Skateboarding icon Tony Hawk has yet another trick up his sleeve: he’s getting into the restaurant business by teaming up with former chef de Jeune et Jolie at an Encinitas restaurant and bar. Eater San Diego shares this story, along with other top news of the week from our local food and drink scene..
Chick N ‘Hawk arrives at Coastal Encinitas
By Spring 2022, Chick N ‘Hawk is a collaboration between skate legend Tony Hawk and chef Andrew Bachelier, formerly of the famous Young and Jolie of Carlsbad. The ‘fine casual’ restaurant and cocktail bar will focus on seafood, chicken and seasonal produce with dishes like fried chicken sandwiches, fish ceviche and more. This takes us back to when Hawk brewed craft beer with Black Plague Brewing in 2019. The northern San Diego County resident certainly likes to keep it local: he’s also an investor in places like Animae, Herb & Sea, Market Del Mar and Steel Mill Cafe in Oceanside.
The Michelin guide awards Bib Gourmand status to five local restaurants
Ahead of the upcoming announcement of the Michelin Star in the International Restaurant Guide, the company awarded Bib Gourmand awards to San Diego’s Callie, Cesarina, Ciccia Osteria, Dija Mara and Morning Glory restaurants, deeming them to be “of good quality and ‘A good price-performance ratio”.
15 essential sushi restaurants in San Diego
The city is full of remarkable sushi restaurants serving top quality local seafood as well as fresh fish from Japan. Eater’s latest guide lists 15 of the best sushi restaurants in a Diego, ranging from omakase-only sushi bars to Michelin-rated restaurants and establishments offering more creative versions of the kitchen.
Hermosa Beach Tower12 extends to Pacific Beach
Land near Crystal Pier in PB’s former Fat Fish Space is an unnamed restaurant and bar from the owner of Tower12, a popular pier-side hangout in Hermosa Beach, California. Inspired by an expansive beach bungalow, the restaurant will feature multiple dining areas and a wraparound patio, and serve Tower12’s premium food menu.
New to San Diego’s Little Italy neighbor, Wolfie’s Carousel Bar, a restaurant with a unique centerpiece: a slowly spinning carousel bar.
Where to sip thoughtful mocktails in San Diego
Local bars and restaurants are getting savvy with non-alcoholic cocktails, using zero-proof spirits, homemade infusions, and aromatic bitters to create drinks for the teetotal as well as for those cutting back on alcohol. Eater’s map highlights 17 places in San Diego where bartenders mix things up.
After years of back and forth, it looks like the plan to bring legendary Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles restaurant to San Diego is back.
Candice Woo is the founding editor-in-chief of Eater San Diego, a leading source for information on the San Diego restaurant and bar scene. Keep up to date with the latest content from Eater San Diego via Facebook or Twitter, and sign up for the Eater San Diego newsletter here.