Eater has the early word on what'll take the place of Zenbu in La Jolla, which shuttered last month after 14 years in that location.
Sugar & Scribe Bakery, which opened in Pacific Beach (1420 Garnet Ave.) in 2010, is expanding north, and opening another bakery and full-fledged restaurant in the space. Owner and head baker/chef Maeve Schulz, whose recipes for scones, tarts, breads, pies and more were inspired by her Granny Kate, told Eater that the restaurant will reflect her Irish, Scottish and English background and be open by mid-September.
On an upper level, there will be a dedicated bakery area selling cupcakes and custom special occasion cakes. The main floor will have a gourmet food to-go section and a dining room and patio serving breakfast, lunch and light dinner, from pancakes and breakfast pastries to traditional Guinness stew, black pudding, pasties (meat pies) and vegetarian shepherd's pie.
Going forward, Sugar & Scribe's original PB bakery will mainly focus on their sweet offerings while the La Jolla restaurant will showcase the savory items. Schulz says that future locations will either be stand-alone bakeries or bakery-restaurant hybrids; North County and coastal LA are potential areas for next spots.
· Sugar & Scribe Bakery [Official Site]
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