Eater San Diego shares the top stories of the week from San Diego’s food and drink scene including details on a new, large-scale Chinese restaurant in Mira Mesa specializing in dim sum, plus word on a Portland cult-favorite heading to San Diego.
10,000-Square-Foot Dim Sum Restaurant Opens in Mira Mesa
Freshly-minted in Mira Mesa is Fung Fung Yuen; a new, large-scale Chinese restaurant focused on serving dim sum all day, via tableside carts. In addition to the small plates, ranging from steamed dumplings to baked buns, the menu features Chinese specialties including Peking duck and a variety of live seafood.
Portland's Salt & Straw Ice Cream Coming to Little Italy
Based in Portland, with additional shops in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Salt & Straw is wildly popular for its innovative ice cream flavors and "farm-to-cone" philosophy that incorporates seasonal ingredients into the sweet treats. The company is planning to expand to San Diego and will open its first store this winter on India Street in Little Italy.
Coffee and Bagel Shop Plus Neighborhood Bar Launch in the Gaslamp
Downtown has two new adjacent eateries that offer all-day drinking and dining options. Spill the Beans is a coffee bar with a menu of scratch-made "California-style" bagels while The Smoking Gun is a bar and eatery featuring craft beer, creative cocktails, Southern-inspired food and interactive games.
Where to Eat Barbecue in San Diego Right Now
A certified barbecue judge and blogger shares her picks for the best barbecue in San Diego. Find top spots for sweet smoked meat – ranging from recently-opened restaurants to well-established eateries and new pop-ups at farmers markets and breweries.
Philz Coffee Brewing Up New Café in La Jolla
Opening later this month at The Shops at La Jolla Village is another location for Philz Coffee, the well-known chain that hails from the Bay Area. The company, which features over 25 signature coffee blends and baristas who customize every cup to order, debuted its first local outpost in Encinitas earlier this year.