Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson writes about news, food, coffee, and booze. Known to travel for a story, for music, for romance, or a body of water. Dog-friendly diner and author of the city guide, Moon San Diego.

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Fastest beer in the west

Chasing a whale to Rancho Bernardo

At 11 a.m. on July 20, 450 bottles of Velvet Speedway Stout became available for purchase on the website BrownPaperTickets.com at $35 apiece, with a two-bottle limit. According to multiple sources involved with the beer, ...

Barn Brewing nearly in full swing on the Boulevard

Poor House sister spot serving beer all day, every day

The team behind Poor House brewing have opened a second nanobrewery in North Park. Barn Brewery sits just around the corner from the 30th Street brewhouse, adding its name to the growing number of young ...

Small businesses lead roster of Liberty Public Market vendors

A look at what will be available come November

The under-construction Liberty Public Market announced its vendors on July 23rd, with an event showcasing an assortment of food purveyors specializing in foods ranging from lobster rolls to a natural meats butcher shop. The 22,000-square-foot ...

Beach Plum looks nice

I spotted the buttermilk fried chicken & waffles

I found Beach Plum in a shopping center off El Camino Real and picked it over a few other unfamiliar restaurants in the same center because it looked nice. Or because I like plums and ...

Brewing Class of 2010

Three breweries turning 5 years old in 2015

The craft beer landscape looked a lot different in 2009. Yes, by all accounts this was still an objectively great beer city, but we had about a quarter of the number of breweries we do ...

Rare Form’s pastrami sandwich

Would I step over other pastramis to get to this one?

Whenever I mouth off about what makes a good pastrami sandwich, somebody’s around to chime in about one restaurant’s in particular: Rare Form, Consortium Holdings’ take on a Jewish deli. Now, I’m almost as big ...

One sum-sum-summery beer

The Orange Roughy lives up to its Creamsicle billing

I can think of a lot of flavors to look for in a summer beer and, frankly, chocolate's not one of them. Still, that's one of the flavors associated with the Orange Roughy, a South ...

Punjabi Tandoor neither surprises nor disappoints

A quick workday lunch in Miramar

Business park restaurants don’t play by the same rules as other food businesses. They serve a calculated need — to provide a quick, convenient lunch to nearby professionals. They don’t worry about decorating because something ...

Seoul bump

San Diego brewers tap South Korea craft market

The second week of July, members of the Facebook group Seoul Brew Club started posting photos of Stone IPA and Ruination 2.0 to their community page. In this way, the group of homebrewers and beer ...

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