1 of the chefs propelling Oceanside’s progressively-dynamic foods scene has observed a lasting put to land two pop-ups that have been extensive-working enthusiasm tasks. William Eick, who previously owned 608 Cafe in the neighborhood, has taken above the former Flying Pig Pub location and will be launching to-go company in the space this Saturday, May 1.
Operating out of a walk-up window that will be open daily from noon to 8 p.m., Naegi is Eick’s ode to karaage, or Japanese fried hen. Whilst karaage usually characteristics nuggets of fried hen thigh, the chef gives every little thing from fried hen wings and drumsticks to the whole chicken. The menu also incorporates Japanese “sandos”, or sandwiches, served on handmade Japanese milk bread that the chef also retails from his wholesale bakery Hokkaido Bread Enterprise, as perfectly as onigiri, or rice balls. Eick programs on frequently showcasing visitor chefs on the menu the to start with collaboration is an opah belly bacon onigiri established with Oceanside neighbor Davin Waite of Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub.
Two yrs ago, although working the kitchen area at Mission Avenue Bar & Grill, Eick began giving a modern Japanese tasting menu that was only offered to one particular table for each night. Identified as Matsu, it will open up as a entire-fledged restaurant later on this summer time. Intended with Michelin ambitions, the 50-seat space will provide a frequently-modifying eight-class chef’s menu together with a la carte dishes.
“I’m launching the ideas of my dreams from the ground up, with the help of my group,” reported Eick in a assertion. “Matsu, in particular, is the end result of many years of time devoted solely to experimentation, foraging and finding to know food on a much more intimate level.”