San Diego’s food scene is gaining some international recognition. This week’s Michelin Guide shed light on new ‘gems’ in our region – from a standout ramen to an East Village hotspot. Eater San Diego has the scoop on the first local nods, plus other great stories of the week from our local food and drink scene.
The Michelin Guide Announced New Culinary Gems in San Diego
Before the release of the California 2021 edition of its prestigious gastronomic guide, Michelin shared a preview of potential winners in the San Diego area by recognize five local restaurants including Menya Ultra ramen shop, East Village hotspot Callie, and the Coronado Little Frenchie bistro. Michelin will announce its Bib Gourmand choices on September 22 and its star recipients on September 28.
By the way, we spoke with Callie Chef Travis Swikard earlier this year on our Scene in San Diego podcast. Swikard told us in detail about her vision for Callie and how she could, alongside other great local restaurants, continue to elevate the San Diego food scene. He also spoke about the hurdles to launching his very first solo project amid the pandemic. And, of course, we talked about the food and the inspiration behind his menu. LISTEN to his episode here or below:
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North Park Bottle Shop shines a spotlight on hard-to-find natural gin and wine
Bodega Rosette, the new arrival on the 30the The street, run by the owners of the Rose Wine Bar in South Park, specializes in small-batch gin and will have its own members-only gin and tonic club. The store, which also offers snacks to drink and a range of natural wines from around the world, plans to eventually offer sandwiches and other bites.
The 38 must-see restaurants in San Diego
Updated quarterly, this guide highlights San Diego’s must-see restaurants across a range of cuisines, neighborhoods and prices. As the local restaurant industry continues to weather the pandemic, use this list to explore new food destinations, from mom and pop shops to places of special occasions.
Seaport Village adds two more top-notch restaurants
The ongoing revitalization of the Bayside complex continues with the expected arrival in 2022 of Gladstone, the legendary Los Angeles area restaurant known for its waterfront views and classic seafood menu. It will replace the Edgewater Grill while the old Pier Café will become Shorebird, a new American restaurant with locations in Newport Beach and Sedona, Arizona.
Bay Ho Brewery launches burgers from farm to trailer
Quivira Basin’s Royal Rooster restaurant has teamed up with Bitter Brothers Brewing Co. for permanent parking a kitchen trailer behind the Morena Boulevard brewery who will prepare a menu of burgers, grilled fish sandwiches and other seasonal items made with produce from the nearby Fruit Stand store.
After years of back and forth, it looks like the plan to bring legendary Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles restaurant to San Diego is back.
Candice Woo is the founding editor-in-chief of Eater San Diego, a leading source for information on the San Diego restaurant and bar scene. Keep up to date with the latest content from Eater San Diego via Facebook Where Twitter, and sign up for Eater San Diego’s newsletter here.