San Diego Local Community News


Acclaimed trumpeter Dr. John Reynolds will perform with his jazz trio for a New Orleans-in- spired evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Feb. 25 at Madison in University Heights. The special event is in celebration of Mardi Gras. It will feature Cajon/Creole dishes such as jambalaya as well as staple cocktails that fit the occasion. […]

Shentan BBQ

Get your Chinese-Taiwanese barbecue fix at the new Shentan BBQ in the Convoy District, where dishes like lamb skewers and fried milk rule the day. The menu extends also to stewed beef brisket, scal- lops in the half shell and various stir fry. Previously named Focus BBQ under different ownership, a casual vibe pervades with […]

Surf Rider Pizza

Surf Rider Pizza properties in San Diego and La Mesa are on the market as part of a sell-off of res- taurants formerly owned by the legally embattled Patio Group. The group’s assets were frozen and then subse- quently taken over by temporary “receivers” last year after owner Gina Champion-Cain was charged by the U.S. […]

Bahn Thai

Bahn Thai has branched from its University Heights base with an additional location in Hillcrest. The new outpost features the same menu, but more seating in comparison. The family-run business specializes in favorite Thai dishes such as lahb gai and papaya sal- ads, the colored curries, pad Thai, pineapple fried rice, roasted duck and more. […]

Feast & Fareway

Feast and Fareway in Coronado has intro- duced some unique cocktails for the winter season. The completely revised list includes The Sandbagger, which combines peanut butter whiskey with espresso. And another, called the Single Digit, mingles rye whiskey with cinnamon and walnut bitters. The cocktails (and others) were created by Eliza Hoar of the restaurant’s […]


The highly anticipated Cardellino in Mission Hills has officially opened to the tune of an all-day menu featuring everything from vanilla pancakes and wild mushroom omelets to Italian hoagies, meatballs and fried bologna sand- wiches. The dinner offerings extend to antipasti, pizzas and pasta dishes. The 4,800-square-foot project is Italian-inspired. It also features a bakery […]

Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant

The “Sunday supper” series continues at Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant. This season’s off-menu comfort dish is chicken pot pie, which is available during regular hours only on Sundays. It’s expected to remain in the offing for at least the next month. Priced at $16.95 per person, the recipe features stewed chicken, carrots, potatoes and […]

The Cork and Craft

Executive chef Scott Cannon of The Cork and Craft in Rancho Bernardo has launched a series of dinners focusing on the wines and cuisine of select countries. First up is New Zealand, for which Cannon will pres- ent four courses of regional dishes from the island country, and pair them to some of its wines. […]


A restaurant, bar and “day club” that drifts around Mission Bay is coming this fall in the form of a three-level boat replete with an open mid-deck, cabanas, flat screen TVs, and two bars and dining areas. The 149-passenger vessel is the brainchild of Brad Hunter, a local entrepreneur who is launching the $5 million […]


ALBACA in Coronado is riding the wave of trendy “mocktails,” known otherwise as “zero-proof” cocktails. The restaurant’s latest creations use faux spirits by Seedlip, a company founded five years ago in London.  They are the “Boho” made with hibiscus and lime; a “Not Your Gin and Tonic” using Spice 94 and fresh cilantro; and […]