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Food and Drink Blotter: Sept. 2017

Posted: September 1st, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Food & Drink Blotter | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Food and Drink Blotter

San Diego’s priciest taco has emerged at Puesto. Created by executive chef Kathy Smith, the luxury taco involves filet mignon folded into a plop of melted cheese on the griddle.

It’s then shaped into a donut and crowned with Maine lobster, avocado slices, and chipotle and cilantro crema. Smith serves it atop a bed of stone-ground blue tortillas.

Food and Drink Blotter: Aug. 2017

Posted: August 4th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Food & Drink Blotter | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Food and Drink Blotter San Diego County native Sean McCart was recently appointed chef de cuisine at Mister A’s, the fine-dining penthouse restaurant lauded for its urban views and ever-changing seasonal menus. McCart is a 15-year veteran of the restaurant industry and previously served as sous chef at Juniper & Ivy.

Food and Drink Blotter: July 2017

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Food and Drink Blotter Restaurateur Frankie Terzoli, a former contestant of Bravo’s “Top Chef” (season two), will open a seafood-centric restaurant within 57 Degrees wine and craft-beer bar by mid-fall. Tentatively named Fish Mongers Market, the leased venture will occupy a front section and back patio of the sprawling structure and […]

Food and Drink Blotter: March 2017

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Food & Drink Blotter | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Food and Drink Blotter After a short six months of greeting Gaslamp Quarter customers with 24/7 meal service and fresh-baked pies, Du-Par’s Restaurant & Bakery closed its doors last month to a spacious dining room designed with vintage features to reflect the era it was originally founded during the late 1930s […]

Food and Drink Blotter: February 2017

Posted: February 3rd, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Food & Drink Blotter | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Food and Drink Blotter Treehouse Hospitality has closed its enormous, two-level sports bar, 1919, which opened a year ago with a concept resonating to the infamous Chicago White Sox scandal of 1919. In a statement issued last month, the ownership cited “ever-increasing operating costs” as the main reason for shuttering. […]