Photography Provided By: Jim Sullivan

This Chef and Restaurateur Shows Us Exactly Where to Eat in San Diego

Here’s How to Get a True Taste of San Diego’s Culinary Landscape

Name: Brad Wise Where to Eat SD

Job Title: Executive Chef and Owner, Trust Restaurant Group
Resident of: Claremont 
Local Living: 14 years 


Must-Try Dishes From Each of My 4 Restaurants: Where to Eat SD

Trust Restaurant: Ricotta Agnolotti
Fort Oak: Charred Caullini and Fried Quail 
Cardellino: Ribeye and Spicy Fusilli Pasta
Rare Society: Bacon (appetizer)


Mex-cellent! Where to Eat SD

I love supporting small, local businesses close to my house. Maritza’s Mexican Food Restaurant is a local counter-serve joint that serves up some of the best Mexican food and burgers in town. This spot is a no-frills kind of place with a focus on homestyle, south-of-the-border cuisine. Try their hot sauce—it’s fantastic!


Island Staycation

San Diego has so much to offer, and when you’re out in Shelter Island, Kona Kai Resort & Spa is a great spot with a private beach, tiki bar and a newly renovated adults-only pool. I recommend looking up a tourist site and doing something on that list you haven’t experienced before! 

Flavors, Sights and Sounds

Head to Convoy St, also known as “Asian Restaurant Row,” for some of the best Asian food in America! This street is lined with Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean and Chinese restaurants, serving up some of the most flavorful dishes anywhere. Dig into an assortment of handmade noodles, sizzling hot pots filled with tofu, fresh sushi and baked tea cakes!


Better Together Where to Eat SD

Throughout this year, we’ve formed partnerships with local businesses, such as Heartwork Coffee, GTC Design and Pop Pie Co., which are all great companies. GTC Design now designs all of our projects, Heartwork Coffee is now served in all of our restaurants and we are always collaborating with Pop Pie Co. to come up with new, creative foods.


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