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New Restaurant Coming to Carlsbad, Catch Closed

Catch apparently didn't catch on...the seafood restaurant in the village now shows signs of a new restaurant coming to town.

Updated 2/11/13 1:30 p.m.

A sign reading 38 Degrees can be seen where Catch used to be at 660 Carlsbad Village Drive. It appears a renovation is underway.

Carlsbad Patch has confirmed that this is NOT associated with 38 Degree Ale House and Grill in Alhambra, CA. 

Carlsbad Patch will have more information on this new business as it becomes available.

Will you miss Catch? Are you excited for a new restaurant to come to the village? Tell us in comments. 

Skip Stein February 11, 2013 at 02:40 PM
Catch always provided fresh and tasty seafood, plus an enjoyable experience. As with most of us, we just son't go out as often anymore.
Dennis Osgood February 11, 2013 at 03:02 PM
My single experience at Catch left me less than satisfied. The food was ok, prices way high, the sun blinded me, and the setup was not inviting to me. I never went back. Apparently, others didn't either.
Andrea Bearden-Kuhns February 11, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Did check out their menu - a little pricey, but the quality will tell. One question, one item is described as "Roasted boneless airline chicken breast," can't imagine what that must be since airlines don't serve meals. Typo?
barbara segal February 11, 2013 at 05:50 PM
i'm sure some of the food was good, but didn't want to feel like I was in Blockbuster eating pricey seafood and drinks....Know nothing about the new place, but hopefully it will work...we need something NEW and DIFFERENT....interesting if their beer list will be able to compete with Pizza Port across the street. But hopefully atmosphere and taste will compensate.
barbara segal February 11, 2013 at 05:53 PM
just checked out their menu and brews....i approve...looks promising
Teresa February 11, 2013 at 07:15 PM
Looking forward to a great new addition in Cbad Village! Let us know when the Grand Opening is!
Dan February 11, 2013 at 08:13 PM
This is NOT 38 Degrees Alehouse and Grill of Alhambra, CA.
Deanne Goodman (Editor) February 11, 2013 at 08:28 PM
Hi Dan, are you with the Alhambra restaurant? The sign looks identical. Is this a competitor?
Beth Zellers February 11, 2013 at 08:45 PM
It looks like a fun place with some real "beer drinking food"..... Can't wait!
Dan February 11, 2013 at 09:20 PM
@Deanne Yes, I am the PR Director for 38 Degrees Alhambra. Not sure competitor is the right word, but we are speaking to our counsel as we speak. We would appreciate if you would update your story to reflect that we are not affiliated with this what-so-ever.
barbara segal February 12, 2013 at 02:11 AM
this is very interesting situation...they're not the same 38 degrees as in Alhambra. Now I'm curious as to what this will be....need to stop by and see if anyone knows.
donald Johnson February 12, 2013 at 02:20 AM
Well 38 degrees is 1 degree above body temp (in centegrade) so they must serve warm beer
Rhino February 13, 2013 at 07:12 PM
This is wrong way to do business, stealing restaurants name/idea. Craft beer restaurants and craft beer breweries work hard in this industry. I urge this new owner to stop stealing ideas of others. They need help or ideas? Just ask, many people in this craft beer industry would help. We're a tight and helping community. -Rhino
Sean Myers February 13, 2013 at 11:36 PM
There are many restaurants/bars that have the same names in different towns. I'm not sure why this is a big deal. The village could definitely use something like this. How many Ocean Houses are there in the country, how many Coyotes, how many of the various others?
JC February 14, 2013 at 05:40 AM
I was surprised to see Catch close, as the meals I had there were good, and the place seemed to have decent numbers coming in. The sushi bar was always a bit of a confusing experience, however, as the people who brought soup and rice were also generally waiting other tables. It took a while to figure out who to ask for what and to get tea and other sides was always sort of an ordeal. I agree with Sean. There are duplicate names of businesses all over the country. A quick look on Google revealed a Coyote Grill in Laguna Beach, Poughkeepsie, NY, Lemoore, CA, and Waterville Valley, NH. It is easy to inadvertently come up with titles and logos that look like others'. It is always wise to do a bit of research to avoid this problem as much as possible.
Gerardeen Santiago February 15, 2013 at 03:37 PM
I'll miss the Catch. The food was excellent (my husband and I used to order an array of 8-10 dishes whenever we went), and the service was friendly and solicitous (better than in most restaurants). It was our go-to restaurant for healthful, hearty meals.
Ed K February 20, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Wrong, If I see Pizza Port, I am assuming that it's run by the same folks, all the Pizza Ports are connected! The person deliberately chose to name their place and choose a logo that already is in use by a restaurant and pub that has good standing the craft beer community in order to profit off that reputation. This is dishonest and shady to say the least. Please pay him back for his act by choosing to patronize Pizza Port or any other place in Carlsbad.
Ralphie March 07, 2013 at 08:01 PM
These people first named their first restaurant in Carlsbad (now Paon) Per Se, until they got a similar love letter from Thomas Keller in New York about using the name of his world famous restaurant. Next, they take the name "Catch" from a seafood restaurant in Santa Monica and place it on their now defunct seafood restaurant in Carlsbad. You can bet their hopeful use of the name 38 Degrees was of like ingenuity, down to the logo.
JC March 18, 2013 at 07:47 AM
The restaurant obviously spent a bit of change to have the clean cut bright orange 3-D 38-degree sign built and installed on their building. Then there was all of the ruckus about name-stealing and such. Just yesterday I drove by and saw the place is now 83-degrees! HAHAHAHA! Love it. Haveta go in there and see what it's like.
Bob Abooey March 18, 2013 at 05:22 PM
Catch was horrible. How you mess up sushi I will never figure out, especially with the prices they were charging. They couldn't use 38 degrees so they just switched it to 83 degrees? I'll wait for the next restaurant that takes this location which hopefully won't be affiliated with the same people.
Bob Abooey March 18, 2013 at 05:38 PM
“Yes, I have changed the name to 83 Degrees Carlsbad. The guy in Alhambra has made such a big deal about this, I just don’t want to deal with this any further. We are so far away from each-other, I’m still not understanding what the big deal is. I am going to use this publicity that he has given me, and continue to launch, but as 83 Degrees rather than 38 Degrees. ” The owner sounds like an ass... Can't wait for this place to close.
barbara segal March 19, 2013 at 03:34 AM
Hey, Bob....maybe you can change it, yet again, to 38 degrees 9' N or 117degrees 21' W...that's where Carlsbad is

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