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February 2009 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Newcomer Truluck's Seafood, Steak & Crab House will take over the former location of Blue Coral Seafood in La Jolla, with plans for a piano bar and seasonal seafood restaurant featuring crab from around the world.  Truluck’s is scheduled to open February 23. Ample private dinning space for meetings and parties is also available. Truluck's Seafood Steak & Crab House, Aventine Center, 8990 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122, 858-453-2583.
 

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Chef Shuffle

San Diego native Nathan Coulon will take the reins as executive chef at the uber-hip Quarter Kitchen at the Ivy Hotel. He served as sous chef at the Quarter Kitchen for one and a half years prior to his promotion. Coulon's menu will take a lively spin on classic American dining with locally-grown produce and healthy organic ingredients. Quarter Kitchen, ANdAZ San Diego, 600 F St., San Diego, CA 92101, 619-814-2000.
 
Rancho Bernardo Inn has a new star chef, Steven Rojas, who comes from the Joachim Spichal’s Patina and the landmark Saddle Peak Lodge, in Calabasas, Calif. Rojas, who has a background in French and Spanish cuisine and an impressive knowledge of avant-garde techniques such as molecular gastronomy, hopes to demystifying "haute cuisine” with his new tasting menus at El Bizcocho. He is a terrific addition to the San Diego culinary community. El Bizcocho, Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego, CA 92128, 858-675-8550.
 


Closings

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Blue Coral Seafood of La Jolla has closed it doors. The Paul Fleming and Bill Allen (founders of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar) restaurant has vacated Aventine Center. A new seafood restaurant with different owners will soon occupy Blue Coral's former location. Blue Coral Seafood, 8990 University Center Ln., San Diego, CA 92122, no phone.
 
Downtown's hipster crowd will have to find a new temporary watering hole as the Gaslamp's Side Bar will be closed for renovation until April or May 2009. Side Bar, 536 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101, 619-696-0946.
 

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