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
dishing042016
April 18 2016
For many people, a hit of pot is the perfect aperitif to a meal—and the perfect closer. Some people like to do it in between as well. That’s their choice. Whatever you want to say about the...
Taco-adobada-with-crickets2
April 18 2016
Some might argue San Diego’s a great taco town. After all, we’re on the border. Others believe most of our Mexican food is Californicated; at least taco-wise we’re on the wrong side of...
DSC_0269
April 8 2016
Awesome Hot Sauce owners Rebecca and Daniel UrbaetisPhoto courtesy of Awesome Hot Sauce Considering how popular hot sauce is in San Diego, it's amazing that the city hasn't developed a signatu
tonysoprano
April 8 2016
Is there any dish a good sauce doesn't help? Sadly, it seems, the sandwiches at Ike's Place (1010 University Ave., Suite C101) in Hillcrest answer that question
mikeller_stitched
April 8 2016
San Diego has been thirsting for Mikkeller's doors to open since the wandering Danish beermaker announced his flagship brick-and-mortar brewery in the former AleSmith space (9368 Cabot Drive) in Miramar...
FullSizeRender
April 4 2016
While watching the news last month, I wondered if our newfound friendliness with Cuba had inspired any local bartenders. After 50 years, we now have a U.S. Embassy in Havana, Carnival Cruises will voyage...
worldfareforweb
April 4 2016
When Junya Watanabe, chef-owner of Rakiraki Ramen and Tsukemen (4646 Convoy St.), talks with you, he looks through you. There's an air of the rock star about Watanabe. Part of it is his hair, another
standingroomonlyatResidentgrandopening
April 4 2016
In a town awash in hoppy IPAs it can be a challenge for new breweries to make a splash with its own. Not the case with Resident Brewing Company (1065 Fourth Ave.)
moderntimes
March 25 2016
Around-the-clock production means that you must be brewing something right. But with beer output of that magnitude comes the need for process synchronization
The-next-30th-Street
March 25 2016
When I moved to Chula Vista in early 2010, one of the first things I did was Google search for the nearest brewery. There was only one within 20 miles
Grilled-octopus-tostada
March 25 2016
A meal at Galaxy is likely to start well. Michelada steamed mussels are a wonderful cross between the Belgian steamed mussels classic and Mexico’s beer cocktail
Exotic-Salted-Caramels_eclipse
March 25 2016
In the last 20 years, San Diegans have largely switched from mass-market brews to regionally brewed craft beers. Now, local chocolatiers hope the same sort of sweet success comes their way

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