Category Archives: New Restaurant

Monzu Fresh Pasta Coming Soon

Monzu Fresh Pasta, a future eatery aiming to combine Italian tradition with contemporary flavors, will open March 2018 at 455 Tenth Avenue in San Diego’s East Village. The concept will serve authentic Italian fresh pastas and sauces crafted in-house using regional ingredients, plus a retail section featuring a rich assortment of raw fresh pasta to cook at home as well as Italian delicatessen products.

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Nick & G’s Is Big Draw In Rancho Santa Fe

Mussels Brodetto: green lipped mussels, garlic, white wine, and herb bread crumbs.

Savor unique Mediterranean/Italian food at Nick & G’s, nestled in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe. Choose from an enticing selection of signature flatbreads and pastas, as well as meat and seafood dishes.

Calamari Gremolata with lemon caper aioli and checca sauce.

Enjoy the restaurant’s warm and inviting dining room, or a seat on their cozy outdoor patio. With Executive Chef Brian Freerksen heading up the kitchen, Nick & G’s satisfies every discriminating palate.

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Monkey King Opens In The Gaslamp

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In the late 1800s, the most influential man in San Diego’s Chinatown, Tom Ah Quin, ran Monkey King, an illegal lottery house where politicians and San Diego’s elite could go to dine, drink and gamble late into the night. Now, the King has returned.

Located in the same location where the original establishment once was, the new Monkey King restaurant pays homage to the Gaslamp Quarter’s Chinatown and its Prohibition-era past.

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Nonna Opens In Little Italy

The Busalacchi family is proud to announce the opening of its newest culinary venture Nonna, serving Italian comfort food in the space that formerly housed the restaurant group’s beloved flagship concepts Trattoria Fantastica and Café Zucchero in the epicenter of Little Italy’s India Street.  The two spaces, formerly divided by a wall, have now been combined into one under the umbrella of the affectionately named Nonna, a familial nod to every Italian family’s respected matriarch and especially to the Busalacchi’s own grandmother, Christina. Maintaining the property’s heritage, the Italian café offshoot of Zucchero still occupies a portion of the newly revamped 5,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor space serving all-day coffee and traditional pastries, deeply rooted in Italian technique.

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True Food Kitchen Opens Today at Westfield UTC

True Food Kitchen is a health-driven, seasonal restaurant merging nutrient-rich ingredients with a flavor-forward menu that rotates regularly to let guests experience great-tasting ingredients at the peak of their freshness. The new 9,000-square-foot True Food Kitchen in UTC offers a dining room that can seat 200 guests, plus options for dining alfresco on two outdoor patios.

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BeShock Ramen Comes to East Village

BeShock Roll: Snow Crab, Avocado, Asparagus, Tempura Green Onion, Crispy Fried Leek, Spring Mix, Tuna Ponzu Jelly and Truffle Oil. ($15)

Nestled in East Village’s culinary enclave, BeShock Ramen & Sake Bar is a trendy addition to San Diego’s diverse and ever-growing restaurant scene. Boasting a menu of authentic Japanese cuisine, BeShock offers ramen yielding a lighter take on the traditional dish, with a focus on local vegetables and classic Japanese seasonings.

Mussels Sakamushi: Roasted Mussels with Saki, Dashi and Green Onion. ($12)

Owners Ayaka Ito and Masaki Yamauchi envision a culinary hotspot tailored to suit the daily lives of busy San Diegans seeking meals that won’t leave them feeling “heavy” or over-indulged. 

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Shake Shack Opens In UTC

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What’s shakin’ San Diego?! Shake Shack® is proud to announce it will open its first-ever San Diego Shack on Friday, October 20th at 11 a.m. in the Westfield UTC Shopping Center. The Westfield UTC Shack will be located at 4309 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA.

Shake Shack is a critically acclaimed, modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers and chicken sandwiches (no added hormones or antibiotics – ever), griddled flat-top dogs, fresh-made frozen custard, crispy crinkle cut fries and more. A fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal, Shake Shack has earned a cult-like following around the world.

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Himitsu Opens In La Jolla

SOFT SHELL CRAB ROLL: Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab Lettuce, Yamagobo, Asparagus, Salsa, and Kaiware

The newly opened Himitsu in La Jolla is an elevated Japanese restaurant that specializes in fresh nigiri, sashimi, sushi and izakaya-style tapas inspired by Executive Chef Mitsu himself.

Bringing 17 years of experience from Sushi Ota with him, Chef Mitsu has honed his craft, and with a focus on delivering a premium service to match topnotch Japanese fare, he is dedicated to ensuring that every patron has a personalized experience tailored to their individual needs.

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Giardino Neighborhood Cucina Opening November 17

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The exciting opening of Giardino Neighborhood Cucina, the casual Italian eatery opening in the community of Lemon Grove, is right around the corner. The first restaurant concept from industry veterans and married couple Marco Provino and Karina Kravalis will open Friday, Nov. 17, serving inspired Italian cuisine in a beautiful and welcoming setting.

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