SDCM Restaurant Group

About SDCM

SDCM prides itself on bringing innovative design, events, entertainment and great hospitality to San Diego.

SDCM is a nationally acclaimed, San Diego based restaurant group. Owned and operated by Matthew Spencer, SDCM was founded on Spencer’s 20 years of hospitality industry experience. Spencer began the group with the opening of oceanfront restaurant and lounge, FIREHOUSE American Eatery + Lounge in 2007. Quickly thereafter, he partnered with the Cohn Restaurant Group to open Downtown San Diego’s hottest wine bar, Vin De Syrah, followed by the throwback restaurant Analog Bar. In 2014 SDCM opened Kettner Exchange, to local and national acclaim, including receipt of the prestigious 2015 Orchid Award for Architecture. A year to the day after opening Kettner Exchange, SDCM opened Devil’s Dozen—a creative, chef-driven donut concept offering high-quality donuts and coffee. SDCM’s latest ventures include, The Grass Skirt, an adventurous tiki-concept and Good Time Poke, which serves San Diego’s freshest and most innovative poke dishes.

Award-wining Corporate Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski, formerly of Le Cirque 2000, Nobu Matsuhisa Aspen, and Joel Rubuchon at the Mansion in Las Vegas, leads menu development for all five of SDCM’s creative concepts and is responsible for sustaining and elevating culinary offerings for all current and future projects. Highly acclaimed Bar Manager Steven Tuttle leads the beverage program across all SDCM venues; the winner of the 2015 San Diego Star of the Bar Competition, Tuttle was also named Eater.com San Diego Bartender of the year 2015. Redzikowski and Tuttle work in tandem with Spencer and his partners Jillian Donovan & Kristine Duehren to ensure SDCM remains on the leading edge of innovation in food, beverage and hospitality concepts in San Diego.

TEAM

Matt SpencerOwner/Operator

Kristine DuehrenManaging Partner

Jillian DonovanManaging Partner

GianCarlo LoverdeArt Director

Kelley KieltySocial Media

Brian RedzikowskiCorporate Executive Chef

Steven TuttleBeverage Director

Dominique LottEvent Coordinator

Daniela DiGregorioGeneral Manager - Vin de Syrah

Sydni WhitakerGeneral Manager - Firehouse

Les JohnsonGeneral Manager - Kettner Exchange

Ben CarroccioGeneral Manager - The Grass Skirt

Caroline BynumExecutive Assistant

Category One

Press and Media

Awards & Accolades

COCHON555 (2018) :: Los Angeles “Prince of Pork” – Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski

RANCH & COAST (2016) :: San Diego's Best Restaurants: Decor and Design (Reader's Choice)

OPENTABLE.COM (2016) :: Top 100 Restaurants in America

EATER SAN DIEGO RESTAURANT AWARDS (2015) :: Bartender of the Year: Steven Tuttle

SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS (2015) :: Best Atmosphere (Critic’s Choice)

ORCHIDS & ONIONS (2015) :: Best Architecture (Orchid Award)

GAYOT.COM (2018) :: Best San Diego Restaurant for Valentine’s Day

EATER SAN DIEGO: (SPRING 2018) :: 38 Essential Restaurants in SD

CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER (2018) :: 20 Best Restaurants in SD

EATER SAN DIEGO (MARCH 2017) :: Hottest Cocktail Bars in SD

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE (2016) :: San Diego's Top Brunch Spots

SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE (2016) :: 103 Dishes to Eat Before You Die (Pork Belly Buns)

ZAGAT SAN DIEGO (2015) :: 6 Toughest Tables

THRILLIST (2015) :: San Diego's 12 Most Beautiful Bars

SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE (2015) :: Top 10 Desserts of 2015

Press & Media

SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE // Best Things I Ate All Year

TOWN & COUNTRY // 45 Festive Cocktails to Drink This Holiday Season

SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE // This Pop-Up Dinner is One of the Hottest Tickets in Town

TASTING PANEL // Steven Tuttle, SDCM Beverage Director

SAN DIEGO HOME / GARDEN // The Pathway to Revival

SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE // The Best of San Diego

ORBITZ // San Diego is Now One of Our Favorite Restaurant and Food Cities and Here’s Why

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE // Rounding Up Smores

YAHOO! BEAUTY // 15 Best Healthy Cooking Tips from Culinary School

CHEF'S ROLL // Featured Industry: Steven Tuttle SDCM Beverage Director

MODERN LUXURY SAN DIEGO // 5 Places to See and Be Seen

ELLE MEXICO // Lo Que No Sabías Que Podías Hacer en San Diego

MODERN LUXURY SAN DIEGO // 3 Trends Defining San Diego

LIQUOR.COM // 11 Rum Cocktails to Drink in Bars Now

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE // Discover San Diego

DISCOVER SD // In the Mix: Steven Tuttle, Kettner Exchange

PACIFIC SAN DIEGO // Cool It, San Diego

THRILLIST // Here’s Why San Diego’s Tourist-Riddled Oceanfront Boardwalk Doesn’t Totally Suck

USA TODAY // Famous State Fair Foods at American Restaurants

PACIFIC SAN DIEGO // Bringing the Heat

ORBITZ // 5 Places to Celebrate National Donut Day

THE DESERT SUN // Discover Intrigue in “Secret” San Diego

SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE // 10 Hot Plates: Rumors, Openings & Coming-Soons

LIQUOR.COM // 5 California Cocktails Celebrating 2016 Pantone’s Color of the Year

PACIFIC SAN DIEGO // Fresh Fare for Fickle Foodies

LOCALE MAGAZINE // They Can Dish It Out

SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE // Cocktails are Fun Again

ZAGAT // 9 San Diego Restaurant Trends That Are Here to Stay

THRILLIST // Where to Drink Wine in San Diego

EATER SAN DIEGO // Kettner Exchange Team to Open Tiki Speakeasy & Island-Inspired Eatery

WINE ENTHUSIAST // 9 Brunches to Get You Through the Winter

RANCH & COAST // Indulge Dining – Décor / Design

DISTILLER // San Diego Cocktail Bars

DISCOVER SD // Where to Celebrate National Cheese Day

ZAGAT // San Diego Donut Fix

PLATE // Exotic Flavors

EATER // Bartender of the Year – Steven Tuttle

PRIVATE CLUBS // Fast-Rising Culinary Districts

SAN DIEGO HOME / GARDEN // Creative Fare Presented in Impressive Settings

SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE // Best of SD – Ladies Night

MODERN LUXURY RIVIERA // The Be-Seen Hot Spot in Little Italy

ORBITZ // 5 places to celebrate National Doughnut Day 2016

OPENTABLE // 100 Hottest Restaurants in America for 2016

CAREERS

Now Hiring For: Restaurant Manager, Hostess, Door Host/Security & Kitchen – all positions.

For inquiries, please email caroline@sdcm.com

Contact

Firehouse

Address

722 Grand Avenue
San Diego, CA92109

Phone

(858) 274-3100

Hours

Monday: 10:00amto12:00am
Tuesday: 10:00amto12:00am
Wednesday: 10:00amto12:00am
Thursday: 10:00amto12:00am
Friday: 10:00amto12:00am
Saturday:10:00amto12:00am
Sunday:10:00amto12:00am

Devil's Dozen Doughnuts

Address

2001 KETTNER BOULEVARD
San Diego, CA92101

Phone

(619) 780-0914

Hours

Monday: 7:00amto12:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00amto12:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00amto12:00pm
Thursday: 7:00amto12:00pm
Friday: 7:00amto12:00pm
Saturday:7:00amto12:00pm
Sunday:7:00amto12:00pm

The Grass Skirt

Address

910 grand ave
San Diego, CA92109

Phone

(858) 412-5237

Hours

Monday: 5:00pmto2:00am
Tuesday: 5:00pmto2:00am
Wednesday: 5:00pmto2:00am
Thursday: 5:00pmto2:00am
Friday: 5:00pmto2:00am
Saturday:5:00pmto2:00am
Sunday:5:00pmto2:00am

Kettner Exchange

Address

2001 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA92101

Phone

(619) 255-2001

Hours

Monday: 5:00pmto12:00am
Tuesday: 5:00pmto12:00am
Wednesday: 5:00pmto12:00am
Thursday: 5:00pmto12:00am
Friday: 5:00pmto12:00am
Saturday:11:00amto3:00pmand5:00pmto2:00am
Sunday:11:00pmto3:00pmand5:00pmto12:00am

Vin de Syrah

Address

901 5th Avenue,
San Diego, CA92101

Phone

(619) 234-4166

Event Coordinator

(858) 437-3985

Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 5:00pmto2:00am
Wednesday: 5:00pmto2:00am
Thursday: 5:00pmto2:00am
Friday: 5:00pmto2:00am
Saturday:5:00pmto2:00am
Sunday:5:00pmto2:00am

Good Time Poke

Address

910 grand ave.
San Diego, CA92109

Phone

(858) 999-0257

Hours

Monday: 11:00amto4:00pmand5:00pmto10:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00amto4:00pmand5:00pmto10:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00amto4:00pmand5:00pmto10:00pm
Thursday: 11:00amto4:00pmand5:00pmto10:00pm
Friday: 11:00amto4:00pmand5:00pmto10:00pm
Saturday:11:00amto4:00pmand5:00pmto10:00pm
Sunday:11:00amto4:00pmand5:00pmto10:00pm