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I’ve written in this space before that while “Vietnamese cuisine is more than the sum of its conquerors’ and colonial rulers’ foods…that’s definitely a good place to start.” And, of those, a millennium of Chinese dominance was certain to leave a mark. Tim Ky Noodle (9330 Mira Mesa Boulevard)…

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Nearly 85 million Americans eat fast food on any given day, and as of 2016 we averaged 55.6 pounds of beef a year. Given apprehensions about the environmental and health impacts of red meat, there’s plenty of reason to be interested in the new generations of plant-based “meats” like the Beyo…

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Homestyle Mexican cooking at a remarkably popular price in Rosarito

Rubén Martinez is one of the owners of Mariscos Rubén (Av. Andres Quintana Roo 740 Col. Centro, 22000 Tijuana).

You can still get a good dumpling at Emerald Chinese Seafood Restaurant (3709 Convoy Street, Suite 101), but your chances aren’t as good as they once were. One remodel and one ownership change down the line, gone is the romance of the rolling carts and some of the precision of what for a ver…

While the San Diego foodie cognoscenti audibly wring their hands about the fact our town only got one star in the Michelin Guide California, something else has been happening. Quietly, under the radar, the 619 has grown a really good barbecue scene. From Andy Harris’ Grand Ole BBQ and Coops …

Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to discover the beauty of pairing food with beer. The cooler weather lends the opportunity to embrace the flavors of brown ales and barrel-aged beer that we don’t tend to reach for in the warmer seasons. Bonus: Those boozier styles are absolutely perf…

As the calendar turns and fire season wanes, San Diegans are forced to reckon with the reality our weather can actually be cooler than “70 degrees and sunny.” That’s when the idea of tucking into a steaming pot of spicy broth begins to sound like a really good idea. Mada-Sao (4681 Convoy Str…

I was suspicious of Animae (969 Pacific Highway, Downtown). The cross-cultural Asian fusion concept seemed so very 20 years ago, and not necessarily in a good way. We’d been there before, as had Brian Malarkey with Burlap. Did we really need to do go there again?

Most kids share the sentiment when I say the town you grew up in is anything but cool. In fact, I moved as far away as I could afford to when I was 19. Fast forward 20 years and I find myself pretty pleased sitting on the patio of Escondido Brewing Company located next to the feed store wher…

The Samuels Jewelry Store, where the diamonds were stolen. Thursday, June 10, 1976. (Photo by Quad-City Times staff)