Oct. 21 2016
According to Gordon Ramsay, "Cooking today is a young man's game." But is cheffing? Ordinarily it takes over a decade to climb the back-of-the-house ladder
Oct. 17 2016
At one level, Sabina’s is an indoor incarnation of her iconic street cart. And it would truly be difficult to say that there is any dish there better than La Guerrerense’s most famous dish:...
Oct. 7 2016
Before I noticed the painted "wall" ringing the top of the dining room I thought it might just be a silly name. But was "Great Wow" really a politically incorrect pun on "Great Wall?"
Oct. 3 2016
When TripAdvisor named San Diego the country’s best pizza city, many scoffed at the notion a place with no signature pizza style of its own (and one best known for fish tacos) could come out on top
Sept. 23 2016
The food at Sanvil reflects the heritage of its executive chef, Surinder Veer Singh Ortega: half Indian, half Mexican
Sept. 19 2016
Sauerkraut dogPhoto by Michael A. Gardiner One of the most enduring images of Manhattan streets is food carts—not taco trucks—on every corner. Nothing’s more emblematic of that than the...
Sept. 12 2016
It crept up on us some time around the early 2000s—a growing recognition that P.F. Changs has little to do with "Chinese" food. Watered down Chinese? Perhaps
Sept. 2 2016
About the only thing you can't get at North Rosarito Beach's Sunday Mercado Sobre Ruedas "Los Panchos" is the thing for which they appear to be named: hot dogs.There is, however, no shortage of great food...
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)
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...
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
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
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...
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...
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
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,...
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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...
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
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


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