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Five New Restaurants To Visit This Weekend

Where to drink and dine on your days off.

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Lyudmila Zotovoa

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.

Pizza & Beer: Flour & Barley

Flour & Barley

New York-style pizza and craft beer is the name of the game at this Vegas transplant, which recently opened doors at The Headquarters. Chef de cuisine JC Colón oversees the menu that, in addition to a wide selection of brick oven pizzas, also comprises assorted apps, salads and entrees like pork belly carbonara and whole roasted branzino. For ale alternatives, think signature and barrel-aged cocktails, plus wine and housemade sodas. 789 W. Harbor Drive (619) 344-2900 [Photo: Courtesy]

Wines By The Glass: Vino Carta

Bottlecraft Uncorks New Wine Tasting Bar & Bottle Shop in Little Italy

This latest offering from Brian Jensen now gives oeonphiles a new place to sip and savor in Little Italy. With prices ranging from $6 - $12 up to 20 wines are on offer by the glass at this India Street tasting room, which focusses on varietals from smaller, family-run wineries, such as the François Chidaine 2014 'Les Tuffeaux' Chenin Blanc. You can also bring your own snacks, or order prepared bites (cheese, crackers, nuts) from the bar. 2161 India St. (619) 564-6589 [Photo: Lyudmila Zotova]

BBQ & Expanded Ales: Burnside


Normal Height’s late night eatery has introduced new menu items and two additional beer taps in honor of its recent interior renovation reveal. While old favorites remain –we’re talking the Cubano and tots – Todd Johnson has helped Burnside beef up its barbecue offerings with his sticky finger baby back ribs, housemade BBQ sauces and Southern Pride Smoked tri-tip. Burnside is open until 11 p.m. Sunday - Thursday, and 1 a.m. on Friday/Saturday. 3375 Adams Ave. (619) 501-7715 [Photo: Facebook]

Sushi Burritos: Rolled Up

Rolled Up

James Markham's hip Hillcrest digs for super-sized sushi burritos has been a hit since opening earlier last month. Garnering favorable online reviews, the quick-service counter spot has been praised for its fresh food, innovative menu concept and friendly staff of "sushiritto" rollers; most of which will set you back about $11 ($9 for the veggie option), and come with tasty fillings like sake carne asada, ahi, Korean short ribs, shrimp tempura and salmon sashimi3884 Fourth Ave. (619) 358-9397 [Photo:Yelp]

Raw Bar + Craft Cocktails: Crab Hut

Crab Hut Opens In Mira Mesa With New Raw Bar & Craft Cocktails

This Louisiana-inspired seafood specialist just launched a third outpost in Mira Mesa, where you can load up on everything from crab, crawfish and shrimp boils to jambalaya. Consulting bartender David Tye has whipped up a swanky new craft cocktail program too, while at least eight varieties of daily-delivered shellfish along with different toppings, from mignonettes to granite can be enjoyed at the restaurant's 25-seat raw bar. 8280 Miramesa Blvd. (858) 860-5225 [Photo: Lyudmila Zotova]