An eleven-time James Beard Award nominee for Outstanding Restaurateur, Sam Fox of Fox Restaurant Concepts introduced The Henry to Coronado this week. Though the headquarters for his restaurant empire are in Phoenix, the True Food Kitchen founder calls Coronado home and has launched several eateries in the San Diego area including Flower Child, North Italia, and Blanco Tacos + Tequila.
The all-purpose restaurant and bar opens for breakfast and coffee at 7 a.m. daily, and will serve lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch to the locals and tourists who frequent Orange Avenue. At 5,176-square-feet, with a 1,445-square-foot patio, the Coronado outpost is smaller than its counterparts in Phoenix, West Hollywood, and Dallas, and features a Southern California-inspired design and more seafood-based dishes. The classic American menu includes shrimp cocktail, charred avocado salad, rotisserie chicken, and braised short ribs. A weekday happy hour, offered from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., ranges from $6 wine and $8 cocktails to $6 parmesan truffle fries and a $12 burger.
Fox recently sold his company to The Cheesecake Factory in a move that will undoubtedly accelerate growth of all its eateries. Telling Eater that he will continue to steer operations, Fox said that he foresees opening a few more outposts of Flower Child in San Diego and may look to bring over other concepts, including his pizza and rotisserie restaurant Doughbird.