Cross Street Chicken And Beer

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“When I used to work in the area, my coworkers would always rave about how good this place is. I tried the other night and it was so delicious! I got the Hot Chicken Chicken sandwich that comes with the spicy chicken, chipotle coleslaw, pickles, cheese on a toasted brioche bun. & on the side, I got with some tater tots & lemonade. So good! The food is freshly made, the chicken is juicy and spicy and amazingly good. I most definitely plan on going back again and if you like chicken, tater tots, beer and good vibes then this place is a must if you’re in the area!”

“Wow! This place is . We loved our food. Chicken and waffles great just a heads up the waffles are on the sweeter side. My hot chick sandwich was really good. Wife got 2 types of wings garlic Parmesan and soy garlic. All good. Btw, their fries are delicious and perfectly crispy. Service was great, value is great and spot is nice and clean. Definitely going back. Shout out to our server Theo . Not sure I caught his name correctly. Apologies if I didnt. He is super cool and professional. Thanks again”

“Cross Street is excellent! They do fantastic cheese corn. The cheese is caramelized on the hot plate so it tastes great. The kimchi fried rice was very good with a runny egg on top. And my Nashville style hot chicken sandwich was delicious and suitably Nashville . There’s a happy hour with $1 off appetizers and $5 beers as well.”

Convoys Cross Street Bestows Fried Chicken And Cocktails On Carmel Valley

The new Del Mar Highlands Town Center restaurant features a full bar

Known for kickstarting the current Korean fried chicken craze in San Diego when it debuted on Convoy Street back in 2017, Cross Street Chicken and Beer just opened its biggest location yet, a 2,600-square-foot indoor/outdoor restaurant on the Cinepolis end of Del Mar Highlands Town Center. This is the third location for its owners, who also operate a small outpost inside Carlsbads Windmill Food Hall, but co-founder Tommy Nguyen tells Eater that the new Carmel Valley restaurant represents their original vision for Cross Street. Though the menu will launch with their popular chicken wings and tenders, seasoned with flavorings and sauces ranging from Seoul spicy to soy-garlic and honey butter, theyll eventually offer a number of traditional Korean dishes including bibimbap and sundubu-jjigae, a tofu soup.

Its extensive beer selection has carried over, but a brand new component is a cocktail list created by Jesse Ross thats built on the classics but brings in distinctly Asian spirits and ingredients, including Oak & Sesame, a spin on an Old Fashioned that employs Japanese whisky and toasted black sesame syrup, and an espresso martini riff on Vietnamese coffee thats garnished with boba pearls.

Nguyen says that he and his partners are exploring more expansion, including another project in Kearny Mesa and a second story addition to their existing Convoy restaurant.

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Welcome back to the Happy Half Hour! When we taped this episode, the state of California had just announced the re-suspension of indoor dining at restaurants. Over the past few weeks, local restaurants have had to weather reopening, closing, and converting their dining spaces outdoors. We checked in with Tommy Nguyen, who ownsCross Street Chicken and Beer, the Korean fried chicken emporium with locations on Convoy Street and at Windmill Food Hall in Carlsbad.

Tommy shared with us how hes adapted his restaurants to this new environment, and that other small restaurants in the Convoy areamany of which reside in strip mallshave followed suit, turning the neighborhood into what looks like a night market. We then dived into how he started the business, and what inspired him to focus on Korean fried chicken, which isnt as prominent in San Diego. He and his wife, Grace Chi, spent a couple of years traveling throughout Asia, and Tommy says he fell in love with Korean fried chicken during an extended stay in Seoul. Graces family also owns several restaurants on Convoy, including Grandma Tofu and Korean BBQ, DduriBa, and Bing Haus ice cream.

For Two People for Takeout, Tommys picks are Hinotez and the pho at Phó Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest. Troys favorite this week is another Convoy institution, Wa Dining Okan. David recommended the ice cream at Stella Jeans, and my pick is the Hawaiian-style ahi poke at Hawaiian Fresh Seafood.

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Cross Street: Where Chicken Meets Beer In San Diego

Best friends going into the restaurant business together can be a recipe for disaster.

But that has not been the case for Tommy Nguyen and Wilson To, co-founders of local restaurant Cross Street Chicken and Beer, which has three locations around San Diego.

Cross Street Chicken and Beer specializes in different types of chicken marinated in Korean spices then cooked in classic U.S. Southern style. The poultry is then paired for those interested with 20 on-tap craft beers and more than a dozen specialty cocktails.

Cross Street Chicken and Beer has had a sweet run of success for five years and recently opened a third location east of Del Mar near Carmel Valley. Its original spot is on Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa and a second location opened in 2019 on Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad.

Twenty years have passed since Nguyen and To first met as 12-year-olds at Farb Middle School in Tierrasanta.

Tommy was honestly the only other Asian guy I saw in my school on the first day of class in 2002, and thats how we started being friends, To recalled. At that age, just having that common ground of ethnicity was good enough, although we also shared similar interests in cars and music.

Nguyen and To along with Nguyens wife, Grace Chi opened the first Cross Street location on Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa in 2017, and followed that up with a second location in Carlsbad two years later.

While Nguyen and Chi are the co-owners of TNGN Enterprises, Inc., To is a founding partner.

Cross Street Chicken And Beer

Cross Street Chicken and Beer

Korean Fried Chicken meets Classic Southern Cooking our love for both traditional flavors and creative foods meet at a crossroads to bring you extraordinary chicken. Accompanied by our Beers on tap, signature Craft cocktails, and specialty Korean Entrees and bites.

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Cross Street Chicken And Beer Opens In Del Mar Highlands

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Cross Street Chicken and Beer has found its way north from the Convoy District to Carmel Valleys Del Mar Highlands Town Center, the tasty intersection of Korean cuisine and classic Southern fried chicken and the best in San Diego craft beer.

Cross Street serves up fried chicken tenders and wings, in a variety of different flavors from the mildest OG sauce to the hottest Seoul spicy and Thai chili. Generous fried chicken thighs are featured in their popular sandwiches like the classic Classy as Cluck and the spicy Hot Chick with house-made sauce, chipotle coleslaw, pickles and cheese on a toasted brioche bun.

Sides include beer-battered, garlic parmesan or lemon pepper fries, tater tots and corn popper fried bites stuffed with cheddar, corn, potatoes, jalapeño and bacon.

Currently Cross Street is serving up a soft opening menu to start but eventually, they will add traditional Korean dishes to the menu such as kimchi fried rice, dumplings, bibimbap, sundubu-jjigae , spicy corn cheese, gimmari and buldak, a spicy chicken dish.

There are over 20 beers on tap and plant-based options are also available.

Owner Tommy Nguyen runs Cross Streets three locations with his wife Grace and his best friend since childhood, Wilson Towhom he met in middle school when they were the only two Asian kids in their school. Another longtime friend, Jayden Nguyen, serves as chief operations officer.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cross Street Chicken And Beer

Does Cross Street Chicken and Beer take reservations?

Yes, you can make a reservation by picking a date, time, and party size.

Does Cross Street Chicken and Beer have outdoor seating?

Yes, Cross Street Chicken and Beer has outdoor seating.

Is Cross Street Chicken and Beer currently offering delivery or takeout?

Yes, Cross Street Chicken and Beer offers both delivery and takeout.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Cross Street Chicken and Beer accepts credit cards.

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