Fall Tracking: San Diego's Most Anticipated Fall Restaurant Openings

Candice Woo
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From Chad White's Común Kitchen & Tavern to CH Projects' Rare Form, there's been a slew of great summer openings, but some of the most exciting restaurant openings of 2014 will happen over next few months. Eater National already came out with their list of the 53 most anticipated fall openings across America, so let's now turn our attention to some local projects.

From an Italian food emporium to an exotic meat eatery, butcher shop and pizza concepts, these are spots you'll want to add to your "where to eat" list. Here now are San Diego's most anticipated fall openings.

Which one are you most excited to try? Leave your favorite pick in the comments, or add mention of another fall opening that we should be tracking.

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Kettner Exchange
Location: Little Italy
Projected Opening: September 15
The team behind Vin De Syrah and Analog are behind this 10,000-square-foot project that will hold a bi-level restaurant and lounge, crowned with Little Italy's only rooftop harbor view patio, that features a "progressive American" menu from executive chef Brian Redzikowski's and craft cocktails created by Adam Stemmler (Blind Tiger Cocktail Co.). Did we mention the on-site donut shop?
· All Kettner Exchange Coverage [~ESD~]
· Kettner Exchange [Official Site]

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Bottega Americano
Location: East Village
Projected Opening: August 31
San Diego's first Eataly-esque concept, an Italian-centric food emporium, will occupy 8,000-square-foot space filled with interactive food bars for all-day dining. Chefs David Warner and Giuseppe Ciuffa are overseeing the menus while Thomas Schoos (Puesto, Searsucker) puts together a design that'll convey "crisp, modern graphics, and old-world charm."
· All Bottega Americano Coverage [~ESD~]
· Bottega Americano [Official Site]

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Swine Bar
Location: University Heights
Projected Opening: Early October
A new concept from the owners of Slater's 50/50, this "eclectic meatery" is in the latter stages of permit approvals for their modern, fast-casual eatery that'll focus on exotic proteins cooked in a modern exhibition kitchen. A market counter will retail fresh house made sausages and the more than seven different flavors of bacon planned for their menu.
· All Swine Bar Coverage [~ESD~]
· Swine Bar [Official Site]

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Stella Public House and Halcyon
Location: East Village
Projected Opening: Early November
Two transplanted eateries from Texas will debut in tandem this fall. Sharing a 3,000-square-foot space are Stella Public House, specializing in wood-fired pizza topped with seasonal ingredients, paired with craft beer, and Halcyon, a coffee house/cocktail lounge that open early and close late at night.
· All Stella Public House/Halcyon Coverage [~ESD~]
· Stella Public House [Official Site]
· Halcyon [Official Site]

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The Heart & Trotter Butchery
Location: North Park
Projected Opening: Mid-September
This highly-anticipated new butchery, partially funded by a winning Kickstarter campaign, will also incorporate a market component and eatery serving beer and wine, with chef Lhasa Landry signed up to oversee the kitchen. Founders James Holtslag and Trey Nichols are currently selling meat CSA packages, with animals sourced from within 250 miles of San Diego, and have a class and butchering demo scheduled for Monday, August 25 at Green Flash's brewery in Mira Mesa.
· All The Heart & Trotter Butchery Coverage [~ESD~]
· The Heart & Trotter Butchery [Official Site]

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Double Standard
Location: Downtown
Projected Opening: Late October/early November
The remodel to convert a former burger shop into an upscale Italian-inspired eatery featuring Neapolitan pizza is fully underway; look for a custom Campari bar and an interior design described as "Restoration Hardware meets Phillipe Starck".
· All Double Standard Coverage [~ESD~]

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Beerfish
Location: North Park
Projected Opening: Fall 2014
A former house on Adams Avenue is being converted by the owner of Sessions Public into a casual eatery that'll have an abundance of outdoor dining space. Bells & Whistles (Starlite, The Smoking Goat) is designing this ode to an East Coast seafood shack that'll have a shellfish-focused and plenty of craft beer.
· All Beerfish Coverage [~ESD~]
· Beerfish [Facebook]

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UnderBelly
Location: North Park
Projected Opening: September
The second location of UnderBelly will be the next project to debut in a year chock full of openings for the prolific CH Projects group. When the ramen and craft beer eatery opens, it'll be the final food tenant to complete the North Parker, joining Modern Times Beer, Influx and Tacos Perla in the 30th Street complex.
· All UnderBelly Coverage [~ESD~]
· UnderBelly [Official Site]

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Iron Pig Alehouse
Location: Pacific Beach
Projected Opening: October
Rib tips, beef brisket, turkey legs and chicken wings and more are among the classics that'll be cooked up low and slow over oak, hickory and applewood at this modern barbecue joint headed to the beach neighborhood. To slake your thirst, 36 taps will pour a mix of local and global craft beer.
· All Iron Pig Alehouse Coverage [~ESD~]
· Iron Pig Alehouse [Facebook]