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Have a Beer with Cellar 3 Barrelmaster Pat Korn

His thoughts on what it takes to wrangle the exotic but unpredictable elements of wild yeast, bacteria, and wood
May 18, 2017

32 Reasons to Visit The Lion’s Share

Bar manager Jason O’Bryan’s new menu is full of great cocktails
May 17, 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

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 ABCs of Sycamore Den’s New Cocktail Menu

Aloe, banana, and celery are just three of the flavors you’ll find among these tasty new beverages
May 11, 2017

Beer to the Rescue Brings San Diego Brewers Together for a Cause

But it's not the only way local breweries are giving back
May 11, 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

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

Kearny Mesa's Hive Serves up an Impressive Drink Menu

Ram Udwin’s tiki drinks help make the mega-restaurant a surprising cocktail destination
May 4, 2017

100 Weeks of Beer: Thoughts on the San Diego Brewery World

Bruce Glassman looks back on 100 blog posts about San Diego beer and the people who make it
May 4, 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

Inside East Village's Most Instagram-Worthy Distillery

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

Bottle (re)Cap: San Diego Beer News for April

Celebrations, causes, and more craft for Carlsbad
April 27, 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

It’s Springtime for San Diego Cocktails

New offerings from Polite Provisions, Coin-Op, and Grass Skirt—plus a cocktail soirée
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

Your 2017 Guide to San Diego's Best Craft Beer

The best new breweries, a staff taste-test, the beer pros' go-to drinks, and the stories behind beer can designs
April 21, 2017

San Diego's 10 Best New Breweries

In alphabetical order, here are the top breweries that opened in the past year
April 21, 2017

Urge Common House Brings Beer, Bowling, and Bocce to San Marcos

The new, innovative concept takes bar interaction to the next level
April 20, 2017

FIRST LOOK: Waypoint Public

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

Have a Beer with Duck Foot Founders Matt Del Vecchio and Brett Goldstock

The brewery made its name as gluten-free, but now it’s just known for really good beer
April 13, 2017

Meet the Bartender: Jade Boyd

Curadero’s lead bartender talks mezcal and her inspiration for the new Mexican restaurant’s cocktails
April 12, 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

Sweet Spot: Barbusa's Deconstructed Cannoli

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

Have a (Coffee) Beer with Mostra’s Mike Arquines and RJ Ocubillo

After 100 beer collaborations they still love brewers, and the feeling is mutual
April 6, 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

Have a Beer with Abnormal Brewer Derek Gallanosa

Why he loves collaborations, hazy IPAs, and sharing his brewery with a winery and restaurant
March 23, 2017

You & Yours Distilling Co. Brings San Diego Spirits to the Next Level

An auspicious beginning for the new East Village distillery
March 22, 2017

There’s Actual Magic in Beer

Why yeast is the unsung hero of brewing
March 16, 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

5 Things to Love About URBN’s New Cocktail Menu

From coconut liqueurs to shark mugs, Michele Willard’s cocktails show creativity and class
March 15, 2017

A Beer-Lover’s Special (and Very Limited) Beer Alternative

Cidre Brut, a Génépi-infused cider created by the US Grant Hotel, is a one-of-a-kind taste experience
March 9, 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

Give Us Back Our (Pink, Himalayan) Salt and Pepper

Diners clamor for it, say chefs need to drop the ego
March 8, 2017

Try This Spirit: Chareau Aloe

The small-batch California-made liqueur is making its way onto local menus
March 8, 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

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

Ask a Bartender: 2 Questions for Anthony Schmidt

Consortium Holdings’ beverage director talks ice, eau de vie, and the magic of rhum agricole
March 2, 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

Bottle (re)Cap: San Diego Beer News for February

New cans of old classics, new beers from San Diego icons, and a trio of new breweries
March 2, 2017

Vote Now for San Diego's Best Restaurants 2017

From poke to taco shops, you choose San Diego’s best eats and drinks in 88 categories
March 1, 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

10 Hot Plates

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

6 Cocktails That Are Perfect for a Rainy Day

Warm up with drinks that are strong, spicy, or both
February 23, 2017

Have a Beer with Groundswell President Kevin Rhodes

His thoughts on seizing big opportunities, being in charge of his own “brew destiny,” and why breweries are ferocious beasts
February 23, 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

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 Craft Beer Beach Ball: How Many Breweries Is Too Many?

Our answer to the question San Diego beer drinkers have been asking for years
February 16, 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

SR76 Brews New Life into Valley Center

Southern California’s first tribal-owned brewery launches at Harrah’s Resort
February 9, 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

8 Valentine’s Day Cocktails to Fall in Love With

Skip the Champagne and go with one of these instead
February 8, 2017

The Secret to Avoiding Food Guilt

Food delivery companies allow us to shame eat with abandon
February 7, 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

First Look: Crack Shack Encinitas

The fast-casual chicken joint opens its first North County location
February 6, 2017

Have a Beer with Mission Brewmaster John Egan

His thoughts on recent beer trends, what happened to root beer, and training the next generation of brewers
February 2, 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
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