Eater readers who live in Solana Beach will be happy to know about a brand new food option heading their way later this year. Fish 101, the casual seafood house which opened in 2011 in Leucadia, will be cruising down the coast and landing at 125 South Highway 101 where it will replace Waters Fine Foods; Fish 101 co-owner Ray Lowe tells Eater that they will take over the space on June 1 with the aim to launch the eatery in late fall.
Waters Fine Foods & Catering, the well-respected local company which also operates cafe/to-go locations in Bay Park and Downtown San Diego, is planning to open a new outpost in La Jolla. A rep says it will land at 7441-A Girard Avenue at Pearl Street early next month.
As for Fish 101, Lowe and partners/chefs John and Jessica Park will continue their support of local fishermen and farms at this location. The Leucadia menu, which ranges from crudo to grilled fish plates, fish tacos and sandwiches, will be offered along with rotating specials, sides featuring seasonal vegetables, and a daily selection of West Coast oysters. Open for lunch and dinner daily, the Solana Beach eatery will have a tap list that includes six local craft beers, wine, kombucha and cold brew coffee.
Fish 101 will share a mixed-use building with BLOC coworking; BLOC co-owner Brendan Foote, a real estate developer who was recently part of Lofty Coffee’s launch in Little Italy said, "The Solana Beach community has been eager to attract some fresh faces to the bar and restaurant scene. Fish 101 is an established concept and a fixture of another North County beach city so we knew that their expansion into Solana Beach would be very exciting for locals and a great complement to our coworking space."