Food and Drink

Alcohol delivery or craft beer delivery?

Some services pioneering growlers on demand

Web-based alcohol home delivery service has become a growing national phenomenon, with myriad businesses cropping up around the nation. Typically, a a company will pilot the service in a major market before spreading its brand ...

A place for locals in a sea of Gaslamp tourists

Homemade sausages in a casual alehouse

The Gaslamp is a top dining destination, but I often view it as a Walt Disneylike imitation of a big city neighborhood. Many of the businesses cater to daytime workers or tourists and, consequently, don’t ...

Bloody good bloody mary at The Hills

La Mesa pub does brunch right

For the next five months, my kids are spending their Saturday mornings at a theater rehearsal. Date nights are difficult to do right now, but I can handle date mornings. For our taste of Saturday ...

Tipsy Crow, I trust thee

Though I hardly know ye

Rarely do I find myself in the Gaslamp Quarter. Two out of the last three times I was there were after picking up out-of-state friends from the Santa Fe Depot; the other was during Comic-Con. ...

Drinking chocolate is my wingman

The city's sweetest date spot, imperiled

It's time to admit I've been holding out on Feast! readers for years. I've had a perfect little after-dinner date spot in my back pocket, one that's literally helped me end many an evening with ...

Sophisticated stuff at the Dog Haus

Dawgs off the chain

"Go!” This is Carla. “You can make it!” Eight. Friday night. Tapped out. Cupboard’s bare. Broke, broke, pelado. Except, heh-heh, just saw an ad that says free hot dogs today and tonight only, at the ...

Worst election night ever cocktail bash

Pick your poison as the person is picked

Cocktails that honor and shame your fave candidate.

New on the North Park beer block

Former Ballast Point brewers bring on the Eppig

North Park's status as a beer hub gets a major boost in the next few months as a trio of turnkey breweries leasing from HG Fenton's Brewery Igniter program begin to go online. Three ten-barrel ...

Decidedly not-fancy lobster rolls

Like getting Baja fish tacos off a food truck in Maine

Shopping for beer makes me hungry. Actually, it makes me thirsty, the kind of thirst that precipitates going home to try a few of the beers that I just purchased. That in turn makes me ...

Watch out for Ibo’s booth

Young chef has saucy Mediterranean

I like saucy Mediterranean food, so when I saw a fairly new booth offering just that at a local farmers’ market, I bit. Ibo’s Mediterranean Cuisine is named for its founder and chef Ibrahim Aladogan, ...

San Diego restaurant reviews from the early '70s

Chiki Jai, Grant Grill, the Prophet

The Reader dines out at the Shanghai in La Jolla The appetizers are good but not unusual, and the egg roll pastry (but not the filling) is the best I’ve ever eaten. The shellfish dishes, ...

Bacon King and Cheetos Chicken Fries, reviewed

Burger King, better than McDonald's, but still garbage

It’s NFL season again. Which means that, besides watching the Chargers lose over and over, I also get to watch a lot of meretricious commercials. Most of them are about cars that I cannot afford, ...

San Diego Beer Week 2016's Best Bets

The most happening craft beer events

Hundreds of brewery and cross-promotional events are planned around San Diego Beer Week 2016, featuring thousands of beers. You cannot drink them all. But you can cover quite a few of them by checking out ...

Modern Times to open Leisuretown in Anaheim

Property concept includes pool, movie screen, and restuarant

Friday morning, Modern Times announced a significant new expansion to downtown Anaheim. Dubbed Leisuretown, the brewery, food, and entertainment complex will occupy nearly 32,000 square feet at 554 South Anaheim Boulevard, just across the freeway ...

A cozy, out-of-the-way spot in the middle of North Park

Bangkok Spices Thai relocation a good move for old standby

The name seemed familiar, but when I walked past Bangkok Spices shortly after it opened on 30th Street, I couldn't quite place it. Eventually I realized I'd been to a restaurant of the same name ...

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