Lamb-Hot-Pot
Aug. 26 2016
Boiling Passion offers 10 internationally themed options: Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Japanese and a few with less distinctly national flavors (satay, curry, milk and seafood)
Pork-Belly-App
Aug. 18 2016
Carnitas Snack Shack is named for Cavin's pet potbelly pig, not the Mexican pork dish. And while the restaurant has some of the trappings of a casual roadside shed eatery, it brings far more than that...
Spicy-Thousand-Year-Old-Eggs
Aug. 12 2016
Where Sab-E-Lee is more of an all-around Thai restaurant, Thai Papaya is focused on the regional foods of Northern and Northeastern Thailand
Orange-Ginger-Fish
Aug. 5 2016
It was pleasant sitting in the courtyard patio of Susanna's Restaurant (Pueblo Plaza, 4356 Blvd. Benito Juarez) in Rosarito Beach listening to the pinging of the rock waterfall fountain
worldfare
July 29 2016
Soda & Swine is all about the meatballs: beef, smoked pork, chicken, chorizo and, curiously, quinoa. Pick a "style"—slider, sub sandwich, on top of spaghetti or in a skillet of three balls—and...
Ceviche-Mixto-1
July 22 2016
It is Peru's time to shine on the culinary stage. Three Lima restaurants—Central, Maido and Astrid y Gastón—are on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list (only five in the United States...
Torta-de-Lomo-al-Vapor-1
July 18 2016
The thing to have at Tortas El Turco is the torta de lomo de res, the steamed beef tenderloin sandwich that's where the place began
siumai_hargow
July 8 2016
Becoming an adult is one part taking on responsibilities, one part shedding foolish romantic notions. When it comes to dim sum restaurants, one of those "foolish notions" is the romance of rolling carts
Manchego Suprema
June 30 2016
Charles Kaufman started Bread & Cie in 1994 as a transition from a career in movies. He's best known as the writer, director and producer of cult classic slasher pic and Variety Top 100 grossing indie,...
Taco de Barbacoa 4
June 24 2016
Taco de barbacoaPhoto by Michael A. Gardiner In his concurring opinion in Jacobellis v. Ohio, 378 U.S. 184 (1964)—one of the most famous in Supreme Court history—Justice Potter Stewart said...
deviledeggs
June 17 2016
There was a part of me that didn't want to like The Crack Shack (2266 Kettner Blvd.) in Little Italy, Richard Blais' fast casual paean to the glories of (a) chicken and (b) commerce
biangbiang
June 10 2016
Less then a year ago I didn't even know Shaanxi cuisine was a thing. Then Xian Kitchen opened in the Convoy District and my eyes and palate were opened to Chinese flavors and textures I did not know
beeftartaretonnato
June 3 2016
Chef Brad Wise's food at TRUST can, perhaps, best be described as "New American" (if that term actually describes anything in the first place)
tunaville-bowl
May 27 2016
It is the Little Lion Cafe & Bar (1424 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.). It is in Ocean Beach and it is heir to a legend. It's one part tasty, one part funky, totally charming and, yet, perhaps not quite sure exactly...
calicubano2
May 20 2016
Say the word "sandwich" and it seems to come with the notion of "serviceable" trailing close behind. Perhaps, as the legend goes, the "sandwich" was invented when the Fourth Earl of Sandwich in
Tacos-de-borrego-3
May 16 2016
Its name translates as "The Railroad" though there's no rail line in the vicinity and likely never was. Googling the place is futile, so you wonder whether it really exists
duckconfit
May 9 2016
Tidal’s duck confitPhoto by Michael A. Gardiner My blood began to boil almost as soon as well-known local chef Flor Franco said it: "Why don't you write about female chefs, Michael?" My firs
Baby-back-ribs-with-southern-slaw
April 29 2016
If sun and sand don't define our city's national image, craft beer does. And if there's one type of beer that put San Diego on the sudsy map, it's the IPA
Rib-tips
April 22 2016
Rib tipsPhoto by Michael A. Gardiner Barbecue joints tend to be located on the wrong side of the tracks. Whether that's down to the cheap rent, tradition or that folk in those communities are le
Taco-adobada-with-crickets2
April 18 2016
Some might argue San Diego’s a great taco town. After all, we’re on the border. Others believe most of our Mexican food is Californicated; at least taco-wise we’re on the wrong side of...
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“The Internet was a wonderful invention. It was a wonderful network which people used to remind other people that they were awful pieces of shit.” It’s a hell of a way to start a novel,...

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