2 New Restaurants and a Juice Bar in San Diego

Meet San Diego’s latest editions

Nekter on the Rocks offered at Nekter Juice Bar

3. Nekter Juice Bar, La Jolla

In 2010, Founders Steve and Alexis Schulz launched Nekter Juice Bar in Orange County. The premier vegan juice bar in La Jolla is serving up a variety of delicious and healthy drinks, smoothies, acai bowls and other smart food options. For the first time ever, Nekter La Jolla will include a Nekter Cleanse Bar--a full service counter complete with a Nekter Cleanse specialist. Pop in today and discover refreshing alternatives that pack a punch on taste and nutrition. Located on 834 Kline St., La Jolla, CA. [Updated] locations also include, Encinitas, San Marcos, Carlsbad and Carmel Mountain Ranch. 

2. Sea & Smoke, Del Mar

San Diego’s chef and restaurateur Matt Gordon has done it again. Opening his third restaurant in the newly renovated Flower Hill Mark, Sea & Smoke, An American Brasserie will be specializing in comfort foods that Americans crave. The decor of the restaurant is retro, with a 1950s vibe.

Lobster Dish at Sea and Smoke in Del Mar
Sea & Smoke Del Mar

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7:30 a.m. to midnight, this restaurant doesn’t serve up any artificial ingredients. The drink menu embraces the seafood, meat and vegetable items on the menu. With a lounge area in front of sunken bar and a patio comprising of 7,500 square foot, locals now have a new trendy restaurant for nights on the town.

1. Salt & Cleaver, Hillcrest

Inspired by 1860s industrial Chicago, Salt & Cleaver, a new craft sausage company in Hillcrest, is serving up local ingredients and modern meats with the age-old tradition of sausage making. Executive Chef Carlos Sanmartano explores global notes in cuisine, with 19 different flavor schemes to pair with 20 specialty beers on tap and handcrafted cocktails.

Salt & Cleaver Hillcrest Dining Area 

Vegetarians will find great alternatives to these meaty offerings, like “The Faceless” a mixture of quinoa, asparagus, peppers and cauliflower wrapped in a cauliflower leaf and served with citrus slaw and herb aioli. Jalapeño and green chili-stuffed rabbit sausage or duck and bacon sausage are just a few favorites sure to please meat eaters with an appetite for creative fare and local flare.