Food and Drink

Japan on Convoy

Chopstix is quick, cheap, and delicious

While on the way to Tofu House, I rarely pay any mind to the big red awning advertising “Japanese Noodles” across the street. Once every few months, David and I venture to try something new ...

Uni’s best beer bet

Palate-wowing brews, deep-dish and wings at Regents Pizzeria

It seems like I blinked and University City got wise to the rise of craft beer. As I’ve mentioned in the past, my formative drinking years were spent close to UCSD and consisted mostly of ...

Zen-like

They all aim for the best expression of the bean.

Virtuoso roaster brings home bronze from national competition in Long Beach.

Satisfactory clank!

Total taste heaven in the shape of an artichoke, a burger, mussels

Getting escorted out of Lou & Mickey’s...to the redesigned patio.

North County fish counter concept falls flat

Fish District brings "fast casual" but forgets the flavor

It's easy to love a good fish counter. You get to choose which fish looks best, pick your method of preparation — usually a sandwich or tacos — and opt for the seasoning of your ...

Barrel-borne bacchanalia

Sampler Flight of local beer events for March 10-16

March 14 | Second Saturday: Hamilton’s Tavern will take visitors on a miniature tour of the burgeoning Los Angeles craft brewing scene when it puts on beers from Eagle Rock Brewery, El Segundo Brewing Company, ...

Ich bin ein Berlin food truck

Chasing down German street-food nostalgia

Driving around a couple weeks ago I found myself lined up at a red light next to a food truck painted brightly with the word Currywurst. For a moment I forgot I was on my ...

For the love of lagers — and the coast

Former PB AleHouse brewer moves on to La Jolla and Ensenada

Until a year ago, the only Vincent Falcone I knew was the character who went by the handle Lieutenant Falcon on the ‘80s’ G.I. Joe cartoon. Now, I know a brewer by the same name. ...

On the border of Miramar and South Africa

Other-worldly sports bar a worthy bet

When you discuss getting dinner or lunch with friends, a litany of cultural choices are bound to come up: Thai? Mexican? Sushi? Nobody ever says, "South African?" Until recently, I barely knew it was an ...

Scorching Sculpin

Ballast Point’s habanero-laced IPA a commendable niche offering

I’ve been labeled a hot head in my day. No, not for having an incendiary temper. Sure, I get angry, but when you’re slight in stature like me you learn real quick that it’s in ...

Downtown baa-becue

Saltbox's lamb sliders ain't sheepish

If you can get in through the two-ton door, this place has some surprising bargains. It's Friday afternoon around fiveish. I have just resisted the temptations of the House of Blues and its $2 Happy ...

New brewer a “Local” product

Taking a look at the homebrewer hired to man the Local’s brewpub project

Time flies when you’re covering a craft brewing scene that, in the past three years, has seen 78 brewery-owned hospitality venues come online within San Diego County. Of those, 55 were the products of completely ...

Do they eat hamburgers in Italy?

New food hall imports great taste from Verona

It's safe to say the food hall concept has been embraced in San Diego — at least by investors. East Village saw one open earlier this year with Bottega Americano, while nearby Market Hall promises ...

Mission accomplished at South Park Brewing Co.

A good look at the new brewpub and its initial beer offerings

You may remember the sneak-peek construction photos of South Park Brewing Company. Even with planks and sawdust strewn about, it showed great promise. And the finished product shows that promise has been fulfilled. The brewpub ...

Chefs’ secret

Flavor, taste, and pleasure materialize in a most unexpected location.

“Oh, no. This is free. You get this when you order a main dish.”

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