Food & Drink

Food history

Cornucopia: Stephen Pacciola's Edible World “You’re eating bug excrement.” Stephen Facciola and I are standing in the parking lot of a Middle Eastern grocery in disheartening Anaheim. The streets are eight lanes wide. The blocks, ...

Best brewpubs, greatest gastropubs, and beautiful beer gardens

San Diego’s best brewpubs If tasting rooms exist to serve fresh beer to beer enthusiasts, brewpubs place a premium on serving fresh beer alongside good food. These spots foment a greater felling of community, attract ...

A hot bowl of comfort

“It was the kind of soup that brings comfort right down to your toes.”

My friend Lorraine has a golden soul. She’s the type of person who surprises you with coffee deliveries at that exact hour of need, who sends supportive texts throughout the day, who drops off mountains ...

A culinary history

Food we had

Tacos Are a Tiny Taste of Temptation Eat up, little burros. Fancy wimmen are okay, but there's nuttin' like the real thing: a nice warm adobada taco on a nice cold night beside a nice ...

The best gin and vermouth for a Negroni

Process: First, we did 5 rounds of 5, keeping the gin constant and doing 5 different vermouths. Victoria and I silently rated them, then shared when we were done. Then, we did 5 more rounds, ...

A Negroni is the bacon of cocktails

There is a rule in my house: if I ever make a Negroni for myself and Victoria is home, I have to make one for her, too. Every time. This rule was put in place ...

Whiskey with and without stones

Are whiskey stones worth it?

It’s the melting, called the “heat of fusion,” that makes ice magic.

The cocktail that makes you look good

Steer clear of the low-proof rye

To me, the Vieux Carré is a tailored suit. It’s jazz and a good cigar. Muscular and elegant, beguiling and complex, it’s one of those cocktails that you look good ordering and you feel good ...

Smokin' bonito and skipjack

Never rinse saltwater fillets with fresh water

There are still some schools of large bluefin tuna around, though the yellowfin are taking center stage in the dock counts. Dorado are still being caught in numbers I have never seen within two-day range ...

Tomato wars: Indigo Rose takes on the heirloom

Post Title: Veggie Highlight: Indigo Rose Tomato Post Date: June 12, 2015 Heirloom tomatoes often steal the show in summer gardens, but every now and then a newer variety comes out that we just have ...

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