Ian Pike

Ian Pike
Ian Pike contributes to Feast. He loves to get tips about new restaurants, so reach out if you have something to share.

Articles by Ian Pike

The Reader's 2018 burger issue

The most complicated of sandwiches The Friendly, Born and Raised, Balboa Bar, Viewpoint, Mishmash, Currant, Bleu Boheme By Mary Beth Abate We’re burger rich, y’all Craft House, Gourmet Sandwiches, Salud, Ty's, Bunz, Hamilton's. Chinatown Bar ...

I fear no burger

Anny's, Up the Hill Grill, Common Theory, Tradewinds, Thai Burger, San Diego Poke Co.

I eat them rare. I eat them piled high with toppings that range from the conventional to the absurd. I eat them with forks and knives like a perfect gentleman; or I eat them with ...

Reader 2018 Feast issue

Writers and their favotrites

When dinner is a gift El Jardin, Cowboy Star, Coasterra, Born & Raised, Charles + Dinorah, Nine-Ten, Juniper & Ivy By Mary Beth Abate I burst with hometown pride George's, Himitsu, Kokoro, Starlite, Gelato Vero ...

I burst with hometown pride

George's, Himitsu, Kokoro, Starlite, Gelato Vero

Time was I would eat out plumb near every night, always chasing the hottest trends. Thousands of meals later, my perspective has shifted, and I now prefer to patronize a few, favored spots when I ...

The jokes hold up in Old Globe's Importance of Being Earnest

Superiority to Hot Shots: Part Deux is the least of its accomplishments.

I laughed myself into a coughing fit after only fifteen minutes of the Old Globe’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest. In fairness, I also cracked up over the film version where Reese Witherspoon ...

Dandelions are not the most Christmaslike plants

A lot biology crammed into the four corners of the house

Last year, my wife and I hosted my entire family for a week over the Christmas break. All told, we had eight people in the house: me and Sara, my three brothers, my younger brother’s ...

Monsters that prowl the shadowy corners of memory

Tarrytown in University Heights

I like that Ichabod Crane believes in ghosts. Tom Zohar plays Ichabod in Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company’s debut production of Adam Wachter’s Tarrytown — with Katrina (Kay Marian McNellen) and Brom (Bryan Branville) similarly borrowed ...

Reindeer Monologues at OB Playhouse

The dark, unlovely picture painted by this play

We get the conceit of Santa’s eight reindeer from the reindeer husbandry practiced by the indigenous people of Fennoscandia. In Siberia, the locals shave curlicues of meat from frozen reindeer steaks, which they eat raw ...

American Carnage in City Heights

Choose your own apocalypse

When the world as we know it ends, will it be our fault? Broadly speaking, dystopian sagas diverge into two camps. On the one hand, you have your bleak future in the vein of Fahrenheit ...

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