Eater San Diego: How One High-Profile Restaurant Group Is Handling the Stay-at-Home Order

A round-up, via Eater San Diego, of this week's top stories in San Diego's food and drink scene

Brian Eastman

The stay-at-home order is deeply impacting San Diego’s restaurant industry. While some eateries are temporarily closing over the next couple of weeks, others are up and running as best as they can. Eater San Diego shares the latest top stories on what’s happening in our local food and drink scene this week.

Pandemic Lessons Learned on the Scene in San Diego Podcast
On the latest episode of our Scene in San Diego podcast, chef/partner Jason McLeod joins Eater and NBC 7 to share how his restaurant group, CH Projects (Born & Raised, Morning Glory), has been impacted by the state’s regional stay-at-home order. McLeod talks about his biggest challenges, lessons learned, the Michelin guide, and more. Listen to our podcast here or below.

Listen/subscribe to the Scene in San Diego podcast to get the latest local lifestyle stories and news from our local food and drink scene. As we continue to adjust to life (back and forth, back and forth) in these times of the coronavirus pandemic, the way we enjoy our city has changed. We’ll keep you up to speed on how those changes impact the things you love to do in our city. Tap here to find Scene in San Diego wherever you listen to podcasts.

Michelin-Honored Taqueria Expands Into Burritos
Chef Priscilla Curiel of San Ysidro's Tuetano Taqueria, which recently received Michelin commendation, has opened Mujer Divina in National City. The new 8th Street eatery is open for takeout and specializes in Tijuana-style burritos as well as breakfast specials, baked goods, and coffee.

North County Coffee Farm to Fuel Incoming Coffee and Wine Bar
Bluetail Coffee Grove, a 50-acre farm in San Marcos, is hoping to kickstart the local coffee industry by also opening Breakers Coffee + Wine Bar at Del Mar Highlands Town Center. Scheduled to launch by Spring 2021, it will feature a menu of small plates, plus locally-grown coffee and small production wines.

Chin's Szechwan Returns to Carlsbad Village
Seven years after leaving the neighborhood, Chin's Szechwan is back in Carlsbad Village. Currently open for takeout and delivery (the only options for all restaurants right now in San Diego County under the stay-at-home order), the well-established Chinese restaurant serves a menu of Szechwan and Hunan cuisine and Americanized Chinese dishes. 

Family Risks Retirement Plan on Little Italy Wine Bar
Opened on India Street just a few weeks before the latest stay-at-home order, R&G Salumeria Wine Bar was a big leap for its owner, who cashed out his 401k plan to fund it. Featuring Southern Italian plates, including salumi and cheese boards, the now-takeout eatery also delivers gourmet wine and food baskets. 

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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