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Destino Restaurant to Open This Weekend

The newest restaurant by Gary Rizzo, owner of the late, lamented Somerset on College Avenue, is scheduled to open this weekend on Grand Avenue. Plus more Grand Lake area business news from the October "Splash Pad Newsletter."

Upscale Mexican food arrives in the Grand Lake area this weekend with the opening of Destino at 3909 Grand Ave. (next door to Camino), according to the October issue of the Splash Pad Newsletter. 

Newsletter editor Ken Katz says owner Gary Rizzo (who owns Kwik Way on Lake Park Avenue and also owned the now-closed Somerset restaurant on College Avenue) confirmed the weekend opening in an email this week. Destino will serve authentic Mexican cuisine — from chili rellenos with green mole sauce to grilled baby squid with onion confit — along with killer martinis and artisanal cocktails, Katz says.

See more details about the menu, staff and opening in the Splash Pad Newsletter here. (You can also subscribe to future issues by sending an email to info@splashpad.org.)

If you visit Destino in its opening days, send your opinions to the Piedmont Patch editor, dixie.jordan@patch.com, and we'll compile a neighborhood review.

Also in the October newsletter: special menus and events coming up at Camino and Mezze; a celebrity sighting at Boot and Shoe Service; changes at the Grand Lake Farmers Market; and lots of other tidbits about businesses and events in the area.

Don't miss a day of Piedmont news, opinion and events. Sign up for the Piedmont Patch daily e-newsletter here.

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