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First Look: Park Commons

Fast Times at Ridgemont High meets the gourmet generation at Sorrento Valley’s new food hall
November 7, 2019

Meet Rick Chapman, the Co-Founder of Coronado Brewing Company

Happy Half Hour Podcast 170
November 7, 2019

Very Important Taco: Chicken and Carnitas Tacos at Las Cuatro Milpas

There's a reason why there's always a line outside of this Barrio Logan institution
November 6, 2019

7 San Diego Breweries Stand Out with Dishes That Go Beyond Bar Food

It’s not just about what’s in the keg
November 5, 2019

Top Shelf: The Queen of Crowns at Madison

This drink is so mystical that its key ingredient required the light of a full moon
November 4, 2019

The Contender: Royal Mandarin

The salt-and-pepper wings at National City favorite will knock your socks off
November 1, 2019

Brian Malarkey's Newest Restaurant, Herb & Sea, Debuts Next Week

Plus more food news and events to kick off November
November 1, 2019

We Step Inside the City’s Newest (and Spookiest) Speakeasy with Tahona Owner Amar Harrag

Happy Half Hour Podcast 169
October 31, 2019

We Chat with the Crew behind Hornblower Cruises and Events Aboard the High Spirits Ship

Sponsored by Hornblower
October 29, 2019

The San Diego Food Lovers’ Guide

182 fresh ideas that will help you shop like a chef, navigate our markets, and more
October 25, 2019

Crystals and CBD Cocktails: Matt Sieve Talks About His Daring New Drinks at Madison on Park

Happy Half Hour Podcast 168
October 24, 2019

Taking On the $44 Grilled Cheese at Pamplemousse Grille

Coming to terms with the most expensive grilled cheese on the planet by Chef Jeffrey Strauss
October 21, 2019

Rob Ruiz Closes Land & Water Co., and a Valle Grand Opening

Plus more food news in San Diego for October
October 17, 2019

From Refugee Camp to Running a Restaurant Empire: Steven Yeng of OB Noodle House Shares His Long Road to Success

Happy Half Hour Podcast Episode 167
October 17, 2019

Expert Advice: 2019 Holiday Wine Trends

A few rules of thumb on how to buy the best wine for your holiday party or dinner
October 10, 2019

Very Important Taco: The Squash Blossom Taco at Lola 55

Vegans and carnivores alike are devouring it
October 10, 2019

Meet Justin Vaiciunas, the ‘Cutthroat’ Chef at Luca

Happy Half Hour Podcast 165
October 3, 2019

Il Dandy Launches $35 Prix Fixe Dinner, Morena Gets a Chic Cafe

Plus more restaurant openings and food events you don’t want to miss
October 1, 2019

Whiskey House's White Truffle Manhattan

How the downtown bar is pairing a classic cocktail with a prized fungus
September 26, 2019

First Look: Blade 1936

Two of San Diego’s top Italian chefs put new concept into historic Oceanside building
September 26, 2019

From Pro Sports to Pro Tacos: How the Founder of Puesto Turned His Love of Home-Cooked Meals into a Thriving Restaurant

Happy Half Hour Podcast 164
September 26, 2019

Il Dandy's Great Expectations

The food at the much-hyped Bankers Hill restaurant is well executed—but occasionally too innovative for its own good
September 23, 2019

The Problem With Bright Red Tuna

Many Americans still think bright red tuna means it’s fresher (it’s not)
September 20, 2019

First Look: Animae

Puffer Malarkey Restaurants unveil 5.5 million-dollar pan-Asian concept
September 19, 2019

From Drive-By Shooting to Gentrification: The owner of U-31 and Original 40 Brewing tells us how North Park has changed

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 163
September 19, 2019

Hot Plates: Searsucker To Close Del Mar Location, and More Food News

Plus Water Grill launches sushi menu, Jimbo's grand opening in Del Mar, and more restaurant openings and coming-soons
September 18, 2019

Meet Gina Marsaglia, ‘The Godmother of San Diego’s Beer Scene’ and CEO of Pizza Port

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 162
September 12, 2019

Editorial: Fighting the Good

Protestors accuse San Diego fishing families of being sustainable
September 10, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: September 2019

Lamb barbacoa tacos at Luce Bar & Kitchen, ravioli di pasta kina at Il Dandy, and oxtail gnocchi at Herb & Wood
September 9, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in September and October

Mezcal Week at Tahona, Cork & Craft 5-year Anniversary Dinner, and Fall Harvest Wine Dinner at Fort Oak
September 9, 2019

First Look: Zinqué

L.A. success story brings the soul of French zincs to Little Italy
September 9, 2019

Rapid Review: Chiko

Two real-deal chefs fix America’s love-indigestion relationship with orange chicken
September 6, 2019

Meet David Castro Hussong, Chef at Fauna in the Valle de Guadalupe

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 161
September 5, 2019

Very Important Taco: The Camel Tenderloin Taco at the Lion's Share

Yes, it's really camel. Here's why you should try it.
September 4, 2019

Valle Food & Wine Fest Returns for a Third Year

The annual fest brings famous chefs, live music, and lots of vino to Javier Plascencia's Finca Altozano
September 3, 2019

How A Local Pastry Chef Went from Baking High-End Desserts to Crafting Cannabis Edibles

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 160
August 29, 2019

Hot Plates: Hundred Proof Closes, Guadalupe Wine, Food & Music Fest Returns and More San Diego Food News

Plus Better Buzz opens in La Jolla, and more restaurant openings and coming-soons
August 28, 2019

Top Shelf: The $150 Cocktail at Hotel Del Coronado

Serea's over-the-top libation delivers Champagne wishes and caviar dreams
August 28, 2019

Cesarina Is a New Star of Pasta in Need of Some Supporting Dishes

The Point Loma ristorante has a packed patio almost every night and is a crown jewel for fresh-made pasta
August 26, 2019

We Chat With Cris Liang, Owner of Common Theory and Realm of the 52 Remedies

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 159
August 22, 2019

Michelin-Starred Chef Michael Mina

Happy Half Hour Podcast Episode 158
August 15, 2019

Very Important Taco: Kairoa Brewing's Spiced Lamb Street Tacos

A Kiwi spin on barbacoa is a bridge between two culinary traditions
August 9, 2019

We Chat with James Beard Award Nominee Chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins

Happy Half Hour Podcast Episode 157
August 7, 2019

Top Shelf: Butterfly Pea Margarita at Curadero

Spread your wings by sipping this atypical, color-changing cocktail
August 2, 2019

Our Catch of the Day: Peter Halmay, the “Urchin King”

Happy Half Hour Podcast Episode 156
August 1, 2019

The Making of San Diego's Only Michelin-Starred Restaurant

Chef William Bradley shares the specific things Addison does to makes them a star
July 30, 2019

Morning Glory Is a Millennial Wonderland

The Little Italy restaurant may finally break San Diego's aversion to brunch
July 26, 2019

Why Breakfast Is Hard

Richard Walker Jr. shares lessons learned as a third-generation pancake houser
July 26, 2019

We made three beers!

Happy Half Hour Podcast Episode 155
July 25, 2019

First Look: International Smoke

Star chef Michael Mina tells a few war stories as he opens his new joint with Ayesha Curry
July 19, 2019

We Talk Beef with Andy Harris of Grand Ole BBQ

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 153
July 18, 2019

North Park Breakfast Company Opens, Old Trieste Closes, and More San Diego Food News in July

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
July 17, 2019

Top Shelf: Fennel Colada at George's Level2

This fresh twist on the piña colada will have you rethink the tropical cocktail
July 16, 2019

Meet Arturo Kassel, CEO of Whisknladle and Gravity Heights

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 152
July 10, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: July 2019

Skirt steak at Cowboy Star, fried rice at Morning Glory, and Dutch baby at Richard Walker's Pancake House
July 9, 2019

The Best San Diego Happy Hours to Get You Through the Week

All the best spots to take advantage of drink specials, cheap bites and more, from Pacific Beach to South Park
July 8, 2019

Chef Jojo Ruiz of Serea at Hotel Del Coronado and has LaCroix fizzled out?

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 151
July 3, 2019

First Look: Original 40 Brewing Company

From drive-by shootings to mood lighting—the story of a North Park entrepreneur
June 28, 2019

Star Chef Angelo Sosa Creates Something Special at Death by Tequila

The restaurant model is not groundbreaking, but the revelation is in Sosa's execution
June 28, 2019

It’s Negroni Week in San Diego (and Tijuana)

More than 40 bars are participating in the annual fundraiser
June 26, 2019

Meet Wally Sadat, one of the owners of local chain The Kebab Shop

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 150
June 26, 2019

10 Hot Plates: San Diego's Top Food News in July

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
June 24, 2019

Meet Jeff Fenster, CEO of Everbowl

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 149
June 20, 2019

Top Shelf: The Lotus Cocktail at Fifth & Rose

In our debut drinking column, we feature an exclusive spirit that's only poured at one bar in San Diego
June 13, 2019

Very Important Taco: Stingray Taco at TJ Oyster Bar

This South Bay mariscos institution cooks up an uncommon marine delicacy
June 12, 2019

We chat with New Orleans native Quinnton Austin, chef of Louisiana Purchase

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 148
June 12, 2019

Extraordinary Desserts Opens Bankers Hill Location

Karen Krasne's dessert institution opens in The Louie with an extra-large patio
June 7, 2019

Meet David Favela, founder of Border X Brewing; and is the Aperol spritz a bad drink?

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 147
June 6, 2019

San Diego's First Michelin Star Restaurant Is...

The Del Mar restaurant earned it years ago, and kept earning it until it arrived
June 3, 2019

Summer Food News from San Diego and Baja

Get yourself on the list for a new pop-up dinner, supper club, and wine subscription service.
May 31, 2019

Road-Trip: Pappy and Harriet’s

Troy is the last human in Southern California to visit Pappy & Harriet’s
May 31, 2019

We reveal to chef Angelo Sosa that Death by Tequila is on the cover of Best Restaurants

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 146
May 30, 2019

Campfire, El Jardin, Juniper & Ivy earn Michelin Bib Gourmand honors

Eight restaurants in San Diego highlighted for high-quality, affordable eats
May 28, 2019

Fort Oak Is All About Smoke and Wood Fire

The Mission Hills restaurant is a masterful show of the cooking style that made us human
May 28, 2019

The Patio Group gets a new chef, and what’s the tipping etiquette at fast-casual restaurants?

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 145
May 23, 2019

How Blue Water Seafood built one of the country’s best fish markets

“You had to know how to fight”
May 22, 2019

10 Hot Plates: San Diego's Top Food News in June

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
May 22, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Just Faux the Cover

A step-by-step guide to the making of the June “Best Restaurants” cover
May 20, 2019

San Diego's Best Restaurants 2019

Nearly 7,500 of our hungriest readers voted in our annual poll—and the results are served
May 20, 2019

We chat with Mark ‘Mud’ Grant at Petco Park, plus some exciting restaurants come to Liberty Station

We also discuss whether fake meat is taking over real meat on Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 144
May 16, 2019
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