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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

Dija Mara Brings Indonesian-Inspired Cuisine to Oceanside

Chef Ryan Costanza searched Southern California for a great surf town for the new restaurant
November 24, 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

Lionfish Brings a Dash of Las Vegas Glitz to the Gaslamp

Dining at the Pendry's signature restaurant is like dining in a bottle of good scotch
June 23, 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

FIRST LOOK: Bo-Beau Hillcrest

Cohn Restaurant Group's big Hillcrest idea, including S.D.'s first non-profit taco shop
May 17, 2017

Upgrade Your Saturday at the Surf Check

Editor's Rec: Archana Ram loves this retro trailer turned coffee stand on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard
May 12, 2017

The Best Food & Drink Events in May and June

Mama’s Kitchen's Mama's Day, Eat.Drink.Read, and Dinner in the Valley in Ensenada
May 8, 2017

Best Things I Ate This Month: May 2017

Smoked Tuna Fries at TJ Oyster Bar, Bison Tartare at The Farmer's Table, Senor Croque at Crack Shack
May 8, 2017

Curadero Brings Mexican Street Food to Downtown

The vibrant restaurant is now open in downtown's Hotel Palomar
May 5, 2017

Inside East Village's Most Instagram-Worthy Distillery

You & Yours Distilling Co. serves vodka and gin in a stylish space
May 4, 2017

Very Important Taco: Karina's Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Taco

The local seafood empire debuts a Mission Hills location, with a delicious surf and turf taco to boot
April 25, 2017

FIRST LOOK: Waypoint Public

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

How an Encinitas-Based Olive Oil Brand Is Giving Back to Palestine

Organic, fair trade extra virgin olive oil company Harvest Peace is helping Palestinian farmers, one tree at a time
April 12, 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

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

Here's Where to Find the Best BBQ in San Diego

San Diego finally gets real-deal brisket at Grand Ole BBQ y Asado
March 1, 2017

10 Hot Plates

San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, & coming-soons in March
February 24, 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 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

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

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

FIRST LOOK: The Grass Skirt

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

La Vida Vegan: Taco to Me

Bracero’s plant-based taco nods to street food indulgence
October 28, 2016

10 Hot Plates

San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, & coming-soons in November
October 28, 2016

Ina Garten Unveils New Cookbook in San Diego

The Barefoot Contessa chef will talk career, cuisine, and Jeffrey at Balboa Theatre in November
October 28, 2016

False Idol Brings Tiki Back

This partnership between Consortium Holdings and tiki expert Martin Cate was one of the country's most anticipated openings
October 28, 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

Stop Killing Restaurants, California

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