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April 23 2012
This is a friendly lunch spot, serving soups, salads, sandwiches, panini and a healthy dose of small-town charm
April 9 2012
This is no original or profound thought, but life is all about managing expectations. Its also about realizing that, for some reason, most people have really low standards when it comes to breakfast restaurants....
March 26 2012
Build your own burger or choose from one of the creations they’ve already dreamed up for you
March 19 2012
There’s something timeless and humble about a fish sandwich, and with the recent uptick in fast-and-fresh fish houses in San Diego, there’s no shortage of variations to try
March 12 2012
I was pleased to discover the cavernous confines of Via Moto in Santee. The sprawl of Mission Gorge Road may not be the hippest of locales, but if you’re looking for something tasty that starts...
March 5 2012
In terms of layout and dining style, imagine the fanciest Chipotle you’ve ever been to—with far tastier eats
Jan. 2 2012
We started our seated dining experience with Brown Butter & Lemon popcorn, a welcome change from the ubiquitous “let’s cover something in truffle oil” appetizer
Dec. 26 2011
Pollos Maria in Oceanside is trying to be more than just a place serving up greasy, overdone Mexican favorites. Its specialty is broiled chicken, and the folks there have kindly installed a large, plate-glass...
Dec. 19 2011
Husband and wife team Bratzo and Daniella Basagoitia have clearly poured their hearts and creativity into their restaurant, and the menu has all sorts of fun treasures to mine
Dec. 12 2011
My new favorite thing to eat (and say) is Bul Gogi Dup Bap, a relatively common yet utterly delicious dish of sirloin marinated in a sauce—possibly angel tears—that’s both rich and...
Dec. 5 2011
Though there are still bumps and kinks to work out, it appears to me that the new team is busting its hump to turn Urban Grind back into an open gathering place with quality products and friendly employees
Nov. 28 2011
The Range shares a corner with The Ruby Room nightclub and has a bright, shiny disposition. There’s plenty of seating upstairs, downstairs and along the bar, as well as in a more private—and,...
Nov. 21 2011
The sautéed bay scallops are a beautiful pile of tender nubbins of the sea, paired with fatty chunks of bacon and a huge smear of whole-grain mustard
Nov. 14 2011
The warm and bright dining room is open without feeling cavernous. The wooden beams supporting the ceiling lend a gorgeous rustic feel, and the zebra wood tables keep the natural theme going with a modern...
Nov. 7 2011
Even in late fall, one menu special was the panzanella salad filled with explosively juicy tomatoes the color of sunshine and hunks of ciabatta that soaked up the oily dressing without turning into limp...
Oct. 31 2011
Leroy’s Kitchen & Lounge is no edgy addition to the Coronado scene, but it’s cool and friendly and another enthusiastic player in the farm-to-table movement
Oct. 24 2011
The behind-the-counter chalkboard announces the various catches of the day, usually three options that can be prepared various ways
Oct. 10 2011
I was impressed with both the traditional “comfort food” offerings on the menu, as well as the unique creations; there’s nothing better than creativity in a strip-mall eatery
Oct. 4 2011
Though pho is certainly the house specialty, the menu is a playground of things to try. I’m sorry, gentle readers, that in my pregnant condition I couldn’t stomach the thought of trying the...
Sept. 27 2011
Andiamo is perched in that sweet middle spot, with the gracious (if not at all hip or trendy), welcoming attitude of a neighborhood restaurant and behind-the-line food know-how that offers you something...