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Craft Beer Giant Has Major Expansion Plans
The Stone Brewing Company has big plans in the future both domestically and abroad. The local favorite has committed to a space at Liberty Station so locals can gather to drink their famed craft beer in town. The new outpost will boast a large restaurant and bar, brewery and an outdoor theater. In their own backyard, the brewery is also expanding its size, and the company has it sights on building a boutique hotel across the street so revelers will have a place to spend the night. In Europe, they have narrowed the location for their flagship brewery abroad to two cities, either in Berlin, Germany, or Brugge, Belgium. Stone Brewing Company, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029, 760-471-4999.
 
The dining room at Jsix restaurant in San Diego Summertime at Jsix
Jsix has some exciting new menu items, original cocktails and upcoming events. New dishes include a roasted peach and buratta salad; Maine lobster salad with pistachios, grapefruit, watercress and vanilla cream sauce; house-made pappardelle pasta with spring onions, guanciale and Belize shrimp; and bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with baby turnips, golden polenta and black truffle aioli. Sexy summer sippers include the Skinny Colada (Bacardi Rock Coconut, coconut water and agave syrup) and the San Diego Aviation (Plymouth Gin, Maraschino liqueur and lemon juice). Look for Tapas Tuesdays, with an acoustic Flamenco guitarist and drink specials at the bar starting at 9 p.m., and Wine Wednesdays, when full bottles of wine are half-off from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Jsix, Hotel Solamar, 616 J St., San Diego, CA 92101, 619-531-8744.
 

Chef Shuffle

Chef Jason McLeod has joined La Valencia Hotel as a consultant, serving as director of culinary and food and beverage operations. McLeod’s focus will be to oversee the creative direction of new culinary experiences at the hotel, including new Mediterranean Room menus and new summer dining events for guests and locals. Jason returns to San Diego after serving as executive chef of Ria restaurant at the Elysian hotel in Chicago. Prior to that, McLeod was executive chef at The Grand Del Mar. La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037, 858-454-0771, 800-451-0772.
 
Eric Bauer has been named executive chef of Rancho Valencia. Formerly the executive chef at Anthology in San Diego, Bauer has created an innovative upscale brasserie-style comfort cuisine with fresh seasonal ingredients for the Rancho Valencia Restaurant. He will also oversee all dining aspects within the resort. Enjoy healthy lunches by the spa pool with choices like a turkey panini, green salad and tomato basil soup trio; toasted quinoa with veggies, cranberries and goat cheese; or a salmon burger with cucumber dill yogurt. Dinner means assorted charcuterie and artisanal cheeses from California, Prime beer tartar with quail eggs; chilled hiramasa sashimi with green apple shiso puree; Alaskan halibut with truffle jus or corn-fed filet mignon with mushroom marmalade. Rancho Valencia Restaurant, Rancho Valencia Resort, 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, 858-756-1123.
 


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.

After 17 years of serving La Jolla, Trattoria Acqua has closed its doors. An expired lease led to the decision not to renew. According to Trattoria Acqua’s website, the proprietors Victoria and Michael McGeath have announced that they "hope to have a new location for a new concept later this year." Trattoria Acqua, Coast Walk Center, 1298 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037, 858-454-0709.
 

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