Liberty Station News & Stories

Happy hour with the world's best chef

Haven't heard of the Three Shrimp award?

San Diego has a world-famous chef, and I don't mean any of the usual Food Network suspects, who are known for their TV personalities. Last year, Chef Accursio Lotà of Solare Ristorante snagged Best Chef ...

Can't blame North Chapel plan on Corky

McMillin Companies' plan to turn sanctuary into restaurant...and more!

The Corky McMillin Company’s quiet plan to turn the historic North Chapel at the Naval Training Center into a “restaurant space” is meeting with growing community resistance ranging from the congregations that pray there to ...

Stone serves the impossible

The latest meat-free burger lands in San Diego

It was last February I first read an NPR story about the Impossible Burger — a meatless burger patty that "bleeds like the real thing." The sizzling, plant-based burger apparently debuted to rave reviews in ...

Come to Liberty Station — except certain times

Forget Trader Joe's, Vons on Sunday around 11 a.m.

Before Thanksgiving, locals took to social media to vent about parking and traffic at Liberty Station. Specifically, as it relates to Rock Church — a church founded by former Charger's defensive back, Miles McPherson. Similar ...

Lost in meat sandwiches

Meatballs with green chili and tomatillo — yum

I never seem to wind up where I mean to at Liberty Public Market. Once I get caught up in the crowd, I just roll whichever way it carries me, hoping there will be something ...

Liberty Station just for the uni

Started by Catalina Offshore vet

It's fair to say Liberty Station has become a good place to find yourself hungry. I did on a recent Saturday afternoon, and since I only had a short window to remedy the situation, I ...

Liberty Station gallery shows crossover power of comics

Feeds and is fed by popular culture

“The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” says San Diego Comic Art Gallery manager TJ Shelvin, “are unlike anything else. On the one hand, you’ve got this major machine that it became” — six movies, six TV ...

Perfect for a heat wave

Cold Peruvian soups and cold drinks at Liberty Station

Between now and mid-November, San Diego is likely to have the hottest days of the year. I love heat waves, but they usually don’t inspire cravings for anything other than ice cream. That’s why I’ve ...

Liberty lunch for the office crowd

Officine Buona can get you out the door in 30 minutes

You have a choice of about 30 eateries at Liberty Public Market, but if you’re taking a quick workday lunch break you’d do well to check out neighboring Officine Buona Forchetta, a recent expansion of ...

Drink a few for female beer professionals

Pink Boots Society conference and festival this weekend

San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer has designated June 3rd Pink Boots Society Day in San Diego, marking the tenth anniversary of the nonprofit's mission to encourage the professional advancement of women within the brewing industry. ...

Surf Pups of San Diego classes

Paddling next to Liberty Station with your best friend

Samantha Lee of SUP Pups of San Diego came to town from Arizona, and like most folks that find the beach from the desert, she hit the water and stand up paddle-boarding became her favorite ...

Fancy comfort food found in Liberty Station

Fig Tree's Point Loma location surprises

I’ve heard there is a multitude of cafes and restaurants in Point Loma's Liberty Station, but I have been able to find only a handful of them. Recently, my daughter Aja and I found a ...

You can taste the ingredients

Fresh and simple at Mess Hall

When I first saw Liberty Station, I wasn’t impressed. I liked the open spaces but thought it was just another tourist trap that I didn’t need to visit unless out-of-towners forced my hand. My opinion ...

Subtle sweet smoke

Fireside by the Patio comes to Liberty Station

I lurked for months, surveying the perpetual construction and interminable delays that come with opening a new restaurant in San Diego. I watched in anticipation while huge wood burning grills were installed. I speculated endlessly ...

Stone still fights establishment 20 years later

Brewery announces True Craft investment fund, celebrates Reinheitsverbot

The founders of Stone Brewing Co. went against the grain when they launched their craft-beer business 20 years ago, an effort that included fighting the beer establishment. Last week, outgoing CEO Greg Koch announced a ...

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