Brian Malarkey Cleans Up in San Diego’s Best Restaurants Issue

Photo: Seersucker

San Diego Magazine’s June issue is dedicated to the dining scene down there with a cover story called "Best 2011 Restaurants." While impeccable Addison gets "Best Sommelier" nods for its wine-genius, French Laundry vet Jesse Rodriguez, and Truluck’s Floridian steak and seafood spread earns "Best of the Best," among other accolades, we see Top Chef-vet Brian Malarkey has swept some of the highest honors from 3,000 reader votes.

Photo: Seersucker

Seersucker, the restaurant Malarkey sprung on San Diego last year, earns "Best Chef," "Best New Restaurant," and "Best Business Lunch," while coming in second on a "Best Service" award to, who else, Truluck’s! In any case, a hot issue to check out for your summer road-tripping. Even if Javier Plascencia seems to have been omitted. [San Diego]

Update: Eater has Malarkey on its mind as well, and announces the chef’s Burlap will open on August 4th.