Eater San Diego shares the top stories of the week from San Diego’s food and drink scene including the return of an adorable Hello Kitty-themed mobile café and word on a Korean friend chicken joint coming to Kearny Mesa.
Hello Kitty Café Truck Returning With Cuteness
The sweet little mobile truck is coming back to San Diego on Saturday, July 1. Rolling into Fashion Valley, the truck will post up from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a slew of Hello Kitty merchandise and treats for sale including themed cookie and cake sets, character mugs and accessories.
Korean Fried Chicken and Beer Coming to Convoy
Korean-style fried chicken will be the focus of Cross Street, a new eatery opening in Kearny Mesa this August. The casual hangout will specialize in different versions of fried chicken along with Korean side dishes and craft beer in a communal space that also features a dog-friendly patio.
How Does Menya Ultra Ramen Make Fresh Noodles?
Over on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, the first United States outpost of a famous ramen shop in Japan, Menya Ultra Ramen, is drawing crowds for its standout bowls of ramen that feature fresh noodles. Go inside the kitchen with Eater to see how they're made.
New Cider House, Tap Room, and Restaurant for North Park
Due later this summer is Bivouac Ciderworks, a new cidery which will also have a full restaurant and bar. Tapped to lead the 30th Street kitchen is chef Danilo "DJ" Tangalin (Tidal, JRDN), whose menu of California cuisine will pair with Bivouac's West Coast-inspired ciders.
Essential Coffee Roasters and Shops in San Diego
Like a good cup of Joe, the local coffee scene is robust and bold. The ranks of San Diego's coffee roasters are steadily growing while third wave coffee bars and cozy coffee shops are popping up in every neighborhood. Eater has a rundown of top roasters and cafés to check out right now.