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Cannonball offers Pacific Rim dining at Belmont Park

Belmont Park recently unveiled a new restaurant, Cannonball, a 6,000-square-foot rooftop Pacific Rim-inspired restaurant serving sushi and small plates.

URBN Restaurants makes plans for El Cajon eatery

Jon Mangini of URBN Restaurants Inc. -- the guy behind Gang Kitchen, BASIC Urban Kitchen + Bar and URBN Coal Fired Pizza — recently announced plans to expand east into downtown El Cajon. Expected to open in early 2014, the dual-concept initiative will house a yet-to-be-named brewery and a third URBN Coal Fired Pizza to Mangini's repertoire.

Yummy Cupcakes to open in Encinitas

Los Angeles-based cupcake and gourmet treats shop Yummy Cupcakes will open its first San Diego bakeshop and storefront in Encinitas on Monday, July 8. This location marks their seventh shop, adding to its three Los Angeles locations and three international stores.

Sushi chef a mainstay at Cafe Japengo

Jerry Warner is executive sushi chef at Cafe Japengo.

Andaz uses red carpet treatment to set it apart

Rusty Middleton is general manager of Andaz San Diego.

Partner plans more Native Foods locations in San Diego

Daniel Dolan is partner of Native Foods Café and oversees all aspects of their operations and growth.

Family-owned Crest Cafe takes comfort food to the next level

Cecelia Moreno is the owner of Crest Cafe in Hillcrest.

D Bar owner: 'Restaurants are about relationships'

Keegan Gerhard is the chef and owner (his business card says dessert doctor) of D Bar in Hillcrest and D Bar in Denver. He has appeared on the Discovery Channel, CNN, HGTV, DIY and most notably as host and head judge of Food Network's, "Food Network Challenge" and "Last Cake Standing" series.

Bencotto Italian Kitchen introduces its little brother

From the family behind Bencotto Italian Kitchen in Little Italy, now comes Monello -- which translates to "naughty little boy" -- a restaurant of Milanese street food cuisine led by Executive Chef Fabrizio Cavallini.

SD Home Cooking takes traditional route to customers' hearts

San Diego Home Cooking owner Mel Makaric originally finished school for theater makeup. Makaric opened the first San Diego Home Cooking location 15 years ago and has since opened four other locations in San Diego County.

Pacific Beach's Table 926 nears first anniversary

San Diego native Matt Richman wears both chef and owner hats at his restaurant, Table 926, in Pacific Beach, open since December.

Karl Strauss opens restaurant in 4S Ranch

After more than a decade-long hiatus from opening more brewery restaurants, Karl Strauss recently opened its seventh brewery restaurant in 4S Ranch, just west of Rancho Bernardo. Karl Strauss has spent the last 10 years focusing on growing its brewing operation and expanding its beer distribution beyond San Diego, more than doubling its 20,000 barrels in 2002 to 50,000 barrels projected for 2012. The company has created 100 jobs, including hourly staff and management positions.

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Soaring Dimensions 2014, now and all year long on San Diego Source. The special August 28 print publication features articles, profiles and videos on some of San Diego's most recognized companies involved in making San Diego soar once more. Construction, architecture, engineering, tenant improvement companies, plus law firms and government, all working to create a vibrant economy and positive local impact.

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How to make it in the restaurant biz

Reporter Carlos Rico talks with chefs and entrepreneurs to get the key ingredients on how to run a successful restaurant in San Diego.

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