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The hottest thing in San Diego food right now just might be Tijuana.

FIRST LOOK: Café Gratitude

Healthy gourmet is the future. L.A.'s Cafe Gratitude has become one of the breakout stars of the movement. They open their first San Diego location in Little Italy this week. San Diego Mag unveils the first photos...

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FIRST LOOK: Blush

Next week, San Diego's Gaslamp District gets its newest concept—Blush Ice Bar + East-West Kitchen, headed by chef Daniel Barron. An oyster bar, raw bar, frosted ice cocktails and an East-West menu that's not shy. Check out the first known photos in the universe.

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FIRST LOOK: Rustic Root

Somehow, San Diego's Gaslamp District didn't have a single, fully-dedicated rooftop restaurant. Until now. Meet Rustic Root.

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The Best Food & Drink Events This Month: July-August 2015

All-American Backyard BBQ at Kettner Exchange, Ales & Acoustics, Farm to Bay

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Best Things I Ate This Month: July 2015

Bruschetta at Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant, Short Rib Sandwich at Double Standard, Grouper at Catalina Offshore

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FIRST LOOK: Bracero

The hottest thing in San Diego food right now is Mexico. And there is no chef more primed to show what Baja can do than Javier Plascencia. Take a first look at his new spot in San Diego, Bracero Cocina De Raiz.

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FIRST LOOK: Galaxy Taco

After 16 years as an icon at George's at the Cove, chef Trey Foshee spins off a new taco shop for San Diego. The key to Galaxy Taco's success? House-ground masa. And cocktails. And an under-served area for Mexican food.

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Behind the Story: Farm to Fable

The "farm-to-table" movement has spawned a new kind of fraud. Farmers, chefs and food thinkers tell stories about how some restaurants are defrauding everyone. Call it Farm-to-fable.

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Eat. This. Now.

What is Bucherondin cheese and why is it delicious? Who named the Rainer cherry? What exactly does micro-green mean? It all comes together in this phenomenal bruschetta at Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant.

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Let Us Eat Meat

As it stands now, San Diegans, by and large, can't eat their own locally raised meat at restaurants or buy it at retail. How is this possible? A few proposed solutions.

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Slaughterhouse Rules

San Diego hasn't had a USDA-approved slaughterhouse in 15 years. That means most of the animals raised in our backyard can't be sold at retail or restaurants. Jack Ford of Taj Farms has ideas to change that.

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The Best Food & Drink Events This Month: June-July 2015

Del Mar Summer Solstice, Hop-Con 3.0: W00tstout, Collections: Chef Justin Cogley at Addison Del Mar

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Best Things I Ate This Month: June 2015

Strawberries at Chino Farms, El Chileno Ceviche at Sirena Latin Gourmet, Pain Au Chocolat at Le Parfait Paris

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Behind the Best Restaurants List

A behind-the-scenes look at San Diego Magazine's Best Restaurants list. Ten facts about how the list is made and why San Diego's food scene has arrived.

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FIRST LOOK: Sovereign

This week, Sovereign Kitchen + Bar opens in Downtown with Michelin-awarded, Iron Chef Vietnam Michael Bao Huynh. Take a look at the first photos.

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FIRST LOOK: Park & Rec

After 30 years, Bourbon Street is gone. In its place in University Heights comes cocktail village Park & Rec, designed as the ultimate patio party. Negroni lovers meet sunscreen.

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FIRST LOOK: Green Flash Cellar 3

The first photos of Cellar 3, the second San Diego spot from one of the city's top brewers, Green Flash. The Poway space will be dedicated to rare, barrel-aged beers and wild-yeast.

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Anthony's Out at Embarcadero?

After 60 years, it looks like Anthony's Fish Grotto might be out in The Embarcadero. That means 31,608 square feet of prime, landmark restaurant space in San Diego is up for grabs. Our bet is...

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One Night Only: Dinner!

Five reasons why America loves food porn. And why restaurants have never been more important to American culture. (Hint: It's because the family dinner is dead.)

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The Best Food & Drink Events This Month: May-June 2015

Eat Drink Read, James Beard Weekend, Ironside "Chef's Catch Series"

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