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...
HelmsBrewingOB
May 27 2016
Helm’s Brewing Co.Photo by Andrew Dyer There's something in the air in Ocean Beach. Adding to the usual mix of salt and sativa are the similarly distinct aromas of yeast, malt and hops
millenialgimlet
May 27 2016
Ever looked at a cocktail menu and noticed the word "skinny" listed next to your favorite drink? I've always wondered if that option would help me fit into my skinny jeans better, or if it's just a Splenda-filled...
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
ILovePoke1_ronpareja
May 20 2016
If you poked around San Diego raw bars over the last decade, you might have noticed a greater presence of poke, that wonderful raw salad consisting of cubed fish, sea salt, onions, shoyu, sesame oil and...
IMG_0125_carolyn
May 20 2016
The Flycaster at ChuckAlek BiergartenPhoto by Carolyn Ramos I totally understand that people are pretty sick of hearing about how faaabulous North Park is for food and drink—especially cra
MOMO
May 16 2016
Part businessman, part world explorer and part educator, Maurice DiMarino represents various sectors in the wine industry. As wine-and-beverage manager for Cohn Restaurant Group, he oversees 20 bevera
wbc_11
May 16 2016
Every two years since 1996, breweries from around the world have competed at the self-described "Olympics of beer," the World Beer Cup. It's hosted by the Brewers Association, cited as "the most p
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
gksw-stonebrewing-3
May 9 2016
If I had a dollar for every time someone brought up the "Craft vs. Big Beer" debate lately, I'd be able to fund Stone Brewing's new $100 million independent investment venture myself
IMG_6535
May 9 2016
Think of San Diego's hippest dining neighborhoods and, chances are, Little Italy, North Park and University Heights come to mind. Very few people will say Lemon Grove—but maybe they should
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
lanina_mezcal
April 29 2016
While gringos and gringas party it up for Cinco de Mayo because they think it's Mexican Independence Day (for the love of Quetzalcoatl, it's not) you can independently celebrate one of Mexico's finest...
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
intergalactic-new-tasting-room
April 29 2016
A long time ago (last weekend) in a neighborhood far, far away (Miramar), I came to know the power of the dark side
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
IMG_1032
April 22 2016
The definition of craft beer is under scrutiny, and no beer discussion nowadays is without debate or drama—especially when it comes to big beer. The industry standard reads that craft is "small,...
BakerOlive
April 22 2016
When restaurateur David Spatafore was invited to come up with a concept for Liberty Station two years ago, he admits he wasn't inspired by the space
burning-beard
April 18 2016
Without tasting a drop, Burning Beard already had a lot going for it. First, it has “beard” in the name, which I obviously appreciate
IMG_2855
April 18 2016
Damon Goldstein likes a challenge. The co-founder of Truly Fine Wine (4060 Morena Blvd.) wooed a woman who was half a world away—now his wife, Sabrina Bochen—for more than two years

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