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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

Hot pot is having its moment. It's a moment that was, perhaps, crowned when Anthony Bourdain sang its praises and wielded it like a weapon in Eric Ripert's direction on the Sichuan episode of Bourdain's Parts Unknown CNN show. more

The World Fare

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Photo by Andrew Dyer

Eppig Brewing is the first of three breweries to occupy the CRAFT by Brewery Igniter space in North Park (3052 El Cajon Blvd.), which has finally opened its doors to the public. more

The Beerdist

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Photo by James Vernette

I never thought I'd wish my 10-year-old son could drink wine until we ate at Carne Prima Italian Steakhouse (314 5th Ave.) in the Gaslamp. more

Dishing It Out

I’m terrified about our country’s future. But more immediately, I’m terrified at the prospect of this holiday season. How is anyone supposed to make it through Thanksgiving or any upcoming winter festivities without getting dragged into a h... more

Final Draught

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Photo by Ron Donoho

Urban Eats

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

In Britain and many of its former colonies, pie brings to mind a world of robust, savory offerings. Pop Pie Co. (4404 Park Boulevard) in University Heights aims to get us in touch with our inner Brit. more

The World Fare

The San Diego Brewers Guild launched the eighth annual San Diego Beer Week on the Broadway Pier with its two-day Guildfest beer festival. more

The Beerdist

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

While we don't have many good tapas bars in San Diego, certainly not enough for a classic Spanish "tapas crawl," perhaps the one that best exemplifies the tapas spirit is Cueva Bar (2123 Adams Ave.) in University Heights. more

The World Fare

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Photo courtesy of Suzies farm / Flickr

San Diego's food scene is like a young teenager: It still needs to mature, but has lots of promise and hope. Still there are many reasons to be thankful for the San Diego food scene. more

Dishing It Out

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

We pretty much suck at deli. There are many types of food and restaurants we do really well in San Diego but deli just isn't one of them. more

The World Fare

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Photo by Giana Rodriguez, SDSU

There are plenty of analyses about gender inequality as well as racial inequality in craft beer, but there are virtually zero conversations happening about the overlap—or lack thereof—between the two more

Final Draught

A painting on the exterior of Pali Wine Co.'s Little Italy location (2130 India St.) promises "fine wine and good times." more

Bottle Rocket

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

Once upon a time Cantonese cuisine was the shiny new thing. Then again, there was a Gold Rush going on back then. Now "regional Chinese" is all the rage (as if Guangdong Province's Cantonese were not one of China's eight great regional cuis... more

The World Fare

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Photo by Andrew Dyer

When the San Diego Brewers Guild was founded in 1997 there were fewer than 10 breweries in San Diego County. When San Diego Beer Week begins on Nov. 4, the brew house tally will stand at 129. more

The Beerdist

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Photo by James Vernette

Cat Eye Club’s bacon and shrimp machetePhoto by James Vernette So, if all goes to plan on Election Day, California may finally legalize marijuana for recreational use. It's about time. I never more

, Dishing It Out

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

According to Gordon Ramsay, "Cooking today is a young man's game." But is cheffing? Ordinarily it takes over a decade to climb the back-of-the-house ladder. more

The World Fare

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Photo courtesy of Bice

"There's a cheese bar in San Diego and you didn't tell me?" my daughter said indignantly. Jeez, call Child Protective Services on me. more

Dishing It Out

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Photo by Beth Demmon

Final Draught

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

At one level, Sabina’s is an indoor incarnation of her iconic street cart. And it would truly be difficult to say that there is any dish there better than La Guerrerense’s most famous dish: the tostada de erizo con almeja . more

The World Fare

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Photo by Andrew Dyer

In its 35th year (30th for the competition), the Great American Beer Festival is a monster. The three days of GABF would test the limits of human endurance in the consumption of beer, food and Chapstick. more

The Beerdist