Food and Drink

Staycation chronicles

Civico 1845 is good for vegetarians and carnivores alike

My in-laws took my kids to Florida for a week, so my wife and I decided to do a “staycation” of sorts by eating out every night while they were gone. Some restaurants we had ...

Malahat's spirits are all heart

Miramar brewery invokes Prohibition, but keeps its booze pure

Upon entering the Malahat Spirits Co. tasting room in Miramar, customers find a small maze meant to invoke the smuggling operations once required to bring San Diego contraband liquor. It's also a nod to the ...

Industrial Grind Coffee, six years and four storefronts later

From retired, to coffee shop owner, to coffee bean roaster, to breadmaker

Hillcrest coffee roaster Industrial Grind Coffee opened its second Hillcrest shop at the beginning of July — its fourth overall. Long-time couple Kathy Hansen and Barbara Jeanine opened the first Industrial Grind on Park Avenue ...

Brewed in Ocean Beach

San Diego's latest brewery opened on O.B. time

Ocean Beach Brewery made its official debut July 1, after teasing a late 2015 launch on social media last December. The three-level restaurant sits four doors down from the O.B. Pier, and capitalizes on location ...

The best camarón enchilado taco in all the land

Tijuana’s Los Compadres Taco Stand

My friend Danger Dave took me to Los Compadres for the first time a few years ago. He guaranteed that they had the best camarón enchilado taco (spicy shrimp), better than Tijuana favorite El Mazateño. ...

Sofa dwellers, rejoice

UberEATS app hits the road

Last year I likened the web-based Postmates delivery service to “a fleet of Uber drivers…waiting for you to order dinner…then rush it to you.” I’m not claiming the folks who run Uber read Feast!, but ...

The food chain, from termites to cattle

On this planet, we eat each other

And on This Farm They Had Some Fish It can get wet out there in the desert, especially when you're raising tons of fish. Like most people involved in aquaculture, Engler’s interest in the biological ...

America’s absolutely worst restaurant and food

How do people eat this stuff?

Has to be, hands down — no offense to our hugely overworked waiter Rick, 45, some previous history but struggling to come back a bit (the waiter not the restaurant) — Corte Madera, Cheesecake Factory. ...

Craft beer rich in North Park

Talents converge to construct San Diego's urban brewery ideal

One of the beer community's most anticipated brewery debuts hit University Avenue at the end of June when North Park Beer Co. officially opened for business — an opening that resonates in urban culture as ...

Black jacks and brown turkeys

Summer crop report

Summer crops are coming into full swing, meaning heirloom tomatoes are on the way. On the sweeter side, stone fruits will be joined by melons as the month goes on, with sweet and spicy peppers ...

Dumb and tender

“Maine lobster’s sweeter. West Coast lobster can be downright chewy.”

"Over here!” It’s the beautiful Carla. Fresh from her frou-frou session at Diane’s salon (“Diane is the only person in this world who understands my coiffure needs, darling”) here on the Emerald Isle of Coronado. ...

Donuts at night

Donut Bar adds space, late hours, beer

Donut Bar has been written about and written about, so most probably know about its wide and interesting selection of giant donuts including triple chocolate, salted caramel, raspberry pistachio, and Homer’s Donut (pink frosted with ...

News from San Diego's smallest beer scene

Bailey BBQ closes, Julian Brewing still at it

Julian's oldest operating brewery will be without a tasting room for a few months. Pizza Port and Port Brewing/Lost Abbey founders Vince and Gina Marsaglia have closed the Bailey BBQ, the mountain town's longtime pit-barbecue ...

Mostra sweeps Cold Brew City competition

San Diego's warm temperatures ideal for cold brew coffee

Carmel Mountain roaster Mostra Coffee took home a pair of trophies at the June 25 contest, Cold Brew City. Coffee enthusiasts gathered in Barrio Logan to sample cold brew served by a dozen roasters and ...

North Park's next brewery has 19th-century roots

Eppig Brewery revives a 150-year-old Bavarian brand out of Brooklyn

Last August, HG Fenton's turnkey brewhouse division Brewery Igniter announced plans to convert a former North Park strip club into a trio of small breweries, and in February West Coaster magazine reported the first tenant ...

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