I would like to introduce you to Kevin Shin, owner of one of Oceanside‘s newest restaurants, The Switchboard Restaurant & Bar. Perhaps you recall seeing my past posts, but I think it’s important to help you get to know who is behind the scenes and the driving force behind the establishment.
Barb: Hi Kevin! 2020 has been quite the year to open a new business! What have been the challenges and blessings associated with that this last year?
Kevin: Challenges: juggling opening a restaurant, working in the fire service, and taking care of my family. Blessings have been getting to watch the employees turn into a part of my family, providing Oceanside great food and getting to know the locals.
Barb: Who inspires you most?
Kevin: Mom. She's my biggest inspiration.
Barb: Your menu is fantastic! Tell us more about what sets The Switchboard apart.
Kevin: Chef Justin Haupt has had great experience learning about cuisine on Maui and you can see that passion in our menu.
Barb: You are very loyal to Oceanside. What are some of your favorite Oceanside businesses and places to hang out?
Kevin: It’s a long list and I'm going to forget to say a few but here we go: Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill, Real Surf Shop, DIJA MARA, Breakwater Brewing Company, Bagby Beer, Masters Kitchen and Cocktail, Oceanside Sports Bar & Kitchen, Coomber Craft Wines Oceanside-Winery and Tasting Room, Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen, Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub, The Plot Restaurant, Banana Dang, and I have to go to Oceanside Ace Hardware almost daily.
If you guys haven’t yet tried The Switchboard, please make it a priority to enjoy their tasty island-inspired menu SOON! Thank you Kevin for sharing more with us about yourself and the restaurant. https://theswitchboardrestaurant.com/