It’s a good time to eat in San Diego. This week, Eater San Diego shares the top stories from our local food and drink scene, including expansion news for Little Italy's The Crack Shack, plus exciting restaurant openings in Kensington, Carmel Valley and La Jolla.
The Crack Shack Hatches Second Location in Encinitas
Celebrity chef Richard Blais launched this fast-casual fried chicken concept in Little Italy next to Juniper & Ivy to rousing success. Now, word comes of a second Crack Shack location in the works for Encinitas that should open by the end of the year.
Cucina SORELLA Swings Open in Kensington
The Adams Avenue space that was once home to Kensington Grill and then Fish Public has reopened as cucina SORELLA, a new Italian-inspired offering from restaurateur Tracy Borkum that's a riff on her popular CUCINA urbana and enoteca concepts.
Carmel Valley's WESTROOT Tavern Offers Food, Drink & Entertainment
Now open in the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch complex from Verant Group (barleymash, Sandbar), WESTROOT features SoCal-influenced upscale bar food alongside a slew of beer taps, craft cocktails and entertainment that ranges from live music to DJs.
All-Outdoor Eatery Splashes Into La Jolla Shores
Shore Rider lands in the beach neighborhood just in time for summer. It’s an all-outdoor eatery that welcomes tourists and locals alike to its surf-inspired patio with an accessible menu of salads, tacos, sandwiches and more, plus craft beer.
Bankers Hill Gets a Beer Infusion From New Gastropub
Slotting into to the space vacated by French restaurant Hexagone in Bankers Hill is The Corner Drafthouse, which will open next month at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Laurel Street. The gastropub will feature a whopping 70 taps of craft beer and lunch, dinner and brunch menu centered on shareable plates utilizing seasonal ingredients.