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Very Important Taco: The Chapulines Taco from Aqui es Texcoco

An off-menu grasshopper taco worth chirping about
January 16, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 76

A mega-famous ice cream shop lands in San Diego, Lucha Libre opens a location in North County, and chef Kevin Templeton of Barleymash drops by
January 11, 2018

Have a Beer with the Eppig Brewing Team

Clayton LeBlanc, Nathan Stephens, and Stephanie Eppig discuss the North Park brewery's magic formula
January 11, 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

Two Seven Eight is Ground Zero for San Diego's Craft Spirits Movement

Troy Johnson works his way through the local craft spirits scene, one sip at a time
January 8, 2018

Plaza Bar’s Cocktails Provide Respite from a Not-So-Cold Winter

Irving Gonzalez taps into the bar’s music scene for inspiration
January 4, 2018

A Look Back at San Diego Beer in 2017

The events, trends, and brews that made the year in beer
January 4, 2018

10 Hot Plates: San Diego's Top Food News in January

Restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
January 4, 2018

Ceviche House Finds a New Home in Old Town

The North Park seafood spot re-opens in a much bigger space
January 4, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 75

A favorite Vietnamese eatery re-opens, a plant-based burger that “bleeds,” and Baby Clydesdale founder David Mead drops by
January 3, 2018

15 Coolest Jobs in San Diego and How to Get Them

We asked 15 San Diego professionals with the coolest jobs in town how they landed their gigs—and how we could steal them
January 2, 2018

Sweet Spot: Dunedin's Fried Dough

A gourmet take on the indulgent carnival snack
December 26, 2017

Inside San Diego's Big Farmers' Market Boom

The story of how a humble movement turned into a citywide ritual
December 22, 2017

Have a Beer with Longship’s Dan Jachimowicz

Bringing the Viking spirit of exploration to his Mira Mesa brewhouse
December 21, 2017

George’s Level2’s New Menu is an Ode to San Diego

23 cocktails highlight the nuances and diversity of the region
December 20, 2017

Sweet Spot: Extraordinary Desserts' All of the Above Cookie

The bakery teams up with a SoCal blogger for this limited-edition cookie with a sweet charity angle
December 15, 2017

10 Great Beers for Your Holiday Wish List

'Tis the season for special releases
December 14, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 73

A San Marcos restaurant will babysit your kids, True Food Kitchen founder Dr. Andrew Weil drops in, and we reveal our favorite restaurants and bars for the holidays
December 14, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide for Cocktail Lovers

Recipe books, spirits, and a new one-stop-shop for cocktail provisions
December 13, 2017

Very Important Taco: Gobernador Vampiro at Rudy’s Taco Shop

The Sinaloan speciality features grilled cheese and shrimp
December 12, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 72

How you can eat pizza for charity, plus Level2 bar director Stephen Kurpinsky drops by to reveal his new San Diego-centric project
December 7, 2017

Noble Experiment’s Latest Experiment

A new cocktail program introduces three cocktails each week
December 7, 2017

Local Brewers Weigh in on the Tasting Room Debate

Four San Diego brewery owners offer their perspective on opening tasting rooms in high-density craft beer areas
December 7, 2017

10 Hot Plates: San Diego's Top Food News in December

Restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
December 7, 2017

Inside Mendocino Farms and Pressed Juicery's Plant-Based Rescued Burger

We break down each layer, from bun to beet sauce
December 5, 2017

4 New Fall Cocktail Menus to Check Out

Seasonal offerings include exotic spices, local coffee liqueur, house-made cider, and Icelandic gin
December 1, 2017

Have a Beer with Mason Ale Works Director of Brewery Ops Matt Webster

Creating food-friendly beers as simply as possible
November 30, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 71

The Café Chloe team opens Minou in East Village, Extraordinary Desserts chef-owner Karen Krasne stops by, and Vom Fass talks oil, fruit vinegars, and more
November 29, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

70 local gifts to consider for him, for the kids, the pets, and others this season
November 29, 2017

La Jolla's Masala Street Impresses with Its Creative Take on Indian Food

What the gastropub lacks in street appeal it makes up for with its famous chef
November 27, 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

10 Things I'm Drinking to This Thanksgiving

More than ever, we can be thankful for beer
November 22, 2017

Your Guide to San Diego's Best Happy Hours

Here's where to throw back a cold one while the sun's still out
November 22, 2017

Find Your Next San Diego Happy Hour

Ready for more? No matter the day, time, or neighborhood, there’s a deal on drinks and dining somewhere in San Diego
November 22, 2017

The Business of Happy Hour

For the restaurant, it’s not so happy
November 22, 2017

Happy Hour By the Numbers: How Much Are You Saving?

How much are you really pocketing during those pre-dinner hours? We did the math at nine local restaurants and lounges to find out the savings.
November 22, 2017

Where San Diego Bartenders Do Happy Hour

We asked bartenders and bar managers around town where they like to sip and snack for happy hour
November 22, 2017

3 Happy Hour Bar Crawls in San Diego

For some, happy hour is all about hitting bargains at as many bars as possible—aka the bar crawl. We’ve charted how to maximize your time.
November 22, 2017

Ask the Happy Hour Expert

From bartenders to doctors, experts answer the need-to-know happy hour questions
November 22, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 70

True Food Kitchen opens another location in UTC, Boochcraft gives us the scoop, and Vom Fass talks oil, fruit vinegars, and more
November 21, 2017

Very Important Taco: Kindred's Beer Batter Palm Tacos

You won't miss the meat in this vegan taco
November 20, 2017

Highlights from San Diego Beer Week 2017

The best beers, bites, and bashes
November 16, 2017

Sweet Spot: Café Gratitude's Vegan Pies

The Little Italy restaurant takes a plant-based (and charitable) approach to Thanksgiving pie
November 16, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 69

City Tacos is headed to La Mesa, the SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-off is back, and Mad Monk Tea co-founder Taylor Drye drops by
November 15, 2017

3 DIY Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Impress your guests with these seasonal drinks
November 15, 2017

4 San Diego Restaurants with Arcade Games

The latest trend in local dining? Meals served with a side of video games, bocce courts, and bowling alleys
November 14, 2017

Foodie Gifts That Give Back

Three local nonprofits combine culinary gift-giving with community service
November 10, 2017

The San Diego Lager Boom

Why light, crisp, and flavorful is the next “new” thing
November 9, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 68

A San Diegan is headed to Top Chef, the SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-off returns, and Eric Larson from the San Diego County Farm Bureau drops by
November 8, 2017

10 Hot Plates: Top San Diego Restaurant News in November

San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
November 6, 2017

Meet the Bartender: Mark Broadfoot

The Tamarindo mixologist talks about his legendary milk punch and what makes a tequila “bat friendly”
November 2, 2017

A Sneak Peek at San Diego Beer Week

7 epic events to put on your calendar for November 3-12
November 2, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 67

A new charitable coffee concept opens in City Heights, a crowdsourcing effort to buy Anheuser-Busch, and San Diego Beer week kicks off this Friday
November 2, 2017

A Tribute to the Military

In time for Veteran's Day, we're putting a face to this heroic community.
October 31, 2017

CH Reimagines an American Tradition with Born & Raised

The latest from Consortium Holdings is a $6.5 million steakhouse
October 30, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to International Cuisine in San Diego

93 places to eat around the world without leaving San Diego
October 27, 2017

A Quick Roundup of 7 New San Diego Breweries

From Chula Vista to San Marcos—new breweries are popping up all over the county
October 26, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 66

Blue Water Grill opens in Carlsbad, the blessing and curse of Yelp, and CH Projects’ chef-partner Jason McLeod stops by
October 25, 2017

11 Halloween Cocktails That Are Better Than Candy

Local bartenders are whipping up spooky specials with crickets, chocolate, and cider
October 25, 2017

San Diego Brewers Guild Brews Its First Collaboration

The soon-to-be released Capital of Craft IPA celebrates the guild’s 20th anniversary
October 19, 2017

Sweet Spot: Voltaire Beach House's S'mores Dip

The Ocean Beach spot makes a s'mores dip in a cast-iron skillet
October 17, 2017

San Diego Brewers Claim Medals at the Great American Beer Festival

An impressive showing at the world’s largest commercial beer competition
October 12, 2017

Adele Stratton Leaves Noble Experiment for Jaynes Gastropub

Her first menu features light, crisp, approachable cocktails
October 11, 2017

All We Need Is Love, Cocktails, and Gravy

A creative bartender brightens the day at The Smoking Gun
October 5, 2017

Home Brew Mart Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

For a quarter-century, this iconic Linda Vista shop has been the epicenter of San Diego craft brewing
October 5, 2017

What Does a Fashionable Server Look Like?

We break down the playful and fashion-forward uniforms at three San Diego spots
October 3, 2017

Have a Beer with Thunderhawk’s Bill Lindsay and Jonathan Barbarin

This Miramar nano proves good things come in small packages
September 28, 2017

Minou Brings Euro Charm to East Village

The Café Chloe owners have done it again and opened another romantic bistro
September 28, 2017

Very Important Taco: The Carne Asada Taco at Lola's Seven-Up Mexican Market Deli

A hard shell taco stands out at this Carlsbad neighborhood favorite
September 26, 2017

10 Hot Plates

San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons in October
September 25, 2017

Tapenade's Sterling French Reputation Remains Near-Perfect at Bistro Du Marché

The name and the room have changed but the service and the food are impeccable
September 23, 2017

47 Outdoor Dining Spots to Try in San Diego

From ocean views, rooftops, and garden patios to simple sidewalk people-watching, we’ve rounded up the city's best outdoor dining spots
September 22, 2017

San Diego's Top Doctors 2017

Our annual list of 756 physicians in 77 specialties, with a feature on Dr. Alan Shahtaji’s World Cup–worthy sports medicine practice and more.
September 22, 2017

Have a Beer with the Second Chance Leadership Team

Marty Mendiola, Virginia Morrison, and Curtis Hawes talk past, current, and future plans for the brewery
September 21, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 63

Mendocino Farms opens a second location, the Taste of North Park event revs up, and Claire Groebner of Olivewood Gardens stops by
September 20, 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

Common Theory Public House Puts Craft Beer in the Spotlight

Chef A.G. Warfield aims to create food that not only improves with beer but enhances the beer itself
September 14, 2017

Grant Grill’s New Cocktail Menu Includes Unexpected Ingredients

Cory Alberto takes a culinary approach to the aviation-themed cocktails
September 13, 2017

Sweet Spot: Beesalt Balcony's Baklava Cake

The delicate dessert has layers of phyllo dough, butter, spices, and vanilla ice cream
September 13, 2017

Are Tasting Rooms Hurting San Diego's Beer Bars?

University Heights publican Karen Barnett voices her concerns
September 7, 2017
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