January 2018 Around Town 1


True Food Kitchen, the award-winning, seasonally inspired, health-driven restaurant opened the doors to its second San Diego location at La Jolla’s Westfield UTC center in November as part of the mall’s eagerly anticipated new expansion and re-opening. Co-founded by integrative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil and nine-time James Beard Award nominee for Restaurateur of the Year Sam Fox, True Food Kitchen’s progressive and flavor-forward menu is rooted in the principles of Dr. Weil’s anti- inflammatory diet and caters to foodie palates and preferences with a variety of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan offerings for brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails. The new location features approximately 9,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor dining space, including a lively dining room with 200 seats and two outdoor patios that seat approximately 44 guests. TrueFoodKitchen.com/UTC

La Jolla Hosts Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship

The 2017 Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship, presented by Vissla and the City of San Diego, featured women’s divisions for the first time ever, highlighting the International Surfing Association’s dedication to promoting gender equality in both Para Surfing (also known as Adaptive Surfing) and Surfing. The event previously featured mixed gender divisions but will now adapt to accommodate the increase in women adaptive surfers worldwide. Of the six divisions which classify surfers based on their type of physical impairment, five will feature enough female participation to merit a separate division, which will ultimately crown the first-ever Women’s Adaptive Surfing World Champions. This event brought together the world’s best adaptive surfers to compete for gold, featuring 20 teams from different countries and over 70 competing adaptive athletes. ISASurf.org

La Jolla Sports Club’s 
Concierge Services

As part of their commitment to their members’ health and happiness, La Jolla Sports Club owner Brett Murphy has partnered with Patronus Medical to provide comprehensive health services to Club members. Specializing in providing fully customized medical solutions to people with demanding lives and busy schedules, Patronus offers a number of treatments that Club members can receive in-house, including genetic testing and laser therapy. Murphy is confident that Club members will be in good hands under the care of Dr. Andrew Desjardins, Chief Medical Director for Patronus, who has been recognized as one of the leading physicians in the world and designated as a Top Emergency Medicine Physician in San Diego. LaJollaSportsClub.com

Raised By Wolves Now Open at Westfield UTC

Highly regarded among the international spirits community for their contributions as industry innovators and educators, CH Projects has helped to define the West Coast’s cocktail culture through unique bar concepts. Now, on the heels of the collective’s ten-year anniversary in 2017, CH Projects has a new spirited endeavor—a dual-concept, brick-and-mortar retail storefront within Westfield UTC’s $600 million expansion. RAISED BY WOLVES incorporates 1,500 square feet of retail space alongside a 2,000 square foot cocktail bar and tasting room designed by Paul Basile of BASILE Studio. The shop’s curated assortment of retail items includes a comprehensive collection of books and barware for the at-home enthusiast alongside a signature line of exclusive CH branded goods. An entrance hidden within the shop leads guests to Raised By Wolves’ private tasting room, where CH’s barkeeps conduct educational classes and host seminars for the general public. On select evenings the tasting room will double as a reservation-only cocktail parlor, hosting pop-ups and guest bartender cameos with notables from all areas of the globe. CH-Projects.com