Patrick Henderson

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Islands left me shipwrecked

Cold fries, lame teriyaki burger make unsatisfying meal

My family and went on vacation to Kauai this summer. Loved it, but the whole time I was craving a decent teriyaki burger — and never found one. When we got back, I was still ...

Avoid the fake meat

Veggie Grill has the veggies, but doesn't grill them

I love meat as much as the next person. Unless that person is my wife, who has been a vegan for nearly 18 months. Eating out when you’re meat-free sometimes is more of a hassle ...

White or wrong?

Is Diner En Blanc worth the effort?

Recently, I got an invitation to Diner En Blanc, this semi-sort-of-exclusive pop-up dinner taking place in a secret location on September 19. Diner En Blanc goes like this: A bunch of people more stylish and ...

Don't sauce that burrito!

Mexican food more than a hill of beans to Antonio Friscia

“A wet burrito is not Mexican, I think, but people love them,” says Chef Antonio Friscia, who opened his latest restaurant, Don Chido, in the Gaslamp in late June. He knew going in that some ...

Wasabi burritos get my attention

La Mesa is not known for its food, but it’s a great place to raise a family and there are plenty of good places for tasty, reasonably priced food for my perfect food day. For ...

Doug Benson’s High On Comic-Con

The comedian will record his Doug Loves Movies podcast at House of Blues next week

If anyone needs a poster child for the powers of marijuana, look at Doug Benson. The 50-year-old comedian grew up in San Carlos and El Cajon before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting ...

Everyone's a wiener at Sausage Fest

July 16 event lets foodies try the best of the würst

"Last year Tender Greens won Sausage Fest,” says JSix executive chef Christian Graves. “They haven’t been invited back this year because they peed in the bushes, and jumped in the pool.” Now in its third ...

Cocktails as ephemeral art

The best craft cocktails are miniature works of ephemeral art. Here today, gone to stomach. Cat Eye Club This retro-style tiki bar looks and feels like a mid-century living room. Fruity cocktails served in glasses ...

Caesar Salad turns 90?

Legend says the famous salad was created July 4, 1924

July 4 not only marks America’s 238th birthday, but, if the legend is correct, it’s also the 90th anniversary of what is arguably the region’s greatest contribution to culinary culture: The Caesar Salad. “I think ...

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