Feast! Food & Drink Reviews

Stanley Cup at the Stout

The most genuinely pubby pub in town

“Oh no!” I hear it from B Street, plus a racket of laughs and arguments and cheers. It must be Stanley Cup time. The fan clans have gathered at Sixth Avenue between B and C, ...

One mile into inland Oceanside, 52 years of practice

Know when to flip it

“You won’t regret it,” says Karen.“The iron rack. It’s totally seasoned.”

Breakfast dessert at Nutmeg Bakery

Coffee, croissant, and dulce de leche

I had one of those mid-morning hungers — too early for lunch but too close on the heels of breakfast to do that all over again. I was driving through Sabre Springs with a half-full ...

Happy devouring machine at Island Spice Jamaican

“By the fifth or sixth bite I started scooping the rice and beans into the sauce.”

For three years I lived a mere 2000 feet from Jamaican restaurant Island Spice, but due to the mystery of dead ends and freeway overpasses I rarely ever passed by, and I never paid a ...

How different is Nepali food from lowland Indian food?

A promise of heat

What did the rest of the world do before the Spanish brought tomatoes back from New World?

Rimel’s Rotisserie

The plan is for you to eat the chicken with one of several sauces.

I’m fond of buying my rotisserie chicken from little neighborhood markets such as Grant’s in South Park or Olive Tree in Ocean Beach. I even threw down for a Whole Foods chicken once when I ...

Uber will deliver your food, if you can afford it

It might prove cheaper to get yourself Ubered to the restaurant and back.

In keeping with my ongoing exploration of smart phone food delivery apps, I had to make my way to Postmates, a service that picks up where Uber leaves off — imagine a fleet of Uber ...

Some Fresh Catch catches better than others

Salmon burger satisfies, oysters not so much

Casual fish counters have become San Diego’s signature seafood concept. With the longtime success and rising Food Network profiles of shops such as Blue Water Seafood Market and Point Loma Seafoods, similar restaurants have sprung ...

The way figs feel

The charro and the pioneer lady set the kids into teams. “Now, don’t worry about breaking the eggs,” says the lady. “They’re made of wood. First team back with the egg still in the spoon ...

Carlsbad’s Green Dragon Tavern has revolutionary feel

Ambitious colonial museum delivers a proper tavern experience

Nearly 250 years ago, Boston’s historic Green Dragon Tavern served as a meeting place for men who would become heroes of the American Revolution. Two years ago, Carlsbad’s Green Dragon Tavern & Museum didn’t exist. ...

Myung In Dumplings opens on Convoy

Foodie-famous Korean dumplings hit San Diego

The big problem with watching TV shows about food is that, no matter how absurd the show might be, they often leave you hungry and unable to satisfy the craving they’ve just ignited. For example, ...

Get hot at Pho Hoa

I take a chunk of meat, collect some noodles and bean sprouts, and shove them in my maw.

South of the border comfort food

Voodoo Stu brings Southern home cooking to Tijuana

Voodoo Stu probably could have gotten away with calling his cooking “Rural-Creole-Baja Cuisine” or some drummed up stuff like that, but he didn’t. Instead, the Atlanta-raised chef simply calls it “Southern comfort food,” and it ...

Studio Diner stands out in Kearny Mesa

Homage to the Hollywood depiction of ’50s-era coffee counters

There’s no question, Studio Diner stands out in east Kearny Mesa. Built to resemble a metal film reel canister topped by a black-and-white-striped director’s clapboard, what the 24-hour diner really looks like is an art ...

Eating all you can at Big Bang! Sushi

“Uh, guys? The waiter’s writing down everything you say.”

When I heard a new sushi spot had opened up in Rancho Bernardo, I figured I might check it out, someday, if I happened to be in the neighborhood. Then I heard Big Bang! Sushi ...

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