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Shore Thing May 28, 2015

Enjoy free admission every Thursday night throughout the summer. Includes tours of Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013, Roots Factory DJs, a cash bar, and a BYOP (bring your own picnic) option.

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Friday, May 22,2015
The World Fare

There’s no 'con-fusion' at Myung In Dumplings

Bourdain-certified dumplings at Convoy District Korean-Chinese joint

By Michael A. Gardiner
Perhaps the best starting point is with Myung In's steamed dumplings with pork and shrimp. Essentially a Korean take on sui mai, this version's shaped a bit more like a "beggar's purse" and garnished with chives.
Friday, May 15,2015
The World Fare

A Dapper Dipper in Mission Hills

Best sandwich on the planet, Part 7: Rubicon Deli

By Michael A. Gardiner
The "French Dip" is Southern California's entry in the Best Sandwich on the Planet derby. The version at Rubicon Deli (3715 India Street, Mission Hills), the Dapper Dipper, may be the best I've tasted.
Friday, May 8,2015
The World Fare

You know it when you see it at Kabob House

Superb falafel and great grilled meats in Golden Hill

By Michael A. Gardiner
In Jacobellis v. Ohio, 378 U.S. 184 (1964), Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart declined to define "hardcore pornography," writing, instead: "I know it when I see it." The same might be said of Middle Eastern food.
Friday, May 1,2015
The World Fare

Authentic, or not, at Szechuan Taste?

Incendiary heat and numbing, flowery flavors at Convoy District spot

By Michael A. Gardiner
Authentic: It's a word we think we understand. Take "Chinese food," for example. We think we know "authentic Chinese" right up until we realize that deep into the '60s, chop suey was the hallmark, though chop suey is hardly a Chinese dish at all. 
Friday, April 24,2015
The World Fare

Las Gueritas: Highly unique street food

Grilled quail and rabbit served here in the Valle de Guadalupe

By Michael A. Gardiner
Friday, April 17,2015
The World Fare

A new spin at Kula Revolving Sushi Bar

Nigiri, rolls and fun on Convoy Street

By Michael A. Gardiner
There's something about sushi. Maybe it's the simplicity: an itamae, a cutting board, a knife and some fish. Perhaps it's the minimalist aesthetic. It could be the spiritual sense, the connection to tradition, the itamae's role as chef, tour guide and confidant.
Saturday, April 11,2015
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Fine-dining picnic at Deckman’s

Octopus with pork belly, beef tongue with clams in the Valle de Guadalupe

By Michael A. Gardiner
Much has been made about the battle between upscale-casual and fine dining. Deckman’s takes the debate to another level. 
Friday, April 3,2015
The World Fare

No need for silverware at Harar Ethiopian

Find injera flatbread and savory stews at North Park

By Michael A. Gardiner
The building housing Harar Ethiopian Restaurant (2432 El Cajon Blvd., City Heights) is barely more than a shack, though a colorful one.
Friday, March 20,2015
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Tacos El Yaqui does backyard barbecue Rosarito-style

Tacqueria specializes in carne asada

By Michael A. Gardiner
It used to be my Sunday ritual: wake up early to play 30-and-over Huff-n-Puff soccer—a gringo on a mostly Mexican team—then slowly sidle into the afternoon eating carne asada, drinking Tecates and telling exaggerated accounts of in-game exploits.
Friday, March 27,2015
The World Fare

Best lunch in town, Part III: Do Re Mi House

Brilliant banchan and bibimbap at Convoy Korean joint

By Michael A. Gardiner
The old gang would have loved Do Re Mi House (8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Kearny Mesa). For starters, take the banchan, the array of intensely flavorful small plates (think kimchi and similar dishes with daikon, bean sprouts, cucumbers, potatoes, fishcakes) that arrive at your table to accompany a Korean meal.