Juniper and Ivy, located on the outskirts of San Diego's Little Italy, offers "Refined American Food with Left Coast Edge" Courtesy of Acclaimed Chef Richard Blais.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Condē Nast Traveler: 14 Best Things to Do in San Diego

"Little Italy: This quaint neighborhood is the place to go for charming Italian restaurants and bakeries, wine bars, and boutique shopping. The main thoroughfare along India Street is home to trusty favorite Italian Spots... but the neighborhood has made room for several non-Italian restaurants in recent years, such as Juniper and Ivy"

Eater San Diego: The Return of Albie's and More Exciting Events

"Juniper & Ivy is debuting its new dinner series, called Family Meal, beginning March 2nd. Inspired by omakase-style dining. Family Meal is intended to showcase creativity through a family-style (versus à la carte) tasting menu of four to six courses served in a larger than typical format at the Little Italy restaurant. The Meal is available Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights for parties of six or more and will cost $150, exclusive of tax and gratuity."

Condē Nast Traveler: 20 Best Restaurants in San Diego

"If you're familiar with Richard Blais, then you know he treats his kitchen like a laboratory-and at J&I, his love for experimentation is pretty well established in the seasonal, modern American menu, where dishes on rotation might include oysters with Cholula ice cream pearls, and carne crudo asada toast with cubes of raw beef, cotija, and quail eggs atop a thick slab of bread."

ZAGAT: 8 Dumplings You Need to Try in San Diego

"As if there aren't enough wonderful things to try at this Little Italy hot spot, this dish by executive chef Anthony Wells sheds new light on the dumpling with a filling of short rib, XO sauce and Napa cabbage."

Monday, February 12, 2018

20 Must-Try Dishes to Call Yourself a True San Diegan

With its inventive fare and forward-thinking menu, chef Richard Blais’ Little Italy restaurant is one of the city’s modern day restaurant icons. The carne crudo asado, Korean fried quail and ahi tuna Wellington are all first-rate, but no visit is complete without the Yodel. For this showstopper of a dessert, hot chocolate is poured over a chocolate cylinder revealing chocolate cookie crumbs, white chocolate and strawberries.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Chef Richard's New Cook Book

Now available for purchase at Juniper & Ivy Restaurant