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First Look: Sycuan's 260-Million Dollar Redo

Local chef Aldo Negrete maps out the long and winding road to his big gig
March 22, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 136

We chat with the San Diego Tourism Authority about Michelin’s new guide to California restaurants, iconic restaurant closures, and we want to hear from you!
March 21, 2019

Restaurants Are Dying; Here’s the Solution

It’s simple math, but the state of California refuses to allow it
March 18, 2019

Why Tacos Are The Best Food on the Planet

Tacos are rule-breaking, explosive, democratic, hand-held things of righteousness
March 15, 2019

San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2019

Where to eat, drink, and party like the Irish
March 15, 2019

The SoCal (Social Calendar!)

From black-tie galas to costumed 5Ks, these events will keep your social calendar full—and you feeling good
March 14, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 135

Interview with a local culinary stalwart, One Paseo, and mail-order meal kits
March 14, 2019

Very Important Taco: The Birria Tacos at El Jardin

How executive chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins roasts these mouth-watering goat-filled tacos
March 13, 2019

Goodnight, Urban Solace

Urban Solace and Solace and the Moonlight Lounge are closing on Wednesday
March 12, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: March 2019

Coconut Magic Bar at Waters, Cornish hen at Tahona and smoked turkey at Grand Ole Flinn Springs
March 11, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in March and April

Seasonal food dinners, Chef-Driven Bake Sale and Fundamentals of Blind Wine Tasting
March 11, 2019

Dinner with San Diego’s James Beard Nominee

She’ll share her most embarrassing stories, and I’ll share mine
March 8, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 134

Small Bar’s second life, a contest seeking SD’s best taco recipe, plus lots of food news
March 7, 2019

Vote Now for San Diego's Best Restaurants 2019

From pho to fries, you can choose San Diego's best eats and drinks in 99 categories
March 4, 2019

You’re Invited: Dinner With Our Food Critic

On March 21, Troy Johnson and El Jardin’s Chef and Partner Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins will team up for a one-time event for Insiders
February 28, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 133

The parking episode! Plus a rundown of new restaurants, the latest chef-hunter trend, and lots of La Mesa talk
February 27, 2019

How One Chef is Sharing San Diego’s Fishing Culture with a Few of America’s Top Chefs

Ironside Fish & Oyster Executive Chef Jason McLeod kicks off a new iteration of his famed Chef’s Catch Dinner Series
February 25, 2019

I Don’t Believe You Like That Burger

Did we really enjoy that dish, or do we really need people to think we did?
February 22, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 132

What's behind the natural wine trend, plus new gelato shops and a debate over Instagram influencers
February 21, 2019

Small Bar Taps Its Talented Friends

The University Heights pub works with some of its industry regulars to survive, and even better than that
February 21, 2019

Very Important Taco: Smokey Pork + Mac Taco from Not Not Tacos

Sam the Cooking Guys puts a comfort food spin on tacos
February 20, 2019

Experience Estancia’s newly revamped restaurant as an Insider

Toast the new Mustangs & Burros with craft cocktails and charcuterie
February 19, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 131

A new Moroccan Baja-inspired restaurant lands in North Park, plus loads of other food news
February 14, 2019

Puesto's Next Top Taco

Submit your best taco recipe for the chance to win a grand prize
February 12, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: February 2019

Braised beef noodle soup at Din Tai Fung, octopus salad at Biga, and smoked carnitas taco at Lola 55
February 11, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in February and March

Carruth Barrel-Tasting Party, Cakebread Wine Dinner, and Best Coast Beer Fest
February 11, 2019

First Look: Cesarina

A trio of highly Italian men open a fresh pasta oasis in Point Loma
February 11, 2019

Nutrition: Plant Power

Five popular plant-based diets explained
February 7, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 130

Thorn Brewing talks tasting rooms and whether the Little Italy Food Hall really is one of the nation’s 10 Best
February 6, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 129

A Michelin-starred chef is headed to San Diego, Metallica and Stone Brewing Co. make beer, and John Resnick from Campfire and the new Jeune et Jolie drops by
January 31, 2019

Women's Health: Ages and Stages

Stay healthy for life with this helpful chart from Scripps
January 30, 2019

Rapid Review: Crème & Sugar

The Instagram-famous sweet shop is what’s wrong with America, and right with it
January 25, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 128

The Trust Restaurant Group opens Fort Oak, The Balboa and Luigi’s Pizzeria team up on a new project near downtown, and Moe Girton from Gossip Grill and Baja Betty’s drops in
January 24, 2019

First Look: Gravity Heights

Whisknladle teams with iconic brewer Skip Virgilio for a gourmet brewpub, and tears
January 23, 2019

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

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

Five Reasons to Not Skip Your Annual Physical

From catching problems early to keeping you accountable for your health, your annual physical can be more valuable than you think
January 10, 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

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

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

From the Archives: What Wellness Meant in 1977

Only a few decades ago, this magazine encouraged becoming a "new you" largely via exercise
December 17, 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

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

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

Why Holiday Meals Matter

Full of warmth and mortification, the holiday eating season is still a vital ritual
December 6, 2018

The Mindful San Diegan

Here's a local's guide to the movement with input from the master, Deepak Chopra
December 5, 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

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 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

A day at Tuna Dockside Harbor Market

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

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

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

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

Very Important Taco: Octopus Taco at Curadero

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

Now Open: Vistal

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

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

It Takes a Strong Village

Raising kids with special needs is challenging, but with persistent parents and dedicated doctors, extraordinary things can happen
October 16, 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

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's Top Doctors 2018

Our annual list of 717 physicians in 88 specialties, plus five physicians open up about the emotional burdens of their fields
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

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
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