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Friday, February 22,2013
Wandering Appetite

Buona Forchetta’s pizzas are good, but try the pasta, too

New South Park restaurant is a great place to invite yourself for dinner

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
Generally, inviting yourself to dinner is considered rude. Somehow, Twitter makes such a thing seem OK.
Friday, February 8,2013
Wandering Appetite

Wonka realized at Eclipse Chocolat’s new spot

Wonka realized at Eclipse Chocolat’s new spot

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
Valentine's Day is upon us. Whatever your feelings are about Feb. 14, it's usually a good time to chat about chocolate.
Friday, January 25,2013
Wandering Appetite

Let your hair down at Izakaya Masa

A Japanese pub with good drink and eats in Mission Hills

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
Good friends of mine are ardent plane geeks. When Japan Airlines began service from San Diego to Tokyo, it was not only an opportunity for them to see Japan, but also a chance to fly on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. 
Friday, January 18,2013
Wandering Appetite

Restaurant Fernández serves soup for the soul

Nestor eatery specializes in delicious birria de res

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
We met on a brisk Sunday morning. Cheery pleasantries and hugs were exchanged near the church parking lot in Nestor, and then we were seated. 
Wednesday, January 2,2013
Wandering Appetite

Monello is Bencotto's overachieving little brother

Gnocchi, mini-calzone and custard are among the standouts at new Little Italy restaurant

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
I've always been leery of rushing to a restaurant when it opens. I'd rather wait until the growing pains are over, but I broke this personal rule with Monello when it opened in November in Little Italy.
Friday, December 7,2012
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Snickerdoodle’s Secret Cookie Service

Clandestine delivery operation brings treats to weary students and baked-goods enthusiasts

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
Due to a semi-insane decision to chase a new professional goal, I’ve spent the past six months at UCSD full-time for extra classes. My return to the alma mater meant discovering a few new things.
Friday, November 16,2012
Wandering Appetite

Getting cozy at Ritual Tavern

North Park fixture is like visiting an old friend—familiar, but always a great time

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
II remember when Ritual Tavern first opened in North Park in 2007. Like the restaurant, I was a new resident of the neighborhood at the time. 
Friday, October 26,2012
Wandering Appetite

Roast Coach brews community

North Park bar is a gathering place for coffee and treats

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
When we think of friends and coffee, it’s often about meeting friends for coffee. What happens when two friends meet to make coffee?
Friday, October 5,2012
Wandering Appetite

Asia Café’s Laotian lunch

Off-menu nem khao stands out in Chollas View

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
Rice. It’s an awesome thing. I’ve sampled rice dishes from many cuisines, and my recent encounter with nem khao puts it near the top of my favorite preparations.
Friday, September 14,2012
Wandering Appetite

A very happy hour at Romesco

Javier Plascencia’s San Diego outpost keeps the soul and wallet happy with an extensive tapas menu

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
The food at Romesco is what general manager Luis Peña calls “Mexi-terranean.”