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23
Jul

First Look: Blush

San Diego Magazine Daniel Barron has landed again. One of my favorite wildcard chefs in San Diego, Barron’s a creative type whose had trouble finding the right home. Think of him like that exciting, hyper gymnast who’s either going to get a perfect ten or break the gym. That is to say, it won’t be […]

23
Jul

Blush Ice Bar Reveals Signature Drinks and Daring Food Menu

SD Eater A food & drink primer before the downtown restaurant opens next week. Scheduled to open on Thursday, July 30 is Blush Ice Bar + East-West Kitchen, whose 7,000-square-foot corner at 6th and Market has been remodeled into sleek and modern space that includes an 18-seat raw bar, oyster lounge, a dining room with banquette and […]

07
Jul

The Scoop: 7 Recent Restaurant Openings

Discover SD Blush Ice Bar & East West Kitchen Blush Ice Bar + East-West Kitchen – the former Wet Willie’s location – is expected to open this by the end of July. Owned by East Village resident Taylor Kim and Russ Fukushima, the 7,500-square-foot restaurant bar will specialize in serving the Blush cocktail made with […]

02
Jun

San Diego’s 6 Most Anticipated Openings of Summer 2015

Zagat Blush Ice Bar + East-West Kitchen Bay Area restaurateurs Taylor Kim and Russ Fukushima are bringing their concept south. Centered around signature Blush cocktails, the food will focus on a blend of Eastern and Western ingredients — think sesame-soy-glazed chicken lollipops, umami bomb New York strip steaks and sushi tacos served alongside locally caught […]

29
May

Gaslamp Food Rep on the Rise

Discover SD Long gone are the days when dining in the Gaslamp Quarter meant choosing between chain restaurants and tourist traps for mediocre, over-priced fare. The Disneyland of Downtown is finally shaking its bad food rap, thanks to the arrival of some heavyweight chefs whose concepts promise to give the neighborhood the flavors it deserves. […]

14
Apr

The Scoop: 7 Recent Restaurant Openings

Discover SD Blush Ice Bar The former Wet Willie’s space is currently undergoing a massive makeover to become Blush Ice Bar + East-West Kitchen, expected to open this summer. Owned by East Village resident Taylor Kim and Russ Fukushima, the 7,500-square-foot restaurant bar will specialize in serving the Blush cocktail made with fruit-infused frosted ice. […]

08
Apr

Blush Ice Bar Coming to Gaslamp

San Diego Union Tribune Gaslamp Quarter — A restaurant that combines frozen cocktails with global cuisine will open this summer in the Gaslamp Quarter. Blush Ice Bar + East-West Kitchen is slated for a summer opening at Sixth Avenue and Market streets the former home of the daiquiri/burger bar Wet Willie’s. Owned by East Village […]

06
Apr

Concept & Chef Revealed for Downtown’s New Blush

SD Eater Chef Daniel Barron will oversee an East-West menu. Eater readers have been asking us what would become of the Wet Willie’s space at 555 Market Stsince the frozen daiquiri bar finally gave up the ghost in February. We can confirm that the concept that had been rumored to replace it is now a done […]

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