Eater San Diego: New Italian for Little Italy, Baja Chef Heads to Bankers Hill & Where to Eat Barbecue

A round-up of the top food and drink stories of the week via Eater San Diego

Eater San Diego shares the top stories of the week from San Diego’s food and drink scene, including a peek at a new Italian eatery in Little Italy, word on a Baja chef's first local restaurant and a pro's list of essential local barbecue spots.

Barbusa by Busalacchi's Bring Modern Sicilian to Little Italy
The Busalacchi family of restaurateurs unveils the transformation of their old school steakhouse Po Pazzo into a modern trattoria that reflects the family’s Sicilian roots. Barbusa should open this weekend, with a menu of Southern Italian specialties, including housemade pasta and seafood dishes.

Designer Paul Basile & Chef Drew Deckman Partner on Bankers Hill Project
Local designer Paul Basile, whose high-profile projects have included Ironside Fish & Oyster, will open a new restaurant in Bankers Hill that showcases the talents of executive chef Drew Deckman, who runs the Valle de Guadalupe's acclaimed Deckmans en el Mogor. The wood-fired, seasonally-minded restaurant is due in early 2017.

Where to Eat Barbecue in San Diego
A certified barbecue judge shares her essential spots in San Diego with Eater for our first annual Barbecue Week. Authentic favorites, including Coop's West Texas BBQ in Lemon Grove and North Park's Grand Ole Asado Y BBQ are featured, along with their best smoked meat options.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines Reopens
After a multi-million renovation, The Lodge at Torrey Pines just reopened its casual eatery, The Grill. The new dining digs feature an expanded outdoor seating area and revamped menu from executive chef Jeff Jackson that's fueled by a new custom-made wood grill and oven.

Where to Find Asian Grilled Meats in San Diego
From Korean barbecue to Japanese yakitori, San Diego boasts a number of great Asian restaurants dedicated to the art of grilling meat. Eater's list will show you where to find the best spots for juicy slabs of marinated beef sizzled on tabletop grills to delicate skewers of chicken turned over charcoal.

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