Although definitely not new to the neighborhood, some others around town are getting some pretty noteworthy facelifts.
After being closed for a few months, King’s Fish House Carlsbad, located off Palomar Airport Road across the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, has experienced a multimillion dollar remodel. The 15-year-old, 7,065-square foot space, which reopened to the public on Dec. 3, features rustic wood flooring, black and white tiles and leather banquettes all in brown, cream and blue hues. Additionally, the cocktail and raw bar now has a floating liquor shelf that is suspended from the ceiling with nautical-styled ropes.
As far as the menu goes, King’s will continue to serve its staple dishes using Carlsbad mussels as well as other seafood offerings.
Formerly known as Kennedy’s Karne, Kennedy’s Meat Co. has opened a new location decked out with a new name and a new owner. Mark Soto, Kennedy founder Jesus Soto’s grandson, has taken over the family business and has launched his tenure with a full plan for rebranding the 1972-founded shop.
Located in Escondido, the 5,000 square-foot butcher shop, restaurant and market will feature specialty meats like carne asada, pollo asado and Wagyu beef as well as an expanded dine-in and take-out restaurant.
“We are excited to continue the legacy of my grandfather,” Soto said via a news release. “We may have a bigger storefront now, but what we value most is the people that walk through the door. We want to prepare quality meat and treat customers the same way my grandfather did.”
Kennedy’s Meat Co. has a second location in Escondido and a third in El Centro.