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 fried frogs...
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...
Sept. 20 2011
Order your food and get your own drinks at the counter, but settle in to relax and enjoy the ocean view while waiting for the friendly PBC crew to bring you your food
Sept. 13 2011
I never pass up pancit, and neither should you, particularly if you like your noodles salty, cooked to death and seasoned with broth, vegetables and your choice of meat. This is comfort food that will...
Sept. 6 2011
There are days when it seems we've reached the saturation point in this whole gastropub phase. But then another newbie joins the scene; I scan the menu, I'm intrigued, and, before I know it, I'm buried...
Aug. 30 2011
They're doing some great things with seafood, which makes sense considering you could easily throw a picky patron and hit the ocean just a few blocks away
Aug. 24 2011
I immediately liked the feeling of walking into the dusky, charcoal walls of Empire House. It conjures a groovy old house with mismatched chairs, some of which reminded me of sitting in a junior-high...
Aug. 17 2011
Not to be confused with other outposts of pink (see: Berry, Taco), Pink Noodle in Hillcrest is the face-lifted Thai restaurant formerly known as Kitima
Aug. 9 2011
One of the bonuses of being pregnant—once you're through the “all food is disgusting” phase—is the world being mostly supportive of your occasionally (OK, fine, frequently) piggish...
Aug. 3 2011
The word that comes to mind when I think about the Lebanese food served at Alforon is “warmth.” Yes, you can certainly opt for items that'll put some heat on your tongue, but I'm referring...
July 26 2011
I'm particularly delighted that one of the coolest kids on the dining block has begun serving the meal that hits the sweet spot between too early and too boring. Starlite—they of the hexagonal...
July 19 2011
After watching months of construction, I'm now hearing a lot of chatter about Union Kitchen & Tap in Encinitas, which finally opened in May
July 12 2011
I can't get enough of the chifteles at Shades, the Ocean Beach neighborhood stalwart
July 6 2011
So, I've entered an interesting new phase as a food writer. I'm now a pregnant food writer
June 28 2011
In City Heights, 777 Noodle House serves dishes from Vietnam and Thailand, and though those countries are quite a ways south from Japan, following your nose through the front doors of the noodle house...


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