Restaurant Review

Bali Coffee serves digital latte art

A dog photo goes from phone to coffee foam

Dog on the leash, we were only passing by the little, below the sidewalk café in East Village, with its garden patio and a nifty white bench with a built-in, pop-up center table. A chalkboard ...

FireBirds Chicken is hot out of the gates

The city’s first Nashville hot chicken restaurant could be hotter and Nashviller

For a restaurant in City Heights, FireBirds Chicken has come up a lot in local foodie conversations over the past three weeks; especially surprising because that’s about how long the place has been open. There’s ...

Duck Foot’s new menu proves gluten isn’t necessary

The brewery’s East Village taproom and restaurant raises its game

By the end of this story, chances are you’ll forget I’m talking about gluten free food. That’s exclusively what Duck Foot Brewing serves at its East Village restaurant and taproom, where even the beer has ...

The heart, and chicken parm, of Sister’s Pizza

A beloved sibling memorialized at Hillcrest eatery

I heard about a place that uses chicken parmesan as a pizza topping. Lucky I did, because Sister’s Pizza operates in a part of Hillcrest I don’t normally go looking for restaurants. It’s a stretch ...

Stew, salad and Soup Du Jour

Every day soup restaurant brings an impressive variety to Serra Mesa

Rain. Wind. Cold. Our long summer has finally given way to what passes for winter (for the time being), which has proven the perfect time to visit a new restaurant built around a fondness for ...

The Latin Chef still cooks in Liberty Station

Soulful Peruvian eatery moved from Pacific Beach to Liberty Public Market

A Pacific Beach restaurant called Latin Chef closed earlier this year, following a good thirteen in business. I never visited the Peruvian and Brazilian eatery, but it sounds like I missed out — it was ...

Plant Power Fast Food growing fast

San Diego-born vegan fast food chain is flipping burgers throughout So Cal

I recently wrote about how a certain global fast food chain has brought meatless versions of its burgers to the San Diego market, but a more exciting development may be the growth of a 100-percent ...

Fine casual pasta shapes at Ciccia Osteria

New sauces, hats, and ribbons, and an old favorite

I don’t know whether San Diego has gone through some sort of culinary looking glass, but we seem to have entered an era where Little Italy is flush with great non-Italian restaurants, while every other ...

Empanada Kitchen bakes hand pies on the Boulevard

A farmers market vendor adds empanada restaurant number two

Pierogi, sambusa, calzone, pupusa: the world has come up with a lot of cool sounding words to describe what the English would call a pasty, and what we here in America might rather mundanely call ...

Where the beef isn't: the Impossible Whopper

For an extra buck, Burger King burger goes from hundred to zero percent meat.

The “Where’s the beef?” commercials of the 1980s popularized the common joke that fast food restaurants skimp on beef in their burgers. Less amusing have been ongoing stories of fast food chains adding food additives ...

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