Coming soon to University Heights, Farm House Cafe joins the growing group of chef-owned eateries in the area. Just half a block from Adams Ave Grill, owner/chef Olivier Bioteau will feature moderately priced, rustic French food in the 40-seat restaurant. Bioteau honed his skills at Vignola (closed), Avenue 5 Restaurant & Bar and as a longtime private chef. Expect top-notch food from this French-born chef as he fulfilled his military service cooking in Paris at France’s equivalent to our White House. The restaurant will open in early February. 2121 Adams Avenue, University Heights, 619-269-9662.
Dessert wizard Jack Fisher whom many know from his stints at Nine-Ten, Region (closed), Montage, Addison and Jack’s La Jolla has started his own venture: www.jfconfections.com that will focus on chocolates and bonbons to the wholesale trade. He’ll have a retail site in the future.
Bankers Hill rocks! Look for Mukashi Sushi & Seafood Market to open late January. The name means “once upon a time” and the decor will incorporate the earth’s elements: water, stone and wood. Along with a full sushi bar and fine dining experience, the restaurant will serve breakfast seven days a week. An exhibition kitchen and fish market round out the space. The place is on the corner of Nutmeg and Fifth, in the same block as Avenue 5 Restaurant & Bar.
Rudy’s Taco Shop & Market opens its second location late January in La Costa. This location won’t have the market, just the great authentic taco shop food. Buzz loves Rudy’s original Solana Beach location where everything from breakfast burritos to carnitas, carne asada and chile rellenos is fresh and very good. 7662 N. El Camino Real, La Costa, 858-944-8226; 524 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach, 858-755-0788.