Elena Rivellino and Dennis SteinArt: Nat Damm

Elena Rivellino and Dennis Stein

Owners, Sea Rocket Bistro
San Diego, Calif.

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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.

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