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3 Lessons Learned from 'Seven Days in the Valle'

Author Scott Koenig shares three key insights into Mexico’s wine region
July 18, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in San Diego in July

Sunset Poolside Jazz Series at The Westgate Hotel, Agave Festival at Bagby Beer Company, and Goonies at Street Food Cinema
July 10, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: July 2018

Biscuits w/ miso maple butter at Crack Shack, creamy chorizo mussels at Jrdn, and vegan taquitos at El Tianguis
July 9, 2018

Chain Restaurants Will Rule California

The state is killing off chains’ competition, paving the way for dominance
July 2, 2018

Stop Killing Chloes

How California is very knowingly killing the mom and pop restaurant
June 28, 2018

Good Night, Cafe Chloe

San Diego’s beloved French bistro is closing due to California’s unfair labor laws
June 27, 2018

The Taquito Makes a Comeback

The family that froze taquitos is back to save them at El Tianguis
June 22, 2018

First Look: El Jardin

Native chef Claudette Wilkins goes from Bracero to Top Chef and, finally, to her own dream
June 21, 2018

How San Diego Restaurants Are Dealing with the Plastic Problem

The final piece in the single-use plastic series harnesses insight from local restaurateurs
June 14, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: June 2018

Abalone at Cloak & Petal, Mermaid Bowl at Little Lion, and Polenta with Ragu at Cucina Urbana
June 12, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in San Diego in June

San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants Party, Terra’s 20th Anniversary, and Summer Grain Dinner at Catania
June 11, 2018

First Look: Punch Bowl Social

The award-winning super-eatertainment venue lands in San Diego
June 7, 2018

San Diego, It's Time to Ban Plastic Straws

Lessons learned from my 10-Day No-Plastic Challenge
May 30, 2018

Behind the Best Restaurants Issue

The method to my madness in picking some of this year’s winners
May 25, 2018

The No-Plastic Challenge

Traveling across the country eating at restaurants, I will try to avoid plastic
May 10, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: May 2018

Salted Corn at Pisco Rotisserie and Cevicheria, Laksa at Dija Mara, and Orange Blossom Sorbet at Salt & Straw
May 8, 2018

San Diego's Best Food & Drink Events in May

Don Julio Tasting Dinner at Casa Guadalajara, Eat.Drink.Read, and A Taste of Summer at the Hotel del Coronado
May 8, 2018

San Diego's Best Restaurant of 2018: The Finalists

San Diego Magazine's Best Restaurants issue comes out in June. Here are food critic Troy Johnson's finalists for the best of the best.
May 5, 2018

First Look: Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Del Mar

Local icons merge with Kansas company, start new era of expansion
April 24, 2018

The Two-Bite Rule

How a survival technique deepened my love affair with eating
April 24, 2018

The Best Pizza in San Diego

Troy Johnson picks his five finalists for the upcoming Best Restaurants issue
April 16, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: April 2018

Dirty Flat Top Burger at The Friendly, Bolognese Al Forno at Barbusa, and The Queen at Giardino Neighborhood Cucina
April 9, 2018

The Best Food & Drink Events in April

You & Yours Pairing Dinner at Kettner Exchange, Gluten-Free Pairing Dinner at Indigo Grill, and San Diego Magazine’s Best of North County Party
April 9, 2018

The Best Burgers in San Diego

These burgers are food critic Troy Johnson's finalists for the best in San Diego
April 7, 2018

Your Special Order Isn't Special

The Dirty Flat Top Cheeseburger at The Friendly is awesome, just don't ask for substitutions
March 31, 2018

Quality Rum Makes a Comeback at Catamaran Resort

The Mission Bay hotel partners with Malahat Spirits Co. for some seriously tasty kill-devil
March 22, 2018

First Look: Queenstown Bistro

Little Italy’s New Zealand-inspired concept spawns a sister at UTC
March 20, 2018

Why We Love Tacos

A love letter to celebrate the greatest taco contest of all time ever, period
March 16, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: March 2018

Ahi at Oceana Coastal Kitchen, pho at Shank & Bone, and plantains at Pisco
March 12, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in March

Fiesta de la Vendimia at Pisco, Saxon Brown Wine Dinner at Nine-Ten, and Collaboration Dinner at Provisional Kitchen
March 12, 2018

Overnight Success: San Diego's Mush Lands Deal on 'Shark Tank'

Co-founder Kat Thomas spills the beans on the experience, and where the overnight oats company is going next
March 8, 2018

World-Class Wine—In O.B.?

Upstart urban winery Gianni Buonomo wins double-gold in America’s largest wine competition
March 7, 2018

First Look: Mavericks Beach Club

Verant Group opens up a new Baja-inspired play land in Pacific Beach
March 1, 2018

From Brilliant to Disturbing, Momofuku Ko Is Worth the Trip

A course-by-course review of David Chang’s famed tasting menu restaurant in NYC
February 23, 2018

The Impossible Burger Has Arrived in San Diego

Taste-testing the bloody, plant-based, $250 million science project
February 21, 2018

Dinner and a Show: Born & Raised Brings Back Tableside Dining

The Little Italy steakhouse has revived an old tradition. Why did it ever go away?
February 15, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: February 2018

Bread at Born & Raised, apple turnover at Moms, and the tasting menu at Nine-Ten
February 13, 2018

Best Food and Drink Events in February and March

Animalon at Finca Altozano, San Diego Magazine's Brunch Bash, and Beer Fest at Harrah’s
February 12, 2018

Fear and Pies: Julian Is a Welcome Escape from the City

Exploring mines and eating Moms apple pie in the historic mountain town
February 1, 2018

Drop What You're Doing and Order These Dishes at Village North

San Diego may finally have quality Chinese food in this spot on Convoy
January 26, 2018

First Look: Bivouac Ciderworks

A new craft cidery opens in North Park, designed for the outdoors person in all of us
January 17, 2018

An Open Letter to Kombucha: Why Are You So Addicting?

It’s the grossest thing I’ve ever loved (and where to find it in San Diego)
January 15, 2018

San Telmo Brings Argentine Fast-Casual to Downtown

Meat lovers need to try the marinated-meat sandwiches at this unassuming new spot
January 8, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in January

Farm to Fork Week, San Diego Restaurant Week, and Fish & Game Tequila Dinners at Herb & Wood
January 8, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: January 2018

Yellowtail aguachile at Red O, The Capri Sandwich at Nutmeg Bakery and Café, and grass-fed steak at Urban Plates
January 8, 2018

First Look: Cloak & Petal

The owners of Tajima bring Japanese small plates to Little Italy with Cloak & Petal
December 22, 2017

Best Food & Drink Events in December

Holiday Remix Party at the US Grant Hotel, Salt & Straw Pop-Up at Herb & Wood, and Cookie Class at Café 21
December 12, 2017

Best Things I Ate This Month: December 2017

The Champ Burger at Barleymash, truffle risotto at Giardino, and the oatmeal at Northside Shack
December 11, 2017

Giardino Is a Hidden Gem in Lemon Grove

East County has a new hit with this southern Italian bistro
December 11, 2017

Trish Watlington Is Selling The Red Door

The farm-to-table missionary is getting out of the restaurant business, but not food
December 5, 2017

Shake Shack vs. In-N-Out: Which Burger is Better?

Pitting NYC’s burger icon against the king of SoCal
November 16, 2017

Best Things I Ate This Month: November 2017

Curried Couscous at Mendocino Farms, Chili at Waypoint Public, and Oysters at Hog Island Oyster Co.
November 14, 2017

Best Food & Drink Events in November and December

San Diego Magazine's World Eats Party, Soil Shindig, and the SoNo Chili Cook-Off
November 14, 2017

FIRST LOOK: Hotel Republic

Marriott debuts another top-end Autograph Collection in Little Italy
November 9, 2017

Mendocino Farms' Rescued Burger Helps Fight Food Waste

Because your food tastes better flavored with responsibility
October 31, 2017

Q&A: Danielle Nierenberg Is Spreading the Word on Global Food Issues

The co-founder of Food Tank brings the conversation to San Diego
October 16, 2017

The Best Food & Drink Events in October and November

San Diego Spirits by the Bay Festival, San Diego Beer Week, and San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
October 9, 2017

The Best Things I Ate This Month: October 2017

Corn at Masala Street, Spicy Sesame Ramen at Tajima, and Egg Tart at 85°C
October 9, 2017

Vegan Fast Food Revolution

From Evolution to Plant Power, two local vegans look to revolutionize fast food
September 21, 2017

First Look: Queensborough, Part 2

The second part of Queensborough, a 1920s NYC-style social club, is now open.
September 18, 2017

First Look: Born & Raised

Everyone said don't do a steakhouse. So the damn kids at Consortium Holdings did with Born & Raised—to the tune of seven million bucks.
September 14, 2017

The Best Food & Drink Events in September and October

Noma-Inspired Dinner at Puesto, Borderless Dine & Wine, and Culinary Cinema at the San Diego Film Festival
September 11, 2017

Best Things I Ate This Month: September 2017

Horchata Shake at Hundred Proof, Scallops at Bistro Du Marche, and Wasabi Poke at It’s Raw Poke Shop
September 11, 2017

First Look: Minou

Cafe Chloe owners opening Minou, a creperie and event space in East Village
September 7, 2017

You Need to Try This Horchata Shake with Churro Bites

Hundred Proof nails this dirty-delicious and oh-so-decadent dessert
August 28, 2017

Yes We Canned

Catalina Offshore gets into the growing local, sustainable canned tuna game
August 17, 2017

The Best Food & Drink Events in August and September

Tiki Cocktail Competition at Level Four, The Best of San Diego Party, Green Flash's Treasure Chest Beer + Food Fest, and Farm to Fork
August 7, 2017

Best Things I Ate This Month: August 2017

Ahi Tostadas at Bar Bodega, Halibut with Farro at Provisional, and Breakfast Pot Pie at Snooze
August 7, 2017

First Look: Smoking Gun & Spill the Beans

Chef Kevin Templeton and bartender Eric Johnson lead new Gaslamp spots
August 2, 2017

Will Weed Smoke Out Restaurants?

New investment trends are creating challenges for local restaurateurs — for now
July 28, 2017

First Look: Queensborough

SD nightlife vets do ode to 1920s NYC
July 26, 2017

First Look: Viewpoint Brewing

Del Mar gets its first brewery, overlooking the lagoon
July 12, 2017

The Best Food & Drink Events in July

Rosé Brunch at Herb & Wood, Opening Day After Party at L’Auberge Del Mar, and Science of Cheese at Moniker General
July 7, 2017

Best Things I Ate This Month: July 2017

Meatballs at Officine Buona Forchetta, Short Rib at 608 Oceanside, and Aji de Gallina at Panca
July 7, 2017

First Look: Fools and Kings

Owner of WetStone Wine Bar brings pan-global bistro Fools and Kings to Mission Hills
July 6, 2017

First Look: Hundred Proof

The team behind Trust restaurant cracks open a new bar
June 24, 2017

Best Things I Ate This Month: June 2017

Bulgogi Fries at Bao Beach, Opah at Solare, and Profiteroles at Trust
June 12, 2017

The Best San Diego Food & Drink Events in June

San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants Party, Neighborhood's 10-Year Block Party, and Animalón
June 12, 2017

Behind the Best Restaurants Issue

San Diego Magazine's biggest food feature of the year spurs some interesting questions
June 1, 2017

Jason Mraz Is Growing Coffee on a Farm in Oceanside

We spoke to the musician about all the whys — why food, why farming, why Oceanside, why coffee?
May 25, 2017
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