Food and Drink

LUP'd Up Singel (LUPUS)

Rhubarb and winey hops combine to give Monkey Paw charity beer outlandish character

There we were, Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery (and soon-to-open South Park Brewing Company) head brewer Cosimo Sorrentino and yours truly sitting across each other at his East Village stomping grounds. The topic, what to ...

East Village: Contain yourself! Your temporary town square's almost ready

Meshuggah Shack first to open in Quartyard

“Ring for kisses,” says the red bell at the counter. “See how it feels.” Oh, I see: The "See how it feels" bit is talking about the tip jar. Still, the bell sets the atmosphere. ...

Quad AleHouse coming to Gaslamp

Fifth Avenue address was a former Navy locker facility

The term “quad” can mean several things. My favorite reference is to the burliest, highest-alcohol of the Monastic Belgian abbey-style ales, the quadrupel, but it also refers to central meeting places such as those found ...

Best slow-smoked meat in San Diego?

Brazen BBQ has reason to B.R.A.G.

When it comes to meat, I like it lean — no chewy gristle, no greasy globules of fat, I just want that succulent muscle. Meat-wise, I’m a bad foodie — I prefer filet mignon over ...

Lemonade from charred lemons

After the fires at Pacific Beach AleHouse and Wet 'N Reckless

Last week, a grease fire broke out in the kitchen at Pacific Beach AleHouse. Fortunately, the coastal brewpub is located across the street from a fire station. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze ...

Wine boom meets whiskey craze

Upgraded sangria appeals to both the establishment and the moment.

If there’s going to be a bar in town that serves a wine-and-whiskey cocktail — and make it work — why not Asian-fusion eatery Roppongi Restaurant and Sushi Bar? It makes sense, coming from the ...

Instant pour convenience

Local coffee roasters have arrived downtown. The West Bean has been keeping regular hours at its new central Broadway location since soft opening in late January, serving a short roster of its own beans via ...

Tea like a dragonfly ride through the African bush

“Juicy brightness dapples your palate like light filtering through a poppy parasol.”

Like rich people

Scarfing remnants of beer-fed cow and lobster bits

"This is crazy,” says Carla. We’re climbing up the stairs toward the most expensive watering hole in downtown Coronado, if you’re after steaks. A $120 steak, anyone? News of this ran like an electric shock ...

Birria in the Bear's Corner

Goat stew amid the bustle of Mercado Hidalo

El Rincon del Oso Mercado Miguel Hidalgo local-47 Phone: 6646842491 Tijuana has gotten a bad rap over the years, thanks largely to a U.S.-fueled drug war and the ensuing onslaught of sensationalist journalism that often ...

Chocolate, rhubarb & the Younger

A sampler of beer events happening February 24-March 2

February 25 | Beer & Chocolate: Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits is teaming up with local chocolatier Lora Davis from Its Myne to present a quintet of beer-and-chocolate pairings, all of which will be explained ...

Eat this sandwich with a knife and fork

East Village breakfast a good mess

There are many ways to make a sandwich — infinite variables, you might say. But there's really only one or two ways to eat one, right? You either eat it with your hands, or eat ...

Indian Joe's without a home

Vista brewing company on hiatus until it can find a new home

One of Vista’s popular brewing companies is temporarily out of commission. After two years in business, nanobrewery Indian Joe Brewing is in search of a new base of operations. Owner Max Moran’s lease on his ...

It's a Big Front Door, so open wide

BFD's immense offerings may best be enjoyed out of sight

I learned my lesson the hard way about eating in, rather than taking food to go, at the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious deli that is jokingly named for its entrance, Big Front Door (and also for its titillating ...

Green Flash gets soulful

One of several new IPAs from Mira Mesa brewery has serious style

When people tell me I’m too negative, I reply: “You gotta stick with what you’re good at.” Apparently, Green Flash Brewing Company feels the same way. For some time, they have excelled at producing hoppy ...

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