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SDM Guide to San Diego Food + Drink: Jeune et Jolie

Welcome to SDM’s Guide to Food + Drink, a series created to help you decide on where to eat in San Diego—curated by the team at San Diego Magazine.

Jeune et Jolie owner John started the dream in 2018. The staff who bought in, buys in. A fairly obsessive yet somehow still laidback culture of tweaking and refining and being productively unsatisfied.

Jeune et Jolie’s chef Eric Bost Grew up in the kitchen of his grandparents’ steakhouse in Raleigh, North Carolina. After a career of training under the greats (Alain Ducasse, Guy Savoie), he made the leap and spent two years building his own dream restaurant in L.A. Auburn opened in 2019. Rave reviews. Then, Covid. He lost it all. Hard to move on from that.

“It was devastating, to say the least,” he says.

But he moved on—to San Diego, where he joined John and Jeune. A year later, they earned their first Michelin star. Find out more about his story in the video above.

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