Chef Jason Shaeffer, ex-executive chef at 1500 Ocean,and recently mentioned in here on Buzz, On the Move Part 2, landed in Windsor, Colorado, a tiny historic town near to Ft. Collins. He’s buying Chimney Park Bistro and the deal is due to close in August.
Closer to home, Claude Renner takes over as General Manager of 1500 Ocean at the Hotel Del Coronado.
Arterra opens a new outdoor lounge and patio area just off the restaurant’s bar. Nibble from a menu of California Small Bites created by executive chef Brian Pekarcik, a recent Beard House chef. And summer events feature weekend blues and all you can eat barbecue for $18. For information: 858-369-6032
The Pearl Hotel owned by the L.W.P. Group, a San Diego urban development company will open soon in the old Sportsman Lodge Motel on Rosecrans Street in Point Loma. The 23-room boutique hotel will have a restaurant of the same name and under the direction of chef Corey Heath, who worked with Michel Richard at his many ventures including Citronelle Restaurants. Look for non-fussy, upscale cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Buzz can hardly wait.