April 3 2013 08:27 AM

Our annual edition covers everything from Brawley beef to Baja clams

Each of the nine letters spelling out "Food Issue" on this week's cover (shown above) is also a letter from a restaurant sign in San Diego. How many of the represented restaurants can you name?

Identify as many as you can and email your list to editor@sdcitybeat.com (subject line: Food Issue Contest); she or he who gives us the most correct answers will win a $25 gift card to Chronic Smoothies Blazin' Grill in Pacific Beach. If more than one person gets them all, we'll draw names. Good luck!

Oh, and we hope you enjoy this special annual issue. In it, Michael Gardiner travels to Brawley and visits Brandt Beef, Alex Zaragoza profiles a tamale maker, Kinsee Morlan goes fishing with Fathom Bistro's Dennis Borlek, Kelly Davis introduces 12 new restaurants, Marie Tran-McCaslin heads south for a Baja food tour, Mina Riazi samples supermarket eats, I add a few links to the Food Chain and Ryan Bradford argues that adding an egg to a burger is a good thing. Blech!

What do you think? Write to editor@sdcitybeat.com. Link up with editor David Rolland on Facebook or Twitter.



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