5 New Places To Try This Weekend

By Darlene Horn  |  July 24, 2014

Downtown: Comun Kitchen & Tavern is chef Chad White’s latest adventure, serving up Mexican fare like chicharron with sesame and lime, a variety of tostadas and tortas filled with squash, beef tartare and sardines. The restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner. 935 J St.

Downtown: Homey sweets like pecan sticky buns, chocolate crinkle cookies, blueberry muffins and chocolate croissants are baked right on the premises at Bake Sale, Terryl Gavre's cutsey new quick-service shop. If you want lunch, there are also some soups and sandwiches, stacked up on bread that is baked on site. 815 F St.

Balboa Park: Panama 66 serves bites and beers in an scenic outdoor setting in the Sculpture Café at The San Diego Museum of Art. It follows the same formula as its sister eateries Blind Lady Ale House and Tiger! Tiger!: daily lunch, brunch on the weekends and several craft beers on tap. 1450 El Prado Balboa Park

Downtown: Saja injects a dose of classic Korean fare into the Downtown scene. Bulgogi, crispy Korean chicken bao, soft tofu stew and bibimap bowls are some of the small and large plates served alongside Soju-based cocktails, Asian beers and local brews. 417 4th Ave.

North Park: Inventive tacos filled with local catch, pork and crickets along with a selection of unique salsas are a few reasons Tacos Perla is heating up North Park. It's open from midday straight through until late night. 3000 Upas St., Suite 105