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Monday, August 6,2012
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Mustard and relish is for hot dogs

The tuna-salad-condiment police has arrived

By Amy T. Granite
Under no circumstances do mustard and pickle relish belong in tuna salad.
Tuesday, July 24,2012
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A mixed bag of sugar at Cafe Zucchero

Early takeout is a good thing; dining-in later proves soggy

By Amy T. Granite
Like a Gremlin, food tempts me the most after midnight. I’m a slave to nocturnal feasting—meaning that during the day, I tend to nosh on this or that, reserving my stomach’s capacity for the main act.
Monday, July 9,2012
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Brains for supper at Tacos el Gordo

Mainstream tacos mingle with more daring picks at the popular haunt

By Amy T. Granite
The second film in the Indiana Jones trilogy is to blame for my fear of Jell-O molds, monkeys and, until recently, Indian buffets.
Monday, June 25,2012
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Incredible pork at Carnitas Uruapan

The family restaurant is in La Mesa now and as good as ever

By Amy T. Granite
It was a sad day when Carnitas Uruapan closed its doors last year. The Lemon Grove sit-down restaurant always seemed busy when I’d drop by, sometimes just for my favorite snack food—a bag of meaty-crispy-crunchy chicharones, to which no other pig skins in San Diego can compare.
Monday, June 11,2012
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Frozen treats that will drive you loco at Neveria Tocumbo

You may never want to leave this Chollas View establishment

By Amy T. Granite
If a spicy sundae sounds like the work of a prankster who swapped the contents of a strawberry-syrup bottle with hot sauce, think again; the mangoneada is a traditional Mexican treat.
Tuesday, May 29,2012
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Bring your own wet wipes to El Gallito Tortas Ahogadas

This Chula Vista food truck stays put—and its delicious fare requires a spoon

By Amy T. Granite
There are trucks that were around before the Food Network deemed it a hot trend, and El Gallito Tortas Ahogadas is one of ’em. I’ll happily drive south for one of its authentic Guadalajaran sandwiches.
Monday, May 14,2012
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The sandwich snobs of Rubicon Deli

After one of their originals, they say, there’s no turning back

By Amy T. Granite
A loud-mouthed regular was in front of me at the counter, raving to his friend about the best sandwich in San Diego—the Dapper Dipper. Piles of sliced prime rib, he said, are tender and juicy after a plunge in au jus—melted, stringy cheese and a slathering of horseradish mayo completing the deal.
Monday, April 30,2012
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Las Hadas has an evil twin

Gaslamp restaurant is awesome one night and hideous the next

By Amy T. Granite
I was skeptical about Las Hadas Bar and Grill, half-expecting it to be a cross between nearby chain restos Rockin’ Baja Lobster and TGI Friday’s.
Monday, April 16,2012
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Gelato morning, noon and night at Pappalecco

A truly Italian experience in Little Italy

By Amy T. Granite
Tucked away from the cheese that flecks India Street, Pappalecco is where the Italians go. 
Monday, March 19,2012
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This O.B. deli will fill your belly

Poma’s Italian Delicatessen has been doing sandwiches right for decades

By Amy T. Granite
I must’ve stumbled past Poma’s Italian Delicatessen in Ocean Beach a hundred times without noticing it, and when an OBecian friend of mine found out, he ambushed me with two of the sandwiches that locals have been crazy-in-love with since 1965.