Eater San Diego shares the top stories of the week from San Diego’s food and drinks scene, including a look inside the Horton Grand Hotel's refreshed eatery and bar and the scoop on a new chef-driven restaurant in Chula Vista.
Horton Grand Hotel Reboots Lobby Bar and Restaurant
Horton Grand Hotel in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is aiming to be a drinking and dining destination with the launch of Salt & Whiskey, a revamped bar and restaurant. The hotel eatery is spearheaded by a new chef and boasts an updated menu, while an expanded whiskey and cocktail program shines at the handsome Palace Bar in the lobby.
Chef Steve Brown Opening Chula Vista Restaurant
Chef Steve Brown, the mastermind behind a high-end, pop-up dinner series called “Cosecha,” is launching Temp° in downtown Chula Vista this month. The restaurant will initially serve brunch only, with a modern American dinner menu to follow. Brown is a busy man: he also has projects in the works for Barrio Logan and Imperial Beach.
Where to Eat Gluten-Free in San Diego
From bakeries to Italian restaurant and brunch spots, it's now easy to find tasty, gluten-free menus around town. Eater maps out 15 top places to find gluten-free options in San Diego, ranging from pizza and pasta to bread, pastries and more.
More Handmade Dumplings Land on Convoy
New to Kearny Mesa is Steamy Piggy, a stylish space with an outdoor patio that features a dumpling-making station in the dining room. Currently serving an abbreviated menu for its soft opening, the eatery is offering classic Chinese dumplings, noodles and more, along with beer and wine.
Where to Eat Right Now in San Diego
The Eater Heatmap, aka “where to eat right now,” gets updated for August with three recently-opened restaurants to try. Pisco Rotisserie brings the flavors of Peru to Liberty Station, Hundred Proof offers a cocktail bar experience from the Trust Restaurant team, and Viewpoint Brewing Co. features elevated brewpub food and a killer view of the Del Mar lagoon.
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.