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Feb. 5 2016
Location of the proposed 10 Barrel brew housePhoto by Andrew Dyer Big Beer's encroachment into the craft segment is a well-documented, much discussed issue and casual beer drinkers are tired of
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Feb. 5 2016
"Subtlety" is not the first word that comes to mind when it comes to barbecue. Whatever region it is from, barbecue is about big flavors, not tweezers. At Grand Ole BBQ y Asado (3302 32nd St.) thoug
plinyline_RRB_Bill CouchFlickrforweb
Jan. 29 2016
By next week (give or take a few days), some "lucky" local beer-forward establishments such as Toronado and Hamilton's Tavern will receive their extremely limited supply of Pliny the Younger, a triple...
worldfare
Jan. 29 2016
I love the aroma of Texas barbecue; it puts a smile on my face. I just never expected it in a Chinese restaurant. Village Kitchen (4720 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.), though, is a different kind of Chinese restaurant,...
bottlerocket
Jan. 22 2016
When imagining a place that specializes in wines from the Pacific Time Zone you may think of California Chardonnay or Oregon Pinot Noir. While the aptly named Pacific Time (5277 Linda Vista Rd.) does
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Jan. 22 2016
Festivals were once few and far between, rare opportunities to sample specialty beer only brewed for the occasion. Today, it is not uncommon for breweries to truck out the same beers sold at Vons or 7-Eleven
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Jan. 22 2016
Baguette Brothers ventures into cross-cultural, Asian-fusion land with the “Gangnam Style” banh mi. The filling is basically Korean BBQ-style bulgogi ribeye beef with lightly caramelized onions,...
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Jan. 15 2016
Despite a beer menu numbering in the single digits, five-month-old Second Chance Beer Company (15378 Avenue of Science, #222) in Rancho Bernardo has already claimed a highly sought after—and well-deserved—spot...
Lamb-momo
Jan. 15 2016
The restaurant's most interesting dishes are the ones that highlight the diverse cultural influences on Nepalese cuisine
biga
Jan. 8 2016
It's easy to quickly become a fan of Tae Dickey. The owner/chef of Biga (950 Sixth Ave.) is direct but friendly. He's serious about hospitality and he wants to make a point by being a downtown resta
bitterbros
Jan. 8 2016
A day after the ball dropped on 2016, locals found themselves with yet another first-rate brewery option with the opening of Bitter Brothers Brewing (4170 Morena Blvd)
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Jan. 8 2016
"Carne" translates from Spanish to English as "meat." It is so in Spain, it is so in Mexico, and it is so in every Spanish-speaking country save one: Argentina
shrimpsuimai_936
Jan. 4 2016
I'm not sure what about dim sum I fell in love with first—the food or the rolling carts? Sure, I loved the little stewed dishes and fried delicacies and especially the seemingly infinite variety...
coffeebeer_936
Jan. 4 2016
If there's anyone more insufferable than a beer snob, it's a coffee snob. There are, though, plenty of masochistic brewers in town who aim to please both crowds by combining coffee with beer in caffeine-laced...
chashubowl_936
Jan. 4 2016
I drive east through downtown to get to work weekday mornings. When the sign went up at 531 Broadway for Ramen Yamadaya, my interest was piqued. At the very least I liked saying the name out loud
sophora_web
Dec. 27 2015
While the impending New Year’s Eve holiday puts sparkling wines on shopping lists everywhere, for me they’re an anytime staple of my wine rack. Bubbly is palatable on its own, pairs well with...
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Dec. 27 2015
Every brewery between Highway 78 and the border is trying its hand at newly popular wild ales like farmhouse saisons and sours. Vista’s three-year-old Belching Beaver Brewery (980 Park Center Drive)...
lobstahroll_web
Dec. 27 2015
Lobster: luxury ingredient or prison food? Not so long ago it was primarily used as fish bait, fertilizer or prison food. Nowadays, $9 per pound at an Asian market is quite a deal
Ceviche-de-camaron
Dec. 18 2015
Every culture has its street food. From Middle Eastern shawarma and kabobs to Jamaican jerk chicken and even American fast food, tasty calories with consistent menus and consistent quality are the roa
thebrewproject_1
Dec. 18 2015
I like to wait a few weeks before visiting newly opened beer spots. That way, they at least have a sporting chance to get everything sorted out before I cast judgment upon them, with little-to-no hope...

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