Food and Drink

Mexican beer, craft beer, and the Trump effect

Industry bigwigs discuss beer's future at Beer Summit

The 2017 Beer Industry Summit took place at the Hotel del Coronado January 29 and 30, bringing together brewing company executives, distributors, financiers, and media for a series of panel discussions and networking opportunities. Among ...

Pasta your way

Sauces are most important here

I wouldn’t imagine a little pasta restaurant in Miramar could be the start to a chain of restaurants, but it could happen. Pastalini is offering franchise opportunities. The shop has been around eight years, and ...

Dessert still Heavenly in North Park

Just add gelato

It wasn’t much more than a year ago that longstanding North Park dessert spot Heaven Sent moved from its 30th and University corner location into a smaller space two doors down. So I was surprised ...

Council Brewing's kiss of tartness

Something spontaneous, something new at the Magic Factory

Council Brewing Company is set to launch a spin-off sour brand. The Magic Factory was initially the name given to Council's second production suite, which sits across the industrial park from its main Kearny Mesa ...

Classic Emerald Isle pub in the middle of Normal Heights

Sign up for some of the sloppiest karaoke in town

“God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world,” as Ed McMahon once said, but that hasn’t stopped them from exerting a considerable influence over Normal Heights nightlife. A Guinness-branded butcher board along ...

Madison’s Mediterranean brunch

A good call

Madison in University Heights has been open for about a year. My wife and I dined there in February and liked the cocktails, but we felt the food needed more seasoning. Then my wife said ...

San Diego mead boom ahead?

Seven honey-wine brewers to barrel into the scene in 2017

The success of craft beer has inspired new local ventures into cider and even sake in the past year, but it's a third beer alternative that is suddenly exploding in San Diego: mead. Oceanside's award-winning ...

Fill your piehole Japanese style

Grilled squid, sautéed pork ginger, lemon chicken, sautéed pork kimchi, on and on, $3.95 each.

"Hi! Welcome! Yókoso!” It’s this lady at the cashier desk. Love that about Japanese eateries. I know it’s just business, but welcomes like this kinda make you feel good. I had just hopped off the ...

Order this Swedish pizza in the name of hipster science

Dare to tangle with the beast

Dear Hipster: Why do some people hate pineapple on pizza so much? — Diane I don’t know, but I can speculate. Personally, I think that Hawaiian burrito at JV’s Mexican is a straight-up delight, and ...

The last days of Anthony’s

Landmark fish grotto closes for good January 31

A couple of weeks before Anthony’s Fish Grotto closes its doors on Harbor Drive for the last time (January 31 is the scheduled date), I decided to stop in and have one final meal. Anthony’s ...

What's brewing in the local bean scene

Coffee presence warms up

Coffee Barons With the opening of its seventh store in North Park last month, regional grocery chain Barons Market introduced a new concept it calls the Local Coffee Corner. A dedicated display at the end ...

Making yeast in Beer City USA

White Labs launches its East Coast hub

This spring, local yeast purveyor White Labs will join the ranks of San Diego breweries producing beer on the east coast when it builds a brewhouse in prominent craft beer destination, Asheville, North Carolina. Of ...

Happy lasagna

Italy in the heart of Carlsbad

My friend Mary suggested we meet at Fresco Trattoria in Carlsbad, and I agreed. My husband doesn’t like to spend money on pasta. After working in the grocery industry for 40 years, he claims that ...

A small batch experiment every week from Mikkeller SD

Raspberry coffee tart and other creative concoctions...

Speaking to a sales rep from Mikkeller Brewing in 2014, one stat line he was quick to point out was that brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø had produced 600 beers in eight years since founding the ...

Beer, sports, and toddlers

Twisted, a bar for the whole family

Over the summer a new sports bar and restaurant opened in North Park, across from the Lafayette Hotel at the original corner location of Pomegranate, the Georgian restaurant that has since moved into a larger ...

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