From American halal to Japanese and Chinese cuisine, it’s a delicious time for global fare in San Diego. Eater San Diego shares the top stories of the week from our local dining scene, including the expansion of New York City’s beloved The Halal Guys into San Diego.
NYC's Famed Street Food Specialists Looking in San Diego
The Halal Guys, which started as a humble street cart in New York City and went on to be a worldwide sensation, will include San Diego as part of its global expansion plans. This week, Eater confirmed that the company is looking at sites in several local neighborhoods. Experts on American halal cuisine, the chain is known for its mouthwatering chicken and rice platters, garlic white sauce and gyro sandwiches.
Hachi Ramen Brings Japanese Fare to Bankers Hill
The owner of 5th Avenue's Azuki Sushi has launched a nearby eatery specializing in traditional and innovative styles of ramen, from tonkotsu pork and roast duck to a vegan variation. The sleek space is also serving salad, sushi rolls and other creative Japanese-inspired plates.
More Chinese Hot Pot & Dumpling Move Into Kearny Mesa
The bustling Convoy Street food scene added Red Cate Hot Pot to the mix this week, where diners can cook everything from meat and seafood to vegetables in a pot of simmering broth set into each table. Eater also has a preview of Steamy Piggy, an incoming eatery featuring housemade dumplings.
12 Great Spots for Outdoor Dining in San Diego
One of the joys of living in America's Finest City is being able to dine comfortably outdoors nearly year-round. Eater has a handy map of a dozen San Diego restaurants with patios, courtyards and rooftops just made for outdoor dining and drinking.
North Park's Ritual Kitchen Becoming New Diner & Bar
After a decade on 30th Street, Ritual Kitchen & Beer Garden has been sold to new ownership, with plans to remodel the space into a new diner and bar called Working Class. Expected to open by football season, the restaurant will also feature 30 beer taps, plethora of TVs for sports viewing and outdoor patios.
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.