The East Village food boom continues with a duo of concepts transplanted from Texas. Stella Public House and Halcyon, which have locations in Austin and San Antonio, are due to drop into the neighborhood by late October.
They'll share a 3,000-square-foot space at 14th and Island, part of the in-progress Pinnacle condo development; both eateries will have doors that roll up onto a 1,200-square-foot patio overlooking a large public park that's also in construction with views of the Coronado bridge.
One of the partners, John Long, has lived in San Diego for a dozen years; with help from Michael Burton and Pasquale Ioele from Cassidy Turley, Long found the site for what he says will be the East Village's "all day gathering place".
Stella Public House specializes in wood-fired pizza, with a sauce that uses Chris Bianco's (Pizzeria Bianco ) tomatoes and mozzarella cheese that's made in-house. Their menu, which includes salads, small plates and vegetable sides, is seasonal and farm-sourced; Long says they'll swap in dishes made with San Diego produce. The eatery is also known for craft beer, so there will be 20 taps, plus cocktails.
Halcyon will be a coffee bar and lounge, open from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., serving espresso drinks and an all-day menu of breakfast, panini, salads and weekend brunch. They're also known for their coffee-based cocktails.
The owners plan to expand the concepts to La Jolla, North County and Laguna Beach over the next few years, either as a pair or stand-alone projects.
· Stella Public House [Official Site]
· Halcyon [Official Site]
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