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Have a Beer with AleSmith’s Head Brewer Ryan Crisp

From the early days with a team of six, to one of San Diego’s biggest producers — he’s seen it all
August 17, 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

Viewpoint Brewing Co. Brings Craft Beer to Del Mar

The city finally has a brewery
August 11, 2017

Newtopia Cyder Brings Flavor to Scripps Ranch

Craft beer aside, the local artisan beverage industry is thriving
August 10, 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

4 New Cocktails That Are Perfect for Summer

Cold drinks for hot days from Hundred Proof, Curadero, Panama 66, and Tamarindo
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

Meet the Bartender: Licorería Limantour's Jose Luis León

The Mexico City barman is in town for a couple of mezcal-focused guest gigs
August 4, 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

Viewpoint Brewing Co. Brings a New Perspective to Del Mar

Del Mar's first brewery takes a thoughtful approach to its beer, food, and design
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

The Oceanside Revolution

The North County city has gone from an all-but annexed coastal town by Camp Pendelton to a thriving bed of culinary and artistic success.
August 3, 2017

First Look: Smoking Gun & Spill the Beans

Chef Kevin Templeton and bartender Eric Johnson lead new Gaslamp spots
August 2, 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

The Best of San Diego 2017

Tacos, pasta, cocktails, spa treatments, and cool craft workshops—we’ve got 99 of the top picks in food, drink, fitness, beauty, and more
July 28, 2017

The Best of Tijuana 2017

The need-to-know places, people, and experiences across the border
July 28, 2017

San Diego Bartenders Mix Up Intriguing Cocktails for Tiki Oasis

Highlights include strange fruit, prickly pear brandy, and macadamia nut syrup
July 27, 2017

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

Savoring the season of super summer sippers
July 27, 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

First Look: Queensborough

SD nightlife vets do ode to 1920s NYC
July 26, 2017

Stone Brewing Releases Collaboration Beer with NOFX

The Punk in Drublic lager celebrates the band’s newly announced craft beer and music festival
July 25, 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

Have a Beer with Publican, Activist, and Brewer Scot Blair

Craft beer’s "bad boy" is really all about passion, teamwork, and authenticity
July 20, 2017

Try These 14+ Cocktails Inspired by Comic-Con

Wonder Woman, Game of Thrones, and Batman lend inspiration to these boozy tributes
July 19, 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

Meet the Bartender: Et Voila’s Sami Saltagi

How the Syrian-Italian bartender made his way to San Diego
July 13, 2017

Have a Beer with Karl Strauss Head Brewer Lyndon Walker

Why he loves his small batch program and how he won a bronze at GABF with a major leap of faith
July 13, 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

First Look: Viewpoint Brewing

Del Mar gets its first brewery, overlooking the lagoon
July 12, 2017

The Best Food & Drink Events in July

Rosé Brunch at Herb & Wood, Opening Day After Party at L’Auberge Del Mar, and Science of Cheese at Moniker General
July 7, 2017

Best Things I Ate This Month: July 2017

Meatballs at Officine Buona Forchetta, Short Rib at 608 Oceanside, and Aji de Gallina at Panca
July 7, 2017

First Look: Fools and Kings

Owner of WetStone Wine Bar brings pan-global bistro Fools and Kings to Mission Hills
July 6, 2017

SpecHops Brewing Focuses on Stories of Service

Vista’s new brewery is veteran owned and operated
July 6, 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

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

June was a great month for beer celebrations, and July is shaping up to be as well
June 29, 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

Madison’s New Cocktail Makes Good Use of Peaches and Wordplay

Called Impeachmint, it also benefits a good cause
June 28, 2017

Confessions of the Un-Diegans

Not every San Diegan loves fish tacos and the beach. Can't believe it? Meet the locals who go against the grain.
June 27, 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

The Ultimate San Diego Summer Guide 2017

Take this season to the next level with our annual roundup of the top beach barbecues, pool parties, concerts, outdoor movies, and more
June 23, 2017

The San Diego Brewers Guild Is Leading the Fight for Craft Beer

How the Guild is using consumer education to combat the negative effects of Big Beer
June 22, 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's Best Cocktail-Focused Instagram Feeds

Who to follow for recipes, event info, and stories behind your favorite drinks
June 21, 2017

Sweet Spot: Zen Cheesecake at The Cork & Craft

This take offers a lighter version of traditional cheesecake
June 16, 2017

Stepping Outside the San Diego Beer Bubble

How a road trip to the Heartland made me long for the San Diego style
June 15, 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

4 Charcoal Cocktails to Try Right Now

These black drinks are popping up on menus all over town
June 13, 2017

Best Things I Ate This Month: June 2017

Bulgogi Fries at Bao Beach, Opah at Solare, and Profiteroles at Trust
June 12, 2017

The Best San Diego Food & Drink Events in June

San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants Party, Neighborhood's 10-Year Block Party, and Animalón
June 12, 2017

Pink Boots Society Empowers Women in the Brewing Industry

The non-profit celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a beer festival in San Diego
June 8, 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

Prohibition Hosts UK Bartender Craig Robertson

Stop by on June 7 for a special menu focused on the versatility of Jägermeister
June 6, 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

Have a Beer with the Team Stone Trio: Joel Grosser, Steve Gonzalez, and Jeremy Moynier

The new forces behind Stone’s brewing program talk legacy and plans for the future
June 1, 2017

The Man Behind San Diego's $26 Billion Company

Will Illumina's new hotshot CEO be able to lead the San Diego genomics giant into the complex world of clinical care?
June 1, 2017

Where to Celebrate Negroni Week in San Diego

Local bartenders get creative and support charity starting June 5
May 31, 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

The 10 Best Beers from Rhythm & Brews 2017

Sudsy surprises from some of the little guys
May 25, 2017

Jason Mraz Is Growing Coffee on a Farm in Oceanside

We spoke to the musician about all the whys — why food, why farming, why Oceanside, why coffee?
May 25, 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

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

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
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