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SD Thanksgiving Guide 2013

SD Thanksgiving Guide 2013

Buffets, tasting menus, and prix fixe meals Marina Kitchen offers a modern twist on Thanksgiving classics and American comfort food with its favorites like roasted butternut squash soup and brioche stuffing. 1:30-7 p.m. $48 for adults and $12.99 for children 12 and under. For reservations, call 619-699-8222. Amaya La Jolla opens its doors to guests for its first winter...

Posted Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 02:38PM | Permalink

SD Thanksgiving Guide 2012

SD Thanksgiving Guide 2012

Buffets, tasting menus, and prix fixe meals

Posted Friday, November 1, 2013, 09:10AM | Permalink

Everyday Eats: Fried Chickin' Goodness at Veggie Grill

Everyday Eats: Fried Chickin' Goodness at Veggie Grill

I learned something important (and a bit surprising) this weekend: vegetable protein (a.k.a. "fake meat") can be almost as good as the real thing, provided...

Posted Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 05:00PM | Permalink

Everyday Eats: Drunken Noodles at Saranya's Thai Cafe

Everyday Eats: Drunken Noodles at Saranya's Thai Cafe

With the opening of Saranya's Thai Cafe, a farmers market vendor has...

Posted Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 08:00AM | Permalink

Everyday Eats: Chilaquiles at The Mission

Everyday Eats: Chilaquiles at The Mission

Everyone needs a dependable spot for breakfast, the unfussiest of meals, when what often matters most is efficiently delivering food to a growling stomach. For me,...

Posted Monday, August 19, 2013, 01:45PM | Permalink

Everyday Eats: Supreme Nacho Burger at Slater's 50/50

Everyday Eats: Supreme Nacho Burger at Slater's 50/50

Slater's 50/50 may be best known for their all-encompassing embrace of bacon. Their...

Posted Monday, August 12, 2013, 09:30AM | Permalink

Everyday Eats: Brussels Pie at Voila

Everyday Eats: Brussels Pie at Voila

Despite repeatedly sending out the Bat Signal over the past few years for a new pie shop to open in San Diego, it would seem my/our collective wishes...

Posted Monday, August 5, 2013, 09:00AM | Permalink

Local Bounty: July 29

Local Bounty: July 29

If you have even a small balcony garden you probably know the joy of picking those first summer tomatoes. Maybe you do what I do: nosh while watering the plants, savoring that bite that brings a rush of sweet warm flesh while juice dribbles down your chin. There’s so much...

Posted Monday, July 29, 2013, 09:42AM | Permalink

Everyday Eats: The Regina at Pommarola

Everyday Eats: The Regina at Pommarola

Remember when San Diego only had one authentic Neapolitan pizzeria? Dark days. Fortunately, Neapolitan-style pies are becoming easier to get your mitts on...

Posted Monday, July 29, 2013, 09:35AM | Permalink

Everyday Eats: Two Salads to Try at Tender Greens

Everyday Eats: Two Salads to Try at Tender Greens

There's lots to love at Tender Greens: steak sandwiches topped with roasted red peppers and aioli, BBQ chicken served up...

Posted Monday, July 22, 2013, 09:45AM | Permalink

Local Bounty : July 22

Local Bounty : July 22

If you enjoy fish and have gotten past the fear of preparing it, you may still be stuck in a fillet or steak world. I know, it’s safe and reliable. But, in a fin to fork world, how about branching out a little and trying some other parts of the fish—like, well, the collar?...

Posted Monday, July 22, 2013, 09:39AM | Permalink

Local Bounty : July 16

Local Bounty : July 16

Cucumbers aren’t the most exciting vegetable. They’re not especially colorful or varied. Flavor-wise, they’re this close to being a blank slate. But that neutrality is also part of their charm. In the heat of summer, they can offer cool relief in salads and chilled soups,...

Posted Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 03:59PM | Permalink

Everyday Eats: Grilled Mac and Cheese Sandwich at Craft & Commerce

Everyday Eats: Grilled Mac and Cheese Sandwich at Craft & Commerce

Sometimes, the best creations come in moments when we think no one is watching (or judging). As kids, who among us didn't do strange things with their french fries at...

Posted Monday, July 15, 2013, 09:10AM | Permalink

Local Bounty: July 8

Local Bounty: July 8

I’ve been shopping at Zion Market in Kearny Mesa on and off for years. The on and off factor was the horrible parking, which was clearly an issue for the retailer, especially on weekends when lines would snake down Mercury St. as customers tried to find a space. Well, Zion...

Posted Monday, July 8, 2013, 11:19AM | Permalink

Everyday Eats: Hawaiian Shave Ice at Ice Blast

Everyday Eats: Hawaiian Shave Ice at Ice Blast

If you're looking to cool your internal temperature by a good 10 degrees while simultaneously getting a sugar high roughly as powerful as chugging a...

Posted Monday, July 8, 2013, 09:30AM | Permalink

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Restaurant reviews, food trends, top cocktails, wine, beer and generally the best eats and drinks in San Diego, with reporting (read: eating) lead by food editor Troy Johnson. Looking for the Erins? Erin Chambers Smith and Erin Meanley? Find their most recent musings over at the Around Town blog. And yes, we know that one needs a new name. We're working on it. 

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