Kearny Mesa

Chicken hearted

Eating adventurously at Char House

Word of a new Vietnamese restaurant off the Convoy restaurant row in Kearny Mesa got me wondering whether my next lunch would involve bánh mì, pho, or bún, aka vermicelli noodles. All are included on ...

How many ramen shops can San Diego sustain?

Nishiki tries to distinguish itself from the competition

How long does a restaurant have to stay open before a GRAND OPENING sign comes down? Nishiki Ramen, sharing a parking lot with Mitsuwa market, still proudly flies their big, red banner, six months after ...

Wide, thick ribbons of wavy, chewy goodness

Liang’s Kitchen has noodles

Word of mouth finally reached me of a Convoy Street shop known for its hand-pulled noodles. Actually, of a California chain of restaurants called Liang’s Kitchen, named for its founder’s mother. Mama Liang reportedly learned ...

Japan + Philadelphia at Nozomi

Not-so-ancient Japanese secret

It’s been more than a couple years since I’ve started submitting Feast! stories, and there are a few wonderful places I haven’t been willing to share with the general public because I don’t want y’all ...

Mosaic hops coax tropical finish from tart saison

Pineapple note emerges from Council Brewing's fruitless Beatitude

About this time of year, I usually start transitioning from warm-weather beers to stouts, heavies, and double IPAs — styles that offer their most belly-warming satisfaction during winter. But since I keep hearing El Niño ...

We’ll all be judged for our actions in this life

Unfortunately, we’ll fail to meet God’s standard

Q&A with Pastor-elder Craig Marshall of Grace Bible Church in Kearny Mesa.

Try a different kind of breakfast

Traditional Japanese at Hinotez

In the United States, the word “breakfast” conjures images of pancakes, bacon, and eggs. Because we’re right on the border, San Diegans might also think chilaquiles or huevos rancheros, which are just variations of an ...

Walnut-shaped pastries are a thing

Cocohodo sells a very specific Korean dessert

I hit the food court at Zion Market recently. The large Korean supermarket in Kearny Mesa has a great number of distinct little businesses under its roof, and I cruised the pan-Asian area for a ...

Feast! The Mesas

Culinary explorations in the land between freeways

Adventurous eaters know to dig deep into Kearny Mesa, Clairemont Mesa, Mira Mesa, Linda Vista, and Miramar for hidden joys and authentic Asian restaurants. And while some are launching more convenient outposts closer to a ...

Growing a brewery is hard work

Council Brewing opts for long hours over heavy debt

Speaking to Mike Hess recently, he revealed that while he "brewed almost every drop of the beer" his first year in business, by the time Mike Hess Brewing turned five this July, he'd gotten too ...

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