Ian Anderson

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Invasive Species vs. Sculpin

Long Beach brewery throws tasty shade at San Diego's big beer brand

The battle between big beer and craft continues, and this time it's a Long Beach brewer taking shots at San Diego beer. Earlier this year, big-beer subsidiary 10 Barrel Brewing's plans to open a brewpub ...

Let’s just stick with beef and onions

But we could try the lechon kawali or the sinigang na baboy or the...

When I sat down at Zarlitos Family Restaurant and looked over the menu, I found lots of wonderful-sounding dishes. By that I mean the words themselves sounded wonderful: sinigang na baboy, tortang alimango, daing na ...

San Diego Guide to Holiday Fun

Even if yuletide music burns your cochlea on contact ... something for you

I read somewhere that the reason you’re sad around Christmastime is because it’s a reminder of what you’ve lost since childhood: the belief that the world is a magical place that is interested in your ...

San Diego’s only certified kikizakeshi

She’s to sake what a sommelier is to wine

Does San Diego need another ramen bar? I wouldn’t have thought so. But East Village’s latest, BeShock, won me over for several reasons, not all of them having to do with ramen. Somehow the wide-eyed ...

Not all San Diego beer tasting rooms look alike

Six spots that go beyond reclaimed wood

They may range in size and scope, but most of the nearly 150 breweries and tasting rooms pouring across greater San Diego have at least one thing in common — their looks. Since the majority ...

Food for thought

A park, a view, a middle school, and a sandwich

When I first spotted Food for Thoughts Cafe on a Yelp map, I thought it was a glitch. The small coffee and sandwich shop sits just south of Island Avenue, on 26th Street. Not on ...

A budget-friendly burger in San Diego that’s good

Greek Canada beats Ronald McDonald

When we put together a special burger issue a couple of months ago, it gave me a chance to revisit a few old favorites. It also forced me to realize that the price of hamburgers ...

New brewers for Blair brewpubs

Anniversary bottle release coincides with Cosimo Sorrentino's departure

November has been an active month for East Village's Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery. The small brewpub observed its fifth anniversary with a celebratory luncheon, issued its first ever bottle releases, and hired a new ...

Midway District becomes coffee-roasting hub

Find coffee that everyone wants to drink every day behind the Sports Arena

While not a huge coffee-drinking destination, the industrial district behind the Sports Arena in the Midway District has grown into a coffee-roasting hub. Modern Times opened its brewery there three years ago with small-batch roasting ...

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