Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub was named one of the 5 exciting new restaurants in San Diego by Modern Luxury Riviera Magazine. others named were Juniper and Ivy, Ironside Fish and Oyster, Pizzeria Mozza, and Cucina Enoteca, so pretty great company. They totally deserve it. On the selfish side no more just strolling in to grab a seat. (that actually stopped months ago as they are pretty packed every night.)
here is an example of one reason why…
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Wrench and Rodent
Even its name epitomizes San Diego—irreverent, cheeky—and this Oceanside hit’s on every foodie’s must-visit list, even spawning its own transportation corridor (Amtrak on the way up, Uber on the way down). Why? Because the seafood is artfully crafted and as likely to showcase a sea oddity like hagfish as hamachi or some local swordfish or halibut. Chef Davin Waite is a disciple of local, taking full advantage of his relationships with fishmongers and fishermen to have the finest seafood in S.D. He’s also an iconoclast who’ll serve chicharrones with a ceviche trio instead of chips and bruleed swordfish marrow inside pockets of swordfish belly, and who blends decor references like skate culture, Sex Pistols and English Victoriana with ease.