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First Look: The Plot

Oceanside locals aim for San Diego’s first zero-waste, plant-based restaurant
January 24, 2020

Hard Cider is Here to Stay: North Park’s Bivouac Ciderworks Rolls Out Cans

Happy Half Hour Episode 180
January 23, 2020

A Decade of Restaurant Lessons at The Smoking Goat

North Park's iconic bistro owners share what they’ve learned after 10 years
January 22, 2020

The SoCal (Social Calendar!)

From black-tie galas to costumed 5Ks, these events will keep your social calendar full—and you feeling good
January 20, 2020

Angelo Sosa leaves Death by Tequila, San Diego Gets SoCal’s First Native American-Owned Brewery

After a long holiday break, Hot Plates returns
January 16, 2020

A Q&A With the New Owner of Ballast Point

Happy Half Hour Podcast 179
January 15, 2020

Destination: Tuetano Taqueria

A chef with a famous taco struggles to sell it to her own neighbors
January 15, 2020

8 San Diego Brands Explain How They Made It to the Top

Entrepreneurs and company rock stars divulge their secrets for success
January 13, 2020

Eat This, Drink That: January 2020

Carne asada taco at Teutano, Queso Taco Extremo at Ed Fernandez Restaurant, and quesabirria at TJ Birrieria
January 13, 2020

The Best Food and Drink Events in January and February

San Diego Brew Festival, Super Bowl at Theatre Box, and 2100 Kettner Fete & Feast
January 13, 2020

Destination: Fernandez Restaurant

Mind-blowing tacos and projected guilt at one of SoCal’s most famous birria spots
January 10, 2020

Six Picks for San Diego Restaurant Week 2020

You’re guaranteed to do well with any of our winners from last year’s Best Restaurants poll
January 10, 2020

Love Italian Food? Get Ready to Feast, Because Matteo Cattaneo of Buona Forchetta Fame is Opening More Restaurants This Year

Happy Half Hour Podcast 177
January 10, 2020

Video: A Peek At Our Insiders Club

For members only…New perks, insider info and access to the editors
January 9, 2020

The Hunt for San Diego's Best Birria

Food critic Troy Johnson starts his spiritual quest for the iconic Mexican dish
January 7, 2020

San Diego's Healthy Eating Guide

52 tips on how to balance your diet, practice healthy eating habits, and more
January 6, 2020

Three Food Trends to Watch in 2020

What the statistics behind how we eat predict for 2020
January 3, 2020

What We're Craving, Sipping and Talking About in January

Nashville hot chicken, better options for 'Dry January,' and Filipino cuisine
January 3, 2020

A Look at the Pour-Over Ramen at the New Nima Café

How an Italian-trained chef is making nearly instant ramen at Nima Café in the marina district
December 31, 2019

The Must-Try Dishes of 2019

SD Mag food critic and Food Network judge Troy Johnson names his top dishes of the year
December 30, 2019

New Brunch Spot Opens in Gaslamp, North Park Gets a Trattoria

Plus more restaurant openings and other news in San Diego food this month
December 20, 2019

Garden Kitchen Has Earned Its Place at the Farm-To-Table Forefront

The menu at this farm-to-table spot in Rolando changes every single day
December 20, 2019

Win Tickets to the 42nd Annual SDCCU Holiday Bowl

This year’s USC vs. Iowa match-up marks the Holiday Bowl’s third straight paring of teams that are ranked nationally in the top 25
December 19, 2019

The Team Reminisces On 2019 as They Look Back at Trends, Guests and Holiday Traditions

Happy Half Hour Podcast 176
December 19, 2019

San Diego's Best New Restaurants of 2019

From a 200 million-dollar renovation project to a dirty little burger, these made a dent
December 18, 2019

The Best Chicken Wings In San Diego

The results of food critic Troy Johnson’s epic quest for the city’s best tiny chicken
December 13, 2019

What Was the Best Thing You Ate in San Diego In 2019? The Team Reminisces Over the Biggest Stories and Reveals Their Personal ‘Best Of’ List

Happy Half Hour Podcast 175
December 12, 2019

Welcome to Camp Wamp

Stephen Wampler built a haven for kids living with disabilities
December 11, 2019

San Diego's Stories of 2019

The biggest San Diego headlines you might have missed and news items that went viral this year
December 10, 2019

The French Laundry Experience, Part II

Was it worth it, was it mind-blowing, was it good as god?
December 10, 2019

The French Laundry Experience, Part I

What it’s like to dine in one of the most famous restaurants in the world
December 10, 2019

Eat This/Drink That: December 2019

Dragon Wings at City Dragon, Vegan tacos at Good Seed Food Company, and Shanghai Wings at Shank & Bone
December 9, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in December and January

Winter Waters at Serẽa, and New Year's Eve dinners at Fort Oak and Nine-Ten
December 9, 2019

Pop-Up Dinner Inside Life-Size Terrarium Heading to San Diego

Plus South Park is getting a new nonprofit restaurant, Moto Deli reopens, and more San Diego restaurant news
December 6, 2019

Sergio Garcia Manriquez of Dos Tierras Talks About Finding His Calling Through Cooking

Happy Half Hour Podcast 174
December 5, 2019

San Diego Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

These local restaurants will be open on December 25
December 2, 2019

Six Food Things I’m Grateful For

San Diego people, places, and trends I appreciate the heck out of
November 27, 2019

How the City of Oceanside is Using an Innovative Kitchen in the Fight Against Food Waste

Happy Half Hour Podcast 173
November 27, 2019

Scout's Honor at The Nolen

This limited-edition cocktail invokes the cozy feeling of fires and melted marshmallows
November 22, 2019

Very Important Taco: Pork Birria and Funghi Ranchero Tacos

A mobile caterer brings a taste of 'grandmother's cooking' San Diego
November 22, 2019

Fernando Gaxiola Gives San Diegans a Taste of Mexico’s Wine Country Through His Company, Baja Wine and Food

Happy Half Hour Podcast 172
November 21, 2019

Serẽa’s Sustainable Seafood Menu Is Admirable, but Lacks Side Dishes

Fresh, local seafood isn’t cheap at this fine-dining restaurant at the historical Hotel Del
November 19, 2019

The Contender: Canyon Sports Pub & Grill

A zero-frills watering hole in Chula Vista has a little magic with its Buffalo-style wings
November 15, 2019

Tommy the Fishmonger Talks About Going Solo while Staying Sustainable

Happy Half Hour Podcast 171
November 14, 2019

Rare Society Opens in Hillcrest, Double Standard Closes in Gaslamp

Plus Chad White returns to San Diego for a special dinner series and more San Diego restaurant news
November 14, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events In November and December

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, Chefsgiving, and Wreaths Across America
November 11, 2019

Eat This, Drink That: November 2019

Octopus at Serea, California Citrus kombucha from MightyBooch, and Philly cheesesteak at Gaglione Brothers
November 11, 2019

First Look: Park Commons

Fast Times at Ridgemont High meets the gourmet generation at Sorrento Valley’s new food hall
November 7, 2019

Meet Rick Chapman, the Co-Founder of Coronado Brewing Company

Happy Half Hour Podcast 170
November 7, 2019

Very Important Taco: Chicken and Carnitas Tacos at Las Cuatro Milpas

There's a reason why there's always a line outside of this Barrio Logan institution
November 6, 2019

7 San Diego Breweries Stand Out with Dishes That Go Beyond Bar Food

It’s not just about what’s in the keg
November 5, 2019

Top Shelf: The Queen of Crowns at Madison

This drink is so mystical that its key ingredient required the light of a full moon
November 4, 2019

The Contender: Royal Mandarin

The salt-and-pepper wings at National City favorite will knock your socks off
November 1, 2019

Brian Malarkey's Newest Restaurant, Herb & Sea, Debuts Next Week

Plus more food news and events to kick off November
November 1, 2019

Ralph Rubio Is the Fish Taco King

How Rubio turned a recipe on a scrap of paper into the official dish of San Diego
October 31, 2019

We Step Inside the City’s Newest (and Spookiest) Speakeasy with Tahona Owner Amar Harrag

Happy Half Hour Podcast 169
October 31, 2019

Four Types of Foodies

From truffle-sniffers to food truck warriors, here are a few of the people I’ve met
October 29, 2019

We Chat with the Crew behind Hornblower Cruises and Events Aboard the High Spirits Ship

Sponsored by Hornblower
October 29, 2019

The San Diego Food Lovers’ Guide

182 fresh ideas that will help you shop like a chef, navigate our markets, and more
October 25, 2019

Crystals and CBD Cocktails: Matt Sieve Talks About His Daring New Drinks at Madison on Park

Happy Half Hour Podcast 168
October 24, 2019

On the Job: The Mushroom Farmer

Do you know the mushroom man? Ivo Fedak, the owner of Mindful Mushrooms? He's a fun guy.
October 23, 2019

Taking On the $44 Grilled Cheese at Pamplemousse Grille

Coming to terms with the most expensive grilled cheese on the planet by Chef Jeffrey Strauss
October 21, 2019

The Contender: Dirty Birds

With 30-plus sauces, the P.B. success story is in the running for best wings
October 21, 2019

Rob Ruiz Closes Land & Water Co., and a Valle Grand Opening

Plus more food news in San Diego for October
October 17, 2019

From Refugee Camp to Running a Restaurant Empire: Steven Yeng of OB Noodle House Shares His Long Road to Success

Happy Half Hour Podcast Episode 167
October 17, 2019

The Contender: Buffalo Wing Star

A Mexican riff on Buffalo wings is near the top of our search for the city’s best
October 14, 2019

The Contender: Epic Wings-N-Things’ Lemon Pepper Wings

The hunt for the city’s best wings finds an unlikely entry at the longtime S.D. chain
October 11, 2019

The Hunt For San Diego's Best Chicken Wings

How wings became the No. 1 kickoff food in the U.S., and our hunt for the best
October 10, 2019

Expert Advice: 2019 Holiday Wine Trends

A few rules of thumb on how to buy the best wine for your holiday party or dinner
October 10, 2019

Very Important Taco: The Squash Blossom Taco at Lola 55

Vegans and carnivores alike are devouring it
October 10, 2019

We talk The Dirty Flat Top Cheeseburger with The Friendly Tavern’s Brandon Zanavich

Happy Half Hour Podcast 166
October 9, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in October and November

Feast in the Field, Califino Tequila Dinner and Revive Our Roots
October 8, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: October 2019

Palak Paneer at Taste of the Himalayas, Drugstore Burger at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, and Escargot at Born & Raised
October 7, 2019

Jason Mraz and his Historic Coffee Bean

The singer and Bird Rock Coffee Roasters unveil the first California-grown Geisha coffee
October 4, 2019

San Diego's Top Doctors 2019

A healthy helping of the breakthroughs and on-the-rise practices sweeping San Diego's medical community
October 4, 2019

Meet Justin Vaiciunas, the ‘Cutthroat’ Chef at Luca

Happy Half Hour Podcast 165
October 3, 2019

Il Dandy Launches $35 Prix Fixe Dinner, Morena Gets a Chic Cafe

Plus more restaurant openings and food events you don’t want to miss
October 1, 2019

How San Diego Are You?

Take our quiz to see where you land on the newcomer to old-timer spectrum
September 27, 2019

Whiskey House's White Truffle Manhattan

How the downtown bar is pairing a classic cocktail with a prized fungus
September 26, 2019

First Look: Blade 1936

Two of San Diego’s top Italian chefs put new concept into historic Oceanside building
September 26, 2019
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