Welcome to another installment of our Eater Guides feature, Where Chefs Eat. We want to know where the men and women of San Diego restaurants go to feed on their all-too-rare days off. Where do they choose to spend their hard-earned pay and what do they crave?
In 2007, chef/owner Matt Gordon opened his first San Diego restaurant, Urban Solace, which has since become a fixture in the North Park neighborhood. Gordon next headed north, to Encinitas, to launch sister restaurant Solace and The Moonlight Lounge. North County is also home to his third and newest restaurant, Sea & Smoke, which debuted in Del Mar last summer. The American brasserie, one of the anchors in Flower Hill Promenade, recently gave their bar area a makeover and rolled out an all new bar and happy hour menu that includes his signature watermelon salad, platters of oysters and housemade chicken liver terrine.
Here, in his own words, the chef tell us where he eats when he's not shuttling between his three restaurants, sharing that "Most of my dining out is with my family on rare nights off or quick meals before dinner service.. and though I could recommend all kinds of high-end fancy places, I think everyone should go eat at these, which are consistent and delicious."Read More