Hi there & welcome to Bdakine.com!
One of our favorite restaurants in San Diego is Top of the Market – they have some of the best & freshest seafood in town as well as fabulous views of San Diego Bay. Whenever we have friends visiting, this is where we take them. Even our picky friends from New York love it here!
So, you can imagine how bummed we were when we heard that there was a fire at Top of the Market; thankfully, no one was hurt. Instead of only repairing the damage from the smoke and water, the owners decided to completely remodel the 26 year old restaurant. They installed larger windows, changed the decor to softer colors and replaced the outdoor umbrellas with awnings. All in all, it took about seven months to complete the transformation.
Even though the restaurant was closed, the owners retained almost all of their 300 employees, several of whom have worked there since the restaurant opened in 1989! We’re lucky that San Diego has so many great restaurants with amazing views, food, wines and service. For us, what makes Top of the Market so special is the owners; they are the gold standard of how to use your success as a way to make the world a better place for everyone not just yourself and your peers. They don’t give money to charity as a way of self-promotion, in fact they give very quietly. You just know that their hearts are in the right place.
One example of their kindness is to donate a portion of the restaurant’s initial sales to the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation as a way to thank them for saving Top of the Market/Fish Market. It makes me proud to know that some of the money we have spent at Top of the Market will go towards life-saving devices for the fire fighters.
I want to thank Top of the Market for embodying the spirit of Bdakine and I’d like to thank you for taking the time to visit BdaKiNE.com