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NEW RESTAURANTS IN SAN DIEGO

Discover globally inspired comfort food and local brews at Nason’s Beer Hall Discover globally inspired comfort food and an extensive local brew selection at Nason’s Beer Hall in San Diego. Enjoy beer-friendly eats like juicy burgers on pretzel rolls, eggplant schnitzel with sauerkraut, house-made soft pretzels and more. Nason’s Beer Hall, Pendry San Diego, 570 J St., San Diego, CA 92101, 619-738-7060.
 
Inspired by live-fire cooking methods and sharing food with friends, owner John Resnick (Ironside Fish & Oyster, Craft & Commerce) has created Campfire in Carlsbad. Harnessing the power of fire, executive chef Andrew Bachelier uses wood, charcoal, embers and ash to prepare sustainable and local seafood, meats and vegetables. Campfire, 2725 State St., Carlsbad, CA 92008, 760-637-5121.
 
Breakfast Republic in Encinitas is filled with whimsical, playful design, from the giant greenery wall and whisk-shaped light fixtures to the "egg lounge" with tiny fried egg chairs. Dishes include cage-free egg omelets like the indulgent combo of mashed potato, bacon, cheddar and sour cream; chilaquiles; shrimp and grits; and turkey meatloaf hash with spinach and eggs. Breakfast Republic, 251 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024, 760-452-2121.
 
Ahi tostadita, one of the dishes that has been offered at Red O Red O, the Mexican restaurant concept from Chicago celebrity chef Rick Bayless, has launched its fourth location in La Jolla. Red O, 4340 La Jolla Village Dr., San Diego, CA 92122, 858-291-8360.
 

NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival will take place November 13-19 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Returns November 13-19, 2017
The 14th annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is one of the the largest wine and food festivals on the West Coast. Participants can take part in wine tasting seminars, cooking classes, wine dinners, auctions, a celebrity chef events, Grand Tasting Event and more. The event will showcase the food from 60 San Diego restaurants and more than 200 wineries, breweries and spirit purveyors. For more information, visit the official website
 

UPDATES ON SAN DIEGO CHEFS


Native San Diegan-chef JoJo Ruiz helms Lionfish, a two-story eatery in Pendry San Diego, where modern coastal cuisine is the theme. Ruiz pulls ingredients from respected fishermen and local produce growers. Lionfish, Pendry San Diego, 435 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101, 619-738-7200 .
 


SAN DIEGO RESTAURANT CLOSINGS


CLOSED FOR GOOD
Take your taste buds on a walk down memory lane! Check out our exclusive closed restaurant database for San Diego to virtually visit your favorite dining spots from the past. Mr. Tiki Mai Tai Lounge, R.I.P.

Bracero: Cocina de Raiz in Little Italy has changeed concepts Bracero: Cocina de Raiz in Little Italy has changed concepts to Romesco Mexiterranean Cocina. This development follows the departure of chef Javier Plascencia. Bracero: Cocina de Raiz, 1490 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101, no phone.
 

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