Edit ModuleShow Tags


Cowboy Star expands; South African food; best damn jazz dinner


Excellent local steakhouse and butcher shop Cowboy Star has been rumored to expand for a while. And now it’s official. They’ll recreate their butter-blood-and-whiskey magic with a second location in Colorado Springs, slated to open in August. No word from owners Jon or Angie Weber on why they chose Colorado’s second-most populated city (pop. around 430K). But the collective appetite of Colorado got a jolt when the state legalized weed.

SOUTH AFRICAN UP NORTH: Local restaurateur William Sussman is bringing sosaties (curried lamb kebab), boerewors (coriander sausage) and other South African specialties to inland north county with his restaurant, Peri-Peri. Originally set to open in La Jolla, Sussman will now put the concept off the 56 Freeway in the former spot of Twisted Vine. Chef Kenny Raponi’s menu will pull from Mozambique cuisine—including the signature spicy dish, peri-peri—as well as Portuguese, Malaysian and Indian. South African wines, too.

JAZZ FLUTE: One of San Diego’s biggest jazz talents is trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos, who’s played with everyone from Willie Nelson to Queen Latifah and Michael Buble. On April 3, he and his wife will team up with Westgate Hotel chef Fabrice Hardel to recreate a 1940s-50s jazz supper club. Hardel will create a three-course dinner while the Gilbert and Lorraine Castellanos Quintet channels the ghosts of Billie Holiday and Dizzy Gillespie with music from Lady Day. Guests are encouraged to dress “retro glamorous.” It should sell out, so get your tickets soon and get 'em here. $69.


Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

San Diego's Best New Restaurants 2015

From upscale modern Mexican to a hole-in-the-wall Thai spot, food critic Troy Johnson reveals his 10 favorite new eateries of 2015

The Beer Lover's (Ice) Bucket List

Need a New Year's resolution? Further your beer education by trying these 15 must-drink brews

La Vida Vegan: Donut Turn Around

Vegan pastries? Nomad Donuts made me a believer.
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Subscribe to the Blog

Edit ModuleShow Tags

SD Food News

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

About This Blog

Restaurant reviews, food trends, top cocktails, wine, beer and generally the best eats and drinks in San Diego, by Food Editor and general good guy Troy Johnson.

Recent Posts

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Win Dinner for Two at Black&Blue Steakhouse

Win dinner for two at Black&Blue Steakhouse and $25 in Free Slot Play at Valley View Casino

MADE IN AMERICA — Craft Icons of the 50 States

MADE IN AMERICA is the last exhibition in Mingei International Museum’s American Icons series, celebrating 100 years of folk art, craft and design from coast to coast.
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags