Eater San Diego: 24-Hour Diner Opens in Gaslamp Quarter

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

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It’s another great week for grub in San Diego. This week, Eater San Diego shares the top stories from San Diego’s food and drink scene, including a look inside a new, 24-hour diner that just opened downtown, plus the first local outpost for a national burger concept.

24-Hour Diner Du-Par's Enters Downtown's Dining Scene
Du-Par's Restaurant & Bakery, which was first founded in Los Angeles in 1938, has opened a new location in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Operating 24 hours a day, the diner specializes in fresh-baked pastries and pies, plus breakfast favorites and retro dishes. A sidewalk patio and full bar is coming soon. 

Grub Burger Bar Opens First San Diego Location
A national burger concept has launched its first of several local locations in Carmel Mountain Ranch. Grub Burger Bar distinguishes itself from other fast-casual burger brands by grinding its burger patties in house and baking buns fresh every hour. It also features cocktails, wine, craft beer and spiked milkshakes. 

Restaurant-Topped Tower Proposed for Bayfront Redevelopment
The Port of San Diego is currently evaluating a proposal for a $1.2 billion revamp of Seaport Village and Embarcadero Marina Park North which would include hotels, an aquarium and hospitality components ranging from a seafood market to this: a 480-foot-tall observation tower that would be topped with a restaurant.

Global Gastropub Touches Down in Bay Park
On Aug. 17, Red Card Cafe will debut on Morena Boulevard with a globally-inspired menu that features the signature street foods of countries around the world, including Polish pierogi and French Canadian poutine. Red Card will serve lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. 

Female-Led Distillery Coming to the East Village
California's first distillery with a female head distiller will land in the East Village this October. You & Yours Distilling Co. will produce everything from gin and vodka to fruit brandies and feature a tasting room that will sell bottles of its spirits and offer mini cocktails.

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