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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

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 44

Piacere Mio opens in Del Sur and Ryan Thorsen of Bertrand at Mister A’s dishes insider info about the Bankers Hill restaurant
May 4, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 43

Bracero shifts to a new concept, high-end restaurants are disappearing, and Galaxy Taco's Trey Foshee stops by
April 26, 2017

10 Hot Plates

San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons in May
April 26, 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

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 41

Curadero opens downtown, a local kombucha brand explains why you need to be drinking probiotics, and the US Grant Hotel talks cocktails
April 13, 2017

Sweet Spot: Barbusa's Deconstructed Cannoli

We love this DIY version of the classic Italian dessert
April 7, 2017

FIRST LOOK: Curadero

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

Officine Buona Forchetta Has Opened in Liberty Station

The second location from South Park’s Neapolitan pizza stars goes beyond pizza
March 31, 2017

Very Important Taco: Jackfruit Taco at Del Sur

The savory tropical fruit makes for a perfect meat substitute
March 28, 2017

San Diego's First Matcha Café Debuts in North Park

Owner Geraldine Ridaura shows us the centuries-old method of making matcha
March 27, 2017

10 Hot Plates

San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons in April
March 24, 2017

Ponsaty's Brings Master French Fare to Rancho Santa Fe

Master chef Patrick Ponsaty gets his own restaurant
March 24, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 38

A new distillery opens in the East Village, a beloved chicken eatery closes, and Cutwater Spirits bar manager Christian Siglin stops by
March 23, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 37

Holy Matcha debuts in North Park, a beloved Mexican eatery returns to Ocean Beach, and Jacqueline Coulon from Little Lion stops by
March 16, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 36

A female chef event at Cucina Enoteca, a new ramen spot in Bankers Hill, and “The Craft Beer Attorney” stops by
March 9, 2017

Cucina Enoteca Shines a Spotlight on Female Chefs

Big local names will collaborate with female winemakers during La Festa Della Donna’s pairing dinner
March 7, 2017

The New Pendry Hotel Debuts Lionfish

Chef JoJo Ruiz takes the helm at the coast-focused, two-story restaurant
March 2, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 35

A new farm-to-table concept debuts in La Mesa, the man behind “the best BBQ in the city” stops by, and more
March 2, 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

Very Important Taco: Braised Short Rib

Get it at The Bar by Red Door
February 28, 2017

The Hake's New View Steals the Show

La Jolla's tiny bistro gets a $2.5-million overhaul, and it works
February 24, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 34

The behind-the-scenes scoop on our annual Best Restaurants poll, and Herb & Wood’s executive pastry chef stops by
February 23, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 33

The Pendry brings five food and drink concepts to downtown, lauded Oceanside chef Davin Waite stops by, and more
February 16, 2017

Don't Miss Del Mar's New Healthy Gourmet Chain

Flower Child's fast-casual eats hit the Flower Hill Promenade
February 13, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 32

Philz Coffee opens in Encinitas, a new Mexican eatery is announced for Liberty Station, and two poultry farmers from Ramona stop by
February 9, 2017

Very Important Taco: Breakfast Queso Taco at Luche Libre

The a.m. taco made with crispy queso, eggs, potatoes, and chorizo is as bold as the taqueria's Mexican wrestling-themed décor
February 7, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 31

Westfield UTC expands its food scene in a major way, a restaurant in Spain finds a novel way to feed the hungry, and the founder of Kitchens for Good stops by
February 2, 2017

10 Hot Plates

San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, & coming-soons in February
January 30, 2017

Your New Favorite San Diego Brunches

6 can't-miss brunch dishes approved by our team of editors and designers
January 27, 2017

103 Dishes to Eat in San Diego before You Die

Here's Made, our little black book of San Diego's best food
January 27, 2017

Campfire Brings Some Inspired Ancient Cookery Back to Carlsbad

The name says it all: fire and smoke flavors served here.
January 27, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 29

A new Hillcrest restaurant opens, the restaurant industry faces a major bubble, and Urban Solace’s Matt Gordon stops by
January 19, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 28

Javier Plascencia splits with Bracero, Farm to Fork Week launches, and Cook Pigs Ranch founder Krystina Cook stops by
January 12, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 26

Oscar’s brings fish tacos to North County, a wine bar opens in Liberty Station, and our cocktail columnist Kelly Davis dishes on the best drinks in town
December 28, 2016

The Dog Lover's Guide to San Diego

Here are 52 ways to experience San Diego with your four-legged friend
December 23, 2016

Very Important Taco: Surf and Turf at Zoe's Place

The food truck whips up a juicy beef and shrimp combo
December 23, 2016

Tajima Heads up San Diego's Ramen Empire

Ramen shops are taking over the city, and Tajima leads the charge
December 23, 2016

Meet the Founders of the New Officine Buona Forchetta

Native Italians Matteo Cattaneo and Mario Cassineri talk recipes, family-friendly dining, and the virtues of good bread
December 23, 2016

Pacific Beach Goes Tiki with The Grass Skirt

The people behind Kettner Exchange and Vin de Syrah are at it again
December 23, 2016

Sweet Spot: Tasting Room Del Mar's Half Baked Ice Cream Dessert

A gourmet take on a popular Ben & Jerry's flavor
December 23, 2016

San Diego Restaurant Openings & Rumors in January

This month's top dining and drinking news
December 23, 2016

Try This Bold New Drink at Café Gratitude

The Little Italy restaurant's new wellness shot is flying off shelves thanks to one unique ingredient
December 23, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 25

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters wins big, a major project debuts at the Port, and the owners of Le Parfait Paris stop by
December 21, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 24

A pizzeria opens in Bird Rock, the best local holiday foods, and a lesson in entertaining from A MIHO Experience
December 14, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 23

Gourmet Indian street food debuts in La Jolla, and chef Daniel Wollinsky of Cucina Sorella stops by
December 7, 2016

Health Food Concept Flower Child Opens in Del Mar This Week

The restaurant group behind True Food Kitchen debuts its new San Diego location on December 6
December 5, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 22

A Taiwanese trend debuts on Convoy, holiday gifts for foodies, and the future of fine dining in San Diego
December 1, 2016

This New City Heights Coffee Shop Is Also a Nonprofit

The alfresco café helps provide jobs for marginalized citizens
November 28, 2016

10 Hot Plates

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

Very Important Taco: Spicy Octopus at Kiko’s Place

Chunks of pulpo and fresh garlic make this taco our new favorite
November 28, 2016

La Vida Vegan: Taste the Rainbow

Peace Pies' magical mango curry wrap packs a rainbow of ingredients
November 28, 2016

La Jolla's The Hake Has a New, Fancy View

Come for the ocean views, stay for the cocktails
November 28, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 21

A major burger brand lands in San Diego, and Troy shares the behind-the-scenes scoop from the Food Network
November 23, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 20

Modern Times expands, new dishes debut at Puesto, and Catalina Offshore vet Dan Nattrass stops by
November 10, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 19

A speakeasy opens in Oceanside, Puesto reveals the recipe for a perfect margarita, and Café Gratitude stops by to chat healthy eats
November 2, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 18

A wine bar opens in Little Italy, a beer app brings growlers to your door, and a Nomad Donuts chef stops by the show
October 28, 2016

La Vida Vegan: Taco to Me

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

Cucina Sorella Works Its Magic in Kensington

Tracy Borkum finally finds the right fit with Cucina Sorella
October 28, 2016

Very Important Taco: Puesto's Cali Taco

The taco juggernaut is taco-izing our namesake burrito
October 28, 2016

Meet the Designers Behind San Diego's Most Instagram-Worthy Restaurants

Bells & Whistles principals share the inspiration for their many design-minded eateries
October 28, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 17

Tune in for tons of restaurant news, plus expert advice on living La Vida Vegan in San Diego
October 19, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 15

A matcha café to open in North Park, PETA says beer is healthier than milk, and restaurant real estate pro Nate Benedetto stops by
October 6, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 14

Saffron expands, The New York Times profiles a local chef, Campfire’s bar manager stops by with cocktails, and more
September 29, 2016

Herb & Wood Shines in Little Italy

Chef (and target) Brian Malarkey does his best work yet at the stunning new restaurant
September 23, 2016

La Vida Vegan: Take the Cake

Moncai Vegan serves up black bean cakes with mustard mango habanero
September 23, 2016

This Pop-Up Dinner Is One of the Hottest Tickets in Town

Outstanding in the Field is pairing a Kettner Exchange chef with Temecula Olive Oil Company for an epic dinner party
September 23, 2016

10 Hot Plates

San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, & coming-soons in October
September 23, 2016

Three Local Chefs Debut Cookbooks

A MasterChef winner, a natural supermarket co-owner, and a wellness consultant share recipes and more
September 23, 2016

Very Important Taco: The Borrego at City Tacos

Pulled lamb, fried leeks, and so much more
September 23, 2016

Decoy Dockside Dining Brings a Big-Name Chef to San Marcos

Inland North County gets a JRDN alum cooking elk, fish, and more
September 23, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 13

A former Charger opens a cafe, why bison is in vogue, and a certified cheese specialist talks fromage
September 22, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 10

The gateway drink to sour beers, a beloved Mexican eatery opens a new location, fried chicken-scented sunscreen, and more
September 1, 2016

Inside the Brewed Food Movement

Jensen Cummings is reinventing beer-centric cuisine
September 1, 2016

Civico 1845 Is Just a Few Dashes Away from Excellence

Troy Johnson reviews Little Italy's vegan-friendly Italian restaurant
August 23, 2016

Sweet Spot: Classic French Pastry Reaches New Heights

Take a gander at the tarte tatin that's almost too pretty to eat
August 23, 2016

La Vida Vegan: The Good Shepherd

Ritual Tavern offers a meatless Shepherd's Pie — and knocks it out of the park
August 23, 2016

Another Top Chef Opens a Local Restaurant

Pacific Standard Coastal Kitchen takes over the former China Max and Fat City spot
August 23, 2016

Very Important Taco: Tofu Taco

Try the tofu, potato, and mushroom taco at Pokez
August 23, 2016

The Red Door Offers VIP Access with Its New CSR Program

You can have a stake in the farm-to-table eatery, thanks to their community-supported restaurant initiative
August 23, 2016
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