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Best of San Diego in Pictures

A look at the stories behind 15 of our favorite images



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Photo by Jamie Fritsch

In the last few years, the Baja region has gone from a virtual dead zone to one of the globe’s top food and drink destinations, and much of the credit goes to Tijuana chef Javier Plascencia, who nudged the local government to create the Distrito Gastronómico, a restaurant row with a well-paved walking route. “People ask why I bring all these gringo chefs down,” he told food critic Troy Johnson in the November 2014 cover story, “The Baja Moment.” “Because they spread the word.”

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