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First Look: The Plot

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

Destination: Tuetano Taqueria

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

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

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

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

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

Six Food Things I’m Grateful For

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very Important Taco: The Squash Blossom Taco at Lola 55

Vegans and carnivores alike are devouring it
October 10, 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

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

First Look: Blade 1936

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

From Pro Sports to Pro Tacos: How the Founder of Puesto Turned His Love of Home-Cooked Meals into a Thriving Restaurant

Happy Half Hour Podcast 164
September 26, 2019

Il Dandy's Great Expectations

The food at the much-hyped Bankers Hill restaurant is well executed—but occasionally too innovative for its own good
September 23, 2019

The Problem With Bright Red Tuna

Many Americans still think bright red tuna means it’s fresher (it’s not)
September 20, 2019

First Look: Animae

Puffer Malarkey Restaurants unveil 5.5 million-dollar pan-Asian concept
September 19, 2019

From Drive-By Shooting to Gentrification: The owner of U-31 and Original 40 Brewing tells us how North Park has changed

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 163
September 19, 2019

Hot Plates: Searsucker To Close Del Mar Location, and More Food News

Plus Water Grill launches sushi menu, Jimbo's grand opening in Del Mar, and more restaurant openings and coming-soons
September 18, 2019

Meet Gina Marsaglia, ‘The Godmother of San Diego’s Beer Scene’ and CEO of Pizza Port

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 162
September 12, 2019

Editorial: Fighting the Good

Protestors accuse San Diego fishing families of being sustainable
September 10, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: September 2019

Lamb barbacoa tacos at Luce Bar & Kitchen, ravioli di pasta kina at Il Dandy, and oxtail gnocchi at Herb & Wood
September 9, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in September and October

Mezcal Week at Tahona, Cork & Craft 5-year Anniversary Dinner, and Fall Harvest Wine Dinner at Fort Oak
September 9, 2019

First Look: Zinqué

L.A. success story brings the soul of French zincs to Little Italy
September 9, 2019

Rapid Review: Chiko

Two real-deal chefs fix America’s love-indigestion relationship with orange chicken
September 6, 2019

Meet David Castro Hussong, Chef at Fauna in the Valle de Guadalupe

Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 161
September 5, 2019

Very Important Taco: The Camel Tenderloin Taco at the Lion's Share

Yes, it's really camel. Here's why you should try it.
September 4, 2019

Valle Food & Wine Fest Returns for a Third Year

The annual fest brings famous chefs, live music, and lots of vino to Javier Plascencia's Finca Altozano
September 3, 2019

Hot Plates: Hundred Proof Closes, Guadalupe Wine, Food & Music Fest Returns and More San Diego Food News

Plus Better Buzz opens in La Jolla, and more restaurant openings and coming-soons
August 28, 2019

Making Calories Count at the Grand Chef Throwdown

The human side of the upcoming food event and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fundraiser at the Hotel Del
August 22, 2019

The Digest: Five Important Food Stories That Illustrate Major Issues

Bananas going extinct, seafood fraud, figuring out how to feed the world, and more
August 16, 2019

Michelin-Starred Chef Michael Mina

Happy Half Hour Podcast Episode 158
August 15, 2019

New Food Hall Coming to East Village, and more San Diego Food News

Plus L.A. Restaurateur Setting Up Shop in Little Italy and more restaurant openings and coming-soons
August 14, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: August 2019

Eggplant Parmesan at Cesarina, OB Noodle House Wings at Holding Company, and snacks at Kaneh Co.
August 13, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in August and September

Beau MacMillan and Brian Malarkey Dinner, Cooking Class with a Thai Food Master, and KAABOO
August 12, 2019

Very Important Taco: Kairoa Brewing's Spiced Lamb Street Tacos

A Kiwi spin on barbacoa is a bridge between two culinary traditions
August 9, 2019

First Look: Black Rail Kitchen

Another indie restaurateur opts for suburbia over the sexy downtown streets
August 8, 2019

We Chat with James Beard Award Nominee Chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins

Happy Half Hour Podcast Episode 157
August 7, 2019

Our Catch of the Day: Peter Halmay, the “Urchin King”

Happy Half Hour Podcast Episode 156
August 1, 2019

El Jardin Closes, Buona Forchetta Opens North Park Pizzeria, and More San Diego Food News

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons to kick off August
July 31, 2019

We made three beers!

Happy Half Hour Podcast Episode 155
July 25, 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
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