TV host and foodie Andrew Zimmern made his way to San Diego this week, eating at local restaurants and filming the visit for a new Travel Channel show. Eater San Diego shares the scoop, plus other top stories of the week from our food and drink scene.
Andrew Zimmern Films New Food Show in San Diego
Food luminary Andrew Zimmern, of “Bizarre Foods,” was in town filming an episode of his new Travel Channel show, “The Zimmern List.” The host ate his way through Barrio Logan and made stops at several local restaurants including Menya Ultra Ramen, Ironside Fish & Oyster, Juniper & Ivy, Pokirrito and more.
New Seafood and Oyster House Headed for La Jolla
Ways & Means Oyster House, which has locations in Huntington Beach and Portland, will expand into downtown La Jolla by Spring 2018. The eatery specializes in freshly-shucked oysters and seafood-focused small plates; its bar pours private label wine, beer, spirits and more.
NYC-Inspired Gaslamp Cocktail Bar & Lounge Reveals Menu
Scheduled to open on Fifth Avenue next week is Queensborough, a new cocktail bar and eatery inspired by 1920s-era New York City. Preview the food and drink that will be served in the swanky setting, including creative bar bites and crafty versions of classic drinks.
KAABOO Announces Chefs and Restaurants in Culinary Lineup
The third edition of the upscale music festival held at Del Mar Fairgrounds returns Sept. 15-17. The culinary palate programming will include demos from celebrity chefs including Richard Blais, a live cooking competition and close to 100 food and beverage vendors.
Chef Shuffles at Counterpoint, Pacific Standard, Mister A's and More
Chris Osborne (Cowboy Star, Provisional) is the new executive chef of Counterpoint in Golden Hill, while Stephen Gage (Blind Lady Ale House, UnderBelly) has taken the helm of Little Italy's Pacific Standard. There are more kitchen changes at Mister A's and Red Card Cafe in Bay Ho.
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