Long story short dishes credit Deanna Sandoval (2)

Long Story Short Now Open in San Diego

North Park welcomes a new restaurant in the former Little Thief space, Long Story Short. The recently opened San Diego location marks the first permanent restaurant for the husband-and-wife duo of Chefs Elliott and Kelly Townsend.

Elliott and Kelly Townsend are known for their respective contributions at Juniper & Ivy and Cowboy Star, in addition to a 20-month guest kitchen residency at Vino Carta Solana Beach, a sip-and-shop wine bar and store. The innovative menu at Long Story Short in San Diego is rooted in Californian cuisine and is a reflection of their dedication to local and seasonal sourcing with providers such as Chino Farms in Rancho Santa Fe and Saraspe Seafoods in Mission Bay. The menu will evolve every few weeks to ensure they are always sourcing the freshest ingredients.

Long Story Short Exterior

“This is not just a restaurant,” says Elliott, in a recent press release. “It’s a collection of things Kelly and I have compiled to tell a story – a story of time, places, and people from our more than 10 years together. We are from this city, and we love it dearly. The meals we are going to create are an evolution of our relationship, our journey and what’s still to come. The music is what we listen to, the wine is what we drink and the food is what we believe you should be eating at this precise moment. Long story short, this is us, and North Park is our home.”

The opening menu will feature dishes such as dry-aged local bluefin tuna with tamarind dashi and cucumber salad; corn agnolotti with brown butter and huitlacoche, and white sea bass crudo with cochinita salsa and figs. The wine menu highlights natural wines from small producers around the world, while the draft beer features six taps from independent craft breweries across San Diego.

Long Story Short- credit Deanna Sandoval

Dinner starts at 5 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday, and at 4 p.m., Sunday. Bar service begins at 4 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday, and happy hour is from 4 to 6 p.m. every day. On Wednesdays, guests can enjoy 50 percent off bottles of wine that are $90 or more.

To make a reservation, visit www.exploretock.com/long-story-short-san-diego.

3017 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92104

Food images credit: Deanna Sandoval

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