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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

What Inspires California’s Young Playwrights? Faith, Family...and Trash

The annual Playwrights Project contest winners grapple with identity and take a dumpster dive into existentialism
January 18, 2019

An Introduction to Richard Thompson

Three albums that capture the English singer/songwriter at his best
January 17, 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

8 San Diego Beauty Brands to Try in 2019

Do your "new you" a favor and reboot your beauty inventory with these locally made new arrivals
January 16, 2019

All the Rage: Monster Jam Heads to Petco Park

Watch 12,000-pound machines perform back flips this month
January 15, 2019

This Funky Bird Rock Abode Breaks Many Design Rules

With help from interior designer and family friend Lorena Gaxiola, the Gabriels put their home together again
January 14, 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

Seven Local Actors to Watch Out For in 2019

These newcomers to the San Diego theater scene showed some of the most promising talent I saw all last year
January 8, 2019

A 2019 Localchella Wish List

Six bands from the Coachella lineup we’d like to see swing by San Diego
January 7, 2019

Giving Green (Space)

Philanthropist Patty Brutten is the brains behind the open-space finder GetOutsideSanDiego.org
January 3, 2019

Bodhi Tree Concerts Perform Musical Acts of Kindness

For the founders of the music-oriented nonprofit, philanthropy is a way of life
January 3, 2019

How to Throw a "Non-Gala Gala"

Monarch School was able to raise $1.1 million without serving dinner or holding an auction
January 3, 2019

Inside the Icon: San Diego Symphony Orchestra

San Diego's oldest music institution rings in 2019 with a new music director and history spanning 109 years
January 3, 2019

Amy Meier Opens up Shop in Rancho Santa Fe

Inside the interior designer's first retail space
January 3, 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

10 Must-Try San Diego Desserts of 2018

Chocolate, fruit-forward, caramel-laced, and more—here are the 10 sweet treats that caught our eye this year
December 24, 2018

They Can Dance, They Can Jive: The Sexy, Stylish 'Mamma Mia!'

I'll admit it: I'd been reluctant to see Mamma Mia!. People don't have fun in serious art, I thought, swirling my brandy snifter.
December 22, 2018

San Diego Events Calendar: January 2019

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
December 21, 2018

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: La Jolla Village

The walkable village is packed with locavore dining, indie shopping, and upscale spa-ing
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

Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade Returns in 2018

Cue the helium! The 28th annual procession heads down Harbor Drive December 31
December 18, 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

Family Politics Unfold Backward in Time in ‘The Year to Come’

La Jolla Playhouse’s high-concept world premiere is strengthened by a superb ensemble cast—and nearly derailed by its ending
December 11, 2018

The Best Food and Drink Events in December and January

New Year's Eve at Barbusa, "Low Life" NYE at Hundred Proof, and Make Cheese, Drink Wine at Venissimo
December 10, 2018

The Best Things I Ate This Month: December 2018

Smoked fish bánh mì at Mitch's Seafood, trio of moles at Tahona, and Japanese sea bream at Hidden Fish
December 10, 2018

San Diego Ballet Company Stages 'The Nutcracker'

See the 29th annual performance at Copley Symphony Hall December 29-30
December 10, 2018

Why Holiday Meals Matter

Full of warmth and mortification, the holiday eating season is still a vital ritual
December 6, 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

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

Neighborhood Guide: South Park

Where to eat, drink, and play in the quaint Balboa Park-adjacent enclave
November 30, 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

San Diego Events Calendar: December 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
November 30, 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

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: 100 San Diego Gifts

Six local tastemakers share what they're gifting this season, plus editors' picks
November 28, 2018

From the Archives: San Diego Desserts from Decades Past

In the '70s and '80s, this magazine considered devouring sweets an X-rated sin
November 26, 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

Pigment Moves into Liberty Station

The beloved lifestyle boutique finally delivers what we've all be waiting for: a second store
November 19, 2018

A day at Tuna Dockside Harbor Market

The first in a series documenting San Diego's local fishing community
November 16, 2018

You Decide Whodunit in the Funny, Imaginative 'Mystery of Edwin Drood'

Turning Tydes Theatre Company executes a sharp, winsome musical at OnStage Playhouse
November 15, 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 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

Holiday Entertaining: Three Riffs On a Table Setting

Three San Diego stylists sound off on their suggestions to elevate your seasonal soiree
November 12, 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

‘Wicked’ Brings Dazzling Sights and Vocal Performances to the Civic Theater

If you’ve never seen this new Broadway classic about Oz from the witch’s point of view, what are you waiting for?
November 6, 2018

73 Must-Try Desserts in San Diego

’Tis the season for cakes, cookies, pastries, pies, profiteroles, and other sweet treats—just don’t tell your dentist to send us the bill
November 6, 2018

Leo Hamel Opens Handbag Shop in Mission Hills

The fine jeweler's new consignment concept invites shoppers to sell their designer goods and buy them, too
November 5, 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

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

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Encinitas

Where to eat, drink, and play in the North County locale
November 1, 2018

Race and Class Alienation Cut Both Ways in Moxie Theatre’s 'Fade'

A privileged TV writer and an Angeleno janitor search for common ground in this play from Tanya Saracho, showrunner of Vida
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

San Diego Events Calendar: November 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
October 31, 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

Inside the Icon: The Nat

The society behind the Balboa Park building dates back 144 years, and the specimens inside it even further
October 29, 2018

Now Open: Vistal

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

From the Archives: The First Issue of 'San Diego Magazine'

As a nod to our 70th anniversary, we dissect the makings of our first-ever issue
October 24, 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

Where To Live It Up On Day of The Dead in San Diego

See beautiful smiling calaveras, hit piñatas, watch traditional dancing, and even sample some mezcal—all for free
October 18, 2018

3 Fashion Week San Diego Designers You Need to Know

Meet the standout designers behind Fashion Week’s runway looks
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

Simón Limón Brings Local Handmade Gifts to Barrio Logan

Owner Alexandra Perez Demma is supporting makers on both sides of the border
October 15, 2018

This San Diego Startup Is Teaching Men How to Shop

Cayenne puts a little spice in guys' wardrobe, one garment a day
October 11, 2018

Step Inside Kristie Nova's Del Sur Abode

Interior designer Kelly Hinchman helps the boss mom flip a house into an elegant, albeit practical, home for eight
October 10, 2018

‘Hir’ at Cygnet Theatre Explodes Family and Gender Roles into a Million Little Pieces

This pitch-black comedy is raw and cathartic, a fever dream of a country trying to make sense of itself
October 9, 2018

Shop Like a Tastemaker with Treci Smith

The interior designer divulges her must-haves in home décor this season
October 9, 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

Volunteers of America Southwest Raises $115,000 for Homeless Veterans with Disabilities

Plus the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, New Children’s Museum, and the Burn Institute receive grants
October 8, 2018

San Diego Events Calendar: October 2018

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
October 1, 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

‘Bull in a China Shop’ Reaches But Doesn’t Grasp

Diversionary Theatre stages an ambitious but disjointed portrayal of suffragists Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks
September 27, 2018

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: College Area

Spreading from SDSU to El Cerrito and Rolando, the enclave has global dining, third-wave coffee, and more
September 27, 2018
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