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Monday, March 12,2012
Food & Drink

Hello to Santee’s Via Moto

Standouts include house-made mozzarella and a well-balanced panini

By Jenny Montgomery
I was pleased to discover the cavernous confines of Via Moto in Santee. The sprawl of Mission Gorge Road may not be the hippest of locales, but if you’re looking for something tasty that starts with the letter “p,” be it pizza, panini or pasta, this is the place in East County.
Monday, March 5,2012
Food & Drink

Puesto change-o!

Mexican street food arrives in La Jolla

By Jenny Montgomery
In terms of layout and dining style, imagine the fanciest Chipotle you’ve ever been to—with far tastier eats.
Monday, January 2,2012
Food & Drink

Saltbox delivers stylish, tasty food

Go for the Oxtail Jam; stay for the confusing bathrooms

By Jenny Montgomery
We started our seated dining experience with Brown Butter & Lemon popcorn, a welcome change from the ubiquitous “let’s cover something in truffle oil” appetizer.
Monday, December 26,2011
Food & Drink

Pollos Maria elevates the humble taco shop

This Oceanside joint sits in that in-between spot between greasy cuchara and classy sit-down restaurant

By Jenny Montgomery
Pollos Maria in Oceanside is trying to be more than just a place serving up greasy, overdone Mexican favorites. Its specialty is broiled chicken, and the folks there have kindly installed a large, plate-glass window looking onto the grill, through which you can watch the master broiler (my term).
Monday, December 19,2011
Food & Drink

Peruvian cuisine in Del Mar a secret no more

Rich and evocative flavors abound in a warm, intimate atmosphere

By Jenny Montgomery
Husband and wife team Bratzo and Daniella Basagoitia have clearly poured their hearts and creativity into their restaurant, and the menu has all sorts of fun treasures to mine.
Monday, December 12,2011
Food & Drink

Korean bites and delights at Convoy’s Friend’s House

Sweet, savory, and spicy entertain your palate

By Jenny Montgomery
My new favorite thing to eat (and say) is Bul Gogi Dup Bap, a relatively common yet utterly delicious dish of sirloin marinated in a sauce—possibly angel tears—that’s both rich and savory but with an overall impression of satisfying sweetness.
Monday, December 5,2011
Food & Drink

Urban Grind makes a comeback

Despite some rough edges, new ownership shows promise

By Jenny Montgomery
Though there are still bumps and kinks to work out, it appears to me that the new team is busting its hump to turn Urban Grind back into an open gathering place with quality products and friendly employees.
Monday, November 28,2011
Food & Drink

Cage-free, grass-fed eats at Hillcrest’s The Range

Meats are juicy, but could use a bit of help in the seasoning department

By Jenny Montgomery
The Range shares a corner with The Ruby Room nightclub and has a bright, shiny disposition. There’s plenty of seating upstairs, downstairs and along the bar, as well as in a more private—and, ironically, caged-looking—area called “The Chicken Coop.”
Monday, November 21,2011
Food & Drink

Sea Rocket Bistro is in a cozy food groove

Fish burgers and beet salads highlight San Diego’s local bounty

By Jenny Montgomery
The sautéed bay scallops are a beautiful pile of tender nubbins of the sea, paired with fatty chunks of bacon and a huge smear of whole-grain mustard.
Monday, November 14,2011
Food & Drink

Sublime Ale House has lots of beer and classic comforts

Friendly San Marcos eatery also does great burgers

By Jenny Montgomery
The warm and bright dining room is open without feeling cavernous. The wooden beams supporting the ceiling lend a gorgeous rustic feel, and the zebra wood tables keep the natural theme going with a modern look.
 
 
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