La Mesa steak lovers who like to schlep to Golden Hill to cook their own dinner at the popular Turf Supper Club will soon have Riviera Supper Club and Turquoise Lounge in their “hood”. Turf Club and Starlite owner Tim Mays will open Riviera at 7777 University Avenue in La Mesa. Turf Club will close within the month and move to the much larger space–look for a December opening.
From a Buzz correspondent comes her account of opening night a new place in University Heights: “Muzita Bistro, that features the foods of Abyssinian Cuisine (Ethiopian / Eritean). is located on Park Blvd. across the street and a couple doors down from Bourbon Street. Last night (10/30/08) was (soft) opening night. This place is cozy, vibey, hip and busy. The food was delicious. Beer and wine. Patio seating. It’s owned by the Woldemichael family who hail from–where else–Ethiopia. They are local business and property owners in University Heights and are excited to be adding their ethnic cuisine to UH’s growing and diverse dining options. Remember, it’s opening week so go with the flow. Say hi to Abel (a-BELL), don’t let the dreds fool you–he’s an accountant.” Website not up yet.