If you’re in the market for a restaurant space, Modus in Bankers Hill quietly closed its doors. The space is for lease along with La Vache in HIllcrest. For information: 858-792-5521.
Also with a “not in service” phone: Lucky Buck’s in Hillcrest. CORRECTION: Drove by there today, and the new owners as of June 1 have had a devil of a time getting that phone number changed. They are open and the number is 619-487-9379.
French 101 opens in the old Hard Rock space in La Jolla.
Winesellar & Brasserie’s new chef Matt Smith is slowly updating the menu and we’re hearing regulars are happy for the change.
Want to be the next star on the Food Network? If so, there is an Open Casting Call in San Diego on Monday, August 17th, 2009 at the W Hotel. They are looking for people who are full of life, passionate about cooking, and knowledgeable about food to meet in person at the open casting call. You can be a chef, home cook, caterer or culinary enthusiast to answer the call from 12pm-5pm at the W San Diego, 421 W. B Street, San Diego, CA 92101. Questions: email@example.com
You’re missing out on some great food events if you’ve not heard of Cooks Confab a group of fourteen local chefs. All are passionate about cooking and believe in the farm to table concept as well (they give a portion of event proceeds to Slow Food Urban San Diego. Recently Stingaree’s executive chef Antonio Friscia hosted local craft beers paired with morsels by the chefs. It was a fabulous tasting walkabout. Their next event is Pig, on October 4 with executive chef Paul McCabe at Kitchen 1540. Reservations at 858-793-6460 and the cost is $90.
San Diego Restaurant Week starts September 13 and runs until the 18th. It’s a good time to try new places (you’ll have 180 to choose from) and, depending on the restaurant, tasting menus priced at $20, $30 or $40 (plus tax and tip).
Are the owners of French 101 the same owners of St. Tropez Bakery & Bistro. Back in the day, there was a bakery called Christine’s Bakery in Encinitas which then became St. Tropez Bakery which grew into the chain. If you read the bios, it seems as if Christine sold to the second guy and they are now back together as French 101?
Buzz doesn’t know the history. Perhaps they will answer here.