May 9, 2023

"As Seen on TV" Restaurants Around San Diego

San Diego is home to some of the best restaurants in the country, and in the latest episode of the "ALL IN San Diego" podcast, hosts AJ and Sara take listeners on a virtual tour of some of the city's most popular dining spots that feature chefs who have appeared on popular TV shows. Here are some of the restaurants they covered in the episode:

  1. Herb & Wood - Located in Little Italy, Herb & Wood is known for its sophisticated ambiance and impressive menu. Chef Brian Malarkey, who has appeared on "Top Chef" and "The Taste," heads the kitchen. The restaurant serves up contemporary American cuisine with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Herb & Wood has received high praise from critics and diners alike, earning a 4.5-star rating on Yelp.

  2. Juniper & Ivy - Another popular San Diego restaurant with a celebrity chef in the kitchen is Juniper & Ivy. Chef Richard Blais, who appeared on "Top Chef," runs the show here. The restaurant's menu is characterized by creative dishes that showcase innovative flavor combinations and techniques. The restaurant's location in Little Italy and its chic design make it a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Juniper & Ivy boasts a 4.5-star rating on Yelp.

  3. Cowboy Star - For those who love steak, Cowboy Star in the East Village is a must-visit. Chef Victor Jimenez, who appeared on "Chopped," serves up some of the best cuts of meat in the city. The restaurant's menu is classic steakhouse fare with a modern twist, and it also offers an impressive selection of wine and cocktails. Cowboy Star has received high marks from diners, earning a 4.5-star rating on Yelp.

  4. Trust - Chef Brad Wise, who appeared on "Cutthroat Kitchen," is at the helm of Trust, a popular restaurant located in Hillcrest. The menu at Trust is characterized by bold flavors and creative presentations, with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant's decor is stylish and modern, making it a popular spot for both dinner and brunch. Trust has a 4.5-star rating on Yelp.

These are just a few of the San Diego restaurants that AJ and Sara highlight on the latest episode of "ALL IN San Diego." To discover more dining spots in the city with TV-famous chefs, be sure to tune into the full episode, which is available on the podcast's website at, as well as on Apple, Spotify, and other podcast platforms.