Now here’s a really interesting newcomer, due to open soon: Steve Barr, who for many years ran the Winesellar & Brasserie dining room, will open Per Se Restaurant and Wine Bar in Carlsbad at Roosevelt and Carlsbad Village Drive. No points for originality in naming the place, but lots of moxie to so closely borrow from the Thomas Keller restaurant of the same name in New York city. We guess that the French Laundry name was already taken.
Crescent Heights, one of the best new restaurants to grace San Diego’s restaurant scene, has closed as the message states on their answering machine. Truly a place that will be missed for its food, service and alternative to the Gaslamp’s mostly mediocre convention oriented places. For more closings, read the comments posted on my recent post, Sadly Gone.