Restaurant Group Looks to Stand Out, Blend In

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For Brendan Huffman, the purpose of all Social Syndicate restaurant group’s properties is simple:
provide genuine, good old-fashioned hospitality...

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The Local Pacific Beach

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The Rabbit Hole

Skip the Research - Top Burgers Across the U.S.

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Known for their upscale pub food and trendy setting, Rabbit Hole features a rock wall and an open-air game area (burgers AND games? We’re sold).
The ‘Ground Chuck Norris’ features a beef chuck patty, choice of cheese, and is smothered in house Louie dressing - all topped with a bacon wrapped and smoked chicken stuffed jalapeno. Guests have the choice to add bacon, avocado, grilled onion, onion strings, fried egg, mushrooms, and/or seasonal peppers for $1 each...

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Grand Ole BBQ

Grand Ole BBQ Sets Grand Opening in East County

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At long last, Grand Ole BBQ Flinn Springs is scheduled to open to the public this Wednesday, January 30. Eater got an early look at East County’s new barbecue palace last fall; take a tour of the 15,000-square-foot dining and entertainment venue.
A partnership between local hospitality group Social Syndicate (The Local, Wonderland Ocean Pub, The Rabbit Hole) and restaurateur Andy Harris, it’s an extension of Harris’ original Grande Ole BBQ y Asado in North Park. A pitmaster with considerable skills, Harris is known for Central Texas barbecue ranging from house specialty brisket and pulled pork to smoked turkey breast and hot links available by the pound or in a sandwich...

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Peek Inside East County’s New Barbecue Wonderland

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A barbecue-based dining and entertainment venue of epic proportions is gearing up for a mid-September debut in East County. Located just a 20-minute drive from downtown San Diego in the Flinn Springs community of El Cajon, North Park’s popular Grand Ole BBQ has a new 15,000-square-foot domain. With the backing of hospitality group Social Syndicate (The Local, Wonderland Ocean Pub, The Rabbit Hole), local pitmaster Andy Harris, who founded the original Grand Ole BBQ y Asado, has built his dream come true, transforming a former biker bar into a family-friendly space to showcase his Central Texas barbecue, which ranges from the house specialty brisket to smoked turkey breast and hot links...

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