La Jolla Restaurants & Fine Dining - La Jolla Light

A sunset view from Cusp Dining & Drinks, located high atop Hotel La Jolla

Cusp brings La Jolla dining scene to new heights

Aug 11, 2016, 2:55 p.m.

— BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Cusp Dining & Drinks has remained one of La Jolla’s best-kept secrets. High atop the 11th floor of Hotel La Jolla at 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive. Cusp’s sweeping ocean views provide the perfect setting to sip, savor and soak in La Jolla from every seat in the house. But it’s more than the dramatic views and epic sunsets that keeps Cusp on top; it’s the latest menu by new head chef, Ingrid Funes. The humbled and ...

Chef Mike Solomonov (left) visits more than 100 locations in Israel — talking to chefs, home cooks, winemakers, cheesemakers and farmers — for the documentary film, ‘In Search of Israeli Cuisine,’ directed by Roger Sherman (right).

Food documentary to launch San Diego Jewish Film Festival in La Jolla

Aug 10, 2016, 1:54 p.m.

The San Diego premiere of “In Search of Israeli Cuisine,” directed by Roger Sherman, will screen 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 at the Garfield Theater in the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. It’s the centerpiece of the 27th season Underwriter Kick-off Party for the San Diego Jewish Film Festival, presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture. In a gastronomical expedition, celebrity Michael Solomonov, a James Beard Award-winning chef and co-owner of acclaimed Zahav in Philadelphia, zigzags Israel ...

Jeff Jackson is the executive chef of restaurants at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.

New look, new menu for The Grill at Torrey Pines Lodge in La Jolla/San Diego

Jun 9, 2016, 12:49 p.m.

▪ BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: In January 2016, Executive Chef Jeff Jackson’s popular longstanding eatery, The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, temporarily closed to undergo a $2.5 million remodel. Upon reopening doors to the public the week of June 13, 2016, The Grill unveiled a reinvigorated patio expansion overlooking the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course — complete with five outdoor fire pits, an overhead wooden trellis, additional seating and an outdoor lounge — alongside a revamped kitchen, which sets the ...

The view, the vibe and the varied menu are keys to success for Duke’s La Jolla, located at 1216 Prospect St., La Jolla. (858) 454-5888.

Business Spotlight: Duke’s La Jolla restaurant aligns inventive cuisine with surf scene

May 4, 2016, 4:32 p.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: When Duke’s La Jolla took over the 1216 Prospect St. location formerly filled by the iconic Top of the Cove restaurant, general manager Shaughn Helliar, assistant general manager Alex Hoehn and the rest of the staff knew they had big shoes to fill. Now, six months after its Nov. 4 opening, Duke’s is flourishing thanks to friendly service, inventive cuisine, commitment to the community and, of course, the beautiful ocean views. “Obviously the views are insane, both ...

Maeve Rochford, owner/baker at Sugar and Scribe bakery

NewsLa Jolla baker named Irish Woman of the Year

Mar 16, 2016, 1:34 p.m.

Well, someone’s Irish eyes are smiling! Maeve Rochford, owner/baker at La Jolla’s Sugar and Scribe, was named “Irish Woman of the Year” by the Irish Congress of San Diego. For the honor, she and “Irish Man of the Year,” Frances Kilgallon, owner of the Blarney Stone Pub in Clairemont, were recognized at a breakfast before the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in Balboa Park on March 12, and they got to top a float in the parade. Afterward, ...

Inside La Caja with Jaime Ruis Otis

A day in Tijuana to check out arts and food with Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)

Mar 9, 2016, 3:08 p.m.

Since 2012, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has been leading daytrips across the border so that members and friends can experience the burgeoning art and food scene of Tijuana, and beyond. The trips, offered two or three times a year, are organized and led by Education Curator Cris Scorza and Senior Membership Manager April Erin Farrell. On Feb. 19, 2016, with 53 art-lovers on the bus, the itinerary included a walk-through of La Colleción Elias-Fontes at El Cubo ...

The free community event, La Jolla Nights, takes place throughout the Village of La Jolla, 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2016. Many businesses, retail stores and restaurants will offer specials that night.

Many businesses to offer specials for 'La Jolla Nights' event Friday, March 4

Feb 24, 2016, 4 p.m.

La Jolla Nights throughout the Village of La Jolla is back and better than ever! The first event of 2016 is just around the corner, 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2016 where you can expect some new businesses participating along with previous favorites. Here’s a look at just a few offering special La Jolla Nights promotions you won’t want to miss: • Jonty Jacobs Custom Biltong Shop, 1237 Prospect St., sells “The Thinking Man’s Jerky,” offering everything San Diego has ...

Along 1250 Prospect St. in the Village, extensive construction is underway to upgrade the restaurants and businesses located there.

NewsLa Jolla Business Roundup: Facelift for some Village restaurants

Feb 3, 2016, 11:15 a.m.

To bring the some of the seaside eateries on Prospect Street up-to-code and up-to-date, the property at 1250 Prospect St. is undergoing some major plumbing, electrical and aesthetic work. Under construction since November 2015 the scaffolding is set to come down by the summer and the white tenting should be scaled back, if not completely removed. Two of the restaurants, George’s at the Cove and Donovan’s Steakhouse, will stay open during the project, but The Hake Kitchen and Bar will ...

The Tiki Toast at Broken Yoke Cafe is a customer favorite.

Business Spotlight: Broken Yolk Cafe expands across U.S.

Jan 28, 2016, 11:44 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: The Broken Yolk Cafe is growing from coast to coast, entering the Florida market with 15 new locations planned and also a first Midwest location in Illinois. “We signed the franchise deal at the end of last year, and our first East Coast opening will be in Carrollwood, a suburb of Tampa, Florida that will open in the spring of 2016,” said Dimitra O’Rourke, director of franchise support. “An Orlando, Florida cafe will open soon afterward as ...

Baker and chef Maeve Rochford of Sugar and Scribe in La Jolla

NewsHow sweet it is! La Jolla baker wins Food Network show

Dec 23, 2015, 4:28 p.m.

La Jolla chef and baker Maeve Rochford of Sugar and Scribe Bakery on Fay Avenue won this season’s Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship and the $50,000 prize that comes with it. For the Dec. 20 show finale, Rochford held a viewing party at her bakery/restaurant for family and friends. The nationally televised culinary competition started with 10 bakers and each week gave them holiday-themed challenges, eliminating one baker per week until the finale. Watching the finale episode live (and occasionally ...

The staff at We Olive in La Jolla is happy to help shoppers create the perfect gift basket for family, friends, clients and co-workers.

Business Spotlight: We Olive La Jolla recommends Olio Nuovo and other gift ideas for the holidays

Dec 3, 2015, 11:35 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: We Olive and Wine Bar is celebrating the holiday season with freshly pressed Olio Nuovo. "It's an exciting time in California because the fall olive harvest is in and we're now featuring freshly pressed Olio Nuovo (new oil) at We Olive," said general manager Michael DiCarlo. "Nuovo poses the best flavor and best health benefit properties." While shopping at the store on Prospect Street, there are many unfiltered nuovos available to sample and each tastes different than ...

Mission Bay Montessori Academy band members have been practicing an extra 12 hours a week for their La Jolla Christmas Parade performance. Andrew Hilgers (pictured at right), 9, masters his trombone playing, while 11-year-old Katherine Huang (at left) plays the flute and Eric Lin (second from left), 11, the clarinet.

NewsVillage preparing for annual La Jolla Christmas Parade

Nov 24, 2015, 12:31 p.m.

Fewer than two weeks remain until the 58th annual La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival returns to Girard Avenue and the La Jolla Recreation Center 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, and organizers are promising traditional favorites along with some exciting additions. The parade’s theme will be “100 Years of Christmas Cheer,” commemorating a long history of holiday celebrations in La Jolla dating to before the parade was officially instituted 58 years ago, said event chair Ann Kerr Bache. Participants ...

Organic and all-natural turkeys are available from Homegrown Meats, and can be ordered in time for Thanksgiving. Homegrown Meats is located at 7660 Fay Ave., La Jolla. (858) 454-6328.

LifestyleBusiness Spotlight: Homegrown Meats specializes in all-organic products at La Jolla butcher shop

Nov 12, 2015, 1:03 p.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Homegrown Meats sells only the highest quality (hormone- and antibiotic-free) meat choices for holidays and everyday. This includes fresh organic turkey, succulent grass-fed beef from San Diego County ranchers, and fresh organic pork, poultry, lamb and exotic meats and sausages of all varieties. Like many successful shopkeepers, Don Snyder (previously a restaurateur), and his three business partners recognized an unmet need for a health-conscious organic local butcher shop in the heart of La Jolla. "It took us ...

Chef Maeve Rochford of Sugar and Scribe bakery/cafe

Business Spotlight: La Jolla Sugar and Scribe chef to compete in Food Network’s Holiday Bakeoff

Oct 29, 2015, 1:12 p.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: The Holiday Baking Championship is an annual Food Network competition comprised of home and professional bakers from across the country vying for a spot in the finale and the chance to walk away with $50,000. When she heard she was going to be a contestant in the Second Season competition, Chef Maeve Rochford of Sugar and Scribe bakery in La Jolla was overjoyed. “I’m so excited to be on the Food Network. It’s like Christmas came early. ...