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. 28 2015
The good folks at Betty’s Pie Whole (155 Quail Gardens Dr.) in Encinitas know pie is awesome; so awesome, in fact, that their entire menu is pie-centric
Aug. 28 2015
The craft beer industry is in a state of rapid expansion and consolidation. As the bubble continues to inflate and cover larger slices of the market, Big Money sees an opportunity to invest or take over
Aug. 21 2015
I’m all for continuing education, especially when the teacher encourages drinking during a discussion of effective techniques for keeping bears away from your food. That’s what makes the newly...
Aug. 21 2015
Condos and apartment buildings usually have massive underground parking areas for everybody’s cars. Those aren’t man-cave-type spots where you’d want to chill with a cocktail. Garage...
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
Late last year Green Flash Brewing announced the purchase of another local favorite, Alpine Beer Company. Alpine, a much smaller operation, had acquired somewhat of a cult status since its high-quality...
Aug. 14 2015
It used to be that if you blinked while driving along downtowns India Street you missed Little Italys short restaurant row. Of late, the eating experience has expanded one street west, to Kettner Boulevard.
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
Despite what local ordinances say, it's practically unthinkable to pitch a tent or hit the waves without packing a few beers to complement the outing.
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. 7 2015
I’ve recently come to terms with being a true blue (or should that be pink?) fan of Rosé. The quintessential backyard wine often gets a bad rap—either due to the long, sordid history...
Aug. 3 2015
Nestled among the art galleries on revitalized Logan Avenue is Border X Brewing (2181 Logan Ave.). From the antique tin ceiling to the wall-to-wall art, Border X is more than just a...
Aug. 3 2015
Darshan Bakery & Café (949 2nd St.) in Encinitas is the latest eatery serving up my beloved baked goods in the Gallic tradition
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 28 2015
I thought Id been alone in my distaste for Wet Willies restaurant. For years it occupied a 7,000-square-foot space at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Market Street
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 24 2015
Festivals are the absolute worst. Who wants to deal with endless lines just to pee, crowds of drunken people (some still regrettably rocking the trend that just won't diefake Native American headdresses)...
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 17 2015
It's all too easy to find yourself only drinking certain beer, or only visiting certain breweries. There's too much good beer in San Diego County to allow anybodyyou or meto fall into traps of habit and...

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