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The Best of San Diego 2019

Our annual compilation of everything delicious, cool, and Instagrammable in in San Diego (and Baja!)
July 22, 2019

First Look: International Smoke

Star chef Michael Mina tells a few war stories as he opens his new joint with Ayesha Curry
July 19, 2019

The SoCal (Social Calendar!)

From black-tie galas to costumed 5Ks, these events will keep your social calendar full—and you feeling good
July 19, 2019

We Talk Beef with Andy Harris of Grand Ole BBQ

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 153
July 18, 2019

North Park Breakfast Company Opens, Old Trieste Closes, and More San Diego Food News in July

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
July 17, 2019

Top Shelf: Fennel Colada at George's Level2

This fresh twist on the piña colada will have you rethink the tropical cocktail
July 16, 2019

Nathan Myhrvold's Food For Thought

The art and science behind the photography of ‘Modernist Cuisine’
July 12, 2019

Meet Arturo Kassel, CEO of Whisknladle and Gravity Heights

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 152
July 10, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: July 2019

Skirt steak at Cowboy Star, fried rice at Morning Glory, and Dutch baby at Richard Walker's Pancake House
July 9, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in July and August

Pacific Islander Festival, Best of San Diego Party and San Diego Magazine beer release parties
July 8, 2019

The Best San Diego Happy Hours to Get You Through the Week

All the best spots to take advantage of drink specials, cheap bites and more, from Pacific Beach to South Park
July 8, 2019

Chef Jojo Ruiz of Serea at Hotel Del Coronado and has LaCroix fizzled out?

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 151
July 3, 2019

What Will San Diego Look like in 2069?

The City of San Diego is 250! Instead of looking back, we asked experts to predict how our city will look in 50 more years.
July 1, 2019

Very Important Taco: Pacifica Del Mar's Korean Lobster Taco

Add these tacos stuffed with kimchi and Maine lobster to your Taco Tuesday must-eat list
July 1, 2019

First Look: Original 40 Brewing Company

From drive-by shootings to mood lighting—the story of a North Park entrepreneur
June 28, 2019

Star Chef Angelo Sosa Creates Something Special at Death by Tequila

The restaurant model is not groundbreaking, but the revelation is in Sosa's execution
June 28, 2019

It’s Negroni Week in San Diego (and Tijuana)

More than 40 bars are participating in the annual fundraiser
June 26, 2019

Meet Wally Sadat, one of the owners of local chain The Kebab Shop

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 150
June 26, 2019

The Ultimate San Diego Morning Guide

We've rounded up around 50 things to do before 9 a.m.
June 24, 2019

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
June 24, 2019

Four favorites to try at Scoop San Diego ice cream fest

Summer is a dish best served cold
June 20, 2019

Meet Jeff Fenster, CEO of Everbowl

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 149
June 20, 2019

Special Episode: Live from Our Best Restaurants Party

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Special Edition
June 17, 2019

First Look: Ciccia Osteria

Husband-and-wife chefs take a break from high-end cuisine with a ‘little house’
June 17, 2019

Top Shelf: The Lotus Cocktail at Fifth & Rose

In our debut drinking column, we feature an exclusive spirit that's only poured at one bar in San Diego
June 13, 2019

Very Important Taco: Stingray Taco at TJ Oyster Bar

This South Bay mariscos institution cooks up an uncommon marine delicacy
June 12, 2019

We chat with New Orleans native Quinnton Austin, chef of Louisiana Purchase

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 148
June 12, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in June and July

Chefs Sake Dinner, Beer & Sake Festival, and Wing Fest
June 10, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: June 2019

Nachos at 10 Barrel, tequila flan at Death by Tequila, and elote at Gravity Heights
June 10, 2019

Extraordinary Desserts Opens Bankers Hill Location

Karen Krasne's dessert institution opens in The Louie with an extra-large patio
June 7, 2019

The Best Veggie Burgers in San Diego

The citywide hunt for the best plant-based burger found a clear winner
June 7, 2019

Meet David Favela, founder of Border X Brewing; and is the Aperol spritz a bad drink?

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 147
June 6, 2019

The San Diego Padres Turn 50

A look back on our home team's 50 years in the MLB, plus the fans and one chicken who'll always support them
June 4, 2019

San Diego's First Michelin Star Restaurant Is...

The Del Mar restaurant earned it years ago, and kept earning it until it arrived
June 3, 2019

Vote Now in San Diego’s Cutest Pet Contest

Your furry family member could win a pet prize package and be featured in San Diego Magazine
June 3, 2019

Summer Food News from San Diego and Baja

Get yourself on the list for a new pop-up dinner, supper club, and wine subscription service.
May 31, 2019

Road-Trip: Pappy and Harriet’s

Troy is the last human in Southern California to visit Pappy & Harriet’s
May 31, 2019

We reveal to chef Angelo Sosa that Death by Tequila is on the cover of Best Restaurants

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 146
May 30, 2019

Campfire, El Jardin, Juniper & Ivy earn Michelin Bib Gourmand honors

Eight restaurants in San Diego highlighted for high-quality, affordable eats
May 28, 2019

Fort Oak Is All About Smoke and Wood Fire

The Mission Hills restaurant is a masterful show of the cooking style that made us human
May 28, 2019

Here’s Who Makes the Best Poke in San Diego

3 local restaurants won at this year’s I Love Poke Festival contest
May 24, 2019

The Patio Group gets a new chef, and what’s the tipping etiquette at fast-casual restaurants?

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 145
May 23, 2019

How Blue Water Seafood built one of the country’s best fish markets

“You had to know how to fight”
May 22, 2019

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
May 22, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Just Faux the Cover

A step-by-step guide to the making of the June “Best Restaurants” cover
May 20, 2019

San Diego's Best Restaurants 2019

Nearly 7,500 of our hungriest readers voted in our annual poll—and the results are served
May 20, 2019

We chat with Mark ‘Mud’ Grant at Petco Park, plus some exciting restaurants come to Liberty Station

We also discuss whether fake meat is taking over real meat on Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 144
May 16, 2019

Sweet Spot: Churros at Cocina 35

The owner of the popular Mexican restaurant crafted the beautifully simple dessert from her grandmother's recipe
May 15, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in May and June

San Diego Magazine's Best Restaurants Party, Andrew Bachelier + Travis Swikard Dinner at Jeune et Jolie, and Gospel Rose Brunch at Provisional Kitchen
May 13, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: May 2019

Ramen at HiroNori, camembert fig jam gelato at An's Dry Cleaning, and fried chicken at Louisiana Purchase
May 13, 2019

Very Important Taco: Bone Marrow Taco at Tuetano Taqueria

These birria tacos topped with 'meaty butter' are worth driving to San Ysidro for
May 13, 2019

Rapid Review: HiroNori Craft Ramen

You’ve got to be special to survive in Hillcrest, and this shoyu is just that
May 9, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 143

Happy hour at Petco Park, a Michelin-starred chef is coming to San Diego, and is the Instagram aesthetic over?
May 9, 2019

Stunning San Diego Landscapes To Inspire Your Green Space

Consider it your no excuses guide to sprucing up your outside (and inside)
May 7, 2019

First Look: Il Dandy

Michelin-starred Italian chefs open a stunner in Bankers Hill
May 6, 2019

Eat This: Hawaiian Ahi Crudo at Death by Tequila

Jean-George protégé and Top Chef vet creates a summer version of a Thai classic
May 2, 2019

Jeune et Jolie Brings a Feminine Mystique and Frog Legs to Carlsbad

You can see Chef Andrew Bachelier's commitment to Franco roots in three dishes: the frog legs, the rabbit, and the bread
May 1, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 142

Meet the San Diego Padres’ executive chef, Roscoe’s first San Diego location, and Troy Johnson is engaged!
May 1, 2019

First Look: Extraordinary Desserts Bankers Hill

Karen Krasne brings a new cakes-and-things wonderland to Bankers Hill
April 26, 2019

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
April 26, 2019

San Diego Homebuyer’s Guide 2019

It's possible to find an affordable home in these six up-and-coming enclaves
April 25, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 141

A taqueria in San Ysidro gets national attention, a modern Filipino restaurant to open in Hillcrest, and are millennials sick of drinking?
April 24, 2019

The Florence Makes Its Debut in Sabre Springs

The new $4 million restaurant may be the best thing that happened to a suburban office park
April 23, 2019

The Contender: The Big Zac

A vegan fast-food chain impersonates the McDonald’s classic
April 17, 2019

Very Important Taco: Grilled Yellowtail at Galaxy Taco

How this La Jolla restaurant cooks up the top-shelf local catch
April 17, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 140

Meet the founder of the I Love Poke Festival, a $3 million brunch spot gets ready to open in Little Italy, and a new 60-second beer review
April 17, 2019

The Contender: Peace Pies

The search for San Diego's best veggie burger continues
April 12, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 139

Inside The Lion’s Share and a fine-dining pop-up, Cucina Urbana gets a new chef, and a restaurant is fined for surcharges
April 11, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in April and May

Eat.Drink.Read., Gator by the Bay, and Festival of Arts in North Park
April 9, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: April 2019

Hearth-roasted carrots at Fort Oak, frog legs at Jeune et Jolie, and short rib pappardelle at Cesarina
April 9, 2019

Rapid Review: Tribute Pizza

San Diego pizza joint is good enough to get a tribute of its own one day
April 5, 2019

Tahona Brings New Blood into Old Town

The mezcaleria and Oaxacan restaurant quietly invigorates a historic San Diego street
April 4, 2019

Rapid Review: Cesarina

The fresh-made pasta is good enough to overcome their Des Moines-ish location
April 4, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 138

The Porchetta Shack makes its debut, Neighborhood is getting a makeover, and a debate over the James Beard Awards.
April 3, 2019

Reforming Mexico's Court System via a Local Law School

How a new institute at San Diego's Cal Western School of Law is teaching lawyers to work in Mexico's new public trial system
April 1, 2019

Earl Grey Citrus Tea Cake Ice Cream at Stella Jean's

The star scoop at Pop Pie Co.'s second biz combines cake and Earl Grey
March 29, 2019

The Holes in the James Beard Awards

It’s a great award from a great organization, but it’s not a national award
March 29, 2019

Cesarina opens in Point Loma

The fresh pasta concept has graduated from the farmer's market circuit to its own eatery
March 28, 2019

Pink Boots Beer Is Coming

Celebrate women in brewing by raising a few pints of collaboration beer
March 28, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 137

Meet the new executive chef at Born & Raised, Sycuan Casino’s major makeover, and a proposed law to regulate food-delivery services
March 27, 2019
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