Tess Jackson

Tess Jackson
Tess Jackson lives and writes about food in San Diego. The Maryland native is obsessed with good customer service and finding Maryland-worthy crab cakes.

Latest Articles

Bruski's delivers the burn

Fiesta of flavors from Scripps Ranch burgers-and-beer joint

My husband’s new favorite restaurant is Bruski Burgers & Brew in the Scripps Ranch area of San Diego. Opened in January 2011 by owner Bruce Nguyen, it is located right off I-15 near Scripps Ranch ...

Quiche on the beach

Bacon and red peppers elicit a happy dance at pricey Carlsbad spot

My husband took me to lunch at a restaurant I’ve been eyeing for a few months called Chandler’s, located inside the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa. I love a good lobby, and this one ...

Sandwich, soup, and a smile in Sorrento

Kale and quinoa? Sometimes a gamble pays off

While running errands recently, I followed a craving for a good salad to Croutons. It’s a small restaurant in the Sorrento South Corporate Center serving up made-to-order salads, daily soups, and panini. I ordered the ...

Best Pizza and Brew makes a believer out of loyal Pizza Port customer

Agrees to try it after weeks of shoulder massages and uninterrupted time with Sportscenter.

Best Pizza and Brew restaurant is an understated eatery serving up an uncommonly large variety of pizza by the slice and they offer freshly made salads (starting at $6 and served in a large modern ...

Breakfast at Humphreys

Stellar view, hit-or-miss food, and oh — the napkins!

On a recent Wednesday morning, my husband and I visited Humphreys Restaurant on Shelter Island. Only two or three tables were occupied. We were seated at a table next to the floor-length window and enjoyed ...

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