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Oct. 2 2015
If Guy Fieri did a show on Mexico it would probably have to be called Street Carts, Shacks and Saloons instead of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Sept. 25 2015
On my first trip to any restaurant with the word “pho” in the name, I order the special mixed phṍ. Makes sense, right? If they call themselves “pho” and they can’t get the...
Sept. 18 2015
Roberto Alcocer and his Malva Cocina de Baja California (Km. 96 Route 3, San Antonio De Las Minas, Baja) are something of a rarity: a brilliant chef and great restaurant working a known patch of turf under...
Sept. 11 2015
If you’ve eaten Thai food in America you know the Thai two-step: Pick one from Column A (a menu of Top 10 Thai dishes) and one from Column B (protein options like beef, chicken, shrimp, tofu, duck...
Sept. 4 2015
The fried clams and lobster rolls at Bite of Boston (3292 Governor Dr.) in University City are poor reflections of the dishes I remember from my New England college years
Aug. 28 2015
The strongest proof of the blurring of that line was the fact I’d eaten at Little Itay’s Davanti Enoteca (1655 India St., there is also a location in the Del Mar Highlands shopping mall) multiple...
Aug. 21 2015
Heavy sits the yoke of expectations. Just ask a tiger mom’s child or a first-round draft pick. Or you might have asked Javier Plascencia before the opening of Bracero Cocina de Raiz (1490 Kettner...
Aug. 14 2015
The best fish and chips in town come from a Korean fine-dining-trained chef at a former fast food joint in the part of Lemon Grove where youre more likely to get a used car than a meal.
Aug. 7 2015
As Sovereign openedit is now, belatedly being called a "soft opening" supposedly because there is no liquor licenseword crept out that Huynh had left the place some time ago
Aug. 3 2015
Nosh isn't newa La Jolla location closed last yearbut it is a welcome addition to the downtown lunch scene. The terms "Jewish Deli" and "New York Deli" have become interchangeable.
July 24 2015
I'm not good with disguises and trying would have been worthless. I'd cooked with Ryan Steyn, chef-owner of El Jardin por Ryan Steyn (El Porvenir, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California), the week
July 17 2015
Sports commentator Jim Rome has the catchphrase "Have a take and don't suck." But when it comes to Punjabi Tandoor (9235 Activity Road, Suite 111) in Miramar, it's strangely difficult...
July 10 2015
As Normal Heights Burnside (3375 Adams Ave.) demonstrates, creativity need not come from more nor rely on structural engineering expertise
July 6 2015
One of the quaint rituals of our criminal justice system is that we generally give prisoners facing death the right to choose their last meal.
June 26 2015
You know it's a different kind of Chinese restaurant when there's no rice on the menu. And Xian Kitchen (4690 Convoy St.) in the Convoy District is definitely that: a very different kind of Chinese...
June 22 2015
It is Lachance's fine mess that gives Mess Royale (142 University Ave.) in Hillcrest its name. Mess Royale's poutine features hand-cut and twice-cooked French fries topped with imported-from-Wisconsin...
June 12 2015
Popotla isnt a restaurant. Its a fishing village, a beach and a bit of a tourist trap clinging to the Baja shoreline behind a decrepit arch
June 5 2015
Ramengood ramen, real ramen (as opposed to late night college drinking fuel)is all about balance. It's a wonderful broth, sometimes deeply extracted, sometimes delicate.
May 29 2015
This article began its life as a pissing contest on Facebook. What started as a thread in which writer/blogger/TV personality Bill Esparza criticized the level of analysis in Thrillist.com's article on...
May 22 2015
Perhaps the best starting point is with Myung In's steamed dumplings with pork and shrimp. Essentially a Korean take on sui mai, this version's shaped a bit more like a "beggar's purse" and garnished with...


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