Top Chef Finalist Brian Malarkey Opens Gingham in La Mesa

January 3, 2012

Brian MalarkeyGingham

Great Food / Relaxed Setting

Chef Brian Malarkey, an award-winning Executive Chef, Bravo Top Chef finalist, and mastermind behind San Diego’s Searsucker and Burlap restaurants, will open his third venue, Gingham, another of his fabric concept restaurants in the heart of downtown La Mesa on Monday, January 9, 2012.

Brian Malarkey

A native of Bend Oregon, Chef Malarkey grew up on a horse ranch.  He developed his love of good food during the summers he enjoyed with his grandmother on the Oregon coast, where she frequently entertained her close friend, the iconic chef and author James Beard. Malarkey studied at The Western Culinary Institute’s, Le Cordon Bleu in Portland. After that, he developed his artistic disciplines further under the tutelage of French Chef Michael Richard at Citrus in Los Angeles.

Downtown La Mesa

Gingham will focus on great food, family, fun and friends.  “I can’t wait to open Gingham and bring a “feast in the east” to La Mesa!” said executive chef and partner, Brian Malarkey.  The reasonably priced menu will be a style that Malarkey has labeled “cowboy urban diner,” and will include slow roasted meats, hand crafted cocktails and local craft beer – all priced below $20.  Gingham, located at the intersection of La Mesa Boulevard and Allison Avenue, has a casual relaxed atmosphere.





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