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Five New Restaurants To Visit This Weekend

Where to drink and dine on your days off.

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One Door North

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, Pasta & Pints: New York West

NY West

Online reviews have been favorable about this recent downtown addition. Tucked inside the Embassy Hotel and Suites, New York West has a fun modern vibe and sizable menu filled with hand-tossed stone fired pizzas (toppings range from classic margherita and pepperoni, to a slow cooked barbecue chicken), plus pastas, steaks, and seafood. During happy hour (Monday - Friday 4-7 p.m., Monday through Sunday 10 p.m. - 12 a.m.) expect $1 off all drafts, $1 off all wells, $5 house wines and discounted appetizers. 601 Pacific Highway (619) 819-7091 [Photo: Yelp]

Campfire Cuisine: One Door North

One Door North

Craving s'mores but no time to go camping? Complete with safari style tents, recently opened One Door North offers a perfect outdoorsy themed spot to snack on those tasty treats a plenty! Menu musts include the campfire trout with chimmichurri and corn bread, braised beef short ribs, and duck sausage pizza. Don't miss the retail wine shop tucked away in the back, stocked with varietals from France, Italy and California (the Grazing Goat rose is a top pick). Currently open for dinner, we hear brunch plans are already in the works. 3442 30th St. (619) 618-1285 [Photo: Facebook]

Next Level Poke: Pokirrito

Pokirrito's Poke Bowls & Sushi Burritos Have Arrived

San Diego's poke game is strong and perhaps nowhere more so than Exec Chef Junya Watanabe's freshly opened spot in Kearny Mesa. As one Yelp reviewer wrote, Pokirrito offers a "solid choice of sushi burritos and poke bowls ranging from normal size to fantastically massive." From the Pokirrito Classic (tuna) to the Maui Sunrise (karaage chicken) you can't go wrong. 4646 Convoy St. (858) 573-9090. [Photo: Lydumila Zotova]

Havana Good Time: Miss B's Coconut Club

Island-Inspired Miss B's Coconut Club Lands in Mission Beach

For Caribbean-inspired fare (think Cubano eggs Benedict, jerk chicken, coconut rum French toast), plus tasty tiki-tropical cocktails head to this breezy new, island-inspired spot in PB. If you've always dreamt of drinking from a giant copper swan here's your chance. Pull up a seat for some prime people watching along Mission Blvd. and indulge in one of Miss B's Havana A Goodtime cocktails (vodka, pamplemousse, house grapefruit and cucumber cordial, kombucha) with friends. 3704 Mission Blvd. (858) 381-0855 [Photo: Lyudmila Zotova]

Blooms, Cold Brews & More: Communal Coffee

communal coffee

Tastemaker Jen Byard's delightful new coffee concept in North Park has been blowing up Instagram feeds since soft-opening a couple of weeks ago. With a monochromatic design theme, accented with pops of color from the assorted flowers and succulents, (not to mention next doors delightful nursery), Communal is a stylishly convivial spot for a bit of avocado toast, some delicious pastries and Sightglass brews on Sunday morning. 2335 University Ave. (619) 920 7887 [Photo: Eater]