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The hottest thing in San Diego food right now just might be Tijuana.

FIRST LOOK: The Nolen

San Diego's Bluemotif Architecture builds pretty places. And The Nolen is their newest—an open-air craft cocktail den atop the Courtyard by Marriott in the Gaslamp.

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FIRST LOOK: Bistro du Marche

When Tapenade closed last year, some thought San Diego was losing a French classic. Instead, it gained a classic, new French bistro in the form of Bistro du Marche by chef Jean-Michel Diot

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The Best Food & Drink Events This Month: October-November 2015

Celebrate the Craft, San Diego Beer Week, San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival

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Best Things I Ate This Month: October 2015

Lamb Burger at Café 21, Vermicelli Noodles at Sovereign Kitchen, Ahi Tacos at The Hake

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Incoming: Liberty Public Market

San Diego's big public market unveils three big new concepts

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Saint Archer Sells to MillerCoors

Beer giant MillerCoors buys a majority stake of SD craft brewer, Saint Archer. Plus, Alex Thao closes Rama, and Perdue buys Niman Ranch.

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The Best Food & Drink Events This Month: September 2015

Mama’s Kitchen 25th Anniversary Party (“Food Is Love”), Rock’n Chef Competition, Enrique Olvera & Trey Foshee

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Best Things I Ate This Month: September 2015

Carnitas Taco at Bracero, Crema de Elote at Coasterra, and Goat Cheese Ravioli at Water Grill

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FIRST LOOK: Coasterra

Eight years in the making, the Cohn Restaurant Group unveils the 15 million-dollar, 28,000 square-foot modern Mexican restaurant and event space, Coasterra.

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The Best Food & Drink Events This Month: August 2015

Guadalupe Valle Grape Harvest Season, Brew & Food Festival, Treasure Chest Fest 2015

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Best Things I Ate This Month: August 2015

Yellowfin Crudo at Catania, Chicken Wiener Schnitzel at Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant, Grilled Avocado at Galaxy Taco

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Health Food Is Terrible

Food critic Troy Johnson explains why health food deserves its bad rap, and why it's the future of dining out. Plus a pocket guide to eating healthy food that doesn't suck in San Diego.

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FIRST LOOK: Café Gratitude

Healthy gourmet is the future. L.A.'s Cafe Gratitude has become one of the breakout stars of the movement. They open their first San Diego location in Little Italy this week. San Diego Mag unveils the first photos...

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FIRST LOOK: Blush

Next week, San Diego's Gaslamp District gets its newest concept—Blush Ice Bar + East-West Kitchen, headed by chef Daniel Barron. An oyster bar, raw bar, frosted ice cocktails and an East-West menu that's not shy. Check out the first known photos in the universe.

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FIRST LOOK: Rustic Root

Somehow, San Diego's Gaslamp District didn't have a single, fully-dedicated rooftop restaurant. Until now. Meet Rustic Root.

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The Best Food & Drink Events This Month: July-August 2015

All-American Backyard BBQ at Kettner Exchange, Ales & Acoustics, Farm to Bay

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Best Things I Ate This Month: July 2015

Bruschetta at Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant, Short Rib Sandwich at Double Standard, Grouper at Catalina Offshore

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FIRST LOOK: Bracero

The hottest thing in San Diego food right now is Mexico. And there is no chef more primed to show what Baja can do than Javier Plascencia. Take a first look at his new spot in San Diego, Bracero Cocina De Raiz.

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FIRST LOOK: Galaxy Taco

After 16 years as an icon at George's at the Cove, chef Trey Foshee spins off a new taco shop for San Diego. The key to Galaxy Taco's success? House-ground masa. And cocktails. And an under-served area for Mexican food.

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Behind the Story: Farm to Fable

The "farm-to-table" movement has spawned a new kind of fraud. Farmers, chefs and food thinkers tell stories about how some restaurants are defrauding everyone. Call it Farm-to-fable.

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