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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

From the Archives: When the Padres Became a Major League Team in 1969

And how Padres President Emil "Buzzie" Bavasi got us there half a century ago
March 19, 2019

Restaurants Are Dying; Here’s the Solution

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

Sweet Spot: Puesto's Chocolate Mango Cremeux

It's sweet. It's sour. It's dessert at this elevated Mexican street food restaurant.
March 18, 2019

Win a Trip for Two to Yellowstone Country Montana

Win a trip for two to Montana’s Paradise Valley, including roundtrip airfare on JetBlue from Long Beach to Bozeman, staying at Sage Lodge in Pray.
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

Spring Fashion 2019: 6 Monochromatic Looks Defining the Season

Stand out with solid bold colors—as shown against the Glamis sand dunes
March 12, 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

Fort Oak Opens in Mission Hills

Chef Brad Wise converts a former Ford dealership into an intimate dining experience
March 7, 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

Bao Down at Din Tai Fung in Westfield UTC

This world-renowned eatery excels at everything except what they’re famous for
March 6, 2019

First Look: Louisiana Purchase

A former beach guy and a real-deal Louisiana chef grow up together in North Park
March 5, 2019

Win Tickets to Pairings With a Purpose

Sample delicious bites from 50 local chefs at the Feeding San Diego Fundraiser
March 5, 2019

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
March 4, 2019

Putting a Face to San Diego's Homeless

Three shelter residents share their stories, hopes, and fears with writer Kelly Davis
March 4, 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

The Contender: Vegan Royale

An OB burger joint is in the running for the best veggie burger in San Diego
March 1, 2019

21 Ultimate Road Trip Itineraries from San Diego

These getaways will take you through California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Mexico
March 1, 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

San Diego Neighborhood Guide: Little Italy

The epicenter of all things cool and culinary in San Diego continues to reinvent itself
February 26, 2019

Inside the Icon: San Diego Botanic Garden

How this 37-acre oasis blossomed over the last century
February 25, 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

Sweet Spot: Mister A's Red Velvet Baked Alaska

A new pastry chef reinvents a Mister A's dessert staple
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

Sustainable Fashion Has Officially Landed in Del Mar

Housed in the Flower Hill Promenade, Ineffably stocks only organic or ethically-made staples
February 15, 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

The New Textile Shop in Normal Heights

Textile designer Erin Dollar dishes on bringing her brand Cotton + Flax, into a brick and mortar
February 13, 2019

13 Golden Ideas for Valentine's Day You Can Only Find in San Diego

Shop local and spoil your partner—or yourself!—with these gorgeously gilt accessories
February 12, 2019

Puesto's Next Top Taco

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

Win a Luxury Hotel Stay in Puerto Vallarta

Soak up the sun during a three night stay at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
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

A Mission Hills Condo Gets a Modern-Meets-Art Deco Refresh

Meet the couple who seamlessly took a stab at outfitting their first home on their own
February 11, 2019

First Look: Cesarina

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

From the Archives: San Diego Date Ideas from 1986

Performance art, mock safaris, and other date ideas from 1986
February 11, 2019

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
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 Neighborhood Guide: Oceanside

Oceanside remains one of San Diego's most creative corners
February 6, 2019

Hidden Fish Marks the Arrival of Design in Convoy

The omakase-only joint marks a first for sushi in San Diego
February 6, 2019

San Diego Date Ideas Every Couple Will Love

95 ways to explore the city with your partner—beyond just dinner and drinks!
February 1, 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

The Big Family in Little Italy

Troy Johnson pulls up a seat for dinner with San Diego's iconic Italian family, the Busalacchis
January 28, 2019

Rapid Review: Crème & Sugar

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

From the Archives: Exploring the American Southwest in 1993

We're revisiting Shirley Slate and Harry Basch's RV roadtrip
January 25, 2019

Sweet Spot: Pâtisserie Mélanie's Kouign-Amann

A school teacher turned Hillcrest pastry chef crafts a cross between a palmier and croissant
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

8 San Diego Beauty Brands to Try in 2019

Do your "new you" a favor and reboot your beauty inventory with these locally made new arrivals
January 16, 2019

New Looks for a New Year

Get your wardrobe 2019-ready with these stylists’ tips and tricks
January 15, 2019

First Look: Fort Oak

The team behind Trust launches its most ambitious concept yet in Mission Hills
January 14, 2019

This Funky Bird Rock Abode Breaks Many Design Rules

With help from interior designer and family friend Lorena Gaxiola, the Gabriels put their home together again
January 14, 2019

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

The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
January 11, 2019

Endangered Species: The Restaurant Cook

Thanks to low pay and grinding work, the restaurant industry is suffering a massive shortage of cooks
January 9, 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

Finding Peace in a San Diego Prison

At Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, inmates are swapping out anger, violence, and stress for yoga
January 8, 2019

The Best Food and Drink Events in January and February

Chef Susan Feniger Dinner, Casa Noble Tequila Dinner with Travis Swikard, and Blind Lady's 10-Year Anniversary
January 7, 2019

The Best Things I Ate This Month: January 2019

Short rib fondue at WhipHand, maple pecan crème brûlée at Trust, and smoked shrimp tacos at El Jardín
January 7, 2019

Maestoso Is a Rewarding Taste of Rome, and Equally Confusing to Navigate

When you finally figure out how to order, the results are inspiring
January 7, 2019

Tahona Opens in Old Town

San Diego's first mezcal tasting room has arrived
January 4, 2019

Giving Green (Space)

Philanthropist Patty Brutten is the brains behind the open-space finder GetOutsideSanDiego.org
January 3, 2019

Bodhi Tree Concerts Perform Musical Acts of Kindness

For the founders of the music-oriented nonprofit, philanthropy is a way of life
January 3, 2019

How to Throw a "Non-Gala Gala"

Monarch School was able to raise $1.1 million without serving dinner or holding an auction
January 3, 2019

Inside the Icon: San Diego Symphony Orchestra

San Diego's oldest music institution rings in 2019 with a new music director and history spanning 109 years
January 3, 2019

Amy Meier Opens up Shop in Rancho Santa Fe

Inside the interior designer's first retail space
January 3, 2019

The San Diego Runner’s Guide

A deep dive into San Diego's running culture, with tales from local Olympians, conditioning and recovery tips, and more
January 2, 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
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