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Monday, May 14,2012
Grubby Bitch

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.
Wednesday, May 9,2012
Summer guide

San Diego pool party!

Where to get that far-out new swimsuit, and where to show it off

By Amy T. Granite
In our tribute to the young 1960s—when our nation was on the cusp of arguably one of the most iconic eras in popular culture—we’re highlighting local businesses that have preserved a slice of a simpler time, at least by today’s standards.
Monday, April 30,2012
Grubby Bitch

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
Grubby Bitch

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, April 2,2012
Food Issue

Boozy brunch

A trio of restaurants that pair innovative dishes with craft beverages when you need it most

By Amy T. Granite
Feeling like it’ll take wizardry to kick your ass into gear on a weekend morning?
Monday, April 2,2012
Food Issue

Off-menu specialties revealed

Secret dishes at Mama Testa, Big Kitchen, Carnitas Snack Shack and more of your favorite San Diego restaurants

By Amy T. Granite
On your next visit, order the “Mama Cesta” steamed tacos “George’s Way.”
Monday, March 19,2012
Grubby Bitch

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.
Monday, March 5,2012
Grubby Bitch

Lunching locals line up at Park West’s Taco Rey

No rubbery scrambled eggs found in this breakfast burrito

By Amy T. Granite
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the cheap—and quick—is what I was looking for in Park West, and I found it at Taco Rey
Monday, February 27,2012
Food & Drink

Will Hinotez rise to Yakitori Yakyudori status?

Sister restaurant of popular Kearny Mesa Asian grill shows promise

By Amy T. Granite
Less than a mile away and triple Yakitori’s size, Hinotez exudes more of a restaurant vibe than that of a boisterous izakaya (Japanese for “pub”).
Monday, February 20,2012
Grubby Bitch

The Field does fish and chips right

There’s no trickery afoot at Gaelic hideaway in the Gaslamp

By Amy T. Granite
The crunchy batter was just the right thickness, encapsulating moist, flaky cod, and the chips—akin to steak fries—were penetrated with just the right amount of oil
 
 
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