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The Contender: Buffalo Wing Star

A Mexican riff on Buffalo wings is near the top of our search for the city’s best
October 14, 2019

The Contender: Epic Wings-N-Things’ Lemon Pepper Wings

The hunt for the city’s best wings finds an unlikely entry at the longtime S.D. chain
October 11, 2019

The Hunt For San Diego's Best Chicken Wings

How wings became the No. 1 kickoff food in the U.S., and our hunt for the best
October 10, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in October and November

Feast in the Field, Califino Tequila Dinner and Revive Our Roots
October 8, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: October 2019

Palak Paneer at Taste of the Himalayas, Drugstore Burger at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, and Escargot at Born & Raised
October 7, 2019

Jason Mraz and his Historic Coffee Bean

The singer and Bird Rock Coffee Roasters unveil the first California-grown Geisha coffee
October 4, 2019

Dear Restaurant FaceTimer

A love letter to the most important person in the room
October 3, 2019

First Look: Blade 1936

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

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

The Digest: Five Important Food Stories That Illustrate Major Issues

Bananas going extinct, seafood fraud, figuring out how to feed the world, and more
August 16, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: August 2019

Eggplant Parmesan at Cesarina, OB Noodle House Wings at Holding Company, and snacks at Kaneh Co.
August 13, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in August and September

Beau MacMillan and Brian Malarkey Dinner, Cooking Class with a Thai Food Master, and KAABOO
August 12, 2019

First Look: Black Rail Kitchen

Another indie restaurateur opts for suburbia over the sexy downtown streets
August 8, 2019

Behind the Big Feature

How a little story about a fish market turned into a highly political piece about the future of San Diego
August 6, 2019

El Jardin Closes, Buona Forchetta Opens North Park Pizzeria, and More San Diego Food News

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons to kick off August
July 31, 2019

A Deep Dive into the San Diego Fishing Industry

A $2 billion project is poised to revive San Diego’s commercial fishing industry
July 31, 2019

Why Breakfast Is Hard

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

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 Food and Drink Events in July and August

Pacific Islander Festival, Best of San Diego Party and San Diego Magazine beer release parties
July 8, 2019

First Look: Original 40 Brewing Company

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

First Look: Serea

Serea is the star of Hotel Del’s 200 million dollar redo, and a big win for local, sustainable seafood
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

First Look: Ciccia Osteria

Husband-and-wife chefs take a break from high-end cuisine with a ‘little house’
June 17, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in June and July

Chefs Sake Dinner, Beer & Sake Festival, and Wing Fest
June 10, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: June 2019

Nachos at 10 Barrel, tequila flan at Death by Tequila, and elote at Gravity Heights
June 10, 2019

Extraordinary Desserts Opens Bankers Hill Location

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

The Best Veggie Burgers in San Diego

The citywide hunt for the best plant-based burger found a clear winner
June 7, 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

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

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

Brisket with Guy Fieri

A little backstory for tonight’s San Diego episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives
May 24, 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

Stop Cheapening Mexican Food

Just stop it.
May 17, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in May and June

San Diego Magazine's Best Restaurants Party, Andrew Bachelier + Travis Swikard Dinner at Jeune et Jolie, and Gospel Rose Brunch at Provisional Kitchen
May 13, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: May 2019

Ramen at HiroNori, camembert fig jam gelato at An's Dry Cleaning, and fried chicken at Louisiana Purchase
May 13, 2019

Rapid Review: HiroNori Craft Ramen

You’ve got to be special to survive in Hillcrest, and this shoyu is just that
May 9, 2019

First Look: Il Dandy

Michelin-starred Italian chefs open a stunner in Bankers Hill
May 6, 2019

The Lighter Side of Coffee

After the darkness, Seven Seas becomes first company to bet on Laos specialty beans
May 3, 2019

Eat This: Hawaiian Ahi Crudo at Death by Tequila

Jean-George protégé and Top Chef vet creates a summer version of a Thai classic
May 2, 2019

First Look: Extraordinary Desserts Bankers Hill

Karen Krasne brings a new cakes-and-things wonderland to Bankers Hill
April 26, 2019

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
April 26, 2019

The Florence Makes Its Debut in Sabre Springs

The new $4 million restaurant may be the best thing that happened to a suburban office park
April 23, 2019

The Contender: The Big Zac

A vegan fast-food chain impersonates the McDonald’s classic
April 17, 2019

The Contender: Peace Pies

The search for San Diego's best veggie burger continues
April 12, 2019

This Game of Thrones Cocktail Menu Wins Everything

Two of the top cocktail minds get appropriately obsessive for the final season
April 11, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in April and May

Eat.Drink.Read., Gator by the Bay, and Festival of Arts in North Park
April 9, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: April 2019

Hearth-roasted carrots at Fort Oak, frog legs at Jeune et Jolie, and short rib pappardelle at Cesarina
April 9, 2019

Rapid Review: Tribute Pizza

San Diego pizza joint is good enough to get a tribute of its own one day
April 5, 2019

Rapid Review: Cesarina

The fresh-made pasta is good enough to overcome their Des Moines-ish location
April 4, 2019

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
April 3, 2019

The Holes in the James Beard Awards

It’s a great award from a great organization, but it’s not a national award
March 29, 2019

Cesarina opens in Point Loma

The fresh pasta concept has graduated from the farmer's market circuit to its own eatery
March 28, 2019

First Look: The Florence

Suburban Sabre Springs gets a 10,000 sq. ft. restaurant with big-city talent
March 25, 2019

First Look: Sycuan's 260-Million Dollar Redo

Local chef Aldo Negrete maps out the long and winding road to his big gig
March 22, 2019

Restaurants Are Dying; Here’s the Solution

It’s simple math, but the state of California refuses to allow it
March 18, 2019

Why Tacos Are The Best Food on the Planet

Tacos are rule-breaking, explosive, democratic, hand-held things of righteousness
March 15, 2019

Goodnight, Urban Solace

Urban Solace and Solace and the Moonlight Lounge are closing on Wednesday
March 12, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: March 2019

Coconut Magic Bar at Waters, Cornish hen at Tahona and smoked turkey at Grand Ole Flinn Springs
March 11, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in March and April

Seasonal food dinners, Chef-Driven Bake Sale and Fundamentals of Blind Wine Tasting
March 11, 2019

Dinner with San Diego’s James Beard Nominee

She’ll share her most embarrassing stories, and I’ll share mine
March 8, 2019

Fort Oak Opens in Mission Hills

Chef Brad Wise converts a former Ford dealership into an intimate dining experience
March 7, 2019

First Look: Louisiana Purchase

A former beach guy and a real-deal Louisiana chef grow up together in North Park
March 5, 2019

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
March 4, 2019

The Contender: Vegan Royale

An OB burger joint is in the running for the best veggie burger in San Diego
March 1, 2019

I Don’t Believe You Like That Burger

Did we really enjoy that dish, or do we really need people to think we did?
February 22, 2019

Small Bar Taps Its Talented Friends

The University Heights pub works with some of its industry regulars to survive, and even better than that
February 21, 2019

Your Restaurant Promiscuity Is Out of Control

How social media is making, and breaking, our neighborhood restaurants
February 15, 2019

Jeune Et Jolie Opens in Carlsbad

The new concept from the Campfire team brings a mix of French, Caribbean, and Vietnamese cuisine to the village
February 12, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: February 2019

Braised beef noodle soup at Din Tai Fung, octopus salad at Biga, and smoked carnitas taco at Lola 55
February 11, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in February and March

Carruth Barrel-Tasting Party, Cakebread Wine Dinner, and Best Coast Beer Fest
February 11, 2019

First Look: Cesarina

A trio of highly Italian men open a fresh pasta oasis in Point Loma
February 11, 2019
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