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Dining Out in San Diego – June 10, 2016

Posted: June 10th, 2016 | Dining Out, Featured, Food & Drink | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. After a six-year run, The Wellington Steak & Martini Lounge in Mission Hills will close June 20 in preparation for a bar-focused establishment yet to be named. Owner Trish Watlington, who also owns the adjoining Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar, said “Wellington’s beef-heavy menu no longer fits our commitment to […]

Dining Out in San Diego – April 8, 2016

Posted: April 8th, 2016 | Dining Out, Featured, Food & Drink | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. Dungeness crabs from San Francisco Bay waters have returned after a temporary ban, arriving this month to King’s Fish House in Mission Valley and Carlsbad, and its sister restaurant, Water Grill in the East Village. The ban began in November, when waters in and around the Bay Area showed high levels […]

Dining Out in San Diego – March 11, 2016

Posted: March 11th, 2016 | Dining Out, Featured, Food & Drink | No Comments

Adding to the roster of incoming tenants to Liberty Station are Nekter Juice Bar, a national chain, and Dirty Birds, a homegrown eatery rooted in Pacific Beach that specializes in chicken wings and craft beer. Both are due to take residence on the property this summer. In the meantime, look for March-April openings at Liberty […]

Dining Out in San Diego – Feb. 12, 2016

Posted: February 12th, 2016 | Dining Out, Featured, Food & Drink | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. Barbara Hurst, owner of Oggi’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in Mission Valley, tells Mission Valley News that the eatery’s award-winning brewer, John Wilson, has created an Imperial IPA that was named Station 45 in honor of the restaurant’s newest neighbors, the firefighters now residing in their new firehouse across from Qualcomm Stadium.

What they eat

Chefs, restaurateurs share their dining preferences By Frank Sabatini Jr. Forget the notion that chefs and restaurateurs who work 60-plus hours a week never have time to indulge in San Diego’s teeming culinary scene. Though perhaps not as frequently as the people they feed, and rarely on weekend nights, it’s practically an industry requirement they […]

Dining Out in San Diego – Jan. 8, 2016

Posted: January 8th, 2016 | Dining Out, Featured, Food & Drink | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. The build-out is underway in a historic, 4,200-square-foot structure in Liberty Station for Moniker General, which will open in February as a modular retail store complete with a coffee bar spotlighting small-batch roasters, a taproom specializing in brews from North Brewing Company in Miramar and an outdoor patio.