Food and Drink

Kiss-friendly tipple

For Valentine’s Day you can hardly do better than the Divine Aspect

It ain’t pink or red, doesn’t include anything remotely chocolate, and it doesn’t come with a rose garnish, but for Valentine’s Day you’d hardly do better than suggest a drink that brings out a bit ...

I.B.'s menudo institution

Back from the dead with the whole hog

The hoof stares me in the face. “Eat me!” it says. Oh, Lordy. But this is what I came for. It’s Sunday. Feeling a little hung over, truth to tell. “You sure this works?” I ...

Sipping with the Style Gods

How did hipsters end up with coffee and the hippies got tea?

Dear Hipster: How come the hipsters got coffee and the hippies got tea? Is that a coincidence or is there something about tea that makes it more friendly to the granola-crunching, patchouli-smelling set? — Geoff, ...

More than a late-night munchies spot

Veg-friendly student favorite good enough for all

I'd actually never been to Pokéz, though I've heard about it repeatedly over the years. Everybody I know who went to college in this town seems to have fond memories of the "vegetarian Mexican eatery." ...

SD spells love B-E-E-R

Sampler flight of local beer events for February 10–17

February 14 | Brewbies Fest: This sixth annual fundraiser in support of the Keep A Breast Foundation will once again take place at Bagby Beer Co., but this year, they’re moving it and the oodles ...

Early Look: South Park Brewing Co.

Sneak peek at Hamilton’s Tavern spin-offs brewpub and beer menu

It’s been ten months since we broke the news about publican and brewery-owner Scot Blair’s brewpub project, South Park Brewing Company. Since then, he and his crew have been hard at work converting the former ...

Homestyle in the shadow of the multiplex

Tofu Ka's traditional Korean dishes work fine for this particular Mesa

My continuing exploration of Korean restaurants in San Diego has finally taken me out of my comfort zone. No, I didn't eat anything outside the reach of my gringo palate. I did, however, pick a ...

Veggiejuana: Baja brunch on a budget

Clever veggie breakfast in the North Park of TJ

Brunch in Tijuana may not be the middle class ritual de lo habitual (to borrow a phrase from Jane’s Addiction) that it is in urban America, but the Sunday fare is certainly worth waking up ...

Going pink for Brewbies

Valentine’s Day beer fest to sport charity brews for Keep A Breast

“Every week in San Diego is San Diego Beer Week.” It’s a popular saying among local imbibers seeing how there are so many beer festivals within the county throughout the year (sometimes two or three ...

Upscale harem

Ed skips the hookah and inhales a panini

“Hookahs are definitely cheaper there,” she says. “But you get less of a head-rush from them.”

Farm to drive-thru

Does the end of Modern Farmer signal the final stage of hipster-foodie culture?

Early Feb fermentathon

Sampler flight of local beer events for February 3-9

February 5 | Beer Dinner: With a name like Perfect Pairings, guests at Karl Strauss Brewing Company can expect good things from a five-course menu that includes Thai-style curry shrimp served with the rare Queen ...

My perfect breakfast, but better

Farmers' market parfait gives yogurt the spotlight

Left to my own devices, my breakfast of choice these days is a blueberry parfait. To some, the mixture of fruit, yogurt, and granola may never constitute a satisfying breakfast. To them I point out ...

Bolt Brewery to strike in Little Italy

New La Mesa sudsmiths find a more central locale they can't pass up

It’s the fastest expansion in the history of the San Diego County craft beer scene. Just two months after opening La Mesa’s first brewery, the ownership of Bolt Brewery has taken possession of a property ...

A surprisingly satisfying meatless benedict

Everything we want in a dog-friendly brunch, without the pork

Always on the hunt for dog friendly eateries, I've heard from a number of friends I that need to check out Claire's on Cedros in Solana Beach. I looked into it, and according to Feaster ...

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