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Brian Malarkey's newest, Herringbone
Brian Malarkey's newest, Herringbone
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The Eater San Diego Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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Brian Malarkey's newest, Herringbone
| Photo: Herringbone / Facebook

Today we return to San Diego, California, a city not yet under the Eater purview, and focus on eight of its buzziest restaurants — some new, some not-so-new. Making the selections this time around is seasoned traveler and diner Bonjwing Lee, aka The Ulterior Epicure, who recently visited Southern California and took the temperature of the city's restaurant scene. Of dining there, he said, "I was impressed by its density of restaurants, and even more so, the density of diners. From what I observed, the hot restaurants are the ones with atmosphere, like Brian Malarkey's newest addition to his collection of fabrics, Herringbone, where diners are seated amongst a grove of 100 year-old California olive trees." His list also includes less nationally publicized restaurants, like the Szechuan Spicy City and Japanese Yakitori Yakyudori. There isn't much on the high end, but Trey Foshee's TBL3, where the renowned local chef serves extended tasting menus to a small group of diners, is pretty darn exciting.

Here now, the Eater Heatmap to San Diego.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tiger!Tiger!

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3025 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 487-0401
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2. Herringbone

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7837 Herschel Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-0221
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3. Blind Lady Ale House

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3416 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 255-2491
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4. Cucina Urbana

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505 W Laurel St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-2222
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5. Urban Solace

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3823 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 295-6464
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6. George's at the Cove / TBL3

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1250 Prospect St
San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 454-4244
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7. Spicy City

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4690 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 278-1818

8. Yakitori Yakyudori & Ramen

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4898 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 268-2888

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1. Tiger!Tiger!

3025 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104
3025 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104

2. Herringbone

7837 Herschel Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
7837 Herschel Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

3. Blind Lady Ale House

3416 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
3416 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

4. Cucina Urbana

505 W Laurel St, San Diego, CA 92101
505 W Laurel St
San Diego, CA 92101

5. Urban Solace

3823 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
3823 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104

6. George's at the Cove / TBL3

1250 Prospect St, San Diego, CA 92037
1250 Prospect St
San Diego, CA 92037

7. Spicy City

4690 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111
4690 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111

8. Yakitori Yakyudori & Ramen

4898 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111
4898 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111

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