Eater San Diego: Plascencia's Restaurant Empire, Malarkey's Newest Project

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

Eater San Diego shares the top stories of the week from San Diego’s food and drink scene, including a survey of Javier Plascencia's restaurants on both sides of the border, plus vital new details on Brian Malarkey’s newest eatery in Little Italy.

Surveying Javier Plascencia's Budding Restaurant Empire
Eater's national dining critic Bill Addison eats on both sides of the border to review the growing restaurant empire of Chef Javier Plascencia. From San Diego's buzzy Bracero to Tijuana's elegant Mision 19, Plascencia has become the first name in showcasing Baja cuisine.

New Details on Brian Malarkey's New Restaurant in Little Italy
Brian Malarkey branches out from his “Fabric of Social Dining” restaurants – Searsucker and Herringbone – for a new concept in Little Italy. Herb & Wood is slated to open in April with a wood fire-fueled kitchen and a stunning indoor-outdoor design. We have the latest scoop on the project.

What to Eat at Petco Park, Home of the Padres
Here's a guide to all the new food and drink in the ballpark, just in time for opening day on April 4. This year, Philly cheesesteak specialists Gaglione Brothers are added to the lineup, along with Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar, North County's Board & Brew, and more.

Bellamy's Restaurant Unveils Grand Redesign in Escondido
The fine dining home of French master chef Patrick Ponsaty reveals its new look after a major facelift to the dining room and bar. The chef, who will be opening an eponymous restaurant with Bellamy's owners in Rancho Santa Fe later this year, will soon launch a chef's tasting menu at his Escondido farm-to-table restaurant.

Greek Frozen Yogurt Concept Launch First West Coast Store
Chillbox Greek Frozen Yogurt will soft open its first West Coast location in San Diego's East Village this weekend, just steps from Petco Park. The concept, which originated in Greece and has shops all over the world, specializes in 100 percent all natural Greek frozen yogurt in flavors ranging from chocolate and strawberry to hazelnut praline.

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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