Food and Drink

Sausage party at the Quartyard

Sustainable pigs!

Shipping containers, Porka-cola, 'roo sausage, and downtown denizens brought to the 'yard.

Pancho Villa is going to have some kick

A sampler flight of local beer events happening April 7-12

April 8 | Charity Beer Release: Award-winning brewmaster Jeff Bagby has been wanting to make a traditional German-style Kölsch since opening his namesake brewpub, Bagby Beer Co…and he’s finally done it as part of the ...

This pizza counter keeps on going

Reviewing all these slices could take a while

I’m often amazed at the pizza microclimates and how some people are prejudiced against one or another. One friend of mine, a Chicago native, has strong opinions against New York style pizza. He also disparages ...

Moving, shaking, brewing

Urge Gastropub owners move on from Vista bowling alley to O-side brewpub

It’s been nearly two years since Urge Gastropub co-owner Grant Tondro announced a grand scheme to convert a former Vista fitness center into a combination brewpub, bottle shop, and bowling alley. That ambitious interest was ...

The Paleo TV dinner

Post-workout meals for lazy exercisers

I’m no fitness buff, and I honestly think the Paleo diet sounds like something only primitive thinkers would embrace. I mean, sure the Neanderthals were in good shape and all, but give them a comfortable ...

Obecian Italian American

Neighborhood mainstay slightly bends with the times

I didn’t recognize Espresso Cucina after a few years living away from OB, so when we walked in the tactfully decorated dining room I thought maybe a new restaurant had opened. It took a little ...

Revolving Sushi Bar opens on Convoy

A “game-like” dining experience

The first thing you’ll need to do after finding a seat at KULA Revolving Sushi Bar is to listen carefully to the instructions you’ll be given. For example, “Do not touch Mr. Fresh.” This anthropomorphized ...

The milk stout route

Mind, heart, and soul went into Ballast Point’s Oompa Lupus

I felt like I’d unwrapped a foil-sheathed candy bar to reveal a golden ticket and been ushered to the site where some of my favorite things are made — specifically, the exotic specialty beers of ...

Centennial suds

A second collaboration beer to celebrate 100 years of Balboa Park

In January, I reported on a beer commemorating the 100th anniversary of Balboa Park named Centennial IPA. Karl Strauss Brewing Company brewmaster Paul Segura and Automatic Brewing Co. owner and head brewer Lee Chase collaborated ...

Shopping like a foodie: Heart & Trotter

New locovore butcher goes whole hog

"Those eggs are gorgeous." I was standing in the middle of a very crowded soft-opening day at Heart & Trotter, North Park's new "whole animal butcher shop." The place promises all local, hormone- and antibiotic-free ...

Legit salad

"This is our tradition from Israel. Make everything."

“People around Nazareth only harvest the olives every second year, so the trees have time to recover.”

Passport for global beer travel

El Cajon's Main Tap, indeed

An international craft oasis in El Cajon's American macrobrew desert.

Movie theater popcorn in your home!

“What the hell do you think you’re doing?” barked Larry in an accusatory tone second to none. With a dirty Farberware pot in one hand, a soapy sponge in the other, and a sink before ...

Fool for the brew

A sampler flight of local beer events happening March 31-April 6

April 1 | April Fool’s Day Beer Dinner: Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits is holding its first-ever beer-pairing dinner at the full-scale restaurant within its newly opened Miramar headquarters. Try out “beer-braised leg of beast” ...

Look your recommendation in the eye

Taco-eating guy digs into high brow with a little help from the server

When some food- and wine-loving college friends visited La Jolla recently and asked for restaurant recommendations, this whole I Write About Feasts thing meant I really needed to be on point. This would be no ...

Join our
newsletter list

Enter to win $25 at Broken Yolk Cafe

Each newsletter subscription
means another chance to win!

Close