-up cooking demonstrations from names such as Sam the Cooking Guy and a full bar program complete with local beers and craft cocktails.
Salt & Straw, the small-batch ice cream purveyor known for its artisanal, chef-driven approach to the American classic, will start scooping flavors from its Chocolatiers Series from Feb. 2 – March 1, 2018. Head Ice Cream Maker Tyler Malek collaborated with five of his favorite Southern California-based chocolate makers (Compartés,Bar Au Chocolat, Milla, Chuao, and Nibble) to craft the decadent month-long lineup, which highlights each of their unique styles, ingredients, and techniques via ice cream. Flavors will be available by the scoop and pint at the newly-opened Little Italy shop.