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Monday, February 13,2012
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Union Kitchen and Tap takes it up a notch

Encinitas eatery grows into its own with great food and beer

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
The place was bustling, the people pretty, and I threaded my way through groups of friends enjoying happy hour and a handful of guys showboating at the bar.
Monday, January 30,2012
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Valentine’s Day in San Diego: Think outside the box of chocolates

A sample of sweets from The Salty Sisters, Praline Patisserie, The Elegant Truffle and Eclipse Chocolat

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
Valentine’s Day, no matter what it means, is a day for confections, and I took on the arduous task of sampling goodies from a handful of proprietors.
Monday, January 16,2012
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Yakitori Yakyudori’s laid-back lunch

Kearny Mesa eatery combines famed ramen with extras for a good deal

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
Yakyudori’s lunch menu is one of its strengths, combining a bowl of ramen with something extra each day.
Monday, January 2,2012
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Carnitas Snack Shack is a festival of pork

One of North Park’s newest stops serves delicious bits of porcine greatness

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
I received one of those letters a while ago—the one from my doctor that very politely told me to get off my ass and eat healthier because my cholesterol level needed improvement. Since this is my
Monday, December 19,2011
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Amaya's rotisserie pork chop is close to perfect

No mediocre chops at this hotel eatery

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
While I have yet to encounter a bad dish at Amaya, all of the great dishes I’ve had are outdone by the center-cut rotisserie pork chop.
Monday, December 5,2011
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Dumpling Inn offers stir-fry, noodle soup, orange chicken and BYOB

Convoy Street fixture has great dishes that aren’t its namesake

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
Dumpling Inn can be considered a Kearny Mesa institution. Small, with about 10 tables and a long wait, it serves a variety of dishes with a focus on northern Chinese cuisine.
Monday, November 21,2011
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Carnivores are challenged at Manna in Kearny Mesa

L.A.-based, all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ traffics in high-quality meat

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
All-you-can-eat Korean BBQ has become popular enough that it’s referred to as AYCE. You know something’s made it big when it becomes an acronym.
Monday, November 7,2011
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Supping at Soltan Banoo

Delicious Persian fare with a planet-friendly ethos

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
The restaurant is cozy; we were seated on the covered patio decorated with dark wood and brightly colored pillows.
Monday, October 24,2011
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Two options for when a milkshake craving hits

Ice-creamy goodness at Beef ’N Bun Whistle Stop and Crazy Wheel Coffee

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
Ah, a good milkshake. Creamy, cold and, like the blend it is, a mixture of flavors—chocolate syrup with vanilla ice cream or avocados pureed with just a touch of sugar.
Tuesday, October 4,2011
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It’s lunchtime in Clairemont

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, Wa Dining Okan and Tea Garden

By Marie Tran-McCaslin
Sometimes lunch has to be delicious and quick, so I like to drop by Tea Garden (4685 Convoy St., Suite 110) for takeout. I only have one dish there: the pork stew rice, with less-than-lean pork minced and stewed in a soy-sauce-based broth.
 
 
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