Blog: Feast!

Entries for May, 2013


Ethiopia, San Diego, Part Three: Harar

A strong showing heats up the competition in the contest to be the best Ethiopian restaurant in San Diego.

A little night muesli: Swami’s La Mesa

No such thing as too late for breakfast here

Sneak Peek: AVANT

Dishes from Rancho Bernardo Inn’s much-anticipated resto refresh

Ethiopia, San Diego, Part Two: Awash Market

Secret restaurant in the back of a North Park market has good food, dingy vibe.

Ballpark: Bye El Vitral, hi Southpaw

À la Disney: Is Good Time Design taking over the neighborhood?

Mussels Wednesday at Saltbox

The mussels stand up to the rest of the menu at this downtown restaurant.

Prepping for a Pig Out

Eight local chefs plan ultimate pairing dinner around pork

French, Italian and Carla

Hotel Del delivers cocktails, apps for price of a Bud and a couple of burgers

Ethiopia, San Diego, Part One: Red Sea Restaurant

Beginning the search in City Heights

Worldly birds at Finch's Bistro in La Jolla

Around the world in one meal

Sticker shock at Danny's (but it's not what counts)

Venerable bar in Coronado still has "the best burgers." Eat them there, and save

New menu at Imig's Bar and Kitchen

Imig’s Kitchen and Bar at the Lafayette Hotel (2232 El Cajon Boulevad, 619-780-0358) has been steadily goofing with their menu since I first went there last fall. For a while now, they were serving a modified bistro menu of smaller plates and reserved entrees. It was a little all over ...

Downtown: Sliders in Salvation Alley

B.B. Blues Bar H.H. delivers musiculture, cheap booze, and pulled pork to die for

Minor expansion at Izakaya Masa

Mission Hill's sake house of record adds a few tables, makes getting a seat that much easier.

Smoke & Guns: a cocktail standoff at Roseville Cozinha

Liberty Station fish-to-fork eatery hosts a showdown between some of San Diego's finest craft cocktail innovators.

Salt and Cleaver: moonshine, brats, and duck confit

New sausage spot in Hillcrest gives Midwestern football food a big-dollar makeover

Linda Vista: Broken rice's secret power

Bale Restaurant's special plate has a story

Mobo Brain: technology at the dinner table

Local author Jenz Johnson offers a new outlook on the role of mobile devices at meal time.

Little Italy: Supping with a ghost named Wanda

The new Queenstown Public House comes with unexpected company in the 1905 house

Eggs and spring chicken at Saltbox

Downtown restaurant's new menu reveals clever sensibilities

Café Paris: Flying the Flag

Loris Compiano thought he had the perfect gimmick to get noticed

Truly epic lunch at Felix's BBQ in Lincoln Park

Felix’s BBQ With Soul, original to Oceanside, has a location on Euclid Ave in Lincoln Park. It will be a bit out of the way for some people, but there’s plenty of parking and the lunchtime specials are off the chain. The entire place is welcoming; big, light, spacious, friendly, ...

Border: After 43 years selling snacks, no customers

What can Tomás López do with his border snack business, when they change the border?

Baked Bear

Ice cream're doing it right!

The Turquoise gets it wrong

Pacific Beach tapas bar nearly strikes out with food and service. Only the drinks are at all on point.

Downtown: Red trolley, green eats

Customers at downtown's newest lunchery are seeing red - trolleys

Add' adds new wine director

The Grand Del Mar's Addison replaces stand-out sommelier

Coronado: fungi for lunch

Kathy's Place delivers on portobello burgers

Chad White Baja-Med popup dinner at Analog

With guest Chef Diego Hernandez of Corazon de Tierra in Valle de Guadalupe.

Barrio Logan: Greenest Roaster in San Diego?

Cafe Virtuoso spills the beans on why organic, why Fair Trade

California Kebab & Beer Garden celebrates a year in Pacific Beach

$5 brats and specialty casks all day.

Turf Club happy hour: First, learn how to grill

Lesson one: take the plastic wrap off BEFORE you toss the patty on...

Cheba Hut

College area sub shop has stoner quotes for days and Kool Aid on tap

Barrio Logan: Sushi secret’s out!

Jeff Roberto’s famous sushi banquet and catering operation expands – to let you and me in


El Take it Easy's staff made the transition to Hubcap with blinding speed and not a moment too soon.

So long La Jolla Brew House

Why parting is sweet minus the sorrow

Birds, bees & oysters are out at Brooklyn Girl

Exemplary spring fare and a new oyster bar in Mission Hills

Santos Coffee House

North Park coffee roaster is a hidden gem for self-sequestration and quiet work time.

Otay Mesa: Where the bus drivers eat

La Taquiza food truck is a life-saver for night-time drivers like Michelle

IB's Plank: Drinking in history

It's not on the pier, but IB's oldest pub delivers its own atmosphere

Love Boat Sushi

Fashion Valley restaurant has a good deal on a huge plate of food.

Dos Brasas

Does this Mission Hills spot really have the BEST breakfast burritos?

Tijuana's Caesar Salad: It's show time!

A "Caesoned" professional shows how Caesar’s Salad happens, from coddling the egg to squishing the anchovies

Saffron stalwart making TV debut

Savor San Diego with Su-Mei Yu airing first episode tonight

Bino's Bistro open in Hillcrest

Savory crepes and a good patio make for a winning combo in the Uptown District center.

TJ: Now THIS is a burrito

Not like your bloated versions in El Norte

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