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San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 80

The Taco Stand opens a new location, a brewpub debuts downtown, and the founder of Air Conditioned Lounge drops by
February 8, 2018

Sweet Spot: Mango Tart at Urban Plates

The picture-perfect dessert has a buttery crust, a quick hit of cream cheese, and mangoes aplenty
February 7, 2018

10 Hot Plates: San Diego Food News in February

Restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
February 5, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 79

Harumama opens in Little Italy, Super Bowl specials, and a craft beer historian drops by
January 31, 2018

Red O Is Surprisingly Good, Even without Much Rick Bayless

Troy Johnson didn't expect much from the La Jolla restaurant but he was proven wrong
January 26, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 78

Better Buzz opens in Hillcrest, cider comes to North Park, and Top Chef Richard Blais of Juniper & Ivy and Crack Shack stops by
January 25, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 77

Nine-Ten La Jolla gets a refresh, Modern Times expands, and former San Diego Magazine food critic Tom Gable drops by
January 17, 2018

What to Drink at Kindred Right Now

Two years in, bar manager David Kinsey is keeping the cocktail menu ‘classy and thrashy'
January 17, 2018

Very Important Taco: The Chapulines Taco from Aqui es Texcoco

An off-menu grasshopper taco worth chirping about
January 16, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 76

A mega-famous ice cream shop lands in San Diego, Lucha Libre opens a location in North County, and chef Kevin Templeton of Barleymash drops by
January 11, 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

Two Seven Eight is Ground Zero for San Diego's Craft Spirits Movement

Troy Johnson works his way through the local craft spirits scene, one sip at a time
January 8, 2018

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

Restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
January 4, 2018

Ceviche House Finds a New Home in Old Town

The North Park seafood spot re-opens in a much bigger space
January 4, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 75

A favorite Vietnamese eatery re-opens, a plant-based burger that “bleeds,” and Baby Clydesdale founder David Mead drops by
January 3, 2018

Sweet Spot: Dunedin's Fried Dough

A gourmet take on the indulgent carnival snack
December 26, 2017

Inside San Diego's Big Farmers' Market Boom

The story of how a humble movement turned into a citywide ritual
December 22, 2017

George’s Level2’s New Menu is an Ode to San Diego

23 cocktails highlight the nuances and diversity of the region
December 20, 2017

Sweet Spot: Extraordinary Desserts' All of the Above Cookie

The bakery teams up with a SoCal blogger for this limited-edition cookie with a sweet charity angle
December 15, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 73

A San Marcos restaurant will babysit your kids, True Food Kitchen founder Dr. Andrew Weil drops in, and we reveal our favorite restaurants and bars for the holidays
December 14, 2017

Very Important Taco: Gobernador Vampiro at Rudy’s Taco Shop

The Sinaloan speciality features grilled cheese and shrimp
December 12, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 72

How you can eat pizza for charity, plus Level2 bar director Stephen Kurpinsky drops by to reveal his new San Diego-centric project
December 7, 2017

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

Restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
December 7, 2017

Inside Mendocino Farms and Pressed Juicery's Plant-Based Rescued Burger

We break down each layer, from bun to beet sauce
December 5, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 71

The Café Chloe team opens Minou in East Village, Extraordinary Desserts chef-owner Karen Krasne stops by, and Vom Fass talks oil, fruit vinegars, and more
November 29, 2017

La Jolla's Masala Street Impresses with Its Creative Take on Indian Food

What the gastropub lacks in street appeal it makes up for with its famous chef
November 27, 2017

Dija Mara Brings Indonesian-Inspired Cuisine to Oceanside

Chef Ryan Costanza searched Southern California for a great surf town for the new restaurant
November 24, 2017

Your Guide to San Diego's Best Happy Hours

Here's where to throw back a cold one while the sun's still out
November 22, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 70

True Food Kitchen opens another location in UTC, Boochcraft gives us the scoop, and Vom Fass talks oil, fruit vinegars, and more
November 21, 2017

Very Important Taco: Kindred's Beer Batter Palm Tacos

You won't miss the meat in this vegan taco
November 20, 2017

Sweet Spot: Café Gratitude's Vegan Pies

The Little Italy restaurant takes a plant-based (and charitable) approach to Thanksgiving pie
November 16, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 69

City Tacos is headed to La Mesa, the SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-off is back, and Mad Monk Tea co-founder Taylor Drye drops by
November 15, 2017

3 DIY Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Impress your guests with these seasonal drinks
November 15, 2017

4 San Diego Restaurants with Arcade Games

The latest trend in local dining? Meals served with a side of video games, bocce courts, and bowling alleys
November 14, 2017

Foodie Gifts That Give Back

Three local nonprofits combine culinary gift-giving with community service
November 10, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 68

A San Diegan is headed to Top Chef, the SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-off returns, and Eric Larson from the San Diego County Farm Bureau drops by
November 8, 2017

10 Hot Plates: Top San Diego Restaurant News in November

San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
November 6, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 67

A new charitable coffee concept opens in City Heights, a crowdsourcing effort to buy Anheuser-Busch, and San Diego Beer week kicks off this Friday
November 2, 2017

CH Reimagines an American Tradition with Born & Raised

The latest from Consortium Holdings is a $6.5 million steakhouse
October 30, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to International Cuisine in San Diego

93 places to eat around the world without leaving San Diego
October 27, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 66

Blue Water Grill opens in Carlsbad, the blessing and curse of Yelp, and CH Projects’ chef-partner Jason McLeod stops by
October 25, 2017

Sweet Spot: Voltaire Beach House's S'mores Dip

The Ocean Beach spot makes a s'mores dip in a cast-iron skillet
October 17, 2017

What Does a Fashionable Server Look Like?

We break down the playful and fashion-forward uniforms at three San Diego spots
October 3, 2017

Minou Brings Euro Charm to East Village

The Café Chloe owners have done it again and opened another romantic bistro
September 28, 2017

Very Important Taco: The Carne Asada Taco at Lola's Seven-Up Mexican Market Deli

A hard shell taco stands out at this Carlsbad neighborhood favorite
September 26, 2017

10 Hot Plates

San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons in October
September 25, 2017

Tapenade's Sterling French Reputation Remains Near-Perfect at Bistro Du Marché

The name and the room have changed but the service and the food are impeccable
September 23, 2017

47 Outdoor Dining Spots to Try in San Diego

From ocean views, rooftops, and garden patios to simple sidewalk people-watching, we’ve rounded up the city's best outdoor dining spots
September 22, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 63

Mendocino Farms opens a second location, the Taste of North Park event revs up, and Claire Groebner of Olivewood Gardens stops by
September 20, 2017

First Look: Born & Raised

Everyone said don't do a steakhouse. So the damn kids at Consortium Holdings did with Born & Raised—to the tune of seven million bucks.
September 14, 2017

Sweet Spot: Beesalt Balcony's Baklava Cake

The delicate dessert has layers of phyllo dough, butter, spices, and vanilla ice cream
September 13, 2017

Very Important Taco: Carnitas Taco at Cali Street Tacos

Prepare for a thick tortilla and plenty of heat-packed flavor
September 5, 2017

10 Hot Plates

San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons in September
September 1, 2017

Queensborough Brings 1920s New York to the Gaslamp

The two-story cocktail lounge is serving elevated pub grub and NYC classics
August 29, 2017

Bar Bodega Brings Tapas Culture to Little Italy

This little box in a bustling part of town is inspiring and unassuming
August 25, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 60

Little Italy gets a new wine bar, cannabis dinners are trending, and chef Steve Brown of Cosecha stops by
August 24, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 59

Target Express may come to North Park, a famous ice cream shop heads to San Diego, and Modern Times’ quality manager Morgan Tenwick stops by
August 16, 2017

Sweet Spot: Crack Shack's Soft Serve

Top flavors like chocolate banana or strawberry shortcake soft serve with unlimited toppings
August 16, 2017

Viewpoint Brewing Co. Brings Craft Beer to Del Mar

The city finally has a brewery
August 11, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 58

Nomad Donuts opens another outpost, Eppig Brewing heads to Point Loma, and a local company is making homebrewing better for the rest of us
August 9, 2017

Very Important Taco: Tamarindo's Avocado Crab Taco

The new North Park spot puts its own spin on surf and turf
August 8, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 57

A streak of recent restaurant closures, a chef move at Counterpoint, and Matthew Lyons of Tribute Pizza stops by
August 3, 2017

First Look: Smoking Gun & Spill the Beans

Chef Kevin Templeton and bartender Eric Johnson lead new Gaslamp spots
August 2, 2017

Cannabis Dinners are Becoming ‘Almost Socially Acceptable’

Local chefs are elevating appetites with high-end marijuana supper clubs
August 1, 2017

10 Hot Plates

San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons in August
July 31, 2017

Officine Buona Forchetta Lives and Stalls by Simplicity at Liberty Station

Good, simple dishes are prepared without fuss, which is both the restaurant's strength and its weakness.
July 28, 2017

First Look: Queensborough

SD nightlife vets do ode to 1920s NYC
July 26, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 55

Coronado gets a new Italian restaurant, how The Pendry is elevating bar food, and the San Diego Convention Center’s Executive Chef gives us the scoop on catering Comic-Con
July 20, 2017

Very Important Taco: Banana Peel Taco at Wrench & Rodent

Chef Davin Waite simmers banana peels in pork adobada broth for a unique new taco
July 18, 2017

Hopsy Delivers Craft Beer to Your Doorstep

The buzzy startup launches San Diego delivery and a Linda Vista store
July 17, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 54

Parakeet Café opens in La Jolla, Del Mar gets a brewpub by the lagoon, and photographer slash slow food activist Jaime Fritsch stops by
July 12, 2017

First Look: Viewpoint Brewing

Del Mar gets its first brewery, overlooking the lagoon
July 12, 2017

The Best Food & Drink Events in July

Rosé Brunch at Herb & Wood, Opening Day After Party at L’Auberge Del Mar, and Science of Cheese at Moniker General
July 7, 2017

Best Things I Ate This Month: July 2017

Meatballs at Officine Buona Forchetta, Short Rib at 608 Oceanside, and Aji de Gallina at Panca
July 7, 2017

First Look: Fools and Kings

Owner of WetStone Wine Bar brings pan-global bistro Fools and Kings to Mission Hills
July 6, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 53

Fools and Kings opens in Mission Hills, Lucila De Alejandro from Suzie’s Farm explains their closing, and Catt White, the CEO of San Diego Markets, stops by
July 5, 2017

Bo-Beau Kitchen + Caché Brings French Food, Cocktails, and Tacos to Hillcrest

The three-part concept includes a speakeasy and not-for-profit taqueria
July 5, 2017

Sweet Spot: Pop Pie Co.'s Coconut Cream Pie

Tender young coconut meat, coconut milk pastry cream, and fresh whipped cream make for a fluffy and sweet treat
July 4, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 52

A new taco shop opens in North Park and a local MasterChef contestant tells us about cooking for reality TV
June 28, 2017

10 Hot Plates

San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons in July
June 26, 2017
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