Sister restaurant to George’s at Cove Landing in La Jolla with fresh oysters and a wood-fired grill


Sandpiper SD, a new restaurant featuring a wood-fired grill and fresh oysters, is set to open soon in La Jolla.

The oyster bar and grill will be a restaurant partner of local La Jolla restaurant George’s at the Cove, according to La Jolla Light. It will be led by Chef and Owner Trey Foshee alongside Chef Christine Rivera and General Manager Evan Vallée.

Sandpiper SD will be located in the former Galaxy Taco space at 2259 Avenida de la Playa, just three blocks from La Jolla Shores beach.

The 4,200 square foot restaurant will now house the rebranded indoor/outdoor restaurant which will be designed to be a neighborhood dining destination.

A full menu for the new restaurant is not currently available, but will focus on sharing plates prepared using the restaurant’s wood-burning grill. Fresh oysters will, of course, be on the menu in abundance, along with a carefully curated wine and bar program.

“Our menu features a variety of fun, shareable items from a custom-designed wood-fired grill and oyster bar, to desserts from George’s at Cove pastry chef Aly Lyng,” Foshee told the Light. “We have carefully crafted our wine and full bar offering to focus on the classics.”

Image courtesy of @sdsandpiper

Management hopes to open the new location by the end of May, although the restaurant group is struggling to find staff for Sandpiper SD.

George’s at the Cove, the sister restaurant, is known for serving New American cuisine and fresh seafood at its location at 1250 Prospect St.

Galaxy Taco, which was also owned by the same restaurant group, closed in October due to rising labor and product costs. Foshee also blamed consumers’ reluctance to pay high prices for Mexican food.

About the Author: Mike Peterson is a freelance journalist and writer based in North San Diego County. He has written and worked for a number of local media, including the San Diego Union-Tribunethe North Coast Currentand the Ocean’s Edge Blade.


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