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May 3 2011
Quality Social calls itself “A bar. With food,” which is a no-duh description, yet it somehow perfectly nails what it’s doing
April 26 2011
Those Cohns, they can crank ’em out. Sure, they’ve managed to take one stupidly named restaurant and turn it into another stupidly named restaurant, but with BO-beau, they’ve given...
April 18 2011
When the hippest among us grow up and have babies, South Park is where they nest. Station epitomizes the neighborhood ethos, with a socially conscious attitude and respect for local history
April 13 2011
Temecula Olive Oil Company’s focus on self-sufficiency represents a growing attitude of mindfulness among farmers towards waste product
April 4 2011
Café La Maze is a tiny outpost of Hollywood history. It wears the years well, beckoning customers in with a brightly lit old sign, promising both the class and the vices of a bygone era
March 29 2011
Isn’t “Restaurant Row” an exciting marketing term? Specifically, “Old California Restaurant Row” in San Marcos? It brings to mind mission-style eateries with a patina of...
March 23 2011
Red Velvet is intimate; you enter through an unobtrusive side door that’s part of a Little Italy high-rise. The waterfront-facing wall of windows is framed by flowing drapes of a Cabernet-colored...
March 15 2011
What the hell is a gastropub? I mean, really, between restaurant, bistro, café, grill and eatery—just to name a few—there’s no shortage of clever monikers for places that all...
March 9 2011
I generally drive through Rancho Santa Fe; I rarely stop. It’s certainly a lovely place, but like the majority of San Diegans, I’m in neither the age nor income bracket of people who generally...
Feb. 28 2011
One of my favorite things about being a restaurant reviewer, besides exploring different flavors, food philosophies and kitchen creativity, is dragging my friends along with me
Feb. 23 2011
A native San Diegan, I’ve never considered Mexican food exotic. The flavors of Mexico— or, rather, the Americanized version of Mexican-inspired dishes—were as common on my dinner table...
Feb. 16 2011
When I first learned I’d be participating in a “guerilla-style dining” experience, I imagined myself sitting in a jungle somewhere, possibly with a bandana around my head, eating beans...
Feb. 9 2011
To goofily paraphrase chef Anthony Bourdain, if half the food in the world that’s touted as an aphrodisiac really did have those properties, then everybody would be walking around with a boner. That...
Feb. 2 2011
There’s eating a good meal in a restaurant, and then there are dining experiences. There’s a vibe, an atmosphere and the feeling that you’re sharing something special with the diners...
Jan. 26 2011
Harar, a city in eastern Ethiopia, is known as “the walled city.” Harar the restaurant, hidden in plain sight on El Cajon Boulevard, just off Texas Street (2432 El Cajon Blvd. in North Park),...
Jan. 19 2011
Even more than crickets, walnuts and Lesley Stahl, one of the things I really, really can’t stand in this world is bad customer service. (I’m sure Lesley is a lovely woman. But she was mean...
Jan. 12 2011
I wasn’t expecting to have one of the best cocktails I’ve ever had at Jimmy’s Famous American tavern (4990 N. Harbor Drive, Point Loma). It’s large and boisterous, perched on the...
Jan. 5 2011
As a former Pacific Beach resident, I will knowingly roll my eyes and turn up my nose at the drunken debauchery that understandably repels so many people. However, the P.B. community I enjoyed is also...
Dec. 29 2010
The bright bunch of orange balloons was key. I was stumbling around Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach doing some Christmas shopping and was quickly descending into low-blood-sugar crankiness. I’d seen...
Dec. 22 2010
Aquamoree1250 Prospect, #B10La Jollaaquamoree.comThere’s nothing like a little Taj Mahal or Stevie Ray Vaughn for dinner music—particularly on Prospect Street in the heart of La Jolla, where...