Season three Top Chef contestant (and host of TLC's completely intolerable Kick Off Cook Off) Brian Malarkey announced plans today for a new restaurant called Burlap in the Del Mar Heights shopping center in San Diego.
Malarkey said it will "not be a restaurant but, a social dining experience" with an "Asian-cowboy" theme. One should expect a koi-pond, fire pits, a glassed in kitchen, a separate raw bar, and "one burlap wall." Target open date is July. Eater LA has more.