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Azuki Sushi: The fifth app.

The most expensive appetizer in happy hour is worth all six bucks

First thing to do here is look at the front door. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/sep/03/52503/ Look close. It is a pane of glass ...

Asti downtown: Happy hour, happy meal?

Ed dines with conventioneers, and still leaves with change in his pocket

The kind of weather we're having, this shady western side of The Street - Fifth Avenue downtown - is definitely ...

Facing the (eight) elements in Mira Mesa

Giant Indian crepes catch Ed by surprise

At first I think they’ve given me a big brown napkin to eat. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/aug/29/52272/ Then I touch it. Warm. Crispy ...

Sideways on Tenth

Ed waits for his bus with a big glass of Merlot

It's like 10:30 at night and I've got 45 minutes till my next stretch limo. There's nothing worse than being ...

New happy hour for downtown's oldest coffeehouse

Café Lulu reaches out beyond the late night hookah crowd

"Oh heck," say Sean. "Let's make it two dollars off everything in the menu." He's planning happy hour specials for ...

Chef Miguel’s decision

A Chef takes time out from the big time to work with his family

“I was running around the world for 25 years opening restaurants for Ruth’s Chris Steak House,” says Chef Miguel Martinez. ...

Scenes from a snack hunt

The Street talks. Ed chomps

OK, so you caught me heading for Jack In the Box (1110 C Street at City College trolley stop). Yeah, ...

South Park: Farewell, ma belle

Vagabond's in its last days. Ed is weeping

Maybe it's because they're closing. But I swear. These two unpretentious little happy hour tacos are thee most delicious I've ...

Downtown: Fat Cat Café's secret weapon

The new sandwich shop is starting a whole new (Korean) ball game. Call it midday heat...

What’s beefy and spicy and came in at #23 on a CNN readers’ poll of the world’s 50 most delicious ...

Scone With the Wind: Outside at the Brick and Bell

Über-cute La Jolla bakery is scone Mecca for at least 357 people every day

Five-twenty-five. That's when I turn up. "We close at 5:30," says Kara... http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/aug/14/51291/ ..."But no problem." This is in this ...

Old Town: Back from the dead with a deal

Cabana-filled courtyard is just the start: great lunch deal is the real surprise

“Tuesday to Friday,12-3,” the sidewalk sign says, “small salad, flatbread and a glass of wine or beer, $8.” That stops ...

Soup with a view!

Surprise deals on top of Nordstrom's

"Sweetheart, corazon, will you be downtown today?" Warning bells! She's going to ask me to do something I don't want ...

Barrio Logan: Eat your fruit!

New fruit and ice cream eatery delivers health the Mexican way

Okay. Here's the menu for dinner: Apples, bananas, sandia (watermelon), mango, piña (pineapple), papaya, melon, strawberries, cottage cheese, granola, coconut, ...

Alien pods discovered in Marina District!

Ed doesn't believe they're just $5 home-made sausages. Who would?

I sit here looking down at this...creature. Things are weird enough already. Here I am, surrounded by an oryx, a ...

Late brunch, Old Town

Ed finds American comfort food in the heart of Old Town

Nothing more delicious than a guilty late brekky. Sitting on the red bench seats in the sun outside the Living ...

Counterpoint: No BS Brussels Sprouts

Ed's search for the best sprouts in town reaches a high point on Golden Hill

Most popular spot on Golden Hill? Has to be here, just about opposite the fire station. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/aug/05/50645/ Counterpoint (830 25th ...

Hitting the G Spot: G Street Deli

Luscious chipotle chicken sandwich and meatball soup for $7.49

Suddenly get the munchies coming out of Office Depot down near the Santa Fe. Instead of heading back to Broadway ...

Pasaje Rodríguez: Papas & Beer & El Muertho

Mamut microbrewery is the scene for eats and arts

“I estimate we have 60 microbreweries in Tijuana now,” says Juan Jose Quesada. “And maybe 20 in Mexicali, and 30 ...

Shot Cabo, a taste revolution on Revolución

El Colegio is a class in Baja-Med cuisine

Up on Revolución, thinking about maybe Chiki Jai for a Spanish snack. But at Fifth, kitty-corner from Caesar's, whoa, brand ...

TJ wine bar with mini-theater, home-grown eats

Place has its own ranch in Guadalupe Valley

I was wandering down Tijuana's Puente Mexico, aka First Street, ten at night. Near the wax museum. Only sign of ...

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