His extensive experience, coupled with his talent and passion for fresh seafood made Chef JoJo Ruiz the ideal candidate for the Executive Chef position of Clique Hospitality's forthcoming Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine. Located within the Pendry, Lionfish opened in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp in February with Chef JoJo at the kitchen’s helm.
Las Vegas-based Clique Hospitality has exploded onto the San Diego night/daylife scene with the opening of Oxford Social Club, Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine and The Pool House within Pendry San Diego. With the highly anticipated opening of the Pendry, San Diego’s Gaslamp District has gained a boutique hotel and 6 unique dining and entertainment venues all in one. Offering boutique hospitality, upscale dining, nightlife and daylife, Pendry San Diego is a lifestyle property that caterers to the appetites of both its hotel customers and neighborhood patrons. The individual venues aren’t tucked away within the hotel, accessible only to those staying at the property; instead the local business, happy hour, tourist and industry clientele can easily access all [venues] hassle free. Each feels like its own, independent property. The six individual dining and entertainment venues include Oxford Social Club, Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine, The Pool House, Provisional Kitchen, Nason’s Beer Hall and Fifth & Rose.