What's New in California Dining 2015 Fall



AGOURA HILLS Boar Dough Tasting Room Opens in Conejo Valley featuring handcrafted flatbreads, salads and other plates made with seasonal ingredients from the Conejo Valley. BOARDOUGHTASTINGROOM.COM

ATASCADERO Bristols Cider House Opens in San Luis Obispo offering visitors  artisanal small batch ciders—all produced from locally sourced apples by cider maker Neil Collins.  BRISTOLSCIDER.COM

CATALINA ISLAND Santa Catalina Island Company Brings New Restaurant Concept to Avalon, Descanso Fresh, located on the beautiful Descanso Beach cove and adjacent to the newly opened Catherine's Terrace. It features a gourmet espresso bar and cafe serving homemade breakfast pastries, VISITCATALINAISLAND.COM

HUNTINGTON BEACH Santa Maria-Inspired Steakhouse to Open this October SeaSalt Woodfire Grill, an innovative steak house and weekend breakfast eatery featuring the farm-to-fire” tastes of Santa Maria style barbecue,  SEASALTWOODFIREGRILL.COM

IRVINE  Chef Shirley Chung, a finalist on Season 11 of Top Chef,” recently opened TWENTY EIGHT restaurant and lounge with seasoned restaurateur Stacie Tran, serving an innovative menu of fun and shareable plates, such as filet mignon buns, filet mignon in black pepper sauce and twice-cooked pork belly buns with condensed milk for dipping.  TWENTYEIGHTOC.COM

LEE VINING Ansel Adams' Son Reopens Historic Mono Inn Restaurant The Mono Inn Restaurant, set on the scenic shore of Mono Lake in California's Eastern Sierra,

LOS ANGELES Moby Opens New Organic Vegan Restaurant  in Los Angeles' Silver Lake community promoting wholesome food, organic farming, animals and the community.

LOS ANGELES welcomes  new restaurants and eateries this fall. ‘Blue Star Donuts'  brioche-style doughnuts. Golden Road Brewing will join forces with the downtown food hall, Grand Central Market, for a 20-tap beer and pierogi stall.

MAMMOTH LAKES  Skadi re-launched  on Berner Street near the Village at Mammoth offering  everything from savory crepes with wild mushroom and Jarlsberg cheese to Norwegian gravadlax and grilled venison sausage on corn pancakes.  SKADIRESTAURANT.COM

OXNARD Coastal Grill inside the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort, recently welcomed a new classically trained French chef, Nikki Newman.  MANDALAYBEACH.EMBASSYSUITES.COM P

OXNARD Wave of Microbreweries and Microbrew Tours Hits Ventura County West    VENTURACOUNTYWEST.COM

PASO ROBLES Niner Wine Estates Launches New Culinary Experiences enabling the winery to now offer lunches and wine pairings on Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  NINERWINE.COM

PASO ROBLES Halter Ranch Opening New Tasting Room and Tours this Fall  spanning nearly 2000 acres with 281 planted vineyards

PASO ROBLES The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar Opens in Paso Robles  HATCHPASOROBLES.COM

PASO ROBLES Paso Robles Welcomes its Eighth Craft Distillery KROBĀR

PASO ROBLES Exciting New Taste in the Alley wine bar on Norma Way, offers By the Glass” program.

ROHNERT PARK Sonoma County Distilling Company   one-hour tours give guests the chance to walk through and observe all aspects of the grain to glass” whiskey-making process  SONOMACOUNTYDISTILLING.COM

SAN DIEGO  Welcomes Two Celebrity Chef Eateries: Iron Chef Michael ‘Bao' Huynh, one of the most celebrated Vietnamese chefs in the world, opened Sovereign Kitchen + Bar in   2015. 
Chef Brian Malarkey  introduces Sea Salt & The Herb Box, his 11th restaurant, and Eatery Green, an adjacent market/café. Located in San Diego's north Little Italy, the restaurant's menu will center on wood-fire cooking and serve braised and roasted meats, wild seafood and vegetables as well as herbs from the garden.   

SAN DIEGO Sally's Seafood Launches Ocean to Table Concept. Diners can purchase one to three fish of choice (up to five pounds total) at San Diego's new Fish Market 

SAN DIEGO Cohn Restaurant Group Introduces Coasterra  a new indoor/ outdoor on-the-water dining venue. The full-service restaurant and lounge highlights the cuisine of Mexico.

SAN FRANCISCO Opened in 1867, the legendary Sam's Grill & Seafood Restaurant continues its remarkable evolution with the introduction of Seafood Alley.  Tucked away in the Financial District SAMSGRILLSF.COM

SAN FRANCISCO Lord Stanley Eatery Debuts on Russian Hill  serving seasonal and sustainable fusion dishes.   

SAN FRANCISCO First U.S. Pinseria Restaurant Opens in San Francisco Montesacro, the first Pinseria in the United States (and sister restaurant to 54 Mint, the popular Italian restaurant in Mint Plaza), recently debuted in San Francisco.  54MINT.COM

SAN FRANCISCO Historic Landmark Café du Nord Reopens After a renovation and reimagining CAFEDUNORD.COM

SAN JOSE New Culinary Teams Re-Launch Michael Mina's Arcadia Steakhouse, revitalizing Arcadia's approachable fine dining experience with more robust and inspired flavors, artistic presentations and gracious service.    MARRIOTT.COM

SAN LUIS OBISPO San Luis Obispo Wine Country Association Introduces New Wine Trails  highlighting different sections of its wine country region, including Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley, Avila Valley and other outlying areas.   SLOWINE.COM,

SANTA BARBARA  Urban Bistro at Hotel Indigo brings the best in local, seasonal craft food to Santa Barbara's eclectic Funk Zone art district.

SANTA ROSA Sonoma County guests at Bartholomew Park Winery's wine museum can now savor vertical tastings of rare library wines in an intimate antique parlor.  

SONOMA Victor Hill Wines Opens Sonoma Plaza Tasting Room VICTORHILLWINES.COM

TEMPLETON Burbank Ranch Winery Opens New Tasting Room

THOUSAND OAKS  Jeanette's Edelweiss restaurant and bar offers the best of German beers on tap, as well as delicious German wines which have been imported from family wineries throughout Germany.     JEANETTESEDELWEISS.COM

SANTA MONICA Renowned husband-and-wife restaurateurs Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan, paired with Kathryn and Tug Coker,  unveil an integrated wine shop, marketplace, and wine bar in downtown Santa Monica  within a 1937 Art Deco building

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