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Q&A: ‘A Way with Words’ Goes on Tour

Our copy chief gets a word in with the hosts of San Diego radio show A Way with Words
January 16, 2019

First Look: Fort Oak

The team behind Trust launches its most ambitious concept yet in Mission Hills
January 14, 2019

The Big Gripe: Your Cell Phone

Restaurants would like you to put down the phone and just enjoy your meal, please
January 11, 2019

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
January 11, 2019

Endangered Species: The Restaurant Cook

Thanks to low pay and grinding work, the restaurant industry is suffering a massive shortage of cooks
January 9, 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

Celebrating Women: Meet La Jolla Playhouse's First Female Managing Director

Debby Buchholz broke a glass ceiling—but her daughters don’t think anything of it, and she loves it
January 9, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in January and February

Chef Susan Feniger Dinner, Casa Noble Tequila Dinner with Travis Swikard, and Blind Lady's 10-Year Anniversary
January 7, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: January 2019

Short rib fondue at WhipHand, maple pecan crème brûlée at Trust, and smoked shrimp tacos at El Jardín
January 7, 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

Tahona Opens in Old Town

San Diego's first mezcal tasting room has arrived
January 4, 2019

Letter from the Editor: Cross the Starting Line

Editor in Chief Erin Meanley Glenny dishes on the January issue of San Diego Magazine
January 4, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 125

Sidecar Doughnuts lands in Del Mar, a new pastry concept caters to gluten-free diners, and Urban Solace chef-owner Matt Gordon is back in the guest seat
January 2, 2019

What Really Happened in 2018: Minimum Wage

Chefs, bartenders, and owners talk openly about this year’s restaurant world
December 24, 2018

Best Restaurants of 2018

San Diego's top restaurant owners, chefs, and bartenders name their favorite San Diego restaurants of 2018.
December 21, 2018

Behind Joe Skoby's Ocean-Inspired Ceramics

Meet the fish shop manager turned ceramacist who cranks out high-end masterpieces
December 20, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 124

It’s our 2018 wrap-up show, with the buzziest food news of the year, favorite guests, and our personal picks for the biggest restaurant openings
December 20, 2018

A Critic's Take: Seven Restaurant Trends That Defined 2018

Poke exhaustion, the arrival of plant dishes, and a shortage of cooks are some of biggest restaurant trends of the year
December 14, 2018

Very Important Taco: Pork Belly Bánh Mì Tacos at El Roy's Tequila Bar + Kitchen

The Coronado eatery pulled inspiration from West Pac Noodle Bar's weekly special
December 14, 2018

Win Tickets to the 41st Annual SDCCU Holiday Bowl

This year’s Utah vs. Northwestern match-up marks the Holiday Bowl’s second straight paring of teams that are ranked nationally in the top 25
December 12, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 123

Oceanside gets two new restaurants, more Asian fusion is headed to North Park, and the President of the Jacobs & Cushman Food Bank of San Diego explains how you can help hungry San Diegans
December 12, 2018

5 Things We Learned from San Diego’s “Future of Women” Panel

The women behind El Jardín, Wayfarer Bread, and other local female-run food businesses talk gender inequality in restaurants, the pay gap, and why it’s more important than ever to work with farmers
December 12, 2018

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

Tara Lipinski Goes Skating By the Sea

The Olympic gold medalist laces up her skates for a one-hour session at Hotel del Coronado’s Skating by the Sea this weekend only
December 11, 2018

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
December 10, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 122

Big changes at Solare, Buona Forchetta’s new BBQ venture, and chef Danilo Tangalin of Bivouac Ciderworks drops in
December 5, 2018

Now Open: Rendezvous in The US Grant Hotel

The 1930s diner-style bar has live music, local art, and fancy libations
December 5, 2018

Letter from the Editor: How 6,500 Minutes of Meditation Changed Me

Editor in Chief Erin Meanley Glenny dishes on the December issue of San Diego Magazine
December 5, 2018

10 Trends that Defined San Diego's Food Scene in 2018

Here's a look back on San Diego's food and drinks in 2018
December 3, 2018

Meet 6 of San Diego's Unsung Heroes

A snapshot of the brave men and women who keep our city running—a teacher, detective, firefighter, and more—and the trials and triumphs of their professions
December 3, 2018

First Look: Realm of 52 Remedies

Wildly imaginative speakeasy cements the arrival of design to San Diego’s Asian food haven
November 30, 2018

Meet the San Diego Letter Carrier Who Doubles as Santa's Helper

USPS letter carrier Mia Gabriel delivers parcels and plenty of spirit during the holidays
November 29, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 121

A mezcal bar opens in Old Town, Hillcrest welcomes more ramen, and Palomar Health Executive Chef Alicia Bell explains why cooking in a hospital is the best job
November 28, 2018

Meet the two youngest stars of Broadway SD's 'Waitress'

Five-year-olds Kensley Dibble and Sloane Viora competed against dozens of budding starlettes to play the role of Lulu
November 21, 2018

Incoming: Bantam's Roost

The owners of Flying Pig Pub + Kitchen are opening a spinoff in Bressi Ranch
November 19, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 120

Urban Solace preps for a huge revamp, a new speakeasy is opening on Convoy, and chef Amy DiBiase drops in
November 14, 2018

The Best Things I Ate This Month: November 2018

Maple-glazed root vegetables at The Cork & Craft, Wagyu fillet with parmesan risotto at Maestoso, and local halibut ceviche at Locale
November 13, 2018

The Best Food & Drink Events in November and December

San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival Grand Tasting, Prisoner Wine Dinner, and Kettner Exchange/You & Yours/Catalina Offshore Dinner
November 12, 2018

The Women Who Revolutionized San Diego's Food Scene

A discussion with six iconic San Diego chefs and restauranteurs who helped make our culinary landscape what it is today
November 9, 2018

Q&A: Imperfect Produce, the "Ugly" Fruit and Vegetable Service

How this business is helping save 30 million pounds of food that would otherwise end up in landfills
November 8, 2018

Big Changes at Urban Solace

A North Park favorite reinvents itself amid changing climate for California restaurants
November 8, 2018

Celebrating Women: A Q&A with The New Children's Museum CEO Judy Forrester

Forrester talks about rising from humble beginnings, taking on daunting jobs, and identifying how to move the needle
November 8, 2018

Eat This: The Abnormal Experience

Chef Scott Cannon shows off skills beyond his years for this 12-course marathon
November 7, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 119

Modern Times opens a vegan restaurant, North Park gets more Baja-influenced cuisine, and Burning Beard Brewing’s Mike Maass is our guest
November 7, 2018

Letter from the Editor: Life of Pie

Editor in Chief Erin Meanley Glenny dishes on the November issue of San Diego Magazine
November 7, 2018

Very Important Taco: Octopus Taco at Curadero

Hotel Palomar's modern Mexican restaurant gives an adventurous dish a potentially wider appeal
November 5, 2018

Spirit of the Month: Ancho Reyes Verde

The poblano-based liqueur is a perfect match for agave spirits—and lots of other stuff
November 5, 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

98 Degrees Heads to Balboa Theatre 'This Christmas'

Jeff Timmons chats about how 20 years later, the boy band plays on—even in San Diego this month
November 2, 2018

It's Time For Diners To Give Opah A Try

How the sustainable moonfish can help solve the future of seafood
October 31, 2018

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
October 31, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 118

The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival returns next month, Bay Park gets a new restaurant, and Nica Knite of the historic Pine Valley House hotel drops in
October 31, 2018

Taste Test: Maestoso

Roman chef Marco Maestoso is cooking some of the best Italian in San Diego
October 30, 2018

The Old Globe Stages a Clint Black Christmas

In time for the holidays, the theater debuts Looking for Christmas, based on the music of the iconic country crooner
October 30, 2018

Now Open: Vistal

Two acclaimed chefs are behind this new seafood-centric concept inside the InterContinental San Diego Hotel
October 29, 2018

First Look: Rendezvous

Downtown gets a 1930s French bar from two of the city’s top cocktail minds
October 25, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 117

Buona Forchetta opens a wine bar in South Park, the Cohn Restaurant Group brings barbecue to a huge new space in Mission Valley, and Lee Chase, co-owner of Blind Lady Ale House, Tiger! Tiger!, and more stops by
October 24, 2018

Lola55 Opens in East Village

Chef Drew Bent brings high-minded tacos to the IDEA1 building
October 18, 2018

A Family Afar: Palm Springs Then and Now

Our travelling dad learns how to redefine fun for the whole family in a city he loved before kids
October 17, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 116

Golden Hill gets a modern ice cream parlor, Land & Water Co. has a sustainable new concept coming to Liberty Station, and Polite Provisions’ Erick Castro stops by
October 17, 2018

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

On the Job with Hockey Player Jordan Samuels-Thomas

The former Gulls player takes a shot at mentoring San Diego youth on the ice
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

Julie Darling Named 'San Diego Magazine' Woman of the Year

Plus four other women are recognized at the 13th annual Celebrating Women event
September 27, 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

Rob Lowe Shares Personal Stories at Balboa Theatre

The actor talks The West Wing, secrets to a happy marriage, and his upcoming one-man show, Stories I Only Tell My Friends
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
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