July 16 2012
I craved a good ribeye one weekend, and the Stater Brothers meat department wasn't going to cut it. But making the pilgrimage down to Morena Boulevard to drool over the meat case at Siesel's is far trickier...
July 2 2012
Whether it's a gyro, kebab or shawarma, most people are familiar with seasoned meat, sliced from a spit, wrapped in pillowy flatbread and dressed up with a tangy yogurt sauce
June 18 2012
Stop trying to convince me that I like Mexican pastries. I accept that I'm likely outnumbered when it comes to this county's passion for panaderías, but the appeal is lost on me
June 4 2012
I empathize with those who just can't shake that touch of former-hometown homesickness, especially when it comes to food. Philly natives? There's a place in San Marcos just for you
May 21 2012
These days, it seems like every neck in the San DiegoCounty woods is adding a pizza place that could be called “legit.” Youcan't turn the corner without tripping over someone's artisanal sausageor...
May 8 2012
Mad Men fans may still have the 1960s ditty "Zou Bisou Bisou" running through their heads. But it wasn't just bits of frothy French music that captivated America in the 1960s. The boisterous Julia Child...
May 4 2012
Come summertime, I want food that's lively, flavor-packed and cooked by someone else. I'd also like a mojito. Enter Azafran Cuban Restaurant
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. It's 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 with...
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 savory...
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, ironically,...
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


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