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Five New Restaurants To Visit This Weekend

Where to drink and dine on your days off.

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Birdseye Kitchen

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.

Gourmet Sandwiches: Moto-Deli Food Truck

Moto Deli Food Truck

While Encinitas' new chef-driven sandwich concept Moto Deli is slated for an April opening, chef Alex Carballo and his crew have launched the Moto Deli food truck to keep the North County diners happy in the interim. Every Thursday and Friday the truck will be parked outside their impending eatery from 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m., serving up gourmet sandwiches and house-made sides. Look out for Moto Deli at the El Cajon Craft Beer Invitational Saturday, March 12 between 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. 810 N. Coast Highway 101 (760) 943- MOTO [Courtesy Photo]

Designer Dining: TRUST

Dining room at Trust. Lyudmila Zotova

The stylish new eatery in Jonathon Segal's recently completed Mr. Robinson building, TRUST boasts a thoughtful menu centered round seasonal, shareable plates plus locally produced craft beer and wines. Spearheaded by Eat. Drink. Sleep alum executive chef Brad Wise and GM Steve Schwob, the restaurant's "New American" eats include breakfast, lunch and brunch bites, which range from the (already hugely popular) ultimate sticky bun, to hamachi crudo, uni pasta and braised oxtail ravolini. 3752 Park Blvd. (619) 795-6901 [Photo: Lyudmila Zotova]

Mexican Soul Food: Del Sur

South of the Border-Inspired Del Sur Swings Into South Park

Expect south of the border-style "grandma dishes" with a twist at this new addition to South Park's dining scene. Menu offerings include carnitas and grilled fish taco plates for around $12 - $14, Mexican draft beers for $5 and house margaritas for $6 (or $4 during happy hour, which is every Wednesday between 4 - 6 p.m.). There's a good selection of other cocktails too ($8-$11), including a Paloma, sangria and classic Old Oaxacan. 2310 30th St. (619) 501-0643 [Photo: Lyudmila Zotova]

Coffee & Pizza: Pappalecco

Pappalecco Adds Pizzeria to Newly Opened Kensington Coffeehouse

Brothers Francesco and Lorenzo Bucci recently soft-opened a fourth outpost of their popular coffee house concept in Kensington. The spacious new locale also boasts a pizza oven component, which is turning out Tuscan-style crisp crust Margherita and signature Pappalecco pies. Diners can also expect to find the usual assortment of their housemade pastries, paninis, gelato and high-octane Italian espresso. 4202 Adams Ave. (619) 255-4770 [Photo: Lyudmila Zotova]

Thai + Vietnamese Cuisine: Birdseye Kitchen

Birdseye Kitchen

Nestled along a prime stretch on the Encinitas/Leucadia border (Viggiluci's and the Pannikin are neighbors), Birdseye Kitchen drew huge crowds during their soft opening last week. The menu line up includes several varieties of pho (chicken, vegetarian and beef are all made with organic bone broths), rice plates, house specialty massaman curry, plus classics like drunken noodles and Pad Thai. Duck Foot's gluten-reduced California Blonde and Pizzaport's Swami's IPA are on tap, with plenty of local brews also available by the bottle. 540 N. Coast Highway 101 (760) 479-0488 [Photo: Facebook]