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First Look: The Plot

Oceanside locals aim for San Diego’s first zero-waste, plant-based restaurant
January 24, 2020

A Decade of Restaurant Lessons at The Smoking Goat

North Park's iconic bistro owners share what they’ve learned after 10 years
January 22, 2020

Seven Ways to Give Back As a Group

Grab your coworkers, friends, book club, or church members
January 21, 2020

How to Get Hired in San Diego

Three bigwigs share their advice
January 21, 2020

Dinner Party Fodder: UCSD Research on Honeybees

How researchers are reversing honeybee population decline
January 21, 2020

The SoCal (Social Calendar!)

From black-tie galas to costumed 5Ks, these events will keep your social calendar full—and you feeling good
January 20, 2020

How to Care for a ZZ Plant

January Newland of Wild Island Collective fills out our tip sheet
January 17, 2020

Shop Like a Tastemaker: Sormeh Rienne's Favorite Things

The San Diego-based interior designer shows up what she's loving now
January 16, 2020

Destination: Tuetano Taqueria

A chef with a famous taco struggles to sell it to her own neighbors
January 15, 2020

3 San Diego Ceramists on Why Their Craft's Cool Again

Pottery makers explain their business of clays and glaze
January 15, 2020

8 San Diego Brands Explain How They Made It to the Top

Entrepreneurs and company rock stars divulge their secrets for success
January 13, 2020

Eat This, Drink That: January 2020

Carne asada taco at Teutano, Queso Taco Extremo at Ed Fernandez Restaurant, and quesabirria at TJ Birrieria
January 13, 2020

The Best Food and Drink Events in January and February

San Diego Brew Festival, Super Bowl at Theatre Box, and 2100 Kettner Fete & Feast
January 13, 2020

Destination: Fernandez Restaurant

Mind-blowing tacos and projected guilt at one of SoCal’s most famous birria spots
January 10, 2020

The Rock 'n' Roll Home in Kensington

How the Hernandezes worked in phases to bring a little edginess
January 10, 2020

Video: A Peek At Our Insiders Club

For members only…New perks, insider info and access to the editors
January 9, 2020

Why Do People Call It Coronado Island When It's a Peninsula?

San Diego Magazine’s fact checker extraordinaire answers our questions about our city
January 8, 2020

Brunch Bash 2020

Unlimited brunch bites and mimosas are the perfect reason to get out of bed
January 8, 2020

The Hunt for San Diego's Best Birria

Food critic Troy Johnson starts his spiritual quest for the iconic Mexican dish
January 7, 2020

San Diego's Healthy Eating Guide

52 tips on how to balance your diet, practice healthy eating habits, and more
January 6, 2020

Three Food Trends to Watch in 2020

What the statistics behind how we eat predict for 2020
January 3, 2020

What We're Craving, Sipping and Talking About in January

Nashville hot chicken, better options for 'Dry January,' and Filipino cuisine
January 3, 2020

The Must-Try Dishes of 2019

SD Mag food critic and Food Network judge Troy Johnson names his top dishes of the year
December 30, 2019

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Carlsbad

Where to eat, drink, and play in the North County enclave
December 30, 2019

How Much It Costs to Rent in Normal Heights

Cody and Jamie share what it's like to rent a two bedroom
December 30, 2019

Win Tickets to the 42nd Annual SDCCU Holiday Bowl

This year’s USC vs. Iowa match-up marks the Holiday Bowl’s third straight paring of teams that are ranked nationally in the top 25
December 19, 2019

San Diego's Best New Restaurants of 2019

From a 200 million-dollar renovation project to a dirty little burger, these made a dent
December 18, 2019

San Diego Magazine's Travel Awards 2020

Cast your vote now for your favorite hotels and attractions and win a $200 gift card
December 13, 2019

From the Archives: Covers of Christmas Past

We revisit four holiday covers from the '50s and '60s
December 13, 2019

The Best Chicken Wings In San Diego

The results of food critic Troy Johnson’s epic quest for the city’s best tiny chicken
December 13, 2019

Welcome to Camp Wamp

Stephen Wampler built a haven for kids living with disabilities
December 11, 2019

San Diego's Stories of 2019

The biggest San Diego headlines you might have missed and news items that went viral this year
December 10, 2019

High-Tech Fundraising

San Diego–based companies like DonationMatch, Coin Up, and Classy are modernizing the world of philanthropy
December 10, 2019

The French Laundry Experience, Part II

Was it worth it, was it mind-blowing, was it good as god?
December 10, 2019

The French Laundry Experience, Part I

What it’s like to dine in one of the most famous restaurants in the world
December 10, 2019

Eat This/Drink That: December 2019

Dragon Wings at City Dragon, Vegan tacos at Good Seed Food Company, and Shanghai Wings at Shank & Bone
December 9, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in December and January

Winter Waters at Serẽa, and New Year's Eve dinners at Fort Oak and Nine-Ten
December 9, 2019

Home for the Holidays in San Diego

Step inside the Garretts' Encinitas home for holiday decorating tips
December 9, 2019

San Diego Holiday Survival Guide

Consider at least five of your holiday anxieties solved
December 4, 2019

Happy Holidays From San Diego Magazine

We scrapped the card and made a video
December 3, 2019

San Diego Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

These local restaurants will be open on December 25
December 2, 2019

San Diego Holiday Gift Guide 2019

71 local gift ideas for her, him, the kids, (and even pets!) broken down by price
December 2, 2019

Six Food Things I’m Grateful For

San Diego people, places, and trends I appreciate the heck out of
November 27, 2019

On the Job: The Piano Man at Mille Fleurs

Randy Beecher has tickled the ivories at Mille Fleurs for over a quarter century
November 25, 2019

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Julian

The apple pie alone is legendary, and new businesses have turned this small mining town into a dining and craft cider destination too
November 22, 2019

The Contender: Canyon Sports Pub & Grill

A zero-frills watering hole in Chula Vista has a little magic with its Buffalo-style wings
November 15, 2019

From the Archives: San Diego Magazine's First Review of Pamplemousse, 1997

What's the same and a little different at one of San Diego's most iconic restaurants
November 13, 2019

3 Ways to Style Your Succulents for the Holidays

We excerpt three recipes from Jessica Cain's book, Stylish Succulent Designs & Other Botanical Crafts
November 12, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events In November and December

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, Chefsgiving, and Wreaths Across America
November 11, 2019

Eat This, Drink That: November 2019

Octopus at Serea, California Citrus kombucha from MightyBooch, and Philly cheesesteak at Gaglione Brothers
November 11, 2019

The Upside of a Downsize—to an Apartment in Carmel Valley

Why the Braidwoods sold their three-bedroom home
November 8, 2019

First Look: Park Commons

Fast Times at Ridgemont High meets the gourmet generation at Sorrento Valley’s new food hall
November 7, 2019

The Contender: Royal Mandarin

The salt-and-pepper wings at National City favorite will knock your socks off
November 1, 2019

Ralph Rubio Is the Fish Taco King

How Rubio turned a recipe on a scrap of paper into the official dish of San Diego
October 31, 2019

Four Types of Foodies

From truffle-sniffers to food truck warriors, here are a few of the people I’ve met
October 29, 2019

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Chula Vista

The owner of Tuetano Taqueria shares her favorite ways to eat, drink, and play in this South Bay city
October 28, 2019

The San Diego Food Lovers’ Guide

182 fresh ideas that will help you shop like a chef, navigate our markets, and more
October 25, 2019

On the Job: The Mushroom Farmer

Do you know the mushroom man? Ivo Fedak, the owner of Mindful Mushrooms? He's a fun guy.
October 23, 2019

A Little Italy Store Just for Home Hobbyists

Home Ec has something for every modern-day homemaker
October 21, 2019

From the Archives: The Original "How San Diego Are You" Quiz in 2006

What's changed, and what hasn't, in defining what it means to be a San Diegan
October 18, 2019

North Park's New Home Décor and Dog Garb Shop

How Brittney Garbani came up with the concept of Home + Hound
October 15, 2019

The Contender: Buffalo Wing Star

A Mexican riff on Buffalo wings is near the top of our search for the city’s best
October 14, 2019

Inside the Coin-Op Owners' Point Loma Pad

How this cheeky couple made over their home into a three-story
October 14, 2019

The Contender: Epic Wings-N-Things’ Lemon Pepper Wings

The hunt for the city’s best wings finds an unlikely entry at the longtime S.D. chain
October 11, 2019

The Hunt For San Diego's Best Chicken Wings

How wings became the No. 1 kickoff food in the U.S., and our hunt for the best
October 10, 2019

Shop like a Tastemaker: Mariel Cuervo's Stylish Must-Haves

The boss babe, who works on both sides of the border, shares 10 of her favorite things
October 9, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in October and November

Feast in the Field, Califino Tequila Dinner and Revive Our Roots
October 8, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: October 2019

Palak Paneer at Taste of the Himalayas, Drugstore Burger at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, and Escargot at Born & Raised
October 7, 2019

Jason Mraz and his Historic Coffee Bean

The singer and Bird Rock Coffee Roasters unveil the first California-grown Geisha coffee
October 4, 2019

San Diego's Top Doctors 2019

A healthy helping of the breakthroughs and on-the-rise practices sweeping San Diego's medical community
October 4, 2019

Dear Restaurant FaceTimer

A love letter to the most important person in the room
October 3, 2019

Inside the Icon: Mount Hope Cemetery

Big names and even bigger headstones are interspersed throughout San Diego's 150-year-old cemetery
October 2, 2019

How San Diego Are You?

Take our quiz to see where you land on the newcomer to old-timer spectrum
September 27, 2019

First Look: Blade 1936

Two of San Diego’s top Italian chefs put new concept into historic Oceanside building
September 26, 2019

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Old Town

Where to eat, drink, and play in this historic corner of San Diego
September 26, 2019

The Problem With Bright Red Tuna

Many Americans still think bright red tuna means it’s fresher (it’s not)
September 20, 2019

First Look: Animae

Puffer Malarkey Restaurants unveil 5.5 million-dollar pan-Asian concept
September 19, 2019

How Nonprofits Are Crunched For Data

To get the big bucks and support, organizations have to prove their worth with in-depth data like never before
September 17, 2019

Editorial: Fighting the Good

Protestors accuse San Diego fishing families of being sustainable
September 10, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: September 2019

Lamb barbacoa tacos at Luce Bar & Kitchen, ravioli di pasta kina at Il Dandy, and oxtail gnocchi at Herb & Wood
September 9, 2019
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