La Jolla Restaurants & Fine Dining - La Jolla Light

Vibrant art on the wall leads to Grater Grilled Cheese sandwich shop, behind Shakeaway on Pearl Street.

New Business: ‘Grate’ grilled cheeses come to La Jolla

Sep 16, 2015, 11:15 a.m.

After years of operating a successful food truck, Grater Grilled Cheese sandwiches has parked in La Jolla. Tucked behind Shakeaway milkshake shop at 723 Pearl St., the sandwich shop opened in mid September. Run by husband-and-wife team Gaston Corbala and Natalie Garin, the Grater Grilled Cheese sandwich truck has been rolling around San Diego since 2011. Given its loyal following, the couple said they opened “physical” locations in Pacific Beach and La Jolla, in addition to the truck. “Grilled cheese ...

Beaming, a new hub for healthful eating, opens at La Plaza La Jolla center

Sep 15, 2015, 1:52 p.m.

'Beaming' superfood cafe offers everything from acai bowls to salads and gluten-free cookies If there is one thing Beaming owner Lisa Odenweller hopes to impart to customers of her “organic superfood café” it is the concept of food as medicine. “Quite frankly, sugar is the devil,” Odenweller confides Sept. 14, during the opening of her fifth Beaming location at La Plaza La Jolla shopping center at Wall Street and Girard Avenue. She noted the copious amount of hidden sugar in ...

Beverly Joubert’s ‘Textures of Life,’ photographed in Botswana, is among the images at the new National Geographic Fine Art Galleries, 1205 Prospect St. The gallery will offer wine tastings and light bites during La Jolla Nights.

La Jolla Nights to offer fun along Prospect Street

Jul 28, 2015, 1:49 p.m.

Event to include Friday night filled with food, wine, music, art and more! Prospect Street is set to heat up as guests experience its tantalizing array of arts, dining and shopping during the first monthly La Jolla Nights event, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7 along Prospect Street. Sponsored by C.J. Charles Jewelers, La Jolla Gallery and La Jolla Light, the event will feature live music, special gallery exhibits, cuisine and drink samples, shopping discounts, gift card giveaways and more. La ...

While known for its dozens of egg dishes, The Broken Yolk Café also serves a wide variety of other breakfast items, such as waffles with various topping choices.

Business Spotlight: The Broken Yolk Café is breaking out of its San Diego shell!

Jul 9, 2015, 10:20 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Founded in 1979, The Original Broken Yolk Café in Pacific Beach is celebrating its 36th anniversary this year. Now the hometown favorite has grown to 16 locations throughout San Diego County, Mission Viejo, the City of Orange, Temecula, La Quinta, El Centro, Bakersfield and another just opened in Mesa, Arizona. Others are coming soon to Del Mar and to Florida. The Broken Yolk Café started franchising in 2007 when owners opened the Eastlake location in Chula Vista. ...

William Bradley, executive chef of Addison at The Grand Del Mar, and host Bibi Kasrai of Harvard Cookin’ Girl during the 'One Chef, One Dish, One San Diego' cooking demo and charity fundraiser at Harvard Cookin’ Girl kitchens in La Jolla; May 19, 2015

Chef cooking demos at La Jolla's Harvard Cookin’ Girl raise funds for San Diego Food Bank

Jun 18, 2015, 11:22 a.m.

Harvard Cookin’ Girl kitchens at 7441 Girard Ave. in La Jolla kicked off its five-year anniversary by hosting the first in a series of charity events to benefit the San Diego Food Bank’s “Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.” William Bradley, executive chef of Addison at The Grand Del Mar, was the inaugural guest of the “One Chef, One Dish, One San Diego” series, and each subsequent event will also feature a behind-the-scenes cooking experience with some of the finest chefs ...

Winemaker Lowell Jooste (right) presents his plans for LJ Crafted Wines, set to open in July at 5621 La Jolla Blvd. with architect Michael Morton.

New Business: Winemaker plans LJ Crafted Wines as a tasting room in Bird Rock/La Jolla; set to open July 2015

May 14, 2015, 10:44 a.m.

Taking a cue from the San Diego craft beer industry, fourth-generation South African winemaker Lowell Jooste will launch LJ Crafted Wines in Bird Rock, offering wines by the taste and by the glass, and in re-sealable, reusable, refillable glass wine growlers. Situated next to Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, LJ Crafted Wines is planned to open in July 2015 at 5621 La Jolla Blvd., in the space formerly occupied by Julian Bakery. Presenting his plans at the May 5 Bird Rock ...

The Lodge at Torrey Pines will partner with the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour for a comprehensive culinary weekend, May 29-31, 2015 and hosted by Jeff Jackson, executive chef at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.

Business Spotlight: Food, family, spring-break events coming to Lodge at Torrey Pines, Bahia Resort Hotel and Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa in La Jolla and San Diego

Mar 18, 2015, 11:22 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: “We understand that our guests have a broad range of interests and we schedule events for every possible combination of age, budget and taste,” said Robert Gleason, CEO of Evans Hotels ( “For those who like to learn and explore San Diego’s culinary landscape, the Artisan Table and the James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Weekend at The Lodge at Torrey Pines promise to enlighten even the most sophisticated palate.” • The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La ...

A proposed rendering of the exterior of Galaxy Tacos.

Restauranteur says ‘out of this world’ tacos coming to La Jolla Shores

Mar 17, 2015, 3:27 p.m.

La Jolla restauranteur George Hauer of George’s at the Cove is embarking on a new venture. He plans to launch Galaxy Tacos in June from the Kellogg Building at La Jolla Shores Drive and Avenida de la Playa. He presented his concept at the La Jolla Shores Association meeting March 11. Having a business partner “obsessed with Mexican street food,” Hauer said he wanted to explore the concept of offering inexpensive tacos in a casual, beach-friendly environment. Galaxy Tacos will ...

Mary's English Kitchen in La Jolla features 24 varieties of organic, loose-leaf teas. Tea service comes with timers, so patrons can gauge how long to steep their teas for light, medium or bold flavors.

Mary’s English Kitchen: A merry olde spot on Ivanhoe Ave. in La Jolla

Feb 28, 2015, 10 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Big English breakfasts and hot toasted crumpets; fresh fish and chips and stuffed chicken pie; afternoon tea with finger sandwiches and homemade pastries; strawberry jam with thick, clotted cream — these are just a few of the tasty treats awaiting visitors to Mary’s English Kitchen in La Jolla. Owner Alison Brown opened the cafe as a tribute to her mother Mary Brown’s cooking and recipes. Mary’s home in Exmouth, England was a neighborhood favorite. When Alison’s parents ...

James’ Place, adjacent La Jolla Playhouse on the UC San Diego campus, features an array of sushi, steak and Asian-fusion dishes.  Courtesy

Business Roundup: More Dining Options Opening in La Jolla

Feb 25, 2015, 11 a.m.

Long-awaited La Plaza boutique shopping center announces first four tenants The Jewel is poised to become the culinary epicenter of San Diego, with the announcement of even more new eateries in and around the Village. La Jolla Playhouse patrons once again have a cozy spot to enjoy a pre-performance beverage or post-production meal now that James’ Place has opened next door at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive (on the UC San Diego campus). At the helm is renowned sushi chef ...

Leila Whitehead of Trilogy Sanctuary in La Jolla shows a juice made from green fruits and vegetables.

Drink your vegetables: A guide to juicing in La Jolla

Feb 11, 2015, 1:55 p.m.

The juicing craze is alive and well in The Jewel, with eight juice bars/smoothie shops to help health-conscious La Jollans get more vitamins and minerals every day. Here is the skinny from the local purveyors bringing you juices (just the extracted liquid) and smoothies (using the actual plant pulp, ice or frozen fruit with the juice) with everything from apples to wheatgrass. ■ Benefits of juicing Several juicers tout the benefits of juicing and drinking vegetable-based smoothies as a way ...

San Diego Restaurant Week offers specially priced menus, Jan. 18-24, 2015, includes 24 La Jolla restaurants

Jan 14, 2015, 10:58 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: 2015 is going to be the highlight of every food lovers dream, starting with San Diego Restaurant Week, presented by San Diego County Lexus. Ecstatic to celebrate 11 years of culinary excellence, San Diego Restaurant Week will offer seven scrumptious days of delicious discounted dining at some of San Diego County’s finest restaurants. For one week only, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 through Saturday, Jan. 24, foodies will be able to eat their hearts out at a large ...

This New York-style Veggie Pizza features marinated portobello mushrooms, semi-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, grilled onions, zucchini and provolone at Regents Pizzeria in La Jolla.

On The Menu: Crust styles abound at Regents Pizzeria in La Jolla

Jan 8, 2015, 11:51 a.m.

• ON THE MENU: Locals don’t have to go far to find Chicago- and New York-style pizzas under the same roof. Regents Pizzeria presents the best of both worlds — along with craft beers — in its new, 4,100-square-foot space, just a few blocks from Westfield UTC shopping mall in La Jolla. “Our mission at Regents is rather simple in that it all harkens back to an underlying passion to transcend the traditional dining experience by delivering fresh, quality ingredients ...

The crew behind sugar and scribe includes owner/head chef Maeve Rochford (center).

Pre-opening revamp underway at La Jolla's Sugar and Scribe bakery

Jan 7, 2015, 10:42 a.m.

Before the doors could even open at the planned Sugar and Scribe bakery/eatery, 7660 Fay Ave., (former home of Zenbu Sushi), co-owners Maeve Rochford and Patrick Daniels decided the full-service bakery would benefit from an overhaul. Originally planned for an October 2014 debut, the eatery — a second location for the original Sugar and Scribe in Pacific Beach — will have a soft opening in late February, with a grand opening soon after. “When we got behind the walls and ...