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Malarkey Going Ubiquitous

Goodbye, Gio's Bistro in La Mesa; hello, Gingham. Brian Malarkey is becoming a one-man chain (a new Cohn?), with cloth-named ...

Veteran's Day Specials for Vets

At Sea Rocket (30th & Upas, 255-7049), 11/11 brings a "Salute the Troops" dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Three ...

White Truffle Dinner at Bice

The chefs at Bice (425 Island Avenue, Gaslamp, 619-239-2423) have gotten ahold of an enormous Italian white truffle (worth thousands) ...

Correction! (Re: Donovan's)

Never believe a press release. I shouldn't either. It's happened before -- when will I learn? So now I owe ...

Gluten-Free Fest

More and more readers seem to be suffering from gluten intolerance and asking where they can get a good gluten-free ...

The Dead Pool, RIP: Kazumi

One of the best sushi shops in town has shut -- Kazumi, in the heart of Hillcrest (right by the ...

Bye, Deco. Hi, McFadden's. Bye, Suite and Tender. Hi, Saltbox.

Deco's, the block-long, floor-through Gaslamp nightclub and once-upon-a-time decent restaurant, is gone for good. The new tenant is McFadden's Restaurant ...

Donovan's Downtown Gets Fishy with Hot New Chef

The Gaslamp branch of Donovan's is not just another steakhouse -- it's now Donovan's Prime Seafood (at 333 Fifth Avenue, ...

Boorito: Willie and Chipotle Unite for Family Farmers

Family farmers (as in "Farm Aid") are a favorite cause of Our Hero and Smoked Saint Willie Nelson. Chipotle Mexican ...

Your In-Home Wine Pub

Yeah, we all love hanging out at wine bars, sampling the quaffs, tasting the tapas. But with winter rains coming ...

Ready-to-Roll Fish Papillote Bags

Oh, boy, I've needed this! Last time I bought a hunk of Copper River salmon, I wanted to gently bake ...

Actually healthy nuked popcorn

A couple of (maybe) helicopter parents back east were horrified to feed their kid the junk chemicals and metals infusing ...

Yet more musical chefs:: Delicias

You've read already about Amy DiBiase taking over the kitchen at The Shores. (That's so great, I think she'll work ...

Se No More

The Se Hotel has been bought out of bankruptcy by SF-based Kimpton Hotels and renamed the Hotel Palomar. Kimpton immediately ...

Consumer Reports Scrutinizes Celeb Food Products: Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes

I know you don't really believe that Wolfgang Puck is standing over a giant hot cauldron seasoning soup for the ...

Contrary to "Wolfie," Pomegranate lives on

The UT's Food/Entertainment Advertising Manager, Wolfgang Verkaiik, writes little "reviews" of restaurants that take out ads. (They're all raves, of ...

A World of Malarkey Coming Atcha!

Local-celeb chef Brian Malarkey and nightclub-entrepeneur partner James Brennan (Stingaree, etc.) are planning to take over the U.S. The time ...

Mommy Makes Cakey-Pops

This enterpreneurial business started with a mom's broken pieces of cake. Maria Roldan realized she could tuck them atop lolliipop ...

No Jewish Deli Nearby? Go Online

Can't make it to DZ Akins, Milton's, or Brooklyn Bagels? A Chicago Jewish deli called Schmaltz has just expanded, starting ...

Answer to EdBed's possum question

For mysterious reasons, I can't post an answer to your blog, it accuses me in red print of making mysterious ...