Charlie’s Best Bread’s new location is the former Con Pane space in Point Loma. Con Pane, for those of you who missed it, is now in a spacious new space at Dewey and Historic Decatur Streets (in the same building complex as Ace Hardware, Tin Fish and Point Loma Sports Bar) with lots and lots and lots of free parking. It’s a short walk to the park if you want a place to relax with a coffee, sandwich or just a slice of artisan bread.
The just renovated Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant in Old Town San Diego State Park is destined to be a hit. Most will know the spot as the former Casa Bandini restaurant. But oh what a cool place it is now with a second floor of ten hotel rooms and some familiar faces to welcome you for drinks and food. The proprietor is Joseph Melluso well-known for his Tin Fish restaurants in San Diego and around the country, the chef is Amy DiBiase formerly of Roseville and bar goers will find Sheila Tracy mixing drinks. The entire venue is set in the 1870′s, complete with period costumes for the staff and victuals that reflect a modern take on those from earlier times.