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FIRST LOOK: Waypoint Public

After finding success in North Park, Waypoint Public opens second spot in Del Sur
April 13, 2017

Best Things I Ate This Month: April 2017

Sugar Cookies at Prager Brothers, Salmon Crudo at Barbusa, and The Harpoon at Chris' Liquor
April 11, 2017

The Best Food & Drink Events in April

The Best of North County Party, Earth Day Dinner at Kitchen 1540, The Grass Skirt's Cocktail Release Party, and Spring Rendezvous at Grant Grill
April 10, 2017

FIRST LOOK: Curadero

Curadero brings Mexican street food, and drinks, to Hotel Palomar
April 4, 2017

Best Things I Ate This Month: March 2017

Red Curry at Supannee Thai, Milk-Fed Rack of Lamb at Ponsaty’s, and Chicken Crisp at Rare Form
March 10, 2017

The Best Food & Drink Events in March

Ceviche Wednesdays at Isabel PB, Spring Winemaker Dinner, and Beer vs. Wine Dinner
March 10, 2017

Give Us Back Our (Pink, Himalayan) Salt and Pepper

Diners clamor for it, say chefs need to drop the ego
March 8, 2017

First Look: Hive

Kearny Mesa gets a massive new project from the Chorus Karaoke owners
March 3, 2017

You Can't Be Trusted With Salt and Pepper, and Here's Why

Local chefs are joining the conversation
March 3, 2017

Where Are You, Salt & Pepper?

Salt and pepper have been banished from San Diego restaurant tables and it’s a crime
February 21, 2017

The Best Food & Drink Events in February and March

Chef Phil Esteban at Galaxy's Taco Takeover, Family Winemakers Tasting, and Festa Della Donna
February 13, 2017

Best Things I Ate This Month: February 2017

Roasted Carrots at The Hake, Posole Verde at Galaxy Taco, and the Pumpkin Waffle at Café 222
February 13, 2017

The Secret to Avoiding Food Guilt

Food delivery companies allow us to shame eat with abandon
February 7, 2017

First Look: Crack Shack Encinitas

The fast-casual chicken joint opens its first North County location
February 6, 2017

Why Restaurants Are Adding a Surcharge, and Why Diners Should Gladly Pay It

Restaurateurs are finding ways to deal with the challenges of the minimum wage hike
January 18, 2017

The Foolproof Guide to San Diego Restaurant Week

Where to go, what to order—here's your GPS to food nirvana during SDRW
January 13, 2017

Farm-to-Table Gets a Farmer-Approved List of Restaurants

Trish Watlington launches San Diego Farm to Fork Week to combat local food fraud
January 10, 2017

The Best Food & Drink Events in January

Farm to Fork Week, Michelin-Starred Chefs Dinner at Civico 1845, and Filipino Flavor at JSix
January 9, 2017

Best Things I Ate This Month: January 2017

The meat at Grand Ole BBQ, Pork Ribs at Coop’s West Texas BBQ, and Tsebhi Dorho at Muzita Abyssinian Bistro
January 9, 2017

Taste Test: Wrench & Rodent's Sustainable Sushi Lives up to the Hype

Troy Johnson finally makes the trek to Planet Oceanside
January 6, 2017

Best Things I Ate All Year

After eating a few thousand dishes across San Diego, here are 21 of the best you should try right now for happiness.
December 31, 2016

Hey, Troy

Ask food critic Troy Johnson any food- or drink-related question that's on your mind
December 29, 2016

The Best Food & Drink Events in December

Feast of the Seven Fishes, Tamale Party at the Curious Fork, and The Wine Vault's Top 5 Reds Tasting Menu
December 12, 2016

Best Things I Ate This Month: December 2016

Red-Eye Rubbed Brisket at Campfire, Compart Duroc Pork Chop at Flying Pig, and Monchong at Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub
December 12, 2016

Cowboy Star Has the Ultimate Holiday Drink Experience

Sip a Scandinavian classic gone wrong out of a gnome head
December 8, 2016

A Wine Game-Changer?

With its invention, LJ Crafted Wines in Bird Rock is serving high-end wines straight from the barrel
December 7, 2016

How to Win Thanksgiving

Follow these simple food and drink rules for Thanksgiving dinner and we will not deport you to another, awfuller family.
November 21, 2016

Troy Johnson Makes his Television Cooking Debut on Food Network

How San Diego Magazine's food critic went from writing about restaurants to cooking on national television
November 21, 2016

Best Things I Ate This Month: November 2016

Polenta and Ragu at Cucina Urbana, Farro and Grape Salad at Herb & Wood, and Poke Tacos at Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge
November 8, 2016

The Best Food & Drink Events in November

San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, Market 10-Year Anniversary Dinner, and Holiday Block Party
November 7, 2016

FIRST LOOK: The Grass Skirt

San Diego's tiki boom continues with this new spot in Pacific Beach
November 7, 2016

FIRST LOOK: Bar by Red Door

Top San Diego farm-to-table restaurant Red Door expands its ethos to the glass with Bar by Red Door.
October 20, 2016

In Defense of the White Tablecloth

The white tablecloth is the greatest stray-food detection program on the restaurant planet.
October 11, 2016

The Best Food & Drink Events in October and November

Abnormal Wine Dinner at Cork & Craft, Bitter Brothers Brewing Co. Family Dinner, and Bret Dennen's Wine Release
October 7, 2016

Best Things I Ate This Month: October 2016

Green Eggs and Ham at Searsucker, Heirloom Carrots at Cowboy Star, and Foie Gras and Smoked Duck Breast Canape at Crudo by Pascal Lorange
October 7, 2016

Stop Killing Restaurants, California

Raising minimum wage without a tip credit is dumb, dumb, dumb.
October 3, 2016

Fired Up

Open-flame cooking is now the biggest restaurant trend, and San Diego chefs explain why.
September 16, 2016

The Best Food & Drink Events in September

Taste of the Port, KAABOO Rock'n Chef Competition, and the History of California Wines
September 12, 2016

Best Things I Ate This Month: September 2016

Triangoli at Cucina Sorella, Pumpkin Waffle at Café 222, and Banh Mi at The Grill at the Lodge
September 12, 2016

FIRST LOOK: Campfire

Carlsbad gets one hell of a new concept in Campfire from Craft & Commerce vet John Resnick
September 9, 2016

FIRST LOOK: False Idol

San Diego is now home to a world-class tiki bar—False Idol
September 3, 2016

FIRST LOOK: Craft & Commerce

S.D.'s iconic cocktail bar reopens today with new look, new lions
September 1, 2016

FIRST LOOK: Decoy Dockside

San Marcos gets an ambitious, two-story gastro-lodge on the lake with Decoy Dockside.
August 30, 2016

Eat Food With Eyes

Eating food with eyes isn't a gross thing, it's how it should be done.
August 11, 2016

The Best Food & Drink Events in August and September

Ferragosto Wine Dinner, Farm Dinner at Juniper & Ivy, and Culture Through Cuisine
August 8, 2016

Best Things I Ate This Month: August 2016

Softshell Crab Lettuce Wraps at Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant, Lamb at Veladora/Pony Room, and Buffalo Octopus at Herringbone
August 8, 2016

FIRST LOOK: Ponsaty's

S.D.'s Master French Chef Patrick Ponsaty finally gets his own signature joint
August 8, 2016

FIRST LOOK: Isola Pizza Bar

A hit in Little Italy, Neapolitan pizza joint doubles down in La Jolla
July 28, 2016

July's Best Food & Drink Events

San Diego Summer Feast at Suzie’s Farm, Coronado Brewing Company’s 20th Anniversary, and Café Gratitude's “We Are One” Block Party
July 18, 2016

Best Things I Ate This Month: July 2016

Chicken and Dumplings at Mess Hall, Beef Tallow at your house, and Abalone Tostada at Manzanilla
July 15, 2016

FIRST LOOK: Pacific Standard

Exec chef and Top Cheffer Giselle Wellman comes home to head the new Pacific Standard Coastal Kitchen in Little Italy.
July 12, 2016

Where's the Beef?

As the science on beef production mounts, a sustainable restaurant owner nixes her steakhouse, turns it into Bar by Red Door.
July 7, 2016

Game On

First person to create a Chuck E Cheese with good food and drink will make millions.
July 7, 2016

Dear Tostada, I'm Sorry

A journey through Baja, Mexico, to find tostada enlightenment
June 29, 2016

The Best Food & Drink Events This Month: June-July 2016

True Food Kitchen's Sustainable Seafood Dinner, Best Restaurants Party, North Eats, and Collections by Addison
June 14, 2016

FIRST LOOK: The Grill

Jeff Jackson gets an outdoor griller's dream with a 2.5 million-dollar overhaul of The Grill at the Lodge at Torrey Pines.
June 13, 2016

Best Things I Ate This Month

Oxtail gnocchi at Herb & Wood, potatoes at Trust, and almond cake at Azucar
June 10, 2016

FIRST LOOK: Cucina Sorella

Tracy Borkum's new pasta boutique opens in former Ken Grill spot
May 24, 2016

Goodbye: Christian Graves

Christian Graves has been a star at Jsix for 10 years. Now he's leaving and shares his thoughts on S.D.'s food scene.
May 21, 2016

Making a MasterChef

MasterChef winner Claudia Sandoval on the life-changing ups and downs
May 18, 2016

FIRST LOOK: Carnitas' Snack Shack

San Diego's kings of pork, Carnitas Snack Shack, crack open their third location at Embarcadero Marina
May 10, 2016

The Best Food & Drink Events This Month

Dinner with Cookie Dutch, Craft Beer + Bites, and Outstanding in the Field
May 9, 2016

Best Things I Ate This Month

Meyer Lemon Risotto at A.R. Valentien, Macarons at Le Parfait Paris, and Lupini Beans at Monello
May 9, 2016

FIRST LOOK: One Door North

Owners of Smoking Goat launch big new concept right next door
April 29, 2016

FIRST LOOK: Herb & Wood

Brian Malarkey and Chris Puffer strike again in Little Italy
April 19, 2016

Rising Star: Boochcraft

San Diego's high-alcohol kombucha brand poised to breakout
April 14, 2016

The Best Food & Drink Events This Month

When the Sea Meets the Farm Dinner, Chef-Driven Bake Sale, and Cincoteca Dos
April 11, 2016

Best Things I Ate This Month

Grapefruit Liqueur at Vom Fass, Pork Chop at Madison, and Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen at RakiRaki
April 11, 2016

Wasted: The Dinner

The Red Door’s Re-Source dinner sheds light on how much damn food we waste
April 5, 2016

Goodnight: Ra Sushi

Ra Sushi exits its Gaslamp location
March 22, 2016

First Look: Liberty Public Market

It's not Pike Place. It's not the Ferry Building. But it's the same idea.
March 21, 2016

FIRST LOOK: Flour & Barley

New brick-oven pizza joint now open in former Mozza spot in The Headquarters
March 15, 2016

The Rebirth of Fun!

The once-snobby craft cocktail scene enters its fun phase
March 12, 2016

A National Treasure

Olivewood Gardens transforms the diets of a fast-food neighborhood
March 11, 2016

The Best Food & Drink Events This Month: March-April 2016

Sabor Latino Beer, Wine & Food Fest, Dinner with Tablas Creek Winery, Rhythm and Brews
March 11, 2016

Best Things I Ate This Month: March 2016

Belgian Waffle at Little Lion, Brisket Sandwich at Westgate Hotel, and Cocoa Krispy Toast at Waypoint Public
March 11, 2016

Info Tapas

The most interesting tid bits—news, openings, closings—from San Diego's restaurant and bar scene.
February 23, 2016

San Diego's James Beard Nominees Are...

The James Beard nominees were announced today. And San Diego's restaurant scene grabbed three. And the nominees are...
February 17, 2016

Goodnight, Claire de Lune

For 19 years, Claire de Lune was the come-as-you-are cultural hangout for North Park. Today it closes. Owner Claire Magner looks back.
February 15, 2016

The Noisy Restaurant Epidemic

Notice a volume spike in restaurants lately? There are so many reasons today's restaurants are louder than ever. Award-winning architect Matthew Ellis explains.
February 12, 2016
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