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Breakfast: Eat with Matisse!

Ed eats brekky surrounded by art, French signs and red trolleys. Result: zero I.G.I!

Came off the trolley at the Santa Fe around nine in the morning. Looking for a quick breakfast. But not ...

Cafe Hue rules at waffles

Convoy Street bakery is worth a trip for coffee and dessert

How a place like Cafe Hue (3860 Convoy Street, 858-571-7947) comes to be is a mystery. If the name indicates ...

Rakiraki brings ramen burgers to San Diego!

But don't rush out to stand in line for one.

Ramen burgers are taking the world by storm! At least, that’s what the bloggers and foodie pundits--who thrive on buzzworthy ...

Gluten-sensitive beer the new norm at California Kebab

Pacific Beach kebab joint and beer garden is sensitive to celiacs.

Though celiac disease - an autoimmune disorder triggered by the consumption of gluten - affects less than 1% of the ...

Night Caldo in Chula Vista

Ed discovers a primo birrieria, and he hasn't even crossed the border

We're in the Deep South of Chula Vista, near Palomar. Just walked the dusty sidewalk-free sidewalk of Industrial Boulevard, looking ...

Crazy over bread sticks again

Bread sticks are like lovers: you think you're through, then you taste them again, for the first time

I have always been disappointed by bread sticks. I mean they look so tempting, but when you bite in they're ...

Baby steps in Baja: Day One - Puerto Nuevo

Navigating Baja's lobster capital is easier than you think

We planned our road trip with a lunch stop in Puerto Nuevo for langosta, their famous spiny lobsters, in mind. ...

Why not drink more bitters?

After-dinner digestives aren't as big a custom in American restaurants as they could be. Urban Solace, for one, leads the way in stocking a bar with the herbal cordials.

Rumors of a new-ish dessert menu led me to Urban Solace. I guess you could call something that came out ...

Bonita: Tuna tostada trial!

Ed goes for a simple happy hour, and finds happiness itself

Oh man. Always dangerous to say "best." But his ahi tuna tostada has to be the best in 'Diego. No. ...

Heart & Trotter: whole animal butchery to open in North Park

Locally-sourced, sustainable meat comes to Uptown.

We San Diegans like things crafty. We shop for locally-sourced produce and homemade hummus at the farmers’ market. We drink ...

Tokyo Playground heading for the Gaslamp

Should we have a problem with “schoolgirl-clad” servers?

George’s on Fifth, the well-settled steak place you’d see downtown powerbrokers eating at as you hurried by, is history. Even ...

Burger for Breakfast

At Vigilucci's in Coronado, breakfast is all about style

Thank goodness for Jan. Carla's old flatmate is across from Florida for a couple of weeks. I'm mostly sitting watching ...

Feast! Pier-end party people chow down

Sunset's the magic moment for the annual moment to chew the fat, and just, well, chew

Whew. Just come from the Feast! party at the cruise terminal... Stuffed with burgers, truffle fries, wines, beers, including hey ...

Izakaya Ouan replaces Yu Me Ya

New sake house in Hillcrest improves upon the old, better fills the niche between Tek Chan and Masa.

Yu Me Ya Sake House struggled in Hillcrest despite the sterling reputation founded by the restaurant’s original location in Encinitas. ...

The other Mickey D’s

At McDini’s you eat history, one corned beef sandwich at a time

Oh Lord. It stands in front of me, sparkling, sending dewdrops down its side. “Come on, come on,” it says. ...

Twist Sandwiches and More replaces Philly Grill

North Park sandwich and munchie shop offers something a little different.

It pains me to have invested so many bites and miles into Tour de Cheesesteak, only to have the place ...

National City: Getting your ginger back

Can Niederfrank's, this town's original ice creamery, really help you fight the heat?

This stinkin' hot weather, there are only two places to hide: whatever bus you're riding in, because at least they ...

Baby Steps in Baja

My first road trip to Mexico makes my wine and food dreams come true, satisfies my fish taco addiction.

Let’s address this right up front. Crime there is out of control. Gang violence is so rampant that children follow ...

J&H Hopia open in National City

Filipino bakery's cheese balls are a must have among many tasty confections.

Here’s a place so new and off the radar that it’s hard to google: J&H Hopia (3403 East Plaza Boulevard, ...

Tips, lies, and the Linkery

A response to Slate's publication of an article by former Linkery owner Jay Porter

After eight years of stuffing sausages and pushing the issue of farm-to-table dining, sometimes earning short mentions in major media ...

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