San Diego Happy Half Hour
07/23/2018| Chloe Larriategui
A new year means new changes to the restaurant scene, and Pisco Rotisserie &
Cevicheria in Carlsbad is switching gears to become Toast Gastrobrunch by the end
of the month, just one year after opening the Peruvian concept in North County. The
update, still led by local restauranteur Sami Ladecki will be a breakfast-and-lunch
eatery serving gourmet toasts, sourdough bread bowls, and more. In more Hot Plates
news, Parakeet Café opens a second location, an iconic San Diego gay bar closes,
and former Bracero coworkers Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins and Javier Plascencia
team up for a one-night-only dinner at El Jardín. Plus, we finally know what’s going
into the old Cafe Chloe space—and it’s not French food.
In the guest seat is Lauren Garces and Wesley Quach from the Convoy District
Partnership, who are telling us about the annual San Diego Night Market, the new
generation taking over the iconic foodie neighborhood, whether they want to be “the
next Little Italy,” and their favorite restaurants in the area. Plus, they tell us about a
live mural reveal you can check out this month.
Our hot topic is about a 10-page feature on San Diego in Travel + Leisure. In Two
People/$50, we’re recommending WhipHand and Top of the Hyatt.