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La Jolla Business Roundup: Businesses Open New Locations, Offer New Services

When the COVID-19 pandemic confined people to their homes, La Jolla resident Phil Gorman turned to baking. Specifically bagels.

And in just a few years and a few iterations, that bagel recipe has evolved into CaliBagels Chips. CaliBagels Chips recently signed an agreement with McCormick & Co. to provide Frank’s Red Hot and Old Bay seasoned bagel chips to retailers nationwide.

Bagel chips are vegan, and Gorman recommends using “clean” ingredients like date syrup instead of sugar. In developing the brand, he considered selling bagels to local stores, which evolved into selling the dough, which then evolved into making bagel chips.

“My friend makes fish dip, so I tried bagel chips with his fish dip,” Gorman said. I worked with Bay and Frank’s Red Hot marketing team and they agreed to put it in my chips, I was afraid it would taste like dry toast with Frank on it So I baked them twice and then started applying the seasoning, so the chips themselves have their own flavor and the seasoning is on top of it.”

He said CaliBagels will start shipping in September and has interest from “the biggest and best names in groceries.”

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Outspoken Chef signs deal with La Jolla Music Society

GRNFC Hospitality Chef Giuseppe Ciufa recently signed a five-year partnership with the La Jolla Music Society to provide onsite food and beverage and catering services at La Jolla’s Conrad Previse Performing Arts Center. We signed an exclusive contract.

The Conrad includes the Baker Baum Concert Hall and the JAI Cabaret Space, which offers table service from a full bar and catering kitchen.

Founded by Ciuffa over 20 years ago, GRNFC Hospitality has grown into a culinary group with six entities, including flagship restaurant Candor at 1030 Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla.

The La Jolla Music Society hosts more than 80 concerts and events each year, as well as the Conrad’s annual summerfest. In addition, renters choose Conrad for dozens of performances, lectures, weddings, receptions and other events throughout the year.

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new gadget grab and go

Smallgoods sandwich and cheese store has added grab-and-go containers to its merchandise at 7524 La Jolla Blvd.

Owned by La Jolla residents Jenny and Mike Eastwood, this establishment makes sandwiches and cheese plates to order.

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Inco Cafe expands

The Parakeet Cafe has expanded into the La Jolla Cove Hotel.

(Elisabeth Fraust)

Parakeet Cafe Expands to La Jolla Cove Hotel, Offering Locally Roasted Coffee, Signature Drinks, Wellness Lattes, Cold-Pressed Juices and Shots, Organic Teas, Freshly Baked Pastries, and a Variety of Prepared Foods and Bottled Beverages doing.

Hours of operation are 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Thursday through Monday, with plans to extend soon. The La Jolla Cove Hotel is located at 1155 Coast Blvd.

Parakeet Cafe has another La Jolla at 927 Silverado St.

recent opening

After months of development, two franchises opened in The Village in July. Dunkin’ and Breakfast Republic.

The Dunkin’ Franchise (previously known as Dunkin’ Donuts) opened in the space previously occupied by Subway on Girard Avenue. “All the same Dunkin’ products are offered, and the store has an ordering kiosk, digital menu board, and tap system similar to other ‘NextGen’ stores. “

La Jolla was chosen as the location “because many people like to visit and live there.” [there]said Burton. “Offers a nice mix of restaurants, shopping and activities to explore.”

A few blocks away at 637 Pearl Street, Breakfast Republic offers unique twists on classics like pancakes, French toast, breakfast sandwiches and burritos. The location also has an Eggies walk-up breakfast sandwich window.

coming soon

The rendering shows the planned Paradisaea restaurant at 5680 La Jolla Blvd. at Bird Rock.

The rendering shows the planned Paradisaea restaurant at 5680 La Jolla Blvd. at Bird Rock.

(Courtesy of Meg Connolly Communications)

Paradisaea, a restaurant opening in Bird Rock’s Piano Building, is scheduled to open in September at 5680 La Jolla Blvd.

“Under the leadership of Culinary Director Mark Welker, with Chef de Cuisine Gabrielle Bonis, Paradisaea’s menu celebrates the best seasonal ingredients from local farmers and regional purveyors”, Jalapeno It will include “ingredient-driven traditional dishes with innovative twists,” such as Caesar salads and wagyu nachos, according to the news release. Large plates include pasta dishes and roast chicken.

Paradisaea will be open for dinner after 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and brunch until early dinner on Sunday. The site will also feature a restaurant, an all-day café and a retail store.

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San Diego Restaurant Week

San Diego Restaurant Week returns in September with more than 100 restaurants from over 30 regions.

From September 25th to October 2nd, participating restaurants will be offering two-course lunches at $10, $15, $20, and $25, and three-course dinners at $20, $30, $40, and $50. A flat rate applies.

La Jolla is joined by Piazza 1909, Nine-Ten and George’s at the Cove.

A full list can be found at, with new restaurants added daily. ◆