Food and Drink

Let’s talk about Limeade

High hopes dashed

It’s hot: time to gather the family and taste limeade. We started with the straight stuff. Simply Limeade ($2.99 for 59 oz. at Sprouts) can be found in most grocery stores. “It smells like lime ...

South Park's neighborhood brewery zeroes in on its identity

Less fish, more beer

"I believe every neighborhood should have its own brewery," says Scot Blair. That's why, four years after opening Monkey Paw Brewing in East Village, Blair launched South Park Brewing Company last year to serve the ...

/ dun • ee • din / nrth • prk /

New Zealand gastropub hits North Park’s culinary corner

If you count the controversial Jack in the Box, there are now 14 restaurants and two bars within 500 feet of the doglegged intersection of 30th at Upas Street. Some food writers have taken to ...

How much more black could it be?

Dark Pugliese wines

Down in the sunblasted “heel” of Italy, grapes with thick, black skins flourish in the baking sunlight. The wines produced from such crops are quintessentially Italian in their boldness and, if I might go out ...

Warm summer nights, wine, and you

2014 Giocato Pinot Grigio at Royal Stone

Between the twist cap and the tongue-in-cheek copy and imagery — “Giocato is made by Aleks Simic, one of Europe’s greatest (and most humble) winemakers” on the back of the label, while the front depicts ...

Stone Hotel to rock in-room growler delivery

"Upscale kickass" 99 rooms adjacent to Escondido brewery

Stone Brewing has announced its longtime plan to build a hotel next door to its Escondido brewery will finally come to fruition. First reported in the Reader back in 2011, Stone Hotel was to be ...

Gaslamp Tavern’s Heisman

The drink named for Helix High School graduate and Heisman recipient Marcus Allen

Since the Gaslamp Tavern is a come-as-you-are watering hole for the local crowd and parched tourists alike, Gaslamp Tavern bartender Marshall Gillen has come up with a way to draw the home team and visitors ...

Israeli food is drenched in history at 2Brothers

Genuine Mediterranean

“Our pita bread? We import it from Israel. U.S. pita is made from different flour.”

Culture crowlers for Encinitas farmers' market

Next year, maybe a downtown tasting room

Culture Brewing Co. has a thing for beach communities. The Solana Beach brewery has been pouring beers for more than three years on Cedros Avenue and for nearly two years at its tasting room in ...

Amazon’s dinner delivery fail

E-commerce giant works…if you want lunch

A sure sign a new market has become saturated is when the big, established companies come along and want a piece. That’s the case with web-based restaurant delivery services these days. Once the domain of ...

Rock gives birth to beer

Local band/brewer collaborations trending big

Brewery culture in San Diego shares a number of similarities to its indie rock scene. Fans claim their favorite bands and breweries with graphic T-shirts and stickers. Beers are discussed and dissected like new records, ...

Think with your mouth

Heavy, meaty, cheesy sandwiches

It’s tough to believe that food truck trend goes back more than six years. It feels like just yesterday people started looking to Twitter to figure out where and when their next Instagram lunch pic ...

Tasty grabs

Little Golden Hill food counter has surprising flavor

Back when I lived in Golden Hill, the nearest shop was this little corner convenience store at the corner of 26th and Broadway called San Diego Market. I’d buy lottery tickets there, pick up beer, ...

San Diego’s only dedicated chicken-and-waffles restaurant

Lemon Grove’s Da Chicken Coop

If you want to know about Da Chicken Coop, there is only one question that matters: How does it stack up against Roscoe’s? Aw, stop groaning. You have to ask. There is no other metric ...

Duck Duck Gooze breaks the internet

Lost Abbey whale sale turns into weeks-long saga

About this time last year, AleSmith's limited online release of Velvet Speedway barrel-aged stout sold out in seconds. This summer's most coveted whale seems to be Lost Abbey's Duck Duck Gooze, which sold out in ...

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