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.

Latest Articles

Beer with that fresh-mowed lawn flavor

After Lemon & Grassy, looking forward to Tropical & Juicy

As if it weren't already hard enough on a beer reporter's narrative flow to discuss the multi-label San Marcos brewhouse known as Port Brewing and the Lost Abbey, earlier this year it launched yet another ...

This place just took over as my number-one Thai option

Fresh veggies and seafood make for great Thai at Supannee

Google describes Supannee House of Thai as a “No-frills Thai restaurant,” and having driven past the ho-hum storefront several times without going in, I assumed this was accurate. Sharing a drab shopping center lot with ...

Better Buzz mini empire expands their off-center third-wave style

Better drinks for everyone

The Coast Highway in Encinitas is home to another coffee shop. Vista-based roaster Better Buzz opened a 1900-square-foot storefront on August 8. It’s the sixth shop for the retail chain, which also has locations in ...

The Bolt that won't bolt on you

East County beer meets the waterfront in Little Italy

August 21st marked the opening of Little Italy's latest beer-tasting room, as La Mesa–based Bolt Brewery began serving beer at the corner of India and Grape streets, in what used to be the North End ...

Give Me Delivery and give me ramen

Trying out the latest delivery app

While ordering food at Carnitas Snack Shack recently, I noticed a sign pointing out that I could choose to have my favorite poutine delivered. They’ve signed on with Give Me Delivery, yet another web- and ...

These are not my beautiful hops

South African hops give Modern Times release distinction

Just as locally grown hops are starting to find a place in San Diego beer, exotic foreign hops have also begun to capture beer drinkers' imaginations. The fruity, winy Nelson Sauvin variety out of New ...

I eat better than you, so I am better than you

Raw plus vegan equals Sonima

Since I haven’t taken a yoga class in a while, I’ve needed something to fill me with that sense of self-righteousness that comes from doing something more healthy than those around me. Being in Encinitas ...

Cider house dreams

Guthrie CiderWorks set to open in beer country

By this time next year, Miramar should have not one, but two cideries. Not long after craft brewer St. Archer announced plans to acquire a wine license and pursue cider production, a new enterprise has ...

Blunderbuss (hopefully) heard 'round the county

Barrel Harbor tap handle bludgeons beer writer with charm

Keeping track of all the breweries in San Diego County is tough, whether you're a beer reporter or attentive enthusiast. When I think about it the other way around, I marvel at how many have ...