It's usually pretty quiet around here during the holiday season. But it's surely not around Kearny Mesa and Linda Vista.
Village North Quietly Opens:
I mean really quietly. This place used to be some AYCE sushi place, I think owned by the folks who run Manna....the awning still says "Asian Fusion". The only reason I saw the place was because I went to see what was going on with the now closed Char House.
Anyway, here's the scoop, I've been here once, it's the place's soft opening, the hours are flakey......they told me open at 11am, but I once went at noon and they were closed. The head chef is from Dongbei...a cuisine that's near and dear to my (and the Missus's heart), featuring ingredients we hold dear. Strangely, there's a bunch of Sichuan dishes and a bar and grilled items. I've visited once and a post will be upcoming. You know; I usually like multiple visits, but I thought this one is pretty unique for regional Chinese in San Diego.
Village North Restaurant
4428 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
And Speaking of Char House:
It's becoming something named Tradewinds Tavern. Looks like an Asian themed Gastro-pub. I guess Common Theory has opened up a market for this. Good for us.
And BTW, they are hiring.....just in case you're interested.
Pacific Time Closes:
This one I first about heard from Cathy, then Junichi mentioned it in a recent post. I'd actually gone down there and taken a photo. Too bad, I really liked the concept, though I hadn't visited much recently.
Too bad, perhaps Linda Vista and the USD area was the wrong venue. I'm hoping they reopen in the future.
I think there's a place in San Diego for a concept like Pacific Time.
5277 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92110