Ed finds Rogelio the sushi chef doesn't laugh at his, well, ignorance
It was 2008, but I remember it clearly, sharing a table with young restaurateur Arturo Kassel and discussing the origins of the name for his farm-to-table Whisknladle (1044 Wall Street, La Jolla). He explained it was the name of a New York supper society and how he wanted the same ...
The OB Farmers' Market contains wonderful, portable, miniaturized treats.
It's the aroma, getting richer and richer...
Locally-run loyalty program establishes a fundraising drive to help an ailing restaurant owner.
Local chocolatier seeping like molten morsels into South Park
More musical chairs at a challenging location
Berkeley Pizza in the Gaslamp has the right crust.
Cucina Urbana adds Italian craft beer to its repertoire
New, pan-Asian spot downtown set the bar high, delivered in some respects. Still has lots of potential.
Can the new Mercado's restaurant compete with Cuatro Milpas?
Brews Up and Ogawashi team up for Japanese craft beer tasting
A Menu Inspired by Milan
North Park restaurant has a novel idea for generating customer loyalty.
I never saw an episode of Cheers -- the show was before my time -- but I get the gist, as I've heard the theme song. It's a place where you can feel at home, where "everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came." With this in mind, ...
New fish joint brings its own legend to Horton Plaza
The weekly special at this Old Town bistro is a hit.
The place with 220 tequilas and awesome happy hour deals has a sign on the door...
Mira Mesa brewery to release six hop-forward beers in 2013
Craft beer-infused dessert biz going in a new direction
My thoughts on wine lists delivered via iPad.
"People get in the warp area, and weird things happen."
Making a long-delayed return to Poway craft beer bar and resto
Normal Heights now has its very own super-small-batch coffee roaster
This is not your great great great great great great grandpappy’s food. (But it’s maybe as near as we can get…)
Restaurateur/TV personality opening nightlife-driven downtown sushi spot
Burger Lounge's new burger (and its free burger offer) are non-delicious in Hillcrest.
Red's has great decor, under-performing espresso machines.
The Counter has a deal of a meal…uh, might bring your microscope
New Indian spot in Hillcrest serves curry fast food style
New restaurant from Urban Solace creator coming to Del Mar
Dick’s Last Resort is a mess – so you’ll stay warm
Bailiwick enters the cocktail fray with some good drinks in a high-profile spot
There are exactly 200 restaurants participating in San Diego Restaurant Week this year. So far, I've only been able to make it to one: The Prado at Balboa Park. It wasn't until we were seated beside trees on the outdoor patio that it occurred to me I couldn't remember how ...
Nothing better than a roaring fire, bubbling tortilla soup, and Old Town to yourself
The Blind Burro’s got some serious pre-game game
Is it a cafe with a post office or a post office with a cafe?
Farmhouse Cafe is about to celebrate its 5th anniversary with a celebratory four-course dinner that will be served for the first three days in February. It had been a number of years since I'd last eaten at the small, quaint French bistro in University Heights. When my friend Hannah tossed ...
It’s not too late to get some highly coveted beer at The Lost Abbey
New cooking competition reality show premieres January 22nd, also stars Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, Anthony Bourdain.
Two of the best street foods join forces in one liquor store parking lot.
Ray dishes on crêpe secrets from France
Karl Strauss hooks Philleas Foggs up with 5th anniversary brew
Oh, man, this is a great idea. Like, a really great idea. Bento and sandwiches living together as one. Two of the world’s great foods of convenience under one roof. It’s Bentowich and the only thing bad about it is the name. Well, OK, it also turned out poorly set ...
Tivoli's best daytime meal deals include beer
Local chef pens comprehensive guide to food, beer and craft brewing culture
Ocean Beach Hawaiian bar doesn't deliver on the island food, but the vibe's still cool.
Great bacon burger, but…...what's it gonna take to chow into a chunk of real bacon?
I have "almost" gone to Las Cuatro Milpas in Barrio Logan on several occasions, always to be deterred by the long line out the door. I am not a patient woman. But after three people either mentioned it to me in person or posted pics of their "Las Milpas" (as ...
Rancho Bernardo Inn names chef for its upcoming restaurant
Downtown fish bar charges a premium price, but the fish is seafood is indeed fine.
The Taiwan-based Buddhist bookstore has really vibes for daydreaming, or writing your thesis without pressure
Butcher’s Brewing takes over Manzanita Brewing’s original brewhouse
Grant Hill loses a chicken house and gains a burger joint.
Happy hour at Currant is, uh, raisin' the bar...
Alpine Beer, Societe Brewing pay sudsy homage to O'Brien's Pub
One yakitori grill closes, another opens in its place.
Is it a rock star? Is it an iPad 5 launch? Is it their soy sauce?
A visit to the ladies in Barrio Logan cures the bug
A post-European perspective on San Diego's beer scene
North Park bar may just have the best deal on a steak dinner, but it's only one night a week.
Sights and details from the debut of Ramona's first craft brewery
Honors keep rolling in. My honor: best bread to soak up sops
Japanese restaurant in Liberty Station has the hard to find condiment on the menu
Local craft beer champion named Imbibe Magazine's Beer Person of the Year
Free HH food as long as you buy full-fare drinkies
The illustrious-sounding Pamplemousse Grille in Solana Beach is not cheap, but Chef/Owner Jeffrey Strauss does his best to assure that you get what you pay for. The service is outstanding, and it definitely feels like a high-end affair. I recently had the good fortune to be invited to a luncheon ...
Revisiting a previously black-listed downtown bar and restaurant
La Mesa Ukrainian restaurant boils and stews it all
Ida's got a big following for her hot beef melts
Everybody around here knows it: Arturo's take on sushi has Baja written all over it
Ballast Point to employ new look and packaging material in 2013
Few things are more satisfying to eat on a cool evening (or any evening) than this Salvadoran specialty — a great alternative to tacos!
The guys who gave you Craft & Commerce, Neighborhood, El Dorado, Underbelly, are landing again in LI
Checking out replacement to Gordon Ramsay's hellish disappointment
Ducks, chickens, and pigs all meet a savory, crispy, soy sauce-drenched end.
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