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Day 2: Group dinner at Herb & Wood

The Herb & Wood located in the Little Italy neighborhood has become a dining destination that has helped to propel San Diego’s culinary reputation. By focusing on rustic, wood-fired dishes, Chef Malarkey’s menu elevates humble ingredients such as carrots, beets, and chicken, incorporating Mediterranean flavors and a California ethos of seasonality and sustainability.

Designed by the collective’s co-founder Chris Puffer, the interior of Herb & Wood invites guests with an almost Southern charm while somehow feeling perfectly at home in Southern California. An eclectic study of contrasts, the space evokes the dual persona of the Gilded Age: lavish sophistication set against industrial simplicity.

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