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Vietnamese Eatery Heading to Chula Vista

Plus, Saint Archer expands, KAABOO announces its chef lineup, and Market gets a new pastry pro

Pho Ca Dao Chula Vista
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Long-running Vietnamese eatery heads to the South Bay

Owned by the Huynh family, Pho Ca Dao has outposts in City Heights, Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Poway and Santee; their next will be at 303 Broadway in Chula Vista. The extensively renovated restaurant will serve its signature phở, or Vietnamese noodle soup, as well as grilled-to-order meat items served over vermicelli noodles or broken rice, egg rolls, and bánh mì sandwiches. There will also be a selection of wine and local craft beers on tap.

Market Del Mar welcomes new pastry chef

Market Del Mar has announced the arrival of its new pastry chef, Erin Steidley. The California native has a degree in pastry arts from Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon. Before joining the Del Mar restaurant, Steidley first gained notice in Seattle, where she was nominated for StarChefs Rising Star Award during her time as executive pastry chef for Restaurant Zoe. In the Bay Area, she ran the pastry programs for several acclaimed restaurants including the Michelin-starred Aziza and the Michelin-starred Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma County. Her dessert menu at Market includes coconut milk panna cotta with vanilla-basil blueberries, macadamia praline, coconut sorbet, and crispy basil.

Saint Archer Brewing Company expands to North County

Saint Archer Leucadia
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Saint Archer Brewing Co. is set to open a satellite tasting room in Leucadia at 978 N. Coast Highway 101. The Miramar-based, MillerCoors-owned brewery will launch a 1,200-square-foot tasting room with 30 taps pouring its core beer selections alongside specialty brews. Decorated by local art, the space will host art shows and screenings as well as community events and will operate Monday to Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.

KAABOO Del Mar announces culinary star line-up

The three-day festival, scheduled for September 14 to 16 at Del Mar Racetrack and fairgrounds, has released the roster of culinary superstars scheduled to take part in the tastings, cooking demos, and competitions that comprise its PALATE programming. Joining notable local chefs such as Richard Blais, Brian Malarkey, and Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins will be a lineup of other high-profile chefs including Michael Mina, Jessica Koslow, Ludo Lefebvre, Daniela Soto-Innes, Marc Forgione, Michelle Bernstein. and Daniela Soto-Innes.

Little Italy farmer’s market returns to Date Street

After several years, the Little Italy Mercato moves back to its original W. Date Street location this Saturday, May 5 where it now bisects the new Piazza della Famiglia. The weekly market, which runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will now stretch from Kettner Boulevard to Front Street, with a mix of certified California farmers, prepared food, artisan crafts and gifts and more.