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Reading of Terror! Apr 25, 2015 An evening of readings from States of Terror Vol. 1 featuring Ryan Bradford, Hanna Tawater, Rachel Taylor, Jim Ruland, Julia Evans, and more. 103 other events on Saturday, April 25
 
Cocktail Tales
Jackson Milgaten incorporates classics and finds from his travels
Seen Local
The second in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund
Nibbles | Food & drink
MEAT San Diego event with Dona Esthela and Javier Plascencia
North Fork
Popular Carlsbad spot has its own farm
Well, That Was Awkward
Local cat dad indulges feline feelings at San Diego's first kitty coffee shop

 

 
 
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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
The World Fare

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 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.  
Friday, March 20,2015
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Behind the Red Door

Find excellent, farm-fresh comfort food at Mission Hills restaurant

By Michael A. Gardiner
Owner Trish Wattlington describes The Red Door Restaurant (741 West Washington St.) in Mission Hills as "farm-to-table." It's easy to see why. Most of the produce comes from Wattlington's own farm.
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 13,2015
The World Fare

Mi Casa Supper Club shortens the distance from Morocco to Mexico

Amazing, exotic starters at Rosarito restaurant

By Michael A. Gardiner
Geographically, Morocco is a long way from Mexico. It's halfway around the world, on the edge of Africa, with different religious and cultural traditions. But Rosarito's Mi Casa Supper Club (Av. Estero 54) is working to bring Morocco closer. 
Friday, March 6,2015
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Best lunch in town, Part II: Urban Solace

North Park restaurant’s burger is everything a burger should be

By Michael A. Gardiner
No search for the best lunch in town would be complete without a hamburger. I say that even though I, personally, never eat burgers for lunch.
Friday, February 27,2015
The World Fare

50 shades of seafood at Manzanilla Restaurant, every one of them good

Baja eatery sits below the cranes of the Port of Ensenada

By Michael A. Gardiner
The cranes of the working Port of Ensenada loom over the approach to Manzanilla Restaurant (Blvd. Teniente Azueta No. 139, Ensenada) like Imperial Walkers over the Planet Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back.
 
 
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