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Weekend Preview: New Stage And Plate Offerings

A vegetable ramen bowl from Chef Antonio Friscia's Gaijin Noodle + Sake House...

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Above: A vegetable ramen bowl from Chef Antonio Friscia's Gaijin Noodle + Sake House, opening this month downtown.

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If you’re looking for something new to try, this is the weekend to do it. From new theatrical productions to innovative new dining spots, there are many options to choose throughout the city. Here are this weekend’s highlights:

“A Raisin in the Sun” opens Saturday and runs through March 4 at Moxie Theatre in the College Area.

Intrepid Shakespeare Company’s “An Enemy of the People” opens Friday and runs through February 19 at the Clayton E. Liggett Theatre at San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas.

Golden Child” previews Saturday, opens Sunday and runs through February 18 at 10th Avenue Theatre in downtown.

For a pre- or post-theater meal, grab a bite from one of the city’s many new restaurants.

Red Light District, now open in the Gaslamp, is Chef Jason Maitland’s latest offering.

In Little Italy, Bencotto is expanding, as is Underbelly, the neighborhood’s new ramen bar. Prepkitchen, with locations in La Jolla and Del Mar, just opened its newest location in Little Italy.

Taco Banh, a banh mi taco joint, is now open in Hillcrest.

Stay tuned for four more new restaurants opening around town soon:

Gaijin Noodle + Sake House is opening in mid-February in downtown's Gaslamp Quarter.

Block 16 Union & Spirits and Gang Kitchen are two new options underway near Petco Park.

SORA, a new spot from the head sushi chef at Nobu, will bring high-end Japanese-Italian cuisine to the former space of Crescent Heights on West Broadway in downtown (opening this summer).

Queenstown Porch & Garden will open soon inside an old Victorian house in Little Italy.


Jim Hebert is the theater critic at the U-T San Diego.

Troy Johnson is dining critic and editor-at-large at San Diego Magazine.


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