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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Best of San Diego 2018

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

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

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

San Diego Health 2018

Your annual dose of San Diego County Medical Society doctors, plus the healing powers of music, and more
July 2, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 100

We celebrate the 1-0-0 with a Fantasy Restaurant Draft
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

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

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

Very Important Taco: Caja China Pork Belly at Tacos Libertad

This taqueria has a mission to give back
June 12, 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

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 96

Cheesesteaks hit Pacific Beach, a boozy kombucha bar opens in North Park, and Valentina Di Pietro of Monello and Bencotto drops in
May 31, 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

Behind the Best Restaurants Issue

The method to my madness in picking some of this year’s winners
May 25, 2018

Raised by Wolves Introduces High-End Spirits and a Secret Bar at Westfield-UTC

One of San Diego's most acclaimed hospitality groups debuts a novel concept
May 25, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 95

Supernatural Sandwiches heads to Pacific Beach, a farm dinner event led by female chefs, and Brian Malarkey drops by to celebrate our Best Restaurants issue
May 24, 2018

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

Restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
May 23, 2018

San Diego's Best Restaurants 2018

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

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 94

A beer garden in Mission Valley, a healthy café heads to Solana Beach, and Pisco executive chef Emmanuel Piqueras drops by
May 17, 2018

4 Food and Beer Events to Get You out of the May Gray Funk

Brighten up your week with poke, lobster, softball, craft beer, and tacos at these fun food events
May 15, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 93

Little Italy Food Hall announces vendors, a crowdfunded coffee shop crops up in the East Village, and fish taco-preneur Ralph Rubio drops by
May 9, 2018

3 Unique San Diego Food Events Not to Miss in May

The most interesting (and delicious) events happening around town this month
May 8, 2018

Very Important Taco: Adobada Taco at La Taquería Vegiee

A food truck with Tijuana roots is serving up delicious plant-based takes on the classics
May 8, 2018

Sweet Spot: Herb & Eatery's Gelato Sandwiches

The Little Italy café turns out gourmet spins on the traditional ice cream sandwich
May 4, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 92

A major cocktail bar opens at Westfield UTC, Bird Rock Coffee expands, and Giardino chef-owner Marco Provino drops by
May 3, 2018

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

Restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
May 3, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 91

The Pearl has a new restaurant, Saffron is expanding to La Jolla, and chef David Warner is back at JRDN
April 25, 2018

The Two-Bite Rule

How a survival technique deepened my love affair with eating
April 24, 2018

Maestoso Adds to Hillcrest's Restaurant Revival

The “chef-to-table” Italian restaurant serves up pasta, pinsa, and more
April 23, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 90

A museum dedicated to avocados, Great Maple’s second location, and Masala Street chef-owner OB drops in
April 19, 2018

The Best Pizza in San Diego

Troy Johnson picks his five finalists for the upcoming Best Restaurants issue
April 16, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 89

Rooftop dinners at the Pendry hotel, a restaurant-bar headed to South Park, and San Diego dining FAQs
April 12, 2018

3 Neighborhood Tasting Tours Not to Miss This Week

Explore restaurants and breweries in Point Loma, Hillcrest, and along Morena Blvd
April 10, 2018

Very Important Taco: Tacos El Cabrón's Namesake Taco

It pairs carne asada with pinto beans in a street taco-size tortilla
April 10, 2018

Best Things I Ate This Month: April 2018

Dirty Flat Top Burger at The Friendly, Bolognese Al Forno at Barbusa, and The Queen at Giardino Neighborhood Cucina
April 9, 2018

The Best Burgers in San Diego

These burgers are food critic Troy Johnson's finalists for the best in San Diego
April 7, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 88

Soda & Swine goes to college, rainbow cakes land in Del Mar Heights, and Barbusa’s PJ Busalacchi drops by
April 4, 2018

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

Restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
March 30, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 87

Queenstown comes to UTC, local surfers and skaters launch a coffee company, and Cohn Restaurant Group’s Exec Chef Deborah Scott stops by
March 29, 2018

Isabel Cruz's Recipe for Breakfast Nachos

The chef-restauranteur behind Isabel's Cantina and Barrio Star has a new cookbook out this month
March 28, 2018

Shank & Bone Brings Vibrant Vietnamese Food to North Park

Modern and traditional Vietnamese cuisine meet at this artsy space
March 28, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 86

Herb & Wood debuts brunch, Puesto’s taco contest, and the family behind Lolita’s Mexican Food stops by
March 22, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 85

A new Italian spot opens in Hillcrest, our Best Restaurants poll is live, and the owner of former pop-up eatery Royale drops by
March 15, 2018

Sweet Spot: Taro Root Dessert at Village North

Taro combines with caramelized sugar at this Chinese eatery on Convoy
March 15, 2018

Very Important Taco: Spicy Octopus Taco at Ta'cul

A humble strip mall restaurant serves up a flavorful pulpo
March 13, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 84

Vietnamese food hits North Park, Modern Times has eyes on Encinitas, and Whisknladle’s Arturo Kassel drops by
March 7, 2018

Cloak & Petal Blooms in Little Italy

Feast on pan-Asian small bites, craft cocktails, and sushi
March 6, 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 Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 83

A healthy café debuts in Leucadia, and Buona Forchetta’s Matteo Cattaneo gives us the exclusive on his latest restaurant
February 28, 2018

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

Restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
February 27, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 82

Shake Shack is bringing more locations to San Diego, Japanese food is headed to Kensington, and San Diego BeerTalk Radio drops by
February 21, 2018

The Impossible Burger Has Arrived in San Diego

Taste-testing the bloody, plant-based, $250 million science project
February 21, 2018

Where to Go for a Perfect Girl Scout Cookie and Beer Pairing

'Cookies on Tap' comes to several San Diego breweries this weekend
February 21, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 81

Point Loma gets more seafood, Bull Taco shutters, and chef-restauranteur Isabel Cruz drops in
February 15, 2018

Very Important Taco: The Costa Azul from La Vecindad Neighborhood Tacos

Bacon-wrapped anything is always a good idea
February 13, 2018

Bivouac Brings Craft Cider to North Park

Look for dry, English-style ciders and a menu by chef Danilo Tangalin Jr.
February 9, 2018

5 New (and Newish) Pizza Places to Try in San Diego

Some of our favorite spots for celebrating National Pizza Day
February 9, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 80

The Taco Stand opens a new location, a brewpub debuts downtown, and the founder of Air Conditioned Lounge drops by
February 8, 2018

Sweet Spot: Mango Tart at Urban Plates

The picture-perfect dessert has a buttery crust, a quick hit of cream cheese, and mangoes aplenty
February 7, 2018

10 Hot Plates: San Diego Food News in February

Restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
February 5, 2018

Anthem Launches Ambitious Vegan Project in North Park

The popular farmers’ market pop-up is opening a restaurant and deli this weekend
February 1, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 79

Harumama opens in Little Italy, Super Bowl specials, and a craft beer historian drops by
January 31, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 78

Better Buzz opens in Hillcrest, cider comes to North Park, and Top Chef Richard Blais of Juniper & Ivy and Crack Shack stops by
January 25, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 77

Nine-Ten La Jolla gets a refresh, Modern Times expands, and former San Diego Magazine food critic Tom Gable drops by
January 17, 2018

Very Important Taco: The Chapulines Taco from Aqui es Texcoco

An off-menu grasshopper taco worth chirping about
January 16, 2018
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