Bleu Bohème owner Philippe Beltran is at it again as he readies his second Beltran Restaurant Concepts (BRC) location, Papa Nanou, Cuisine du Voyage. Located just a storefront down from the empty Phil’s BBQ on Goldfinch Street in Mission Hills, it will serve Beltran’s brand of comfort food–diverse dishes in a casual setting.  Expect a summer opening.

Cupcakes Squared (yep, they’re square not round) just opened next to Stumps Market on Voltaire in Point Loma.  Former graphics artist Robin Ross Wisotsky and her husband decided to shift gears and have a second career in cupcakes and truly enjoy her love of cooking (she also catered for years).  She uses French chocolate, Hawaiian vanilla and all natural ingredients to make a variety of flavors.  3772 Voltaire St., 619-226-3485.  Closed Monday, Tuesday to Friday 11am to 6pm, Saturday ’til 5pm, Sunday ’til 4pm. 

If taking a cooking class with well-known local chefs sounds good, here are two you might consider.  The Marine Room’s Executive Chef Bernard Guillas offers spring cooking classes on May 7 and June June 11, $50 plus tax, tip and beverage.  Up at The Grand Del Mar, the resort offers a different class each month ranging from Breakfast in Bed (for Mom) on May 10 to a Winners Circle Cocktail Party, just in time for race season, July 9, both are $75. 

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