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June 2009 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Replete with a million dollar remodel, San Diego hot spot Sidebar has reopened under new ownership. Low-lit, sleek and sexy, this boudoir-style lounge, with its gilded mirrors and dark corners for inconspicuous encounters over bottle service, sits under a canopy of red bird cages and hosts a chic crowd. Chef Derek Dinublia serves up New York-style pizza, top-sirlon paninis with brie, and other savory treats to the late-night crowd. Sidebar, 536 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101, 619-696-0946.
 
Corvette Diner recently closed its Hillcrest location and will reopen at a new space twice the size in Point Loma. Set in the historic Liberty Station, the new rock-n-roll diner can seat 242 guests and has a 5,000-square-foot arcade, ideal for birthday parties and family-fun events. The Corvette Diner & Gamers’ Garage new address is 2965 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106. Free parking as well.
 

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News Bytes

New Savvy Affordable Lunch at Bertrand at Mister A's
Bertrand at Mister A’s has a new 20/20 lunch offering---a three-course gourmet lunch for $20 served in 20 minutes, ideal for business or pleasure. Enjoy wrap-around views of the city and the coastline while nibbling on savory selections like Ahi tuna confit served with green beans; Maine lobster strudel with fresh lobster and mushrooms in filo dough with decadent cognac lobster sauce; and house-made espresso frozen parfait. Cocktail hour features gourmet bites like sole sliders or confit pork spring rolls and runs weekdays from 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Bertrand at Mister A's, 2550 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92103, 619-239-1377.
 

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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.

Chef-owner David McIntyre's downtown restaurant, Crescent Heights Kitchen & Lounge, has closed. Crescent Heights Kitchen & Lounge, 655 W. Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101, no phone.
 
Urban Kitchen has closed Laurel Restaurant & Bar with plans for a new concept in the same space. Look for their new Italian/American restaurant opening soon, just in time for summer. Laurel Restaurant & Bar, 505 Laurel St., San Diego, CA 92101, no phone.
 

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