Jan. 14 2013
A visit to Harry's Coffee Shop reminded me of many of the reasons why I love the blue-col-lar food beat. The family-owned, classic diner has been around since 1960, with Harry's sons continuing...
Jan. 2 2013
In lieu of new beginnings, here are seven drinking 'n' dining trends to recycle along with 2012's Christmas tree
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Dec. 17 2012
Expect a tad more convenience from Oscar's Mexican Seafood than you would from a mariscos truck: There's a small patio out front with stools lining a counter and enough room inside by the cashier...
Nov. 30 2012
More often than not, dishes with meat at Thai joints sound better on the menu than they actually are. One time, I wanted to impress a friend with what I thought at the time was the best hole-in-the-wall...
Nov. 16 2012
Chinese restaurants are fine places to eat, but sweet and sour pork pairs so much better with the couch. Chicken chow mein just tastes better when my feet are up and the bathrobe is on.
Nov. 2 2012
I stopped reading the menu at "Pork Roll." For some reason, it made me laugh. Not knowing what to expect, I ordered one, because, really-how bad could a sandwich be with a name like "Pork Roll"?
Oct. 22 2012
A box holding the remains of a dozen donuts sits on a counter nearby. My stomach is angry-the usual morning-after effect-and yet, I haven't brought myself to toss the tasty culprits into the trash
Sept. 28 2012
At a party a couple of Friday nights ago, one of my Ocean Beach buddies started quizzing me on the food and drink joints I've been to in his neighborhood
Sept. 14 2012
As I searched for an eatery to write about this week, I was shocked to discover that one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego has yet to be covered by traditional media in more than just a two-line...
Sept. 2 2012
Fact: Convoy Street is the most delicious stretch in San Diego. If you disagree, it's time to put down the new-American Kool-Aid and venture away from North Park
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Aug. 6 2012
Under no circumstances do mustard and pickle relish belong in tuna salad
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July 24 2012
Like a Gremlin, food tempts me the most after midnight. I'm a slave to nocturnal feasting-meaning that during the day, I tend to nosh on this or that, reserving my stomach's capacity for the main act
July 9 2012
The second film in the Indiana Jones trilogy is to blame for my fear of Jell-O molds, monkeys and, until recently, Indian buffets
June 25 2012
It was a sad day when Carnitas Uruapan closed its doors last year. The Lemon Grove sit-down restaurant always seemed busy when I'd drop by, sometimes just for my favorite snack food-a bag of meaty-crispy-crunchy...
June 11 2012
If a spicy sundae sounds like the work of a prankster who swapped the contents of a strawberry-syrup bottle with hot sauce, think again; the mangoneada is a traditional Mexican treat
May 29 2012
There are trucks that were around before the Food Network deemed it a hot trend, and El Gallito Tortas Ahogadas is one of 'em. I'll happily drive south for one of its authentic Guadalajaran sandwiches
May 14 2012
A loud-mouthed regular was in front of me at the counter, raving to his friend about the best sandwich in San Diego-the Dapper Dipper. Piles of sliced prime rib, he said, are tender and juicy after a plunge...
April 30 2012
I was skeptical about Las Hadas Bar and Grill, half-expecting it to be a cross between nearby chain restos Rockin' Baja Lobster and TGI Friday's
April 16 2012
Tucked away from the cheese that flecks India Street, Pappalecco is where the Italians go.
March 19 2012
I must've stumbled past Poma's Italian Delicatessen in Ocean Beach a hundred times without noticing it, and when an OBecian friend of mine found out, he ambushed me with two of the sandwiches that...


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