Food Issue


Photo by Seth Combs

Honestly, I’ve never understood the point of desserts. I’ve just eaten a large meal and now I’m doing what exactly? Rewarding myself for being a massive glutton? more

Aug 9, 2017 11:20 AM Food Issue


Photo by Jamie Ballard

Compared to other writers—who ate bugs, face meat and even jellyfish—my choices for this issue may seem dull. But I faced a different sort of challenge: to overcome my dislike of foods that I’ve had somewhat traumatic experiences with in the past. more

Aug 9, 2017 11:13 AM Food Issue

In my book, the five food groups may as well be: cheese, bread, charcuterie, apple fritters and raw fish. But as someone who mostly writes about beer, the occasional salad and fruit bowl works wonders for my poor, mistreated liver. more

Aug 9, 2017 11:02 AM Food Issue


Photo by Victoria Davis

When it comes to food, strange and uncomfortable textures have always been a bit of a deal-breaker for me. more

Aug 9, 2017 10:53 AM Food Issue


Photo by Ryan Bradford

I bit down. Ketchup, mustard and pickle filled my mouth. I stopped chewing. I held that piece of burger in the side of my mouth for nearly half an hour until finally choking it down. Since then, I’ve sworn off the big three condiments. more

Aug 9, 2017 10:42 AM Food Issue


Photo by Vitta Oliveri

If growing up in Tijuana has proven anything to me, it’s that Mexicans can be resourceful when it comes to cuisine. more

Aug 9, 2017 10:25 AM Food Issue


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

I never wanted to meet an alligator in a dark alley, much less eat one. I’ve never really wanted to eat any predator, for that matter. Humans generally don’t. more

Aug 9, 2017 10:23 AM Food Issue


Photo by Candice Eley

I consider myself a pretty adventurous eater. If something ends up on a plate in front of me, I’ll most likely eat it or, at the very least, indulge in a taste test. more

Aug 9, 2017 9:58 AM Food Issue


Photo by Torrey Bailey

Every parent forces their kid to clean their plates at some point and, with each bite, instills revulsion for said forced food. more

Aug 9, 2017 9:47 AM Food Issue


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

We, in San Diego, are blessed with a wealth of ethnic options, many of the best of which fly under the radar. There is, of course, a part of me that really wants to keep them to myself, but such is public service. more

Aug 10, 2016 12:00 AM Food Issue


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Aug 9, 2016 12:00 AM Food Issue


Photo by Kim Marcelo

I'm gonna die anyway so yeah, I'm gonna eat a whole pizza. Regional pie places such as Luigi's (New York-style) and Lucky's (Chicago-style) deservedly get a lot of love, but Napoleone's Pizza House (619 National Ave.) in National City has ... more

Aug 9, 2016 12:00 AM Food Issue


Photo courtesy of Davanti Enoteca

I'd start with my favorite bar drink from recent years of tippling—the off-menu Bee's Knees at Bankers Hill Bar kknd Restaurant (2202 Fourth Ave.) more

Aug 9, 2016 12:00 AM Food Issue


Photo by Ryan Bradford

No doubt, Luigi's Pizza (1137 25th St.) is the best in San Diego. Its thin crust is conducive to rolling like a taco—a mark of a great slice. more

Aug 9, 2016 12:00 AM Food Issue


Photo by Michael Gardiner

Carrot aguachile of callo de hacha, ahi and smoked trout roePhoto by Michael Gardiner My parents always suspected it might come to this. It just didn't happen the way they thought. I mean, I've more

Aug 9, 2016 12:00 AM Food Issue

I'm not a food snob. But I do get uppity when "Maryland-style crab cake" is written on a San Diego menu. I'm a Baltimore-born boy. more

Aug 4, 2015 12:00 AM Food Issue

Oysters are rumored to be an aphrodisiac. Since Wednesday, August 5, is National Oyster Day, prepare for a shucking good time.  more

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Aug 4, 2015 12:00 AM Food Issue

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