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Dec. 6 2013
The folks at The Regal Seagull have a good thing going. After the success of their first location, Mission Hills' The Regal Beagle, the "sausage and ale house" has expanded northward to beachy...
Nov. 22 2013
Tony's Jacal is no secret hideaway. The Solana Beach favorite (621 Valley Ave.) has been aroundand owned and operated by the Gonzales familysince 1946
Nov. 8 2013
There are no surprises on the menu; Rim Talay is tasty, accessible Thai food. The green papaya salad is a crunchy, spicy way to start a meal
Oct. 24 2013
Generally speaking, seasons are overrated. In other places, it's six months of ice and snow that makes those spring flowers so magnificent, and it's the hellscape of summer most of the country has t
Oct. 4 2013
The Privateer in Oceanside (1706 S. Coast Hwy.) is one of many San Diego County pizza places adding to the area's top-notch pie reputation
Sept. 20 2013
All this mulling over the sea brought me to the conclusion that Pelly's Fish Market & Café in Carlsbad (7110 Avenida Encinas, Suite 101) is a quintessential San Diego dining experience
Sept. 6 2013
Sal & Ceci's has that time-warp vibe that made me feel like I was 9 years old, going out to eat with my grandparents, scooching inch by inch along a booth seat, legs sticking to the vinyl
Aug. 23 2013
The dining room at Sea & Smoke (2690 Via De La Valle) is beautifulwarm woods, a clean black-and-white palate, and I can't stop thinking about the deep, peacock-blue wainscoted walls
Aug. 9 2013
It delights me to no end that the craft-cocktail scene in San Diego is elbowing its way to prominence just as fiercely as the burly beer crowd. Priority Public House does indeed have an exceptional beer...
July 26 2013
if you're not planning a trip to Maine in the next few months, you're in luck. Lobster West (765 S. Coast Hwy.) in Encinitas has the rolls you're looking for
July 12 2013
I've driven past Oceanside's Mariscos Ensenada (1405 S. El Camino Real) dozens of times on my way to Target, wondering if there was anything behind their doors worth exploring (like a tiny Target,...
June 28 2013
Bellamy's in Escondido feels like the kind of place your parents would totally love for a fancy night out. I know, I know: You're way too cool for that kind of vibe
June 14 2013
As long as Leucadia keeps nurturing little patches of quirkiness like Haggo's Organic Tacos (1114 N. Coast Hwy. 101), I think my sidewalk-eschewing, new-agey former hometown will remain firmly...
May 31 2013
If you've ever wanted to walk straight into a Restoration Hardware catalog, Real Food & Spirits is the place for you
May 17 2013
The Flying Pig (626 S. Tremont St.) just notched its two-year anniversaryand it's definitely hit its stride
May 3 2013
Box'd has taken over the corner of State Street and Carlsbad Village Drive (430 Carlsbad Village Drive). It's not so much a restaurant as a shipping container and a large patch of soft, artificial turf
April 18 2013
Iris occupies a busy little twist of residential road at the southern end of Del Mar (2334 Carmel Valley Road); if it didn't sit just west of Interstate 5, we'd call it Carmel Valley
April 6 2013
Some days, the quest to find a cool place to eat (and a fun place to write about) involves getting in my car and driving directly to the next place on my gotta try list.
March 15 2013
I had such high hopes for Chandler's Restaurant and Lounge. There it sits, facing the bright, blue ocean, separated from the sand by a particularly fast section of Highway 101
Feb. 15 2013
Soups, sammies and baked goods are creative and tasty at new Poway café


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