Eater San Diego: Din Tai Fun Arrives at UTC; Star Chefs Cook in Del Mar

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

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Eater San Diego shares the top stories of the week from San Diego’s food and drink scene, including world on Westfield UTC's new blockbuster opening and a look at culinary superstars in a local kitchen. 

Inside Little Italy's Handsome New Restaurant and Bar 
The just-opened Nolita Hall is India Street's newest hangout, with a shuffleboard court, communal tables, and an expansive bar. The stunning spot offers a menu of salads and woodfired pizza as well as 24 beer taps and craft cocktails. 

Dumpling Experts Din Tai Fung Opening Monday
The wildly popular international eatery, which specializes in Chinese soup dumplings, opens its first San Diego location at Westfield UTC on Monday, October 1. Reservations are going quickly but can be made online. 

Addison Hosts Culinary Luminaries Including Thomas Keller, and Dominique Crenn 
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the impressive roster of star chefs, including the French Laundry's Thomas Keller, Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn and PBS host and restaurateur Ming Tsai, who joined forces for a gala dinner held at Addison Restaurant. 

Fernside Bar and Restaurant Opens in South Park
Take a peek at the neighborhood's newest hangout, an all-day eatery that's equally welcoming to families and date-seekers. It brings an infusion of craft cocktails to the community, as well as a destination for late night bites.

La Jolla's Parakeet Cafe Expanding to Little Italy
The charming eatery from downtown La Jolla will launch a second, much larger location on India Street that features specialty coffee drinks as well as a health-conscious menu of organic eats. New dinner options will be added to this outpost.

DC-Based Fast-Casual Eatery Launches in Encinitas
Cava, a booming Mediterranean concept, is continuing its SoCal expansion with the first stop in Encinitas, where it opens Monday. The casual eatery, which serves a customizable menu of bowls, salads, and pitas, has at least two more locations planned for San Diego.

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.

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