**We’re hearing that Five Guys Burgers & Fries will be opening a second San Diego location in Liberty Station near Vons. North Island Naval Station already enjoys these burgers—the franchise began in Virginia. No opening date set for the new site.
**Smashburger, chose La Jolla as its first entry into the soon-to-be saturated San Diego market. Expect the store to open in the next few weeks. Note to Smashburger…Do we really need three daily teaser tweets before you’ve sold your first burger in this market?
**In the space next to the empty Jack’s La Jolla on Girard, Cups serves organic cupcakes in two sizes: petite (three-bites) and large (six plus bites). Buy five get the sixth free—$2 each for small, $4 for large. For a treat anytime, the flourless chocolate decadence is moist and worth every crumb. Flavors change daily (the website has the weekly schedule) and they’re open late
**In Hillcrest, The Big Easy takes over in the The Better Half space while just around the corner on Fourth next to Tapas Picasso, Kips Café has reopened after relocating from El Cajon. Haven’t tried either yet, as both opened in the past few weeks. Down the road on Adams Avenue, Café 21 now offers dinner in addition to breakfast and lunch.
**Bankers Hill will soon welcome Isabel Cruz and Barrio Star in the space that housed the short lived Mukashi at Nutmeg and Fifth. And down the hill on Fourth and Ivy, Bankers Hill Bar and Restaurant opens in March, the second venue for Market Restaurant + Bar’s Carl Schroeder (Buzz noted in October).
**Love lasagna, live in Scripps Ranch and hate to cook? You’re in luck as Lady Lasagna opens in Scripps Ranch with another location soon in the North County Mall. Various lasagnas include Genova (pesto) and Alba (with truffles). Check out the pictures on their website. Haven’t tried it yet.