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

Happy Half Hour Podcast Episode 156
August 1, 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

Highlights from the Tiki Oasis Bartender Battle Prelims

Seven Caves tiki gin, the magic of tejuino, and how to elevate an ’80s sugar bomb
July 30, 2019

We made three beers!

Happy Half Hour Podcast Episode 155
July 25, 2019

The Best of San Diego 2019

Our annual compilation of everything delicious, cool, and Instagrammable in San Diego (and Baja!)
July 22, 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

San Diego Magazine’s “Best Of” Collabs Debut

Three distinct local images grace the just-released cans
July 16, 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

Nathan Myhrvold's Food For Thought

The art and science behind the photography of ‘Modernist Cuisine’
July 12, 2019

How Good is Petco Park's Beer Lineup?

The Padres’ home hosts an impressive list of craft brews alongside the usual mass-produced options
July 11, 2019

Meet Arturo Kassel, CEO of Whisknladle and Gravity Heights

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 152
July 10, 2019

When and Where to Root for the San Diego Aviators

World TeamTennis's 44th season kicks off this month
July 9, 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

Now You're Cooking With Beer

Log Cabin Day at Pure Project highlighted cooking with craft brews
July 3, 2019

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

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 151
July 3, 2019

What Will San Diego Look like in 2069?

The City of San Diego is 250! Instead of looking back, we asked experts to predict how our city will look in 50 more years.
July 1, 2019

Very Important Taco: Pacifica Del Mar's Korean Lobster Taco

Add these tacos stuffed with kimchi and Maine lobster to your Taco Tuesday must-eat list
July 1, 2019

First Look: Original 40 Brewing Company

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

The Ultimate San Diego Morning Guide

We've rounded up around 50 things to do before 9 a.m.
June 24, 2019

5 Questions for Mo Nuspl, Owner & Brewer, Deft Brewing

Love for European styles has grounded this small (and relatively new) Bay Park brewery
June 20, 2019

Four favorites to try at Scoop San Diego ice cream fest

Summer is a dish best served cold
June 20, 2019

Checking In with Prohibition’s Ryan Andrews

We chat about the bar’s big anniversary, its haunted location, and a new menu concept
June 17, 2019

Special Episode: Live from Our Best Restaurants Party

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Special Edition
June 17, 2019

First Look: Ciccia Osteria

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

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

3 Breweries Make Beers with San Diego Magazine

A triple brewing project celebrates San Diego’s spirit of craft, quality, and collaboration
June 10, 2019

3 New Breweries to Check Out in East County

Some of San Diego’s newest startups find a home in La Mesa, El Cajon, and Lemon Grove
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

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

The San Diego Padres Turn 50

A look back on our home team's 50 years in the MLB, plus the fans and one chicken who'll always support them
June 4, 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

10 Great Belgian-Style Beers for Summer

Crisp, refreshing, food-friendly, and full of flavor, this under-brewed category needs more love
May 30, 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

Here’s Who Makes the Best Poke in San Diego

3 local restaurants won at this year’s I Love Poke Festival contest
May 24, 2019

Beer and Oysters: Pearls of Wisdom

They make a great combination, but pairing the right beer with the right oyster is not as straightforward as you may think
May 23, 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

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

In Praise of Beer Fests

April and May have been filled with sudsy celebrations
May 16, 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

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

Very Important Taco: Bone Marrow Taco at Tuetano Taqueria

These birria tacos topped with 'meaty butter' are worth driving to San Ysidro for
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

The 12 Best Beers from Rhythm & Brews

The haze craze took over the Vista festival this year, but lots of other styles were shining
May 9, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 143

Happy hour at Petco Park, a Michelin-starred chef is coming to San Diego, and is the Instagram aesthetic over?
May 9, 2019

George’s Level2’s New Menu Highlights Local Flora

The bar’s second hardbound cocktail book takes inspiration from San Diego’s backyard
May 8, 2019

Stunning San Diego Landscapes To Inspire Your Green Space

Consider it your no excuses guide to sprucing up your outside (and inside)
May 7, 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

Lost Cause Meadery Wins Big

San Diego's world-class meadery just became an international sensation
May 2, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 142

Meet the San Diego Padres’ executive chef, Roscoe’s first San Diego location, and Troy Johnson is engaged!
May 1, 2019

Three Spring Cocktails to Try

From marigold syrup to strange fruit, these drinks will lighten your spirits
April 26, 2019

First Look: Extraordinary Desserts Bankers Hill

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

San Diego Homebuyer’s Guide 2019

It's possible to find an affordable home in these six up-and-coming enclaves
April 25, 2019

Do You Know Vista's Biggest Brewery?

They fly under the radar but they still fly high
April 25, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 141

A taqueria in San Ysidro gets national attention, a modern Filipino restaurant to open in Hillcrest, and are millennials sick of drinking?
April 24, 2019

A High-Water Mark for PB Ale House

A new brewer ups the game for this popular beachside brewpub
April 18, 2019

The Contender: The Big Zac

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

Very Important Taco: Grilled Yellowtail at Galaxy Taco

How this La Jolla restaurant cooks up the top-shelf local catch
April 17, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 140

Meet the founder of the I Love Poke Festival, a $3 million brunch spot gets ready to open in Little Italy, and a new 60-second beer review
April 17, 2019

Spirit of the Month: Benedictine

This bourbon- and brandy-friendly spirit deserves to be in your liquor cabinet
April 15, 2019

The Contender: Peace Pies

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

Iron Fist Has a New Hand on Deck

A shift in strategies and a retooled beer lineup have changed the way this Vista brewery does business
April 11, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 139

Inside The Lion’s Share and a fine-dining pop-up, Cucina Urbana gets a new chef, and a restaurant is fined for surcharges
April 11, 2019

Loma Portal’s Royale keeps it simple

Plus You & Yours introduces Old Tom and Tijuana’s Cereus highlights bartender talent
April 8, 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

Museum of Beer San Diego to Open in East Village

This beer center will be California’s first immersive hands-on beer experience
April 4, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 138

The Porchetta Shack makes its debut, Neighborhood is getting a makeover, and a debate over the James Beard Awards.
April 3, 2019

Reforming Mexico's Court System via a Local Law School

How a new institute at San Diego's Cal Western School of Law is teaching lawyers to work in Mexico's new public trial system
April 1, 2019

Earl Grey Citrus Tea Cake Ice Cream at Stella Jean's

The star scoop at Pop Pie Co.'s second biz combines cake and Earl Grey
March 29, 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
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