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Red O Brings Upscale Mexican Food to La Jolla

The 10,000-sqare-foot modern Mexican restaurant is now open at the Westfield UTC mall
June 5, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 48

A Tijuana taco institution is headed downtown, a new event space debuts in Mission Valley, and fishmonger Tommy Gomes drops by
May 31, 2017

This UCSD Professor Is Using Science to Make Cheese Taste Better

Assistant professor Rachel Dutton is elevating cheese in the unlikeliest of places—a science lab
May 31, 2017

Tajima Teams Up With Carnitas’ Snack Shack

The two restaurants are creating a meaty ramen for June
May 30, 2017

Farmer's Table Is Surprisingly Excellent — and Disappointing

The La Mesa restaurant boasts farm-to-table recipes but the only person who is passionate is the chef
May 26, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 47

A refreshed rooftop bar opens in the East Village, and UC San Diego “cheese professor” Rachel Dutton schools us on fromage
May 25, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 46

Bo-Beau opens a new location in Hillcrest, the lies behind seafood labeling, and Bali Hai’s Tommy Baumann drops by with Mai Tais
May 17, 2017

Upgrade Your Saturday at the Surf Check

Editor's Rec: Archana Ram loves this retro trailer turned coffee stand on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard
May 12, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 45

Cutwater Spirits opens in Miramar, Liberty Station debuts a farmers market, and the founder of Good Neighbor Gardens stops by
May 11, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 44

Piacere Mio opens in Del Sur and Ryan Thorsen of Bertrand at Mister A’s dishes insider info about the Bankers Hill restaurant
May 4, 2017

Inside East Village's Most Instagram-Worthy Distillery

You & Yours Distilling Co. serves vodka and gin in a stylish space
May 4, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 43

Bracero shifts to a new concept, high-end restaurants are disappearing, and Galaxy Taco's Trey Foshee stops by
April 26, 2017

San Diego's 10 Best New Breweries

In alphabetical order, here are the top breweries that opened in the past year
April 21, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 42

Bo-beau Kitchen unveils a new project in Hillcrest, The Prager Bros. stop by, and we debate the merits of toasting bread
April 19, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 41

Curadero opens downtown, a local kombucha brand explains why you need to be drinking probiotics, and the US Grant Hotel talks cocktails
April 13, 2017

How an Encinitas-Based Olive Oil Brand Is Giving Back to Palestine

Organic, fair trade extra virgin olive oil company Harvest Peace is helping Palestinian farmers, one tree at a time
April 12, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 40

OB Surf Lodge opens, Omar Passons talks “shopping with our values,” and the US Grant Hotel dishes on its upcoming Easter buffet
April 5, 2017

San Diego's First Matcha Café Debuts in North Park

Owner Geraldine Ridaura shows us the centuries-old method of making matcha
March 27, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 38

A new distillery opens in the East Village, a beloved chicken eatery closes, and Cutwater Spirits bar manager Christian Siglin stops by
March 23, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 37

Holy Matcha debuts in North Park, a beloved Mexican eatery returns to Ocean Beach, and Jacqueline Coulon from Little Lion stops by
March 16, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 36

A female chef event at Cucina Enoteca, a new ramen spot in Bankers Hill, and “The Craft Beer Attorney” stops by
March 9, 2017

Cucina Enoteca Shines a Spotlight on Female Chefs

Big local names will collaborate with female winemakers during La Festa Della Donna’s pairing dinner
March 7, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 35

A new farm-to-table concept debuts in La Mesa, the man behind “the best BBQ in the city” stops by, and more
March 2, 2017

Here's Where to Find the Best BBQ in San Diego

San Diego finally gets real-deal brisket at Grand Ole BBQ y Asado
March 1, 2017

10 Hot Plates

San Diego restaurant rumors, openings, & coming-soons in March
February 24, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 34

The behind-the-scenes scoop on our annual Best Restaurants poll, and Herb & Wood’s executive pastry chef stops by
February 23, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 33

The Pendry brings five food and drink concepts to downtown, lauded Oceanside chef Davin Waite stops by, and more
February 16, 2017

Don't Miss Del Mar's New Healthy Gourmet Chain

Flower Child's fast-casual eats hit the Flower Hill Promenade
February 13, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 32

Philz Coffee opens in Encinitas, a new Mexican eatery is announced for Liberty Station, and two poultry farmers from Ramona stop by
February 9, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 31

Westfield UTC expands its food scene in a major way, a restaurant in Spain finds a novel way to feed the hungry, and the founder of Kitchens for Good stops by
February 2, 2017

Campfire Brings Some Inspired Ancient Cookery Back to Carlsbad

The name says it all: fire and smoke flavors served here.
January 27, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 30

Trust to open a new cocktail concept in Hillcrest, why you should take photos of your food, and Bird Rock Coffee Roasters’ Chuck Patton stops by
January 25, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 29

A new Hillcrest restaurant opens, the restaurant industry faces a major bubble, and Urban Solace’s Matt Gordon stops by
January 19, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 28

Javier Plascencia splits with Bracero, Farm to Fork Week launches, and Cook Pigs Ranch founder Krystina Cook stops by
January 12, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 27

An iconic bayside restaurant closes, Karl Strauss Brewing Company expands, and the founder of “LinkedIn for the restaurant industry” stops by
January 4, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 26

Oscar’s brings fish tacos to North County, a wine bar opens in Liberty Station, and our cocktail columnist Kelly Davis dishes on the best drinks in town
December 28, 2016

Meet the Founders of the New Officine Buona Forchetta

Native Italians Matteo Cattaneo and Mario Cassineri talk recipes, family-friendly dining, and the virtues of good bread
December 23, 2016

Mazara Trattoria Should Be Your next Go-To Drink Spot

This unassuming Italian eatery is our Food & Drink editor's January pick
December 23, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 25

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters wins big, a major project debuts at the Port, and the owners of Le Parfait Paris stop by
December 21, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 24

A pizzeria opens in Bird Rock, the best local holiday foods, and a lesson in entertaining from A MIHO Experience
December 14, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 23

Gourmet Indian street food debuts in La Jolla, and chef Daniel Wollinsky of Cucina Sorella stops by
December 7, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 22

A Taiwanese trend debuts on Convoy, holiday gifts for foodies, and the future of fine dining in San Diego
December 1, 2016

Sweet Spot: Beeramisu at BiCE

We love this boozy spin on a classic dessert
November 28, 2016

3 Warm Cocktails That Are Perfect for Winter

Room-temperature cocktails are so hot right now
November 28, 2016

La Vida Vegan: Taste the Rainbow

Peace Pies' magical mango curry wrap packs a rainbow of ingredients
November 28, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 21

A major burger brand lands in San Diego, and Troy shares the behind-the-scenes scoop from the Food Network
November 23, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 20

Modern Times expands, new dishes debut at Puesto, and Catalina Offshore vet Dan Nattrass stops by
November 10, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 19

A speakeasy opens in Oceanside, Puesto reveals the recipe for a perfect margarita, and Café Gratitude stops by to chat healthy eats
November 2, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 18

A wine bar opens in Little Italy, a beer app brings growlers to your door, and a Nomad Donuts chef stops by the show
October 28, 2016

Ina Garten Unveils New Cookbook in San Diego

The Barefoot Contessa chef will talk career, cuisine, and Jeffrey at Balboa Theatre in November
October 28, 2016

Meet the Designers Behind San Diego's Most Instagram-Worthy Restaurants

Bells & Whistles principals share the inspiration for their many design-minded eateries
October 28, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 17

Tune in for tons of restaurant news, plus expert advice on living La Vida Vegan in San Diego
October 19, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 16

Malarkey does salads, Troy’s rants about tips, and we all get into good grapes from Escondido with a local vintner
October 12, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 15

A matcha café to open in North Park, PETA says beer is healthier than milk, and restaurant real estate pro Nate Benedetto stops by
October 6, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 14

Saffron expands, The New York Times profiles a local chef, Campfire’s bar manager stops by with cocktails, and more
September 29, 2016

Herb & Wood Shines in Little Italy

Chef (and target) Brian Malarkey does his best work yet at the stunning new restaurant
September 23, 2016

Sweet Spot: Mister A’s Pavlova

Forget pumpkin lattes—this meringue feels like the perfect piece of fall
September 23, 2016

La Vida Vegan: Take the Cake

Moncai Vegan serves up black bean cakes with mustard mango habanero
September 23, 2016

This Pop-Up Dinner Is One of the Hottest Tickets in Town

Outstanding in the Field is pairing a Kettner Exchange chef with Temecula Olive Oil Company for an epic dinner party
September 23, 2016

Very Important Taco: The Borrego at City Tacos

Pulled lamb, fried leeks, and so much more
September 23, 2016

Decoy Dockside Dining Brings a Big-Name Chef to San Marcos

Inland North County gets a JRDN alum cooking elk, fish, and more
September 23, 2016

Civico 1845 Is Just a Few Dashes Away from Excellence

Troy Johnson reviews Little Italy's vegan-friendly Italian restaurant
August 23, 2016

Very Important Taco: Tofu Taco

Try the tofu, potato, and mushroom taco at Pokez
August 23, 2016

Former Miss San Diego Takes on MasterChef

Local beauty queen makes the top 15 on Fox cooking show
August 23, 2016

Mess Hall Is Ambitiously In-The-Now

The concept of Liberty Public Market's signature restaurant pays off well, when it pays off
July 26, 2016

La Vida Vegan: A Slice of Pizza Heaven

Zia Gourmet Pizza offers well thought out combinations of flavors and textures
July 25, 2016

The Hot New Restaurant Trend Catching Fire in San Diego

The newest menu muse for chefs and restaurateurs? Fire!
July 25, 2016

Sweet Spot: The Most Decadent Ice Cream Sandwich Yet

Scooped by MooTime uses chewy cereal squares for the traditional summer treat
July 25, 2016

La Vida Vegan: Green Acai Bowl from Seaside Smoothie & Juice Bar

Breakfast by the beach is a go-to once the summer months hit
June 24, 2016

Very Important Taco: Carne Asada Taco at La Fachada

Don’t let the plastic chairs and zero-frills design dissuade you
June 24, 2016

A Baja Feast in San Diego

The Grill is celebrating its makeover with The Art of Baja
June 24, 2016

Try These Cocktails Fresh Off the Boat

To fete the summer season, Grant Grill Lounge has introduced a new cocktail menu
June 24, 2016

La Vida Vegan: Sol Food

We try the Sol Cal Burger at Sol Cal Cafe
May 27, 2016

Restaurant Review: A.R. Valentien

After 14 years, A.R. Valentien is still a magical place for Francophilic carnivores
May 27, 2016

Sweet Spot: Peanut Butter Captain Crunch at Trust

The new breakfast of champions
May 27, 2016

Balboa Park Launches Food Truck Friday

Food trucks have had a complicated history with Balboa Park—but that’s all changing this month
May 27, 2016

Dinner at Your Door: Local Meal Delivery Services

Two local San Diego food stars are diving into the meal kit game, delivering chef-approved dinners to your doorstep
May 27, 2016

Restaurant Review: Madison

Madison is a stunning place to hit and miss in University Heights
April 22, 2016

Sweet Spot: Mimosa Sorbet at Bobboi Natural Gelato

Mother’s Day brunch is a given, but this year there’s a new way to toast Mom
April 22, 2016

Made in SD: Feel the Bern! Kimchi

Just like that, election season got a little more tasty
April 22, 2016
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