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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

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 62

Born & Raised opens in Little Italy, a vegan drive-thru hits Encinitas, and restaurateur Terryl Gavre stops by
September 14, 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

Very Important Taco: Carnitas Taco at Cali Street Tacos

Prepare for a thick tortilla and plenty of heat-packed flavor
September 5, 2017

10 Hot Plates

San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons in September
September 1, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 61

Snooze opens in La Jolla, The Red Door’s Trish Watlington talks Farm to Fork week, and sustainable cocktails are a thing
August 31, 2017

Queensborough Brings 1920s New York to the Gaslamp

The two-story cocktail lounge is serving elevated pub grub and NYC classics
August 29, 2017

Bar Bodega Brings Tapas Culture to Little Italy

This little box in a bustling part of town is inspiring and unassuming
August 25, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 60

Little Italy gets a new wine bar, cannabis dinners are trending, and chef Steve Brown of Cosecha stops by
August 24, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 59

Target Express may come to North Park, a famous ice cream shop heads to San Diego, and Modern Times’ quality manager Morgan Tenwick stops by
August 16, 2017

Sweet Spot: Crack Shack's Soft Serve

Top flavors like chocolate banana or strawberry shortcake soft serve with unlimited toppings
August 16, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 58

Nomad Donuts opens another outpost, Eppig Brewing heads to Point Loma, and a local company is making homebrewing better for the rest of us
August 9, 2017

Very Important Taco: Tamarindo's Avocado Crab Taco

The new North Park spot puts its own spin on surf and turf
August 8, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 57

A streak of recent restaurant closures, a chef move at Counterpoint, and Matthew Lyons of Tribute Pizza stops by
August 3, 2017

18 Places You Need to Visit in Oceanside

Where to eat, shop, and soak up culture in the 760 (and 442)
August 3, 2017

Cannabis Dinners are Becoming ‘Almost Socially Acceptable’

Local chefs are elevating appetites with high-end marijuana supper clubs
August 1, 2017

10 Hot Plates

San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons in August
July 31, 2017

Will Weed Smoke Out Restaurants?

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

Officine Buona Forchetta Lives and Stalls by Simplicity at Liberty Station

Good, simple dishes are prepared without fuss, which is both the restaurant's strength and its weakness.
July 28, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 56

Pendry Hotel serves up a champagne-bong, and we get the scoop on what’s coming next to the Gaslamp
July 26, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 55

Coronado gets a new Italian restaurant, how The Pendry is elevating bar food, and the San Diego Convention Center’s Executive Chef gives us the scoop on catering Comic-Con
July 20, 2017

Very Important Taco: Banana Peel Taco at Wrench & Rodent

Chef Davin Waite simmers banana peels in pork adobada broth for a unique new taco
July 18, 2017

Hopsy Delivers Craft Beer to Your Doorstep

The buzzy startup launches San Diego delivery and a Linda Vista store
July 17, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 54

Parakeet Café opens in La Jolla, Del Mar gets a brewpub by the lagoon, and photographer slash slow food activist Jaime Fritsch stops by
July 12, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 53

Fools and Kings opens in Mission Hills, Lucila De Alejandro from Suzie’s Farm explains their closing, and Catt White, the CEO of San Diego Markets, stops by
July 5, 2017

Bo-Beau Kitchen + Caché Brings French Food, Cocktails, and Tacos to Hillcrest

The three-part concept includes a speakeasy and not-for-profit taqueria
July 5, 2017

Sweet Spot: Pop Pie Co.'s Coconut Cream Pie

Tender young coconut meat, coconut milk pastry cream, and fresh whipped cream make for a fluffy and sweet treat
July 4, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 52

A new taco shop opens in North Park and a local MasterChef contestant tells us about cooking for reality TV
June 28, 2017

10 Hot Plates

San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons in July
June 26, 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

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 51

Ceviche House expands, Amazon to buy Whole Foods, and chef Brad Wise of Trust stops by
June 22, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 50

Drive-thru pizza is coming to Pacific Beach and a local company makes vodka out of past-due baked goods
June 15, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 49

The 10 Barrel Brewing debate, Negroni Week is on, and chef Nick Brune of Eco Caters and Lot 8 stops by
June 7, 2017

San Diego Father’s Day Guide 2017

Dining specials, drink events, cruises, movies, and more
June 7, 2017

Very Important Taco: Tacos Perla's Del Mar Taco

This shrimp taco is marinated in a potent ginger-chile sauce
June 6, 2017

San Diego's Restaurant Bubble Is About to Burst

Restaurants are facing rising costs, cultural shifts, and other challenges
June 5, 2017

Red O Brings Upscale Mexican Food to La Jolla

The 10,000-sqare-foot modern Mexican restaurant is now open at the Westfield UTC mall
June 5, 2017

10 Hot Plates

San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons in June
June 2, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 48

A Tijuana taco institution is headed downtown, a new event space debuts in Mission Valley, and fishmonger Tommy Gomes drops by
May 31, 2017

This UCSD Professor Is Using Science to Make Cheese Taste Better

Assistant professor Rachel Dutton is elevating cheese in the unlikeliest of places—a science lab
May 31, 2017

Tajima Teams Up With Carnitas’ Snack Shack

The two restaurants are creating a meaty ramen for June
May 30, 2017

Farmer's Table Is Surprisingly Excellent — and Disappointing

The La Mesa restaurant boasts farm-to-table recipes but the only person who is passionate is the chef
May 26, 2017

San Diego's Best Restaurants 2017

The top tacos, chicken wings, seafood, burgers, kid-friendly eateries, breweries, and more
May 26, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 47

A refreshed rooftop bar opens in the East Village, and UC San Diego “cheese professor” Rachel Dutton schools us on fromage
May 25, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 46

Bo-Beau opens a new location in Hillcrest, the lies behind seafood labeling, and Bali Hai’s Tommy Baumann drops by with Mai Tais
May 17, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 45

Cutwater Spirits opens in Miramar, Liberty Station debuts a farmers market, and the founder of Good Neighbor Gardens stops by
May 11, 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

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

Barbusa Trades Old-World Italian Sophistication for Lively, Social Dining

The Little Italy eatery isn't perfect, but it's a huge hit for one of San Diego's top restaurant families
April 21, 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
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