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San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 115

The Brigantine expands, South Park gets a cocktail bar, and the restauranteur behind Coasterra, Bo-Beau, and dozens of other local concepts stops by
October 10, 2018

California's weak plastic-straw ban

With fast-food restaurants exempted, it's just a feel-good measure
October 8, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in October and November

Spiny lobster dinner, Lieu Dit wine dinner, and ChefsGiving
October 8, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: October 2018

Cider braised pork cheeks at Vistal, ube panna cotta at Bivouac, and chilaquiles at El Carrito
October 8, 2018

These 15 San Diego Restaurants Are Guilty of the Same Offense

Here, we parse some of the most egregious examples of similar-sounding restaurant names
October 8, 2018

Sweet Spot: Prep Kitchen's S'mores Dessert

It's like a magic trick when it comes to the table, just in time for the spooky season
October 5, 2018

Rapid Review: Single Fin Kitchen

Little Italy Food Hall’s pan-global seafood concept puts a fresh spin on raw goods
October 4, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 114

Michelin star-level dumplings arrive in San Diego, a beloved Golden Hill restaurant shutters, and chef Bernard Guillas of The Marine Room drops in
October 3, 2018

Sushi’s Next Gen Is Here at Himitsu

In La Jolla, a Sushi Ota protégé sticks to an age-old tradition of quality
October 2, 2018

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
October 1, 2018

Spot Check: The Chipotle of Shawarma

Kearny Mesa’s new arrival SimSim is immaculate, and decent
September 28, 2018

Very Important Taco: Fried Chicken Taco at Nine-Ten La Jolla

The sophisticated restaurant flipped a favorite sandwich into a beloved taco
September 28, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 113

Fashion Valley gets Mexican food, a mezcal tasting room is opening in Old Town, and the co-founder of Imperfect Produce drops in
September 27, 2018

Vistal’s Corn Pound Cake is One of the Best

Chef Amy DiBiase walks me through her Mexican riff on the classic
September 26, 2018

I Can’t Read Your Menu

Your mood lighting and small font are making my bad eyes worse
September 21, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 112

Hundred Proof gets a cocktail revamp, Indian food is headed to South Park, and Lola55 owner Frank Vizcarra drops in
September 19, 2018

El Carrito in Barrio Logan Preserves a Little History

As gentrification dawns in San Diego’s heart of Latino culture, these locals heat up some breakfast nachos
September 13, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 111

A local vodka company wins big, the new omakase-only sushi restaurant on Convoy, and Bertrand Hug of Mister A’s and Mille Fleurs drops by
September 12, 2018

Very Important Taco: Bulgogi Beef at West Pac Noodle Bar

The Coronado eatery puts an Asian spin on tacos
September 11, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in September and October

Taste of South Park, Seany’s Chef Fest, and Valle Food & Wine Festival
September 10, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: September 2018

Lemon pepper wings at Cross Street Chicken and Beer, walnut pesto gnocchi at Ulivo, and soft-shell crab at Himitsu​
September 10, 2018

New in Town: Imperfect Produce

How googly eyes helped an “ugly fruit” company save 30 million pounds of food
September 7, 2018

Review: Cross Street Chicken and Beer

The Korean fried chicken is good, but I think we should see other chicken
September 6, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 110

A Daniel Boulud protégé has plans for San Diego, Farm to Fork Week returns, and Cyclops Farms’ Luke Girling drops in
September 5, 2018

The Bankers Hill Restaurant Making Ultra-French Cuisine Cool Again

French food may have fallen out of favor, but don’t tell that to Parc Bistro-Brasserie
September 5, 2018

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
September 4, 2018

Little Italy Food Hall Opens with Six Vendors

The new venue touts local vendors from Sam the Cooking Guy to Ambrogio15 pizza
August 30, 2018

First Look: Clara

Carlsbad gets new healthier gourmet project from Moto Deli chef Alex Carballo
August 30, 2018

First Look: Vistal

Top local chefs Paul McCabe and Amy DiBiase team up for InterContinental’s show pony
August 29, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 109

A Poway food hall is coming, Chula Vista gets a huge brewpub, and Perfect Bar’s co-founder Bill Keith drops by
August 29, 2018

Sweet Spot: Hotel del Coronado's The Lemon

This fruit-inspired sweet will have you doing a double take
August 27, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 108

Lola 55 opens in the East Village, a new weekly market debuts by the bay, and Cowboy Star’s Angie Weber drops by with Wagyu beef jerky
August 22, 2018

Just Launched: Our Insiders Club

For members only…New perks, insider info and access to the editors
August 21, 2018

First Look: Lola 55

A top restaurant industry strategist brings a chef-driven taco shop to the East Village
August 17, 2018

First Look: Duck Foot East Village

San Diego's gluten-reduced brewer, Duck Foot, opens gluten-free restaurant and brewery in East Village.
August 16, 2018

Best of San Diego Party 2018

August 16, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 107

A Portland ramen eatery comes to San Diego, North Park gets more beer, and Stone Brewing’s co-founder Greg Koch drops in
August 15, 2018

Very Important Taco: Carne Asada Taco at El Nopalito Restaurant

Head to Encinitas for classic tacos—and salsas to go
August 14, 2018

Cowboy Star Launches a Line of Gourmet Beef Jerky

A San Diego steakhouse brings American Wagyu to the growing beef snack market
August 13, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in August and September

San Diego Magazine’s Best of San Diego Party, Summer Herbal Tea & Blending Class at Cafe 21, and Water Bill Dinner at Cyclops Farms
August 9, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: August 2018

Smoked salmon rillette at Addison, Tangerine Express IPA Nutista at Stone World Bistro & Gardens, and the tuna melt at Royale
August 9, 2018

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

Restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
August 9, 2018

Sam the Cooking Guy Lets Loose

San Diego’s celebrity cook talks horror stories, Today show etiquette, and his weird taco joint
August 8, 2018

El Jardín Opens in Liberty Station

Former Top Chef contestant and Bracero alum Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins showcases classic Mexican cuisine
August 8, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 106

A new spot for margaritas in Encinitas, a buzzy chef is headlining a new project downtown, and Venissimo Cheese’s Gina Freize drops by
August 8, 2018

Carin de Ria Opens a Second Location in Encinitas

The new location offers a taste of Filipino culture and some exceptional lumpia
August 6, 2018

Sweet Spot: The Med's Passion Mango Dessert

La Valencia introduces a menu items that combines gastronomy and good looks
August 3, 2018

Robot! Another Round of Martinis!

Robot bartenders are here, and are a terrible idea for humanity
August 2, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 105

Pop Pie Co.’s new ice cream venture, a holiday event heading to Polite Provisions, and Sam The Cooking Guy makes us tacos
August 1, 2018

Chef David Warner's a Talent, but Jrdn Needs Some Basic Training

Troy Johnson has renewed interest in the Pacific Beach restaurant thanks to a remodel and the return of Chef Warner
August 1, 2018

The Best of San Diego 2018

We crown 103 winners in food, shopping, fitness, kids’ activities, and more
July 30, 2018

A Guide to San Diego’s Best Corn Dishes

The city’s world-class corn is peaking right now, and here’s what top chefs are doing with it
July 27, 2018

Javier Plascencia Eyes Barrio Logan

The award-winning chef is all over Mexico, but looks to make a San Diego comeback
July 25, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 104

A massive new brewery in La Mesa, more coffee downtown, and chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins drops in
July 25, 2018

Eat This: A Magical, Fake Lemon Dessert at 1500 Ocean

Patrick Ponsaty shows why he’s a Master French Chef at Hotel Del
July 20, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 103

A new shawarma spot in Kearny Mesa, Javier Plascencia gives us the first scoop on his next San Diego restaurant, and You & Yours Distilling Co.’s Laura Johnson drops in
July 18, 2018

3 Lessons Learned from 'Seven Days in the Valle'

Author Scott Koenig shares three key insights into Mexico’s wine region
July 18, 2018

Stone Brewing Co-Founder's Latest Venture Goes Beyond Beer

The local craft beer icon breaks into the nut butter game with Nutista
July 12, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in San Diego in July

Sunset Poolside Jazz Series at The Westgate Hotel, Agave Festival at Bagby Beer Company, and Goonies at Street Food Cinema
July 10, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: July 2018

Biscuits w/ miso maple butter at Crack Shack, creamy chorizo mussels at Jrdn, and vegan taquitos at El Tianguis
July 9, 2018

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
July 3, 2018

Chain Restaurants Will Rule California

The state is killing off chains’ competition, paving the way for dominance
July 2, 2018

Sweet Spot: Holy Matcha's Waffle Bouquet

Edible flowers and maple matcha syrup elevate the breakfast staple
June 29, 2018

Stop Killing Chloes

How California is very knowingly killing the mom and pop restaurant
June 28, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 100

We celebrate the 1-0-0 with a Fantasy Restaurant Draft
June 27, 2018

Good Night, Cafe Chloe

San Diego’s beloved French bistro is closing due to California’s unfair labor laws
June 27, 2018

Little Italy Gets a European-Style Beer Hall

Nolita Hall touts a big local chef and Instagram-worthy design
June 27, 2018

The Taquito Makes a Comeback

The family that froze taquitos is back to save them at El Tianguis
June 22, 2018

How Japanese Fusion Stacks up at Little Italy’s Cloak & Petal

The art and the bar take the lead at this venture from the team behind Tajima
June 22, 2018

First Look: El Jardin

Native chef Claudette Wilkins goes from Bracero to Top Chef and, finally, to her own dream
June 21, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 99

Banh Mi in PB, a revamped restaurant in Carmel Valley, and the city’s Deputy COO (and big-time foodie) David Graham drops by
June 21, 2018

Sweet Spot: California Modern's Chino Farms Strawberries

Pastry chef Aly Lang puts a new twist on the classic berry
June 18, 2018

How San Diego Restaurants Are Dealing with the Plastic Problem

The final piece in the single-use plastic series harnesses insight from local restaurateurs
June 14, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 98

New Mexican food in Barrio Logan and North Park, who’ll be a part of Carlsbad’s upcoming food hall, and Cutwater Spirits founder Yuseff Cherney drops by
June 13, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: June 2018

Abalone at Cloak & Petal, Mermaid Bowl at Little Lion, and Polenta with Ragu at Cucina Urbana
June 12, 2018

Very Important Taco: Caja China Pork Belly at Tacos Libertad

This taqueria has a mission to give back
June 12, 2018

Best Food & Drink Events in San Diego in June

San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants Party, Terra’s 20th Anniversary, and Summer Grain Dinner at Catania
June 11, 2018

This New Coffee Company Is Backed by San Diego Athletes

Rob Machado, Alphonzo Rawls, and other local athletes team up with a North County crew for Marea Coffee
June 11, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 97

Punch Bowl Social opens tomorrow, two iconic San Diego bars face relocation, and we dig deeper into Balboa Park’s restaurant drought
June 8, 2018

First Look: Punch Bowl Social

The award-winning super-eatertainment venue lands in San Diego
June 7, 2018
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