The Dish: Nick Cannon’s ‘eatertainment’ venue leads record of latest restaurant openings

TV present host Nick Cannon will open the primary location of his new “eatertainment” idea, Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out, at 11 a.m. at this time in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. It’s named after Cannon’s long-running MTV comedy collection.

The 2-story location at Sixth Avenue and G Road features a restaurant serving American sports activities pub fare, a sports-themed arcade and a 40-seat bar. Within the evenings it would supply theme nights with DJs, drinks and meals specials. The menu contains a brunch skillet bar, appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, salads, child again ribs, fried hen and extra. The drink menu consists of oversize 2-gallon “social gathering bucket” drinks for a crowd priced at $99.

Cannon will host a grand opening social gathering and purple carpet occasion tonight that includes the forged of “Wild ‘N Out” on the restaurant at 701 Sixth Ave., San Diego. Go to

Chef Jeff Jackson has moved into a brand new company function after greater than 20 years as govt chef at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.

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Chef Jeff Jackson stepping again at The Lodge

Twenty-two years after changing into govt chef on the Lodge at Torrey Pines and a pacesetter in San Diego’s farm-to-table culinary motion, Jeff Jackson is stepping again from the job to imagine the newly created function of company culinary advisor. Taking Jackson’s place shall be Kelli Crosson, who joined the Lodge in 2009 and has been serving as Jackson’s chef de delicacies on the Lodge’s signature restaurant, A.R. Valentien.

“It’s a bittersweet mixture of immense gratitude for his indelible contributions to The Lodge’s and Evans Lodges’ culinary program and a level of unhappiness that we acquiesced to Jeff’s request to take a step again in his obligations,” Invoice Gross, normal supervisor of The Lodge at Torrey Pines, stated in an announcement.

In his new function, Jackson will assist recruit and mentor culinary employees, be concerned with onsite occasions and help on culinary efforts at Evans’ different resort eating places.

A MeltBurger from The Melt.

A MeltBurger from The Soften, a burger chain that opened its second San Diego County location within the Gaslamp Quarter on Feb. 6, 2022.

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The Soften opens within the Gaslamp

The Soften, a San Francisco-based fast-casual restaurant chain identified for its Angus-Wagyu mix MeltBurgers, opened its second San Diego County location Feb. 6 within the Gaslamp Quarter. Its first native outlet debuted in 2017 in The Retailers at La Jolla Village.

The Soften’s menu options burgers, grilled-cheese sandwiches, mac ‘n’ cheese, soups, salads, milkshakes and extra. The brand new location is in an historic Nineteen Twenties-era constructing at 635 Fifth Ave., San Diego. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. day by day. Go to

Sweetgreen expands into Carlsbad

Sweetgreen, a fast-casual salad-centric restaurant chain primarily based in Los Angeles, opened its first San Diego County location Tuesday in Carlsbad.

Sweetgreen’s menu options cold and hot salads and grain bowls, together with Shroomami, Kale Caesar, Guacamole Greens, Hen Pesto Parm, seafood bowls and extra. The brand new location, with 30 seats indoors and 30 on the patio, options paintings by native painter Sarah Marlowe Corridor. Sweetgreen is situated in The Beacon procuring heart at 7750 El Camino Actual, Suite A, Carlsbad. Go to

The exterior of the newly remodeled Chuck E. Cheese restaurant, which reopened on Feb. 9, 2022.

The outside of the newly transformed Chuck E. Cheese restaurant, which reopened on Feb. 9, 2022.

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Chuck E. Cheese reopens in Escondido

Chuck E. Cheese reopened its newly transformed family-friendly pizza parlor and arcade at 1126 W. Valley Parkway in Escondido on Feb. 9. New options on the location embody an interactive dance flooring with programmed lights and music and a a large-format video wall. The corporate plans to transform all of its places over the following three years. For particulars, go to

Bronx Pizza makes Yelp’s Prime 100 pizzerias record

Bronx Pizza, the 25-year-old Hillcrest pizzeria identified for its genuine New York-style thin-crust pies, has been ranked by among the many nation’s prime 100 pizzerias.

Bronx Pizza was the one San Diego venue to make the record, which was unveiled in alphabetical, quite than in a ranked, order. Bronx Pizza is a perennial award winner on native “finest pizza” lists, together with Journey Journal’s 2021 record of the “prime 10 pizza joints on the West Coast.”

Brenae Leary, a spokesperson for the crowd-sourced restaurant scores web site, stated the record was decided by contemplating the whole quantity of client evaluations and scores for U.S. pizzerias. On Yelp, Bronx Pizza, at 111 Washington St. in San Diego, ranks 4.5 out of 5 stars primarily based on practically 4,000 evaluations on Yelp. Go to

Pie Gap objects now at native Gelson’s

The Pie Gap, a Los Angeles-based consolation meals pie and low store, is planning to open three in-store Pie Gap outlets inside three San Diego County Gelson’s supermarkets within the coming months.

The outlets will promote entire pies, hand pies, baked items, “slice cream” shakes and pie pints. Flavors embody Pie Holes, Earl Gray Tea pie, Mac & Cheese Pot Pie and Cereal Killer Pie. There can even be drinks and flavored coffees and espresso drinks on the market. The outlets will open in early spring on the Gelson’s at 2707 By way of de la Valle, Del Mar, and 730 Turquoise St. in Pacific Seaside. A 3rd will comply with Might 1 at 7660 El Camino Actual in Carlsbad. For particulars, go to

Torsap Thai coming to Carlsbad

Torsap Thai Kitchen, a Thai restaurant firm within the Bay Space metropolis of Walnut Creek, will open its third location this spring within the former WR Kitchen area in The Sq. at Bressi Ranch heart in Carlsbad.

Torsap Thai has signed a 10-year, $2.4 million settlement for the three,990-square-foot restaurant, with an outside patio, in accordance with Mike Spilky of Location Issues, who represented the tenant. The restaurant will open in April at 2688 Gateway Street, Carlsbad. Go to

Pam Kragen writes about San Diego County eating places for the San Diego Union-Tribune. E-mail her at [email protected]