Local Winners of a Michelin Star, as well as Drake’s Back Chicken at Mira Mesa – NBC 7 San Diego

It’s been a busy week on the San Diego food scene. The prestigious Michelin Guide awarded coveted stars to four local restaurants, while a chain of hot chicken restaurants backed by rapper Drake continued to expand in San Diego. Eater San Diego shares these stories and other culinary news from the week.

Addison and Jeune et Jolie among the winners of the local Michelin Guide
The California 2021 Michelin Guide will now boast four San Diego restaurants which have been awarded Michelin stars. Addison, which got one star in 2019, went up to two stars while Jeune et Jolie, Soichi Sushi and Sushi Tadokoro each received one star.

By the way, John Resnick, the owner of Young and Pretty in Carlsbad, joined the conversation on our Scene in the San Diego podcast last year, to talk about Jeune and Jolie’s outdoor dining room at the height of the pandemic. In addition to the pandemic’s impact on the restaurant industry, Resnick spoke about Jeune et Jolie’s mission to deliver an unforgettable dining experience – and the restaurant’s dreams for the Michelin celebrity. Listen to the episode here or below:

Hot chicken chain backed by Drake lands at Mira Mesa
Rapper / artist Drake recently became a major investor in Dave’s hot chicken, the Los Angeles-based fried chicken chain that operates three locations in San Diego (and there’s more to it). The last outpost just opened in Mira Mesa, with another in Escondido next year.

Modern Japanese restaurant opens in Oceanside
Bringing fine dining to the North County coastal community, Matsu also aims for one or two Michelin stars. The intimate 48-seat restaurant, run by Chef William Eick, revolves around an ever-changing multi-course tasting menu, featuring Japanese and local ingredients.

Where to dine and drink in City Heights
The diversity of City Heights is reflected in the variety of cuisine that can be found in the neighborhood, ranging from Vietnamese pho and Mexican barbacoa to Salvadoran pupusas and Filipino lumpia. Eaters Cards 14 of the best restaurants where you can sample what City Heights has to offer.

17 wineries and tasting rooms to visit in San Diego
With our Mediterranean climate, the region’s wine regions like Temecula and Ramona are increasingly populated by winemakers using local grapes. From country estates to urban tasting rooms, find where to taste the best of local winemaking with the latest guide from Eater.

New to San Diego’s Little Italy neighbor, Wolfie’s Carousel Bar, a restaurant with a unique centerpiece: a slowly spinning carousel bar.

Candice Woo is the founding editor-in-chief of Eater San Diego, a leading source for information on the San Diego restaurant and bar scene. Keep up to date with the latest content from Eater San Diego via Facebook Where Twitter, and sign up for Eater San Diego’s newsletter here.

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