Restaurant Review

Holy Paleta for your inner child

Fruit, chocolate, candy, and nuts improve on mere popsicles

Like most kids growing up in America, I looked forward to sunny weather for the treats it brought: usually popsicles. As I look back now, I realize those popsicles were trash. We should have been ...

Late night visits to The Nood Bar

Pan Asian counter offers soups, stir fries, and every type of noodle

I like a good pun almost as much as a good bowlful of noodles, so when The Nood Bar opened in North Park a couple months back, I grabbed a stack of one dollar bills ...

Breakfast flight at The Morning After

Cocktails and breakfast food fuel new Gaslamp concept

You spent last night drinking and clubbing, and now your best bet to escape a hangover is a dose of breakfast food and cocktails. At least that’s the thinking behind The Morning After, a new ...

Oh Bobboi, it’s gelato season

La Jolla gelato maker bringing its small batches to Little Italy

We’ve all waited patiently for sunny weather and daylight savings to return, and now that they have, we need to turn our attention back to ice cream. Rather, gelato. Bobboi Natural Gelato, if I’m being ...

Umami Japanese invents the sushi muffin

It's a bite sized taste of San Marcos

You’d have to ask the good people of San Marcos how much the arrival of North City has impacted their drinking and dining habits, but I can attest the manufactured neighborhood is trying its darnedest ...

Poetry on the menu at Medina

North African meets Baja at new North Park bar and restaurant

The poet Ezra Pound coined the word melopoiea as a way to describe how verses or even individual words may charged with musical properties, bringing their own sense of rhythm and melody to spoken language. ...

Shawarma Guys finds a spot on Grape Street

Food truck brings falafel to South Park. And wagyu.

There’s Mediterranean food in South Park, thanks to the arrival of the Shawarma Guys food truck. For the past month or so, it’s been parked six days per week outside The Bottle House liquor store. ...

Rain or shine, Pozoleria Acapulco

Two styles of broth lead the way for new family restaurant in Logan Heights

It didn’t have to be a cold and wet winter for me to seek out a pozeleria, but it hasn’t hurt to have the added motivation. In this case I first found myself driving through ...

Whatever Lola's got

Six months in and already a taco destination

San Diegans rejoice, because we are experiencing a golden age of tacos. Great tacos are nothing new here. Taco shops are one of the things people miss most when they move away. But new taco ...

Better than okay at Okan Diner

Adventurous dishes, strange ingredients, and comfort food

The name of the restaurant may include the word diner, but don’t go expecting to order a Denver omelet, or anything with a side of hash browns. Okan Diner serves Japanese food, and a fair ...

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