Eater San Diego shares the top stories of the week from San Diego’s food and drink scene, including a look inside the Little Italy Food Hall and a guide to 38 of the most essential local restaurants.
Tour Little Italy's Fresh Food and Drink Hub
The Little Italy Food Hall debuted this week with six vendors, including a taco stand from Sam The Cooking Guy, a pizzeria, Asian eatery and more. Part of the Piazza della Famiglia space also includes a cocktail bar and outdoor patio where cooking demos will be held.
San Diego's 38 Essential Restaurants
The Eater 38 gets updated for summer and joining the list of tried-and-true, must-visit local restaurants are a luxe Little Italy steakhouse, a Southeast Asian-inspired eatery in Oceanside, and one of the city's top barbecue spots.
Pop Pie Co. Launching Adjacent Ice Cream Parlor
The popular University Heights pie palace is opening a new artisan ice cream on Park Boulevard this August. Called Stella Jean's, it will serve an array of creative super premium ice cream flavors as well as freshly-made waffle cones.
Swanky Steakhouse Lands in the Gaslamp
Global steakhouse brand STK has opened a location in downtown's Andaz Hotel. The glitzy restaurant promotes a party atmosphere, with DJ-spun tunes and a menu that features luxurious and customizable cuts of steak.
Where to Find Tropical Drinks in San Diego
The tiki cocktail trend is going strong in San Diego. Eater's here with a map of a dozen spots around town to sip on a tropical tipple, ranging from dedicated tiki bars to well-known watering holes that feature special tiki nights.