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INCOMING: Stake Chophouse & Bar

The first photos of Stake Chophouse & Bar, the new modern steakhouse from chef Tim Kolanko and vets of Bottega Louie and Tom Colicchio's Craft.

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Behind the Baja Story

I grew up surfing in Baja's most beautiful places and drinking in its saddest places. I just returned for the first time since all the blood and found a whole new food and wine world.

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FIRST LOOK: Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Iconic S.D. coffee roasters Bird Rock Coffee Roasters open second location in Little Italy

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Are You A One-Star Diner?

How do we know this person who Yelp-mugged our favorite bistro isn’t just another hungry sociopath? It's time to create a Yelp that reviews... us.

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Best Things I Ate This Month: October 2014

Chicken and Dumplings at Kitchen 1540, Octopus at The Patio on Goldfinch, Green Flash at Sea180 Coastal Tavern

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The Best Food & Drink Events This Month

4th Annual Baja California Culinary Festival, Kitchen Ink: A Chef Tattoo Dinner, Taste of Mission Hills

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The Perfect Oyster?

Ironside debuts their dream oyster this weekend at FESTA in Little Italy

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THE DIGEST: Oct. 9, 2014

All the news, ideas, viscera you need to know about San Diego's food and drink scene.

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THE DIGEST: Oct. 8, 2014

All of today's new restaurant openings, closings, news and thoughts from food critic Troy Johnson.

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THE DRINK: Génépi Americana

A Ph.D. San Diego food scientist and Grant Grill bartender set out to crack one of the alcohol world's longest-lasting secret recipes: Chartreuse. They end up with this...

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THE DIGEST

All of today's new restaurant openings, closings, news and thoughts from food critic Troy Johnson.

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The Best San Diego Beers

San Diego beers nab 14 medals at Great American Beer Festival. Here are the ones to try right now.

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This Store is Lovely Our Plane's Going to Explode

One minute I'm having a five-course tasting menu from a James Beard Award-winning chef. The next minute our plane's gonna blow up. Here's how that went.

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Fast Food, The New Generation

The fast-casual healthy gourmet trend continues with new Tender Greens, Cafe Gratitude.

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INCOMING: Copa Vida

Coffee nerd shop Copa Vida from Pasadena to open spot in San Diego's East Village.

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Iron Chef Morimoto Eyes San Diego

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto looking at potential restaurant spaces in San Diego.

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Trey Foshee Opening Taco Joint?

Is George's at the Cove's four-star chef Trey Foshee opening a taco joint? Bet that won't suck.

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INCOMING: Queenstown Public North Park

Little Italy success story Queenstown Public is set to double down in North Park

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MINIMUM WAGE: Todd Gloria Q&A

San Diego restaurants have taken serious issue with Todd Gloria's minimum wage ordinance. In this definitive interview, the city council president responds to restaurants' questions (and accusations).

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The Best Things I Ate This Month: September 2014

Bruschetta at Rosina’s, Creamy risotto with quail at Mision 19, Vegetables at Café Chloe

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