Ian Anderson

Articles by Ian Anderson

Cascaraa makes sparkling tea from leftover coffee fruit

Antioxidants and organic botanicals in a lightly caffeinated beverage

The life cycle of coffee has been well documented. The coffee cherry grows on a shrub until it's red and plump, then gets harvested for its seed, which is extracted, dried, and ultimately roasted into ...

El Trompo grows in Barrio Logan

New taco shop specializes in Tijuana-style street tacos

The sight of a trompo spinning on a Tijuana street corner is usually accompanied by a crowd, and the same appears to be true in Barrio Logan. At least, so suggests the early popularity of ...

The Invigatorium makes coffee fun

The new East Village coffee shop from Modern Times dazzles and caffeinates

When I heard Modern Times Beer and Consortium Holdings were conspiring to open an East Village coffee bar, I was excited for a couple of reasons. First is that I’m a fan of Modern Times ...

Food lives up to the scenery at Feast & Fareway

Golf club restaurant includes a view of the bridge

The Coronado Bridge turned 50 last week, and gazing up at its swerving blue span, I experienced a small jolt of pride that the iconic bridge representing our city is not just another suspension bridge. ...

The Original 40 raises the brewpub game

In 2019 breweries don’t just pour beer; they create a hospitality experience

Sales, production, and the proliferation of satellite tasting rooms may be on the rise in San Diego, but at least one aspect of the local brewery industry has slowed down considerably: new brewery openings. We’re ...

Reader 2019 Feast restaurant issue

New and old, from the Guadalupe Valley to Carlsbad

Food you’ll talk about later – Ian Anderson You may not think you want to drive 90-minutes beyond the Mexican border for a meal, but from the moment you take a seat, the reasons for ...

Pizza or prix fixe at Il Dandy

Spend a little, or spend a lot to experience Italian star chefs at work

Fans of animated cinema will remember the pivotal moment in Ratatouille, when the impossible to please food critic Anton Ego is bowled over by a single bite of the titular dish, ratatouille. As we see ...

When the fish is not fish at Café Gratitude

It’s no Hawaiian poke, but when it comes to poke bowls, choose watermelon over tuna

I’ve got a love/hate relationship with poke. The love is based on trips to Hawaii, where a simple poke salad of raw fish, sliced onions, sesame oil, and maybe some chili spice turns out to ...

Where to drink beer outside this summer

New brewery venues where the sun does shine

There’s nothing wrong with drinking beer in a warehouse tasting room, per se, but each year a handful of breweries embrace the idea that San Diego’s best beer lifestyle requires great outdoor drinking venues. Here ...

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