The San Diego Padres have added two new local favorites to the Petco Park food and beverage lineup for the 2018 baseball season. Buona Forchetta and Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill became available at Petco Park beginning Opening Day, March 29, 2018. Jack & Craft, Petco Park’s newest dedicated dessert experience, will also make its debut in the 2018 season. Petco Park was named the “Undisputed Best Ballpark in Baseball” by USA Today Sports and makes offering guests San Diego's best local food and beverage options a priority.
San Diego’s first waterfront tasting room, Eppig Brewery’s Waterfront Biergarten, opened April 21, 2018, bringing the views and brews of the craft beer scene to Shelter Island. Perfectly situated with an expansive 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio to take in scenic views of the marina and downtown skyline, the site features 20 taps serving Eppig Brewing beers, a North Park favorite, as well as outdoor walk-up service, and a variety of beer-friendly snacks prepared by a local chef. Eppig Brewing, just a year and a half old, was named Best New Brewery in 2017 by multiple publications and received multiple awards at the San Diego International Beer Festival, Los Angeles International Beer Competition and the California State Fair.
Named after an age-old fermentation process used for Italian breads and pizza dough, Biga handcrafted Italian cuisine announced that Chef Chris Osborne from award winning Cowboy Star restaurant has joined Biga. Chef Osborne revamped the menus for lunch and dinner, including new brunch items, handmade pastas dishes for lunch, and adding boozy drinks. In April 2018, Biga partnered with local artisan coffee roasters, James Coffee, to take over its espresso bar, which offers housemade pastries six days a week. The restaurant opened in 2014 in the historic Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. The cozy space features expansive Carrera marble countertops, two 5,000 lb. Italian-made, 900-degree wood-fired ovens, and a constantly evolving seasonal menu.
In April 2018, Raised By Wolves, a dual-concept, cocktail supply store and cocktail bar opened in San Diego’s outdoor shopping center Westfield UTC, which recently completed a $600 million expansion. Raised By Wolves incorporates 1,500 square feet of retail space alongside a 2,000-square-foot cocktail bar and tasting room. The shop’s curated assortment of retail items includes a comprehensive collection of books and barware for the at-home enthusiast, along with a signature line of branded goods, private label barrels, boutique spirits and other rare finds. An entrance hidden within the shop leads guests to Raised By Wolves’ private tasting room, where barkeeps conduct educational classes and host seminars for the general public. On select evenings, the tasting room will double as a reservation-only cocktail parlor, hosting pop-ups and guest appearances from notable bartenders from around the globe.
In summer 2018, Chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins will open El Jardinrestaurant at San Diego’s Liberty Station, a dining and arts district in the Point Loma neighborhood. Chef Zepeda-Wilkins recently appeared on season 15 of BRAVO’s “Top Chef.” El Jardín features Zepeda’s contemporary approach to regional Mexican cuisine alongside an extensive selection of tequila and mezcal. The restaurant will have 8,800 square feet of space with an additional 5,500-square-foot patio located within San Diego’s newest culinary destination, Liberty Station.
The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is proud to introduce Brew30 California Taps, a gastropub serving a selection of local craft beers alongside a menu of gourmet burgers and elevated bar fare. True to its name, Brew30 features 30 rotating taps dedicated to local breweries and distilleries including a limited-edition collaboration beer with Stone Brewing Co., FreshFor30 IPA, available exclusively at Brew30.
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