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A 'Top Chef' Star Has the Best Mexican Food in the City at El Jardín

The Liberty Station restaurant shines when Chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins is on the line
December 11, 2018

Bivouac Ciderworks is an impressive temple to the emergence of craft cider

The North Park spot hails the arrival of craft cider with a surprisingly good restaurant
November 2, 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

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

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

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

Dija Mara Brings a Top Chef and Taste of Balinese Food to Oceanside

The Indonesian food hole in San Diego has been filled
May 28, 2018

San Diego's Best Restaurants 2018

Dig into the 260 winners defining San Diego’s food scene in 2018
May 21, 2018

The Coolest Things Happening in San Diego Beer Right Now

A dive into the new, notable, and lesser-known in our city’s beer scene
April 24, 2018

Giardino Brings Charming Italian Ambience to Lemon Grove

The family restaurant is a sprouting wildflower in San Diego's culinary dead zone
April 20, 2018

Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria Brings Fusion Flavors to San Diego

An acclaimed Peruvian chef partners with an iconic San Diego restaurateur for this restaurant in Liberty Station and Carlsbad
March 23, 2018

Vote Now for San Diego's Best Restaurants 2018

From burritos to bottomless mimosas, you choose San Diego’s best eats and drinks in 90 categories
March 5, 2018

San Diego's Hottest Restaurant Group Takes a Huge Risk with Born & Raised

Consortium Holdings is revolting against "gourmet fast-casual" with the Little Italy steakhouse
February 23, 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

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

Inside San Diego's Big Farmers' Market Boom

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

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

The Ultimate Guide to International Cuisine in San Diego

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

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

Bar Bodega Brings Tapas Culture to Little Italy

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

Lionfish Brings a Dash of Las Vegas Glitz to the Gaslamp

Dining at the Pendry's signature restaurant is like dining in a bottle of good scotch
June 23, 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's Best Restaurants 2017

The top tacos, chicken wings, seafood, burgers, kid-friendly eateries, breweries, and more
May 26, 2017

Barbusa Trades Old-World Italian Sophistication for Lively, Social Dining

The Little Italy eatery isn't perfect, but it's a huge hit for one of San Diego's top restaurant families
April 21, 2017

Ponsaty's Brings Master French Fare to Rancho Santa Fe

Master chef Patrick Ponsaty gets his own restaurant
March 24, 2017

The Hake's New View Steals the Show

La Jolla's tiny bistro gets a $2.5-million overhaul, and it works
February 24, 2017

103 Dishes to Eat in San Diego before You Die

Here's Made, our little black book of San Diego's best food
January 27, 2017

Campfire Brings Some Inspired Ancient Cookery Back to Carlsbad

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

Tajima Heads up San Diego's Ramen Empire

Ramen shops are taking over the city, and Tajima leads the charge
December 23, 2016

Top Belgian Chef Makes a Mark with Crudo

Chef-owner Pascal Lorange set up in The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch
November 28, 2016

Cucina Sorella Works Its Magic in Kensington

Tracy Borkum finally finds the right fit with Cucina Sorella
October 28, 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

The Ultimate San Diego Wine Guide

Move over, beer, there's a new craft in town
September 23, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 13

A former Charger opens a cafe, why bison is in vogue, and a certified cheese specialist talks fromage
September 22, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 12

Mastiff Sausage Company opens in North Park, and Azúcar's chef-owner stops by
September 14, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 11

A major restaurant opens in Carlsbad, Domino’s delivers pizzas by drone, and the behind-the-scenes scoop on San Diego’s top eateries
September 7, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 10

The gateway drink to sour beers, a beloved Mexican eatery opens a new location, fried chicken-scented sunscreen, and more
September 1, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 9

Shark Tank vegan cinnamon rolls, everything you need to know about good coffee, and the virtues of warm beer
August 24, 2016

Civico 1845 Is Just a Few Dashes Away from Excellence

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

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 8

A beer-themed hotel, new burgers in North Park, and Carnitas’ Snack Shack chef-owner Hanis Cavin stops by
August 18, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 7

A raw-focused menu in Carmel Valley, urban chicken coops, and insight from a local farmer
August 10, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 6

Vintage arcade games in La Mesa, Chipotle’s new fast food venture, and MasterChef winner Claudia Sandoval drops by
August 3, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 5

A new brunch spot lands at Liberty Station, Star Trek-themed beer, culinary intel from Specialty Produce, and more
July 28, 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

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 4

A downtown bakery serves beer and donuts, Chef Tim Kolanko talks Liberty Public Market, The Best Thing I Ate This Week, and more
July 20, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 3

The Red Door becomes a community-supported restaurant, a controversy of shark on menus, The Best Thing I Ate This Week, and more
July 13, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 2

Carnitas’ Snack Shack opens on the Embarcadero, burger-flipping robots, The Best Thing I Ate This Week, and more
July 5, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 1

A fun, new food-and-drink podcast by San Diego Magazine
June 28, 2016

Restaurant Review: Trust

Chef Brad Wise and Trust are two reasons to return to Hillcrest
June 24, 2016

San Diego's Best Restaurants 2016

From barbecue to vegan options, there’s a bit of manna for everyone in this year’s list of the city’s best
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

San Diego's Best Beer 2016

In the past year, San Diego added nearly two dozen new breweries, bringing its current total to a whopping 121
April 22, 2016

Restaurant Review: Madison

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

Restaurant Review: Little Lion

Ocean Beach has an emerging star with Little Lion
March 25, 2016

Restaurant Review: Galaxy Taco

Top San Diego chef Trey Foshee fills a major gap in the Shores with Galaxy Taco
February 26, 2016

Cocktails Are Fun Again!

The craft cocktail movement’s backlash against their formerly dour selves
February 26, 2016

San Diego's Best Breakfast

Whether you lean savory or sweet, light or indulgent, boozy or caffeinated, there’s an a.m. meal for every taste. It’s time to rise and dine!
January 22, 2016

Restaurant Review: Bracero

Javier Plascencia takes Mexican food to the next level
January 22, 2016

Restaurant Review: Café Gratitude

San Diego vegetarian cuisine gets a lift with Café Gratitude
December 23, 2015

San Diego's Best New Restaurants 2015

From upscale modern Mexican to a hole-in-the-wall Thai spot, food critic Troy Johnson reveals his 10 favorite new eateries of 2015
November 25, 2015

Viva, Mexican Food!

The ultimate guide to San Diego’s marquee cuisine, with a taco hall of fame, the best ceviches, the ultimate salsa bar, top taco deals, margaritas, micheladas, and more. Buen provecho!
October 30, 2015

Restaurant Review: The Wooden Spoon

High-end chef Jesse Paul ditches cushy hotels for the tiny, inspiring Wooden Spoon
October 30, 2015

Restaurant Review: Water Grill

Water Grill is a stunning ode to a SoCal seafood icon
September 25, 2015

Restaurant Review: Catania

Catania takes the early risk at La Plaza, and it’s paying off for now
August 24, 2015

Restaurant Review: Double Standard

Young chef Chris Gentile pitches a near-perfect game at Double Standard
July 28, 2015

Best of San Diego 2015: Food & Drink

Our 2015 picks for the best food, beer, spirits, wine, and more
July 24, 2015

Farm to Fable

Deception, fraud, and honest mistakes in the farm-to-table movement
June 24, 2015

Restaurant Review: Sirena

Little Italy’s new Latin option is a hot, exciting mess
June 24, 2015

2015 Best Restaurants in San Diego

Brunch, burritos, brewpubs, and more! It's our annual, reader-voted list of the best food and drink in town
May 22, 2015

Restaurant Review: The Smoking Goat

How the Smoking Goat bistro became a neighborhood classic
May 22, 2015

Restaurant Review: Kettner Exchange

Kettner Exchange is where Little Italy celebrates its modern ascent
April 24, 2015

Restaurant Review: Table No. 10

Table No. 10 likes to gamble, with the occasional big payout
March 23, 2015

Restaurant Review: Bottega Americano

Bottega Americano is the new breed of highly ambitious American restaurant
February 23, 2015

Restaurant Review: Común

The East Village’s newest hot spot offers the equivalent of a Mexican food unicorn—light fare
January 27, 2015

Restaurant Review: Land & Water Co.

With food and ethics, Land & Water Co. is multiple kinds of good.
December 23, 2014

10 Best New Restaurants in San Diego

Our food critic picks the top 10 new restaurants of 2014. Time to add these hotspots to your must-try list.
November 26, 2014
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