Elena Rivellino and Dennis SteinNat Damm

Elena Rivellino and Dennis Stein

Owners, Sea Rocket Bistro
San Diego, Calif.

At their Sea Rocket Bistro in San Diego, Elena Rivellino, 36, and Dennis Stein, 34, combine two of our favorite restaurant trends: budget-priced organic/local/gourmet and a devotion to sustainable seafood. They source their food exclusively from Southern California and Baja fisherpeople and other nearby producers and stack their menu with delicious preparations of ocean-friendly choices like oysters, sea urchins, and sardines. Even the tipples are local here: Sea Rocket serves only Southern California beer and wine.