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Five New Restaurants To Visit This Weekend

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Where to drink and dine on your days off.

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Bradley Schweit

It’s finally Friday, which means it’s almost time to clock-off and get those weekend vibes started. No plans yet? No problem! Eater's here with a handy set of recommendations to assist in your dining destination decision-making. In this regular feature, we'll help you discover recently opened restaurants and uncover new-to-you bars and eateries (plus occasional menu debuts) specializing in everything from Friday happy hour cocktails through to Sunday brunch, so you can make the most of that well-earned downtime.

Pop-Up Beer Garden: Andaz Rooftop600


Fresh off its recent makeover, The Andaz Hotel's Swanky rooftop club will feature a daily pop-up Beer Garden with German-inspired food and drink menus, now through April. Expect a serious brew-roster of German classics, craft drafts and bottled beers from local breweries including Lightning Brewer, Mike Hess and Ballast Point, plus perfectly paired bites like curry wurst and schnitzel. Popular games like Ping-Pong, giant Jenga and giant Connect Four will be available for guests to play while sipping and snacking. Open daily from 12 p.m. onwards. 600 F St. (619) 814-2029 [Photo: Trip Advisor]



This gourmet street-food truck and gourmet catering company have had their first brick and mortar location up and running since early January in Barrio Logan. The menu revolves around a selection of snacks like pork belly fries ($10), "Triple D" duck fat fries with duck confit topped with duck gravy ($8), and a slow-braised pork shoulder Cuban sandwich. There are three burgers, plus plates including wonton fish tacos and vegan tempeh tacos, while the bar serves up local brews, regional wines, house sodas, margaritas and sangrias. MishMash is open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. 1985 National Ave. #1133 (619) 955-8544 [Photo: MishMash]

Lawn Games & Street Food: Spitz

LA's Spitz Opens Hillcrest Playground With Lawn Games & Street Food

Stop by this recently opened funky LA-transplant for California fresh Mediterranean style street food, including a variety of döner kebabs and topped fries, plus craft beers, cocktails and housemade sangrias from their full bar. Weekday happy hour deals (4 - 7 p.m.) include $2 off select drinks and snacks, or why not stop by this weekend when Spitz will be open until midnight (Friday/Saturday nights) and enjoy an alfresco game of Corn Hole or giant Jenga on their hidden gem of a beer garden. 3515 5th Ave. (619) 326-8556 [Photo: Bradley Schweit]

Southern Soul Style Barbecue: Bugsy's BBQ & Grill

Bugsy's BBQ & Grill

Pitmaster Jake Green has worked at some of the nation's best barbecue joints inclduing Memphis Minnies in San Francisco and Bill Millers Barbecue in Austin, TX. Now he's brining his own "southern soul style barbecue" to San Diego by way of this freshly minted spot in The Gaslamp. Styled around a 1920s Wild West theme, expect Texas style brisket, and Memphis style pulled pork to Kansas City ribs in everything from starters, sandwiches, entrees and meat combos; plus hearty sides like Carolina slaw, pit beans and smokehouse fries. Hhomemade desserts, including banana pudding, peach cobbler and selection of rotating pies, are also available. Bugsy's is open Monday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. 827 5th Ave. (619) 235-8700 [Photo: Facebook]

Awards Season Inspired New Sips: Grant Grill

Howlin' Wolf

Just in time for awards season, the beverage team at this storied eatery have whipped up a new music-inspired menu of libations––created and inspired by Chef de Bar Cory Alberto's favorite musicians. New additions include Howlin' Wolf (Johnny Walker Red, cane sugar, chocolate, Angostura Bitters, cigar foam) - inspired by legendary Chicago Blues guitarist Howlin' Wolf; and Lady Ella (Remy Martin 1783, Creme Yvette, rose water, tangerine, Prosecoo) - named after Ella Fitzgerald's piano player who sipped cocktails at Grant Grill. 326 Broadway (619) 744-2077 [Photo: Tim King]