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First Look: Ciccia Osteria

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Contender: Peace Pies

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

Rapid Review: Tribute Pizza

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

Tahona Brings New Blood into Old Town

The mezcaleria and Oaxacan restaurant quietly invigorates a historic San Diego street
April 4, 2019

Rapid Review: Cesarina

The fresh-made pasta is good enough to overcome their Des Moines-ish location
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

Cesarina opens in Point Loma

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

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 137

Meet the new executive chef at Born & Raised, Sycuan Casino’s major makeover, and a proposed law to regulate food-delivery services
March 27, 2019

Best of North County 2019

Our annual roundup of what's up-and-coming and full-on buzzy above the 56
March 26, 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

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 136

We chat with the San Diego Tourism Authority about Michelin’s new guide to California restaurants, iconic restaurant closures, and we want to hear from you!
March 21, 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

San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2019

Where to eat, drink, and party like the Irish
March 15, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 135

Interview with a local culinary stalwart, One Paseo, and mail-order meal kits
March 14, 2019

Very Important Taco: The Birria Tacos at El Jardin

How executive chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins roasts these mouth-watering goat-filled tacos
March 13, 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

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 134

Small Bar’s second life, a contest seeking SD’s best taco recipe, plus lots of food news
March 7, 2019

Putting a Face to San Diego's Homeless

Three shelter residents share their stories, hopes, and fears with writer Kelly Davis
March 4, 2019

Vote Now for San Diego's Best Restaurants 2019

From pho to fries, you can choose San Diego's best eats and drinks in 99 categories
March 4, 2019

21 Ultimate Road Trip Itineraries from San Diego

These getaways will take you through California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Mexico
March 1, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 133

The parking episode! Plus a rundown of new restaurants, the latest chef-hunter trend, and lots of La Mesa talk
February 27, 2019

How One Chef is Sharing San Diego’s Fishing Culture with a Few of America’s Top Chefs

Ironside Fish & Oyster Executive Chef Jason McLeod kicks off a new iteration of his famed Chef’s Catch Dinner Series
February 25, 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

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 132

What's behind the natural wine trend, plus new gelato shops and a debate over Instagram influencers
February 21, 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

Very Important Taco: Smokey Pork + Mac Taco from Not Not Tacos

Sam the Cooking Guys puts a comfort food spin on tacos
February 20, 2019

Experience Estancia’s newly revamped restaurant as an Insider

Toast the new Mustangs & Burros with craft cocktails and charcuterie
February 19, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 131

A new Moroccan Baja-inspired restaurant lands in North Park, plus loads of other food news
February 14, 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

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 130

Thorn Brewing talks tasting rooms and whether the Little Italy Food Hall really is one of the nation’s 10 Best
February 6, 2019

Hidden Fish Marks the Arrival of Design in Convoy

The omakase-only joint marks a first for sushi in San Diego
February 6, 2019

San Diego Date Ideas Every Couple Will Love

95 ways to explore the city with your partner—beyond just dinner and drinks!
February 1, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 129

A Michelin-starred chef is headed to San Diego, Metallica and Stone Brewing Co. make beer, and John Resnick from Campfire and the new Jeune et Jolie drops by
January 31, 2019

The Big Family in Little Italy

Troy Johnson pulls up a seat for dinner with San Diego's iconic Italian family, the Busalacchis
January 28, 2019

Rapid Review: Crème & Sugar

The Instagram-famous sweet shop is what’s wrong with America, and right with it
January 25, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 128

The Trust Restaurant Group opens Fort Oak, The Balboa and Luigi’s Pizzeria team up on a new project near downtown, and Moe Girton from Gossip Grill and Baja Betty’s drops in
January 24, 2019

First Look: Gravity Heights

Whisknladle teams with iconic brewer Skip Virgilio for a gourmet brewpub, and tears
January 23, 2019

Very Important Taco: The Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Taco from Second Nature

Vowing to eat less meat in the new year? Try this vegan taco even meat lovers will enjoy.
January 18, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 127

Hillcrest gets a BBQ spot, DIY pancakes are headed to North Park, and Land & Water Co.’s chef Rob Ruiz drops in
January 17, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 126

Pisco Carlsbad makes a big pivot, Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins and Javier Plascencia team up for a one-night dinner, and the Convoy District Partnership talks expansion and staying authentic
January 9, 2019

Finding Peace in a San Diego Prison

At Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, inmates are swapping out anger, violence, and stress for yoga
January 8, 2019

Maestoso Is a Rewarding Taste of Rome, and Equally Confusing to Navigate

When you finally figure out how to order, the results are inspiring
January 7, 2019
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