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Friday, August 15,2014
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Best Sandwich on the Planet, Part 4: Sogno di Vino

Panini and salads excel at Little Italy wine bar

By Michael A. Gardiner
One of the best places to sample panini in San Diego is Sogno di Vino (1607 India St. in Little Italy). A wine bar at night (the name translates as "to dream of wine"), Sogno's panini shine during the day.
Friday, August 8,2014
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Ironside looks more ambitious than it tastes

Little Italy restaurant serves perfect oysters and $19 lobster rolls

By Michael A. Gardiner
Ironside’s oysters are wonderful. Each day brings fresh offerings from Baja’s Kumiai to Washington’s Kumamotos and Fanny Bays from Canada.
Friday, August 1,2014
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Sense of surprise at Ramen Izakaya Ouan

An iconoclastic izakaya in Hillcrest does gastropub its own way

By Michael A. Gardiner
One way to think about an izakaya is as a Japanese gastropub. Another may be as the Japanese version of tapas bars. Hillcrest's Ramen Izakaya Ouan (3882 Fourth Ave.) is perhaps best understood in that latter vein.
Friday, July 25,2014
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Deep dish is the specialty at Chicago Brothers Pizzeria

It’s more than ‘a f***ing casserole’

By Michael A. Gardiner
The leading characteristic of deep-dish pizza is—as the name would suggest—its thickness. Deep-dish pizza more closely resembles a pie or casserole rather than a flatbread.
Friday, July 18,2014
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Rosarito steakhouse is a carnivore’s delight

A meal at El Nido is a trip back in time

By Michael A. Gardiner
The steaks at El Nido are still the main draw. The carne asada is justly famous, with the bacon-wrapped filet mignon perhaps a step behind.
Friday, July 11,2014
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Inconsistencies plague FuAn Garden

Convoy District Sichuan spot leaves a numbing burn

By Michael A. Gardiner
In the last half decade, real Sichuan cuisine has arrived. There are now at least four Sichuan restaurants on Convoy Street alone—Spicy City, Spicy House, Szechuan Chef and FuAn Garden (4768 Convoy St.).
Thursday, July 3,2014
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Excellence at Laja in the Valle de Guadalupe

A BajaMed pioneer still stands tall

By Michael A. Gardiner
Laja restaurant in the Valle de Guadalupe (Carretera Ensenada-Tecate km. 83) was one of the first of the new Baja restaurants to gain international attention. 
Friday, June 27,2014
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Mariscos Nine Seas is no roach coach

South Park food truck serves great ceviches and stellar fish tacos

By Michael A. Gardiner
Nine Seas' fish tacos are another highlight. Its shrimp Gobernador, octopus, fried and grilled fish tacos are all good.
Friday, June 20,2014
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Across the Bosphorus -- and the tracks -- to Lezzet Café

Dumplings, kabobs and more at Barrio Logan restaurant

By Michael A. Gardiner
Lezzet Café sits below the point where Chollas Creek empties into San Diego Bay and Interstate 15 ends in the least fancied stretch of Barrio Logan (3586 Main St.).
Friday, June 13,2014
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Romesco is BajaMed deconstructed

Javier Plascenscia’s Bonita outpost shouldn’t work, but it does

By Michael A. Gardiner
Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro (4346 Bonita Road in Bonita) shouldn't work: a little bit Spanish, a little bit Italian, a tiny bit Asian and alotabit Mexican.
 
 
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