Eater San Diego shares the top stories of the week from San Diego’s food and drink scene, including expansion news from a popular breakfast haunt and restaurant closures in Hillcrest and Bay Ho.
Breakfast Republic Announces Second Location in Liberty Station
Owner Johan Engman, who also runs the popular Fig Tree Cafe, opened another morning-centric concept, Breakfast Republic, in North Park earlier this year. This coming spring, he'll open another outpost in Liberty Station, which will serve cocktails and extend its hours of operation to include dinner service.
D Bar Will Close in Hillcrest This Month
After three-and-a-half years in Hillcrest, D Bar plans to shut its doors by Dec. 20. Owner Keegan Gerhard, a well-known chef who gained acclaim on the Food Network, is closing up shop in San Diego to focus on his flagship D Bar location in Denver.
Asian Sandwich Shops Opens on Convoy
Baguette Bros launched in Kearny Mesa this week, featuring fusion versions of banh mi, or Vietnamese sandwiches, stuffed with everything from house-roasted pork belly to Korean bulgogi. The eatery also serves chicken wings and meat-topped French fries, as well as beer and Asian coffee and tea drinks.
The Best Places to Find Holiday Baked Goods
‘Tis the season for gingerbread, fruitcake, yule logs and more. Treat the family to a festive holiday dessert from a baker’s dozen of local spots featuring seasonal specials this month.
Kitchen 4140 Shutters on Morena Boulevard
First opened in 2013, the Bay Ho farm-to-table eatery closed just before Thanksgiving. Owner and executive chef Kurt Metzger is focusing on finding a location for a fresh concept and hoping to open a new restaurant close to downtown San Diego next year.
Candice Woo is the founding editor of Eater San Diego, a leading source for news about San Diego’s restaurant and bar scene. Keep up with the latest Eater San Diego content via Facebook or Twitter, and sign up for Eater San Diego’s newsletter here.