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Eater San Diego: Made-to-Order Donuts and More Ramen

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 look at a fresh doughnut shop in Encinitas and Mira Mesa's new ramen spot.

Inside Little Italy's Handsome New Restaurant and Bar 
The just-opened Nolita Hall is India Street's newest hangout, with a shuffleboard court, communal tables, and an expansive bar. The stunning spot offers a menu of salads and woodfired pizza as well as 24 beer taps and craft cocktails. 

Duck Donuts Lands in North County
Opening Saturday in Encinitas is San Diego's first Duck Donuts. The North Carolina-based shop specializes in warm, made-to-order vanilla cake doughnuts that can be customized with a large array of sweet glazes and toppings including hot fudge, chopped bacon, and rainbow sprinkles. 

Menya Ultra Ramen Opens Monday in Mira Mesa
The second location of this hugely-popular Japanese eatery launches Monday, October 22 in the Mira Mesa Shopping Center. Its flagship shop in Kearny Mesa draws crowds and has earned awards for its homemade noodles and outstanding ramen. 

Baja-Inspired Restaurant Debuts in North Park
La Catrina Tapas & Cantina is now open on University Avenue with a menu that showcases the flavors of Baja and the Valle de Guadalupe. Featuring wine and craft beer from the region, the restaurant also serves seafood-focused shareable plates ranging from ceviche to aguachile.

Peek Inside Park Boulevard's New Scoop Shop
The owners of Pop Pie have opened an ice cream shop adjacent to their University Heights eatery. Stella Jean's Ice Cream offers an array of inventive ice cream flavors, including salty caramel corn and matcha pistachio along with fresh-baked waffle cones and brioche ice cream sandwiches.

Buona Forchetta Reveals Wine Bar in South Park
The beloved Italian restaurant has expanded its footprint in South Park with a nearby wine bar and market called Enoteca Buona Forchetta. In addition to pouring Italian wine and beer, it offers dine-in tapas as well as a retail section stocked with pizza dough, pasta sauce, and other gourmet products. 

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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