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NEW RESTAURANTS IN SAN DIEGO

Ember & Rye is not your typical golf club restaurant. Read about the cuisine of "Top Chef" Richard Blais with GAYOT's restaurant review of Ember & Rye. Ember & Rye, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa, Aviara Golf Club, 7447 Batiquitos Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92011, 760-603-6908.
 

NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

TastePro Offering Self-Guided Foodie Tours
TastePro is now offering self-guided tours in the San Diego area. The tours offer an opportunity to try top-selling dishes at three to four nearby restaurants at the diner’s own pace during a broad window throughout the day. Tax and tip are included in the tour price, with drink pairings also available at large discounts. Several tours are available, ranging in price from $24-$79. The North Park Icons, priced at $69, includes Encontro, a gastropub by executive chef Jason Hotchkiss (of Bottega Louie fame) with sliders, portobello fries and famous fresh bread; family-owned El Comal featuring authentic Mexican favorites highlighted by the grilled marlin street tacos; 619 Spirits, a vodka distillery that serves up novel cocktail flights; and Figaro Dessert Café, with decadent crepes and house-made gelato. There are also tours in Pacific Beach and the Gaslamp Quarter, with additional expansion forthcoming. For more info or to book a tour, visit the official website.
 

UPDATES ON SAN DIEGO CHEFS


Chef Jason Franey will take over as Juniper & Ivy executive chef from Anthony Wells, who will now serve as culinary director. Juniper & Ivy, 2228 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101, 619-269-9036.
 


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.

Primavera, a local Coronado favorite for Italian cuisine, will not be reopening its doors. Primavera, 932 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118, 619-435-0454.
 
The Encinitas and Little Italy locations of NAPIZZA have closed as a result of the pandemic. NAPIZZA, 615 S. Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024, 760-452-2340.
 

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