New Restaurants to Try in May

Try a gourmet ice cream sandwich or hit up the new crêperie in Hillcrest

By Sarah Grieco
|  Thursday, May 9, 2013  |  Updated 12:04 PM PDT
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Breakfast Hot Spots

Courtesy of The Baked Bear

This ice cream sandwich at The Baked Bear will certainly cool you off this summer.

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Has the recent wet weather increased your appetite? Beat the May Gray by trying some of San Diego’s newest restaurants.

The Baked Bear

4516 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach
Holy ice cream sandwiches Batman! This place in Pacific Beach will make any ice cream truck stay away for good. Gourmet ice cream is squished between your choice of deluxe cookies, brownies, or waffles. Yes you read that right: Waffles.

Bier Garden of Encinitas
624 S Coast Hwy., Encinitas
Try a variety of beers at this seaside spot in North County. But brews aren’t all they serve, there’s also a hefty selection of boozy cocktails and food.

Bino's Bistro and Crêperie
1260 University Ave., Hillcrest
Breakfast will never be the same in Hillcrest as a designated crêperie has taken over the heart of the neighborhood. There’s sweet and savory crepes, in addition to delectable sandwiches and pastries.

Burger Lounge
2710 Via De La Valle, Del Mar
This is the 10th location for the omnipresent Burger Lounge chain in San Diego, which will fit right into the growing Flower Promenade.

Hubcap
3926 30th St., North Park
Formerly known as El Take it Easy, the owners of this restaurant decided to turn it into a gourmet burger eatery plus bar.

The New Yorker

535 4th Ave., Gaslamp
New York natives will feel right at home inside this brick eatery covered in colorful artwork.  The new downtown bar and restaurant touts that it has the best pizza in San Diego, so guess you’ll just have to try a slice to find out.

Parma
3850 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest
Authentic Italian cuisine is dished out by duo Celso and Franca, who will make you feel like you’re dining in a lovely European villa.

Pomegranate Sobaka
2469 Broadway, Golden Hill
Be adventurous this month by trying fare at this Russian/Californian/Georgian fusion restaurant. The menu is sprinkled with food from across the globe, so sit back while the waiters transport you to another place.

Solterra Winery and Kitchen
934 North Coast Hwy 101, Leucadia
Just a few blocks from the beach, Solterra Winery offers North County diners a sweet view in addition to plenty of wine and food. Make sure to check out the barrels in the back!

Sycamore Den

3391 Adams Ave., Normal Heights
Looks like the hipsters have left North Park for Normal Heights. This cool new bar has a 1970s feel paired with craft cocktails that are all priced at $9. Groovy.

Which restaurant are you excited to try? Tell us in the comments below!

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