Point Loma-OB Happenings: New restaurants coming; 3R Brewery tasting room; OB Town Council election
New restaurants heading to Point Loma
Several high-profile restaurants and bars are slated to open in the Point Loma-Ocean Beach area this year. Here’s a preview of some:
• Angelo, Point Loma
The trio behind Point Loma’s popular Italian pasta house Cesarina — chef Cesarina Mezzoni, her husband, Niccolò Angius, and their business partner, Giuseppe Capasso — plan to open their second Italian restaurant across the street in the fall. Angelo will be a Neapolitan pizzeria with an in-house southern Italian artisan cheese factory.
The new location, at 4160 Voltaire St., will include a made-to-order cake bakery, a gourmet retail shop and an offsite catering company.
• Go Go Amigo, Point Loma
Good Time Design hospitality group plans to open this indoor-outdoor Mexican restaurant and bar in February in the former El Jardin space at 2885 Perry Road at Liberty Station.
Executive chef Todd Nash’s menu will feature shareable plates of classic Mexican fare, including rockfish and pulpo agua chile, chicken tinga grilled cheese, tacos, soups, salads and desserts. The bar menu will be tequila-focused.
• Liberty Station Wine Garden, Point Loma
Carruth Cellars Urban Winery will open a 10,000-square-foot, indoor-outdoor wine garden in the Arts District at Liberty Station in the spring. Its focal point will be a copper-topped bar with two large outdoor patios.
The establishment will serve house-made paninis, salads and build-your-own cheese and charcuterie boards to complement Carruth’s California-style wines in flights, glasses and bottles. The location will be at 2710 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 17. — The San Diego Union-Tribune
Rincon Reservation Road Brewery opens tasting room in OB
Rincon Reservation Road Brewery — known as 3R Brewery for short — opened a new tasting room in Ocean Beach in January.
3R is owned and operated by the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, who opened the first location of the brewery on the Rincon reservation in Valley Center. The Ocean Beach location is the first outpost not on tribal land.
According to a news release, the new tasting room will “pay homage to the heritage of the Native Americans while engraining itself in the Ocean Beach community.” One of the focal points is a large mural created by Indigenous artist Joseph Hopkins.
3R Brewery’s offerings include brews such as Oasis Blonde Ale, Chief IPA, Rez Dog Hefeweizen and Red Rattler Amber Ale.
The new tasting room is at 4836 Newport Ave. Hours are noon to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and noon to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, visit 3Rbrewery.com. — Pacific San Diego
Ocean Beach Town Council election chooses seven to board
The Ocean Beach Town Council recently completed its 2022 board election, with nearly half of its 15 seats available for two-year terms.
The seven candidates — Tony Cohen and incumbents Cameron Reid, Connor Harrington, Stephanie Logan, Anna Firicano, Greg Winter and Kimberly Harrell — won the seven seats.
After a candidates forum at the Town Council’s January meeting featuring the board hopefuls giving two-minute statements, OBTC members voted for their choices. Voting closed Feb. 4.
OBTC President Corey Bruins said 182 people voted in the election. He added that the council appointed its executive committee for the next year, with Bruins as president, Reid as vice president, Harrington as treasurer, Logan as recording secretary and Gary Gartner as corresponding secretary.
— Compiled by Point Loma-OB Monthly staff