The Patio on 101 Opens in Encinitas

The Patio Group announces the opening of its North County location, The Patio on 101, in Encinitas today. The new California coastal chic eatery brings Encinitas a new gathering place with a welcoming atmosphere. The Patio on 101 will serve American classic bites with a twist while paying tribute to the community’s traditions of family and fun.

“We aim to be the perfect neighbor and bring new, fresh flavors to the area while respecting the coastal roots and traditions,” said Michael Ground, executive chef of The Patio Group. “The Patio on 101 is an elevated American bistro that will be incorporating local flavors from right here in Encinitas. We want to provide the community with a neighborhood restaurant that all can come to for comfort food, local beers and a place to share with their loved ones and friends. A few dishes the community can look forward to are the fish of the day, ahi poke tacos, cheese boards, our famous brussel sprouts and the Twisted Elvis for something on the sweeter side.”

The Patio on 101 is the go-to spot for the community, offering a kid’s area with games to entertain the young ones and an outdoor lounge serving as the adult play area. The Patio on 101 also has an indoor-outdoor vibe that’s perfect for pets and enjoying the sea air.

The Patio on 101 also offers many workable spaces including two bars. “Himmelberg’s” has a special significance and is named after Joey Himmelberg, the late friend of The Patio Group’s CEO, Gina Champion-Cain. “Himmelberg’s” pays tribute to an old friend while welcoming new ones into the space to create new memories in honor of Joey. Restaurant goers can also enjoy the original smooth citrus “Himmel Brew” unique to this bar and brewed by Mission Brewery.

“The Patio on 101 is not only a gathering place for the community but a family experience. Naming the bar after my late friend Joey makes this location even more special and I want to welcome everyone in to experience that feeling as we are more than a restaurant, we are a community,” said Gina Champion-Cain, CEO of The Patio Group. “The Patio on 101 also sources everything locally from circulating regional beers on tap to the art on the walls and pottery from local Encinitas artists. We care about our community and we want to ensure we support other local businesses as we make The Patio on 101 a place for the people. We are a close-knit environment, where family and friends are the same. Encinitas and all of San Diegans are welcomed to hang out and catch up with friends and family in the coastal open air.”

The Patio on 101 is a sister location to The Patio Group’s, The Patio on Lamont in Pacific Beach and The Patio on Goldfinch in Mission Hills. The new location will also include menu items from The Patio Group’s Bao Beach as part of the happy hour and late-night menu.

The Patio on 101 is located at 345 S. Coast Hwy 101 Suite B in Encinitas, Calif. and will be open Tuesday through Sunday for weekday lunch, happy hour, dinner, late night and weekend brunch. For more information about The Patio on 101 visit  or follow The Patio on 101 on Instagram and Facebook.

About The Patio on 101

The Patio on 101 is a California coastal chic eatery along the Encinitas shoreline offering a welcoming atmosphere for the community to gather. The Patio on 101 is the go-to spot for families providing a kid’s area with games to play, an indoor-outdoor vibe perfect for pets and an elevated selection of bites in a beachy laid-back environment. It offers weekday lunch, daily happy hours, dinner and weekend brunch for all to, “Relax, Enjoy, Share.” The Patio on 101 is privately owned by The Patio Group, a division of American National Investments (ANI). For more information visit

About Bao Beach

Bao Beach, located in the heart of San Diego’s Mission Beach, brings Asian-inspired street food to the seaside community! Named after bao, a Chinese steamed bun, this casual eatery specializes in fluffy steamed buns filled with bold, marinated meats and lightly pickled vegetables. Bao Beach also serves up ongiri, Japanese rice balls; as well as poke bowls including fresh fish and seasoned rice. Bao Beach is privately owned by The Patio Group, a division of American National Investments (ANI). For more information visit

About The Patio Group

The Patio Group is a division of the privately-owned real estate, hospitality and lifestyle company, American National Investments (ANI). The Patio Group is rooted in community and family values, bringing each neighborhood it comes to a gathering place for all to come together to relax, enjoy and share. The various locations are known for their welcoming atmosphere, diverse selection of cuisine, happy hour, brunch, unique wine list and more. Additional ANI restaurant concepts include Saska’s Steakhouse, Fireside by the Patio, The Patio on Goldfinch, The Patio on Lamont, Harvest by the Patio, and more. For more information, visit