It’s that time of the year again when restaurants want to see you patronize them–especially if you’ve been wanting to try a new place. San Diego Restaurant Week begins Sunday, September 19. You can choose from 180 venues that offer three-course menu for either $20, $30 or $40, depending on the restaurant. Check the website for all the information.
Saffron turns 25 in October. There will be five days of fun and food from October 18 to 22 that includes a Pad Thai throw down with local celebrity chefs and media judges…Stay tuned for more information, or check out their website.
Porto Vista Hotel in Little Italy, now has Brent Calley as the executive chef for their Glass Door restaurant with a new menu to boot. During restaurant week they will have a $19 three-course dinner…sounds like a good place to try and enjoy the view of the bay and the roof tops of Little Italy.
Looks like Tracy Borkum finally sold Chive, long rumored to have been on the market. The site could become a Latin-inspired restaurant so stay tuned for more info on this Gaslamp spot on Fourth Avenue.
And in a sad sign of the times do not be surprised to see a couple of San Diego’s newer (and highly leveraged) establishments fall by the wayside as early as January.
Up in Napa, food lovers who thought about a visit to Copia will find it shuttered as of last Friday due to mounting debt on the property.
On a happier note, to support many of our local venues, check out the restaurants involved in restaurant week that runs January 11through 16, 2009. Restaurant week is a good way to try new places or visit others you may already know.
If you’re in Washington DC, the popular Gaslamp restaurant, Acqua al Due will open on 7th Street near the historic market building. Expect a spring 2009 opening.