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Upscale Ice Cream in La Jolla: Bardot Bars

Back in May I wrote about the upcoming opening of Bardot Bars, a fancy-schmancy ice cream bar shop in La ...

Fast Food in Barrio Logan: Rolando's Taco Shop

I was down at Café Moto buying coffee beans, and on a tight time schedule. Where’s a good place to ...

Now Open: Village Vino in Kensington

Proprietor Rita Pirkl, of the newly opened Village Vino on Adams Avenue, spent eight of her last ten years commuting ...

All About the d at d Bar Desserts

My first visit to d Bar Desserts, the new pastry shop/casual bistro located on Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest, was successful ...

Lunch on Convoy: Viet Bakery and Pho

I finally got around to visiting Viet Bakery and Pho, a newish place on Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa. I’ve ...

Food Truck Lunch: Red Oven Pizza

I first encountered Red Oven Pizza, Justin Burlingame’s mobile Pizza Napoletano truck, at a Green Flash Brewery tasting event, but ...

Homegrown Comfort: Leroy's Kitchen and Lounge

Home grown success story David Spatafore opened his first place, MooTime Creamery in Coronado, in 1998. Since then, he’s gone ...

Travel Light at Vagabond Kitchen

Chad Deal has reported on special dining events and chef changes at Vagabond Kitchen several times, and they always sound ...

Pho UTC and Grill

I seem to be on a newly hatched restaurant bender. I can’t help myself, I’m impatient by nature. Being a ...

Food Truck Lunch: Sushi Ninjas

I live in an area that draws food trucks by the dozens. The many business parks lining the 805 around ...

Sincerely Surprised: Samurai Japanese Restaurant

It’s a shame, really, but a lot of the time lunch is a chore. When you’re working, and time gets ...

A First Look at Ariccia Italian Market

I posted about the opening of a new Italian deli/grocery, Ariccia Italian Market, a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve ...

Coming Attractions: Ariccia Italian Market in La Jolla

Ariccia Italian Market in La Jolla is slated for a June 14th opening. Co-owners Robert Pascucci and Stephanie Savchuk state ...

Coming Attractions: Sally and Henry's Doghouse Bar & Grill

Dog friendly restaurants and bars are getting to be pretty common, and a new place in the Hillcrest/Banker's Hill neighborhood ...

Sima's Grill & Deli

When I decided to sell my home, right in the middle of the mortgage meltdown of 1998, I left my ...

Five Generations of Italian Tradition at Café Barbera

A new, traditional Italian coffee shop has just opened in Hillcrest, filling the gap caused by the untimely closing of ...

A First Look at d Bar Desserts

Several weeks ago I wrote about the pending opening of d Bar Desserts, the new pastry shop/casual bistro located on ...

A Bite of Hillcrest at Local Habit

A few weeks ago, I went on a Bite San Diego walking tour of Hillcrest. It’s a 1 ½ - ...

Losing My Inhibitions at Muzita Abyssinian Bistro

One of the great pleasures in life is communal dining with friends. Especially when you throw away your knife, fork ...

Pizze, Pizze at Caffe Calabria

A while back, Ed Bedford wrote about the pizzas at Caffe Calabria in North Park. I’m always on the lookout ...

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