Over the weekend, CH Projects finally welcomed the eating public into their newest UnderBelly, which takes up residence as the last food and drink tenant in the North Parker.
At 2,800-square-feet, it's considerably more roomy than the ramen house's original outpost in Little Italy, with an expansive, eye-catching patio on the corner at 30th Street and Upas that's dominated by set of imposing concrete tables lit with fire features that should be cozy if and when the weather ever cools down.
Basile Studios helped to fashion the wood "fins" that line the interior walls and installed larger versions of the glass panels also found at Little Italy, which lever up to allow for seating on both sides of a bar that spans the length of the dining room.
There are more bar-height seats along the open kitchen, where UnderBelly chefs prep the menu's appetizers, buns and ramen; new to North Park is a new miso ramen and a variety of yakitori; the selection will rotate nightly, with options ranging from skewered chicken thigh, hearts and livers to truffle oil and parmesan-seasoned cauliflower and heirloom tomatoes.
For now, the bar stocks craft beer, wine and sake, but expect these drink pros to offer cocktails at this location soon.
UnderBelly North Park
3000 Upas Street
San Diego, CA 92104