The neighborhood around the intersection of 30th Street and Adams Avenue will see its food and drink offerings double within the year. In the works next to Soda & Swine is Beerfish, a craft beer and casual seafood joint, while the OC's Black Market Bakery builds out its new space on the other side of Polite Provisions. And coming in around the corner Jayne's Gastropub on Adams is the new third wave coffee bar, Hawthorn Coffee.
Landing in the old Fiesta Market space at 3015 Adams Avenue is the fourth location of Tajima Ramen Bar, which has outposts in Kearny Mesa and Hillcrest. As we reported earlier this year, the 4,000-square-foot building will be going under a significant remodel and the footprint split between Tajima and a previously unnamed restaurant. Now, we can spill the details on the second restaurant slotting into the space, which was represented by Bill Shrader, David Maxwell and Joe Brady of Colliers International's Urban Property Group.
Provence-born owner Ludo Mifsud has lived in the neighborhood for several years and worked in Paris, London and New York, where he spent a few years at Payard Patisserie and Bistro before moving to San Diego; for the past decade, Mifsud has been maître d' at La Jolla's beloved Tapenade. With chef/partner Vincent Viale, former executive chef at Bernard'O who also cooked at Tapenade and staged at Daniel in Manhattan, Mifsud is opening Et Voila! French Bistro, which will serve a menu that ranges from the classic escargot and coq au vin to more modern French cuisine. The 2,700-square-foot space is being designed by local firm Point of Departure and should include a sidewalk patio; Mifsud tells Eater that Et Voila! is scheduled for an early 2016 debut .