The Goldfinch and Washington Street intersection in Mission Hills packs a lot into just a few short blocks. Here you’ll find a bevy of farm-to-table and neighborhood restaurants, along with shopping and entertainment, set in a fashionable urban community.
Where: 4040 Goldfinch St, San Diego, California 92103
Catch a classic or contemporary movie on the big screen at this intimate outdoor movie theater. Also available to rent for private parties, the theater offers heaters and blankets to keep you warm on chilly evenings. Don’t miss the classic cartoon screening that kicks off the headliner.
Where: 860 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103
Just around the corner from Goldfinch Street lies this rustic, farm-to-table eatery serving everything from blue crab Eggs Benedict to pork belly with risotto dinner entrees to sorbet for dessert.
Where: 741 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103
Last year, Milanese chef Luciano Cibelli bought this restaurant from the former owner, Trish Watlington, who’s credited with jumpstarting the farm-to-table movement in San Diego nearly a decade ago. In an atmosphere that’s more like a friend’s dining room than a restaurant, The Red Door sources nearly all its ingredients from local farmers. Today, Cibelli carries on the restaurant’s legacy by hand-selecting every Brussels sprout, eggplant, scallop, and gelato.
Where: 820 Fort Stockton Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
This charming gift boutique housed in a cottage offers a slice of southern France in San Diego. From cookbooks to soaps to food items, this is the spot for last-minute gift shopping and anyone looking for that authentic French vibe.
Where: 902 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103
Both surf and turf are well accounted for from brunch through dinner with items like lobster eggs benedict, carnitas tacos, clam chowder, New York steak. Additions like acai bowls and bottomless brunch cocktails might leave you asking: Is there anything they don’t have? (Yep, they have a kid-friendly menu, too!)