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The Best Things I Ate This Month: November 2018

Maple-glazed root vegetables at The Cork & Craft, Wagyu fillet with parmesan risotto at Maestoso, and local halibut ceviche at Locale
November 13, 2018

Eat This: The Abnormal Experience

Chef Scott Cannon shows off skills beyond his years for this 12-course marathon
November 7, 2018

Lola55 Opens in East Village

Chef Drew Bent brings high-minded tacos to the IDEA1 building
October 18, 2018

California's weak plastic-straw ban

With fast-food restaurants exempted, it's just a feel-good measure
October 8, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in October and November

Spiny lobster dinner, Lieu Dit wine dinner, and ChefsGiving
October 8, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: October 2018

Cider braised pork cheeks at Vistal, ube panna cotta at Bivouac, and chilaquiles at El Carrito
October 8, 2018

Rapid Review: Single Fin Kitchen

Little Italy Food Hall’s pan-global seafood concept puts a fresh spin on raw goods
October 4, 2018

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
October 1, 2018

Spot Check: The Chipotle of Shawarma

Kearny Mesa’s new arrival SimSim is immaculate, and decent
September 28, 2018

Vistal’s Corn Pound Cake is One of the Best

Chef Amy DiBiase walks me through her Mexican riff on the classic
September 26, 2018

I Can’t Read Your Menu

Your mood lighting and small font are making my bad eyes worse
September 21, 2018

El Carrito in Barrio Logan Preserves a Little History

As gentrification dawns in San Diego’s heart of Latino culture, these locals heat up some breakfast nachos
September 13, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in September and October

Taste of South Park, Seany’s Chef Fest, and Valle Food & Wine Festival
September 10, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: September 2018

Lemon pepper wings at Cross Street Chicken and Beer, walnut pesto gnocchi at Ulivo, and soft-shell crab at Himitsu​
September 10, 2018

New in Town: Imperfect Produce

How googly eyes helped an “ugly fruit” company save 30 million pounds of food
September 7, 2018

Review: Cross Street Chicken and Beer

The Korean fried chicken is good, but I think we should see other chicken
September 6, 2018

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
September 4, 2018

Little Italy Food Hall Opens with Six Vendors

The new venue touts local vendors from Sam the Cooking Guy to Ambrogio15 pizza
August 30, 2018

First Look: Clara

Carlsbad gets new healthier gourmet project from Moto Deli chef Alex Carballo
August 30, 2018

First Look: Vistal

Top local chefs Paul McCabe and Amy DiBiase team up for InterContinental’s show pony
August 29, 2018

First Look: Lola 55

A top restaurant industry strategist brings a chef-driven taco shop to the East Village
August 17, 2018

First Look: Duck Foot East Village

San Diego's gluten-reduced brewer, Duck Foot, opens gluten-free restaurant and brewery in East Village.
August 16, 2018

Cowboy Star Launches a Line of Gourmet Beef Jerky

A San Diego steakhouse brings American Wagyu to the growing beef snack market
August 13, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in August and September

San Diego Magazine’s Best of San Diego Party, Summer Herbal Tea & Blending Class at Cafe 21, and Water Bill Dinner at Cyclops Farms
August 9, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: August 2018

Smoked salmon rillette at Addison, Tangerine Express IPA Nutista at Stone World Bistro & Gardens, and the tuna melt at Royale
August 9, 2018

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

Restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
August 9, 2018

Sam the Cooking Guy Lets Loose

San Diego’s celebrity cook talks horror stories, Today show etiquette, and his weird taco joint
August 8, 2018

El Jardín Opens in Liberty Station

Former Top Chef contestant and Bracero alum Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins showcases classic Mexican cuisine
August 8, 2018

Carin de Ria Opens a Second Location in Encinitas

The new location offers a taste of Filipino culture and some exceptional lumpia
August 6, 2018

Robot! Another Round of Martinis!

Robot bartenders are here, and are a terrible idea for humanity
August 2, 2018

A Guide to San Diego’s Best Corn Dishes

The city’s world-class corn is peaking right now, and here’s what top chefs are doing with it
July 27, 2018

Javier Plascencia Eyes Barrio Logan

The award-winning chef is all over Mexico, but looks to make a San Diego comeback
July 25, 2018

Eat This: A Magical, Fake Lemon Dessert at 1500 Ocean

Patrick Ponsaty shows why he’s a Master French Chef at Hotel Del
July 20, 2018

3 Lessons Learned from 'Seven Days in the Valle'

Author Scott Koenig shares three key insights into Mexico’s wine region
July 18, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in San Diego in July

Sunset Poolside Jazz Series at The Westgate Hotel, Agave Festival at Bagby Beer Company, and Goonies at Street Food Cinema
July 10, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: July 2018

Biscuits w/ miso maple butter at Crack Shack, creamy chorizo mussels at Jrdn, and vegan taquitos at El Tianguis
July 9, 2018

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
July 3, 2018

Chain Restaurants Will Rule California

The state is killing off chains’ competition, paving the way for dominance
July 2, 2018

Stop Killing Chloes

How California is very knowingly killing the mom and pop restaurant
June 28, 2018

Good Night, Cafe Chloe

San Diego’s beloved French bistro is closing due to California’s unfair labor laws
June 27, 2018

The Taquito Makes a Comeback

The family that froze taquitos is back to save them at El Tianguis
June 22, 2018

First Look: El Jardin

Native chef Claudette Wilkins goes from Bracero to Top Chef and, finally, to her own dream
June 21, 2018

How San Diego Restaurants Are Dealing with the Plastic Problem

The final piece in the single-use plastic series harnesses insight from local restaurateurs
June 14, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: June 2018

Abalone at Cloak & Petal, Mermaid Bowl at Little Lion, and Polenta with Ragu at Cucina Urbana
June 12, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in San Diego in June

San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants Party, Terra’s 20th Anniversary, and Summer Grain Dinner at Catania
June 11, 2018

First Look: Punch Bowl Social

The award-winning super-eatertainment venue lands in San Diego
June 7, 2018

San Diego, It's Time to Ban Plastic Straws

Lessons learned from my 10-Day No-Plastic Challenge
May 30, 2018

Behind the Best Restaurants Issue

The method to my madness in picking some of this year’s winners
May 25, 2018

The No-Plastic Challenge

Traveling across the country eating at restaurants, I will try to avoid plastic
May 10, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: May 2018

Salted Corn at Pisco Rotisserie and Cevicheria, Laksa at Dija Mara, and Orange Blossom Sorbet at Salt & Straw
May 8, 2018

San Diego's Best Food & Drink Events in May

Don Julio Tasting Dinner at Casa Guadalajara, Eat.Drink.Read, and A Taste of Summer at the Hotel del Coronado
May 8, 2018

San Diego's Best Restaurant of 2018: The Finalists

San Diego Magazine's Best Restaurants issue comes out in June. Here are food critic Troy Johnson's finalists for the best of the best.
May 5, 2018

First Look: Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Del Mar

Local icons merge with Kansas company, start new era of expansion
April 24, 2018

The Best Pizza in San Diego

Troy Johnson picks his five finalists for the upcoming Best Restaurants issue
April 16, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: April 2018

Dirty Flat Top Burger at The Friendly, Bolognese Al Forno at Barbusa, and The Queen at Giardino Neighborhood Cucina
April 9, 2018

The Best Food & Drink Events in April

You & Yours Pairing Dinner at Kettner Exchange, Gluten-Free Pairing Dinner at Indigo Grill, and San Diego Magazine’s Best of North County Party
April 9, 2018

The Best Burgers in San Diego

These burgers are food critic Troy Johnson's finalists for the best in San Diego
April 7, 2018

Your Special Order Isn't Special

The Dirty Flat Top Cheeseburger at The Friendly is awesome, just don't ask for substitutions
March 31, 2018

Quality Rum Makes a Comeback at Catamaran Resort

The Mission Bay hotel partners with Malahat Spirits Co. for some seriously tasty kill-devil
March 22, 2018

First Look: Queenstown Bistro

Little Italy’s New Zealand-inspired concept spawns a sister at UTC
March 20, 2018

Why We Love Tacos

A love letter to celebrate the greatest taco contest of all time ever, period
March 16, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: March 2018

Ahi at Oceana Coastal Kitchen, pho at Shank & Bone, and plantains at Pisco
March 12, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in March

Fiesta de la Vendimia at Pisco, Saxon Brown Wine Dinner at Nine-Ten, and Collaboration Dinner at Provisional Kitchen
March 12, 2018

Overnight Success: San Diego's Mush Lands Deal on 'Shark Tank'

Co-founder Kat Thomas spills the beans on the experience, and where the overnight oats company is going next
March 8, 2018

World-Class Wine—In O.B.?

Upstart urban winery Gianni Buonomo wins double-gold in America’s largest wine competition
March 7, 2018

First Look: Mavericks Beach Club

Verant Group opens up a new Baja-inspired play land in Pacific Beach
March 1, 2018

From Brilliant to Disturbing, Momofuku Ko Is Worth the Trip

A course-by-course review of David Chang’s famed tasting menu restaurant in NYC
February 23, 2018

The Impossible Burger Has Arrived in San Diego

Taste-testing the bloody, plant-based, $250 million science project
February 21, 2018

Dinner and a Show: Born & Raised Brings Back Tableside Dining

The Little Italy steakhouse has revived an old tradition. Why did it ever go away?
February 15, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: February 2018

Bread at Born & Raised, apple turnover at Moms, and the tasting menu at Nine-Ten
February 13, 2018

Best Food and Drink Events in February and March

Animalon at Finca Altozano, San Diego Magazine's Brunch Bash, and Beer Fest at Harrah’s
February 12, 2018

Fear and Pies: Julian Is a Welcome Escape from the City

Exploring mines and eating Moms apple pie in the historic mountain town
February 1, 2018

Drop What You're Doing and Order These Dishes at Village North

San Diego may finally have quality Chinese food in this spot on Convoy
January 26, 2018

First Look: Bivouac Ciderworks

A new craft cidery opens in North Park, designed for the outdoors person in all of us
January 17, 2018

An Open Letter to Kombucha: Why Are You So Addicting?

It’s the grossest thing I’ve ever loved (and where to find it in San Diego)
January 15, 2018

San Telmo Brings Argentine Fast-Casual to Downtown

Meat lovers need to try the marinated-meat sandwiches at this unassuming new spot
January 8, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in January

Farm to Fork Week, San Diego Restaurant Week, and Fish & Game Tequila Dinners at Herb & Wood
January 8, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: January 2018

Yellowtail aguachile at Red O, The Capri Sandwich at Nutmeg Bakery and Café, and grass-fed steak at Urban Plates
January 8, 2018

First Look: Cloak & Petal

The owners of Tajima bring Japanese small plates to Little Italy with Cloak & Petal
December 22, 2017

Best Food & Drink Events in December

Holiday Remix Party at the US Grant Hotel, Salt & Straw Pop-Up at Herb & Wood, and Cookie Class at Café 21
December 12, 2017
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