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First Look: Lola 55

A top restaurant industry strategist brings a chef-driven taco shop to the East Village
August 17, 2018

'San Diego Magazine' Makes a Beer

A special collaboration brings The Bell Marker together with its Broadway neighbor
August 16, 2018

First Look: Duck Foot East Village

San Diego's gluten-reduced brewer, Duck Foot, opens gluten-free restaurant and brewery in East Village.
August 16, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 107

A Portland ramen eatery comes to San Diego, North Park gets more beer, and Stone Brewing’s co-founder Greg Koch drops in
August 15, 2018

Very Important Taco: Carne Asada Taco at El Nopalito Restaurant

Head to Encinitas for classic tacos—and salsas to go
August 14, 2018

Cowboy Star Launches a Line of Gourmet Beef Jerky

A San Diego steakhouse brings American Wagyu to the growing beef snack market
August 13, 2018

Barrel-Aged Beer Abounds at Saint Archer

Tusk & Grain showcases the bourbon-soaked aspirations of one of Miramar’s largest breweries
August 9, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in August and September

San Diego Magazine’s Best of San Diego Party, Summer Herbal Tea & Blending Class at Cafe 21, and Water Bill Dinner at Cyclops Farms
August 9, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: August 2018

Smoked salmon rillette at Addison, Tangerine Express IPA Nutista at Stone World Bistro & Gardens, and the tuna melt at Royale
August 9, 2018

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

Restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
August 9, 2018

Sam the Cooking Guy Lets Loose

San Diego’s celebrity cook talks horror stories, Today show etiquette, and his weird taco joint
August 8, 2018

The New Menu at The Lion’s Share Has a Story to Tell

Bar manager Jason O’Bryan took inspiration from the restaurant’s quirky paintings
August 8, 2018

El Jardín Opens in Liberty Station

Former Top Chef contestant and Bracero alum Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins showcases classic Mexican cuisine
August 8, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 106

A new spot for margaritas in Encinitas, a buzzy chef is headlining a new project downtown, and Venissimo Cheese’s Gina Freize drops by
August 8, 2018

Carin de Ria Opens a Second Location in Encinitas

The new location offers a taste of Filipino culture and some exceptional lumpia
August 6, 2018

Sweet Spot: The Med's Passion Mango Dessert

La Valencia introduces a menu items that combines gastronomy and good looks
August 3, 2018

Robot! Another Round of Martinis!

Robot bartenders are here, and are a terrible idea for humanity
August 2, 2018

AleSmith Opens Its Heart to the Lost Boys of Sudan

San Diego’s iconic brewery offers its support in real, hands-on ways
August 2, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 105

Pop Pie Co.’s new ice cream venture, a holiday event heading to Polite Provisions, and Sam The Cooking Guy makes us tacos
August 1, 2018

Chef David Warner's a Talent, but Jrdn Needs Some Basic Training

Troy Johnson has renewed interest in the Pacific Beach restaurant thanks to a remodel and the return of Chef Warner
August 1, 2018

The Best of San Diego 2018

We crown 103 winners in food, shopping, fitness, kids’ activities, and more
July 30, 2018

A Guide to San Diego’s Best Corn Dishes

The city’s world-class corn is peaking right now, and here’s what top chefs are doing with it
July 27, 2018

Del Mar Racing Hosts a Standout Beer Event

This year’s Burgers & Brews Invitational boasted 70 breweries and more than 100 beers (along with all-you-can-eat burgers!)
July 26, 2018

Javier Plascencia Eyes Barrio Logan

The award-winning chef is all over Mexico, but looks to make a San Diego comeback
July 25, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 104

A massive new brewery in La Mesa, more coffee downtown, and chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins drops in
July 25, 2018

Eat This: A Magical, Fake Lemon Dessert at 1500 Ocean

Patrick Ponsaty shows why he’s a Master French Chef at Hotel Del
July 20, 2018

14+ Fandom-Worthy Comic-Con Cocktails

Raise a glass to pop culture with these creative drinks
July 19, 2018

Have a Beer with The Bell Marker’s Head Brewer Nacho Cervantes

One of Pizza Port’s star brewers brings his talents to downtown
July 19, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 103

A new shawarma spot in Kearny Mesa, Javier Plascencia gives us the first scoop on his next San Diego restaurant, and You & Yours Distilling Co.’s Laura Johnson drops in
July 18, 2018

3 Lessons Learned from 'Seven Days in the Valle'

Author Scott Koenig shares three key insights into Mexico’s wine region
July 18, 2018

Hazy Beers and Fruited Beers Still Rule the Local Scene

Slater’s 50/50 reveals the drinking habits of San Diego’s craft consumers
July 12, 2018

Stone Brewing Co-Founder's Latest Venture Goes Beyond Beer

The local craft beer icon breaks into the nut butter game with Nutista
July 12, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 102

Little Italy Food Hall opens, a Master Chef serves up caviar, and the owner of San Diego’s most classic dive bar drops in
July 11, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in San Diego in July

Sunset Poolside Jazz Series at The Westgate Hotel, Agave Festival at Bagby Beer Company, and Goonies at Street Food Cinema
July 10, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: July 2018

Biscuits w/ miso maple butter at Crack Shack, creamy chorizo mussels at Jrdn, and vegan taquitos at El Tianguis
July 9, 2018

Have a Beer with Viewpoint’s Charles Koll and Moe Katomski

As its first anniversary approaches, Del Mar’s brewery feels like it’s hitting its stride
July 5, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 101

The Patio Group debuts in Encinitas, upscale Mexican heads into the Gaslamp, and we meet the fisherman who made sea urchin famous
July 5, 2018

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
July 3, 2018

Chain Restaurants Will Rule California

The state is killing off chains’ competition, paving the way for dominance
July 2, 2018

Sweet Spot: Holy Matcha's Waffle Bouquet

Edible flowers and maple matcha syrup elevate the breakfast staple
June 29, 2018

Stop Killing Chloes

How California is very knowingly killing the mom and pop restaurant
June 28, 2018

Miramar Has a Craft Beverage Hot Spot

The Miralani Maker’s District is home to breweries, wineries, a distillery, a meadery, a cidery, and sake side-by-side
June 28, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 100

We celebrate the 1-0-0 with a Fantasy Restaurant Draft
June 27, 2018

Good Night, Cafe Chloe

San Diego’s beloved French bistro is closing due to California’s unfair labor laws
June 27, 2018

Little Italy Gets a European-Style Beer Hall

Nolita Hall touts a big local chef and Instagram-worthy design
June 27, 2018

Saying Goodbye to Cervantes Magaña

San Diego’s craft cocktail scene mourns the loss of an all-star
June 26, 2018

The Taquito Makes a Comeback

The family that froze taquitos is back to save them at El Tianguis
June 22, 2018

How Japanese Fusion Stacks up at Little Italy’s Cloak & Petal

The art and the bar take the lead at this venture from the team behind Tajima
June 22, 2018

First Look: El Jardin

Native chef Claudette Wilkins goes from Bracero to Top Chef and, finally, to her own dream
June 21, 2018

Inside San Diego's Largest Hop Farm

Star B Ranch in Ramona provides a unique ingredient for local brewers
June 21, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 99

Banh Mi in PB, a revamped restaurant in Carmel Valley, and the city’s Deputy COO (and big-time foodie) David Graham drops by
June 21, 2018

Sweet Spot: California Modern's Chino Farms Strawberries

Pastry chef Aly Lang puts a new twist on the classic berry
June 18, 2018

How San Diego Restaurants Are Dealing with the Plastic Problem

The final piece in the single-use plastic series harnesses insight from local restaurateurs
June 14, 2018

Owl Farm's Offbeat Beer Styles Attract 'Novice' Beer Drinkers

An unfamiliar brand has a familiar company behind it
June 14, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 98

New Mexican food in Barrio Logan and North Park, who’ll be a part of Carlsbad’s upcoming food hall, and Cutwater Spirits founder Yuseff Cherney drops by
June 13, 2018

Checking in with You & Yours Distilling Co.’s Laura Johnson

The San Diego ‘distillerista’ is creating new spirits and making a name for herself
June 13, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: June 2018

Abalone at Cloak & Petal, Mermaid Bowl at Little Lion, and Polenta with Ragu at Cucina Urbana
June 12, 2018

Very Important Taco: Caja China Pork Belly at Tacos Libertad

This taqueria has a mission to give back
June 12, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in San Diego in June

San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants Party, Terra’s 20th Anniversary, and Summer Grain Dinner at Catania
June 11, 2018

This New Coffee Company Is Backed by San Diego Athletes

Rob Machado, Alphonzo Rawls, and other local athletes team up with a North County crew for Marea Coffee
June 11, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 97

Punch Bowl Social opens tomorrow, two iconic San Diego bars face relocation, and we dig deeper into Balboa Park’s restaurant drought
June 8, 2018

First Look: Punch Bowl Social

The award-winning super-eatertainment venue lands in San Diego
June 7, 2018

3 New and Notable Brewery Spots in San Diego

Oceanside adds a brewery and two previous locations are reimagined
June 7, 2018

Where to Celebrate Negroni Week in San Diego

Our (mostly) comprehensive list of some of the best offerings
June 6, 2018

Checking in with Paul Sangster and the San Diego Brewers Guild

Rip Current’s co-founder is the new president of SDBG
May 31, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 96

Cheesesteaks hit Pacific Beach, a boozy kombucha bar opens in North Park, and Valentina Di Pietro of Monello and Bencotto drops in
May 31, 2018

San Diego, It's Time to Ban Plastic Straws

Lessons learned from my 10-Day No-Plastic Challenge
May 30, 2018

4 San Diego Chefs' Guide to Entertaining

Buzzy local chefs give us the scoop on hosting the ultimate dinner party, plus recipes for their impress-the-guests dishes
May 29, 2018

Dija Mara Brings a Top Chef and Taste of Balinese Food to Oceanside

The Indonesian food hole in San Diego has been filled
May 28, 2018

Behind the Best Restaurants Issue

The method to my madness in picking some of this year’s winners
May 25, 2018

Bartender Exit Interview: Mark Broadfoot

He’s off to Miami, but leaving behind his Mexican Chocolate Milk Punch
May 25, 2018

Raised by Wolves Introduces High-End Spirits and a Secret Bar at Westfield-UTC

One of San Diego's most acclaimed hospitality groups debuts a novel concept
May 25, 2018

Have a Beer with Burning Beard Founders Mike Maass and Jeff Wiederkehr

Inside the subversive, creative, and punk-inspired brewery that’s one of San Diego’s coolest brands
May 24, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 95

Supernatural Sandwiches heads to Pacific Beach, a farm dinner event led by female chefs, and Brian Malarkey drops by to celebrate our Best Restaurants issue
May 24, 2018

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

Restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
May 23, 2018

San Diego's Best Restaurants 2018

Dig into the 260 winners defining San Diego’s food scene in 2018
May 21, 2018

10 San Diego Beers Perfect for Summer

This year's Rhythm & Brews offered high temperatures and refreshing brews to match
May 17, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 94

A beer garden in Mission Valley, a healthy café heads to Solana Beach, and Pisco executive chef Emmanuel Piqueras drops by
May 17, 2018

Bartender Exit Interview: Michele Willard

Saying goodbye to San Diego's cocktail scene’s den mom
May 16, 2018

4 Food and Beer Events to Get You out of the May Gray Funk

Brighten up your week with poke, lobster, softball, craft beer, and tacos at these fun food events
May 15, 2018
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