Surf Rider Pizza Co. is expanding its reach with new branches in Pacific Beach/Crown Point and La Mesa, along with a remodeled outpost in Mission Beach; they join an existing location of thecasual eatery in Ocean Beach. Owned and operated by The Patio Group (The Patio on Goldfinch, Saska’s Steakhouse) and founded by Hilary Rossi, the hospitality group’s senior vice-president of food and beverage, Surf Rider specializes in East Coast-style pizza available whole or by the slice as well as stromboli, cheesesteaks, sausage sandwiches and fresh baked cupcakes and other desserts.
The 1,890-square-foot Mission Beach location will feature an indoor bar serving craft beer and wine, an upper level outdoor bar, and a pet-friendly patio while the 2,263-square-foot La Mesa eatery will include two outdoor patios as well as an indoor bar. The Crown Point outpost will not serve beer or wine and doesn’t have a dine-in option; it’ll offer a slightly edited menu for take-out and delivery only.
The Mission Beach (3770 Mission Blvd.) and Crown Point (3453 Ingraham St.) locations are expected to open in Summer 2018, with the La Mesa (8381 La Mesa Blvd.) location launching in the fall.