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Early Scoop on The Patio on Goldfinch in Mission Hills

The Patio on Goldfinch, the new Mission Hills sibling of Pacific Beach's The Patio on Lamont Street, isn't due until April 2014 but owner Gina Champion-Cain gave Eater the early download on what's in store for the 200-seat Goldfinch Street space.

The same design team who did the Lamont Street restaurant is at work here, so expect some recognizable features, including a communal table crafted from a fallen Torrey Pine tree and their signature "patio" dining; the front of the eatery will be open to the sky and the sidewalk, flanked by a fireplace and a living wall.

Inside will be a 38-foot bar, main dining room and "quiet", 40-seat dining area with a succulent wall and a greenhouse-like feel. While the PB space has nods to surf and skate culture, this location will be influenced by the Spanish architecture that can be found in the neighborhood. Champion-Cain says they're aiming to get LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building council.

While Lamont Street's John Medall will be the exec chef here, they're currently interview for a chef de cuisine. Some menu items, including their braised octopus, beef and bleu flatbread and Patio melt will transfer over but Mission Hills will have more seafood options; also new, a chef's table and an open display kitchen.
· The Patio on Lamont Street [Official Site]
· All Plywood Reports on Eater [~ESD~]

La Puerta Mission Hills

4020 Goldfinch Street, San Diego, CA 92103 619-876-5200 Visit Website

The Patio on Goldfinch

4020 Goldfinch Street, San Diego, CA 92103