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Blue Ribbon Rustic Kitchen Coming To Hillcrest

Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizza by Candice Woo

Chef Wade Hageman and his wife Kristi, who own and operate North County's Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria and The Craftsman New American Tavern, have officially announced their third food endeavor, a new restaurant with a projected summer opening, dubbed the Blue Ribbon Rustic Kitchen; it'll occupy the former site of an Ethiopian restaurant in Hillcrest.

In a statement that came in through the tipline, the chef explained that the Hillcrest eatery will not serve pizza, but will carry on his restaurants' farm-to-table approach with handmade pastas, sustainable meat and seafood.

At the helm in the kitchen will be Marlaw Seraspi, who will be transferring from his post at The Craftsman; Seraspi worked as a sous chef during Hageman's residence at Blanca in Solana Beach.
· Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizza [Official Site]
· All Expansionwire Coverage on Eater [~ESD~]

Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizza

897 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 760-634-7671

Blue Ribbon Rustic Kitchen

530 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 619-501-6795

Blue Ribbon Rustic Kitchen

530 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92103