Here’s 4 Trending Hotspots to Check Out This Weekend

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Cloak + Petal – Little Italy

Little Italy is bursting with culture and has become a culinary melting pot of flavors from all over the world. While most people visit Little Italy for the Italian cuisine, now you can also find sushi! Yes, nestled between Italian eateries and cafes is the hottest sushi bar in San Diego, Cloak + Petal. While “cloak” implies secrecy, “petal” refers to the Japanese tradition, “hanami,” when family and friends meet under blooming cherry blossoms to savor food, drink and friendship. Their decor stands true to their concept as diners can sit under one of their cherry blossom trees to enjoy a meal with friends and family. Although you can find traditional Japanese dishes on the menu, the presentation is exactly the opposite. Each item on the menu comes out as its own work of art that tastes just as good as it looks like the Chef’s Assorted Sashimi (shown below). (@lifestylessd)

Realm of the 52 Remedies – Convoy

From one mystically transformed social lounge to the next, let us transport you to another realm. Behind the walls of popular gastropub, Common Theory, lies San Diego’s newest (literally) hidden gem, Realm of the 52 Remedies. As visitors open the door, they first step into a Chinese apothecary showcasing traditional medicinal treatments and methodologies. Then, venture through the mysterious path leading to the Far East inspired bar and lounge. In order to leave some experience to surprise we’ll just tell you this, Jesse Salas described it best in our interview as, “a peaceful overload of the senses.” The elaborate decor brings you back in time and pays homage to the neighborhoods background. This same attention to detail can also be found in their menu. Visitors can enjoy small plates such as their Roasted Cauliflower or Duck Knotts (amazing) along with their extensive list of libations including their “Troubled Empire” all while sitting next to Dragon’s eggs… If you don’t understand what we’re talking about, you’ll just have to check it out for yourself. (@lifestylessd)

Andaz – Gaslamp Quarter

Have you ever wondered what the largest rooftop in San Diego looks like? Well, look no further than The Rooftop by STK at Andaz San Diego. On top of what is quite possibly the trendiest boutique hotel in the city, is a rooftop bar and pool lounge that is sure to show you a good time. Enjoy poolside leisure by day and a buzzing nightclub by night with DJs playing on Friday and Saturday nights and now, Sunday day parties. The best part? No cover! So grab your friends and stay the day or stay the night and drink in the panoramic views of Downtown San Diego. (eventopedia) 

The Grass Skirt – Pacific Beach

Come for the tiki drinks but stay for the bao buns at The Grass Skirt. While the Pacific Beach neighborhood is known for its plethora of popular beach bars, the dining seemed to be lacking… that was until The Grass Skirt came on the map. What started as a crazy concept created by Owner, Matt Spencer, turned into a smashing hit. This authentic tiki lounge has raised the bar for Pacific Beach dining; offering elevated eats and extravagant tiki drinks including their bao buns, salmon cones and the “Tipsy Tentacle” cocktail. Though the establishment itself isn’t hidden, the entrance is accessible through a hidden door in the neighboring poke shop. So grab your Hawaiian shirts and get ready to tropic like its hot at The Grass Skirt!


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