Eater San Diego shares the top stories of the week from San Diego’s food and drink scene, like the scoop on two fried chicken concepts, including the newest Crack Shack.
Peep Inside the Crack Shack's New North County Home
Scheduled to launch in early 2017 is The Crack Shack's new location in Encinitas. The casual fried chicken-centric eatery, with celebrity chef Richard Blais behind it, was an instant hit when it first opened in Little Italy last year. The family-friendly space in the North County will feature a cocktail bar, bocce ball court, and picnic-style dining, and is hoping for an equally warm reception from this community.
Where to Dine Out on New Year's Eve & New Year's Day
Eater's guide shares over 20 recommended spots for ringing in New Year's Eve in San Diego. From early celebrations to multi-course feasts, champagne-pairing dinners, there's something for everyone, including New Year's Day hangover brunches.
Global Fried Chicken Concept Comes to Chula Vista
Max's Restaurants, a beloved fried chicken chain that was founded in the Philippines and now has over 200 outposts around the world, will open its first of three San Diego-area locations next year, starting with Chula Vista. Other franchises are planned for Mira Mesa and the Escondido/San Marcos neighborhoods.
El Zarape Opens Fast-Casual Mexican Eatery on Adams
A popular fixture on uptown’s Park Boulevard, El Zarape has expanded with a fresh new eatery on Adams Avenue. The counter service-style spot features El Zarape's signature authentic and affordable Mexican dishes ranging from street tacos to burritos, all with a colorful, modern design.
Organic Juice Company Taps Miramar Tasting Room
Solti, which specializes in organic cold-pressed juices and teas, has launched a tasting room at its new production facility in the Miramar area. Its eight-tap bar will be stocked with a rotating array of beverages that will be available as tasters, glasses, and 64-ounce growlers.
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.