Reviews

  • True Italian taste at Biga

    True Italian taste at Biga

    How does the downtown restaurant stack up against the Italian greats?

  • Fireside brings the heat

    Fireside brings the heat

    Liberty Station barbecue restaurant impresses right away

  • Flash and substance at new Herb & Wood

    Flash and substance at new Herb & Wood

    If you think you know all there is to know about Brian Malarkey, arguably San Diego’s most high-profile chef, spoiler alert: You haven’t seen anything yet. The Malarkey we all thought we knew — TV celebrity Malarkey, overexposed Malarkey, overextended Malarkey, flashy, flash-in-the-sauté pan Malarkey...

  • Get a San Diego Passport for discounted drinks

    Get a San Diego Passport for discounted drinks

    The passport offers drink savings at some favorite SD bars

  • Vegan menu conquers a carnivore

    Vegan menu conquers a carnivore

    Vegetarians have long sought refuge from meat at Italian restaurants, where there is always safety in pizza, pasta and buratta. But for vegans, even Italian food offers few choices — what with the cuisine’s reliance on eggs for fresh noodles, cream and butter for many sauces, and cheese for just...

  • Beautiful Bottega Americano has potential

    Beautiful Bottega Americano has potential

    There’s a lot going on inside Bottega Americano. The 8,000-square-foot Italian “food hall” is a behemoth, taking up nearly half a block in the East Village, where it occupies the Island Avenue level of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. It includes several food stations, including charcuterie,...

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  • Italian favorites with a fast, casual twist

    Italian favorites with a fast, casual twist

    Red sauce flows like wine in Little Italy, but it’s not coming from the kitchen at Cookbook Tavola Calda. Inside the 20-seat eatery, guests are faced with a pristine display case brimming with made-ahead dishes like salmon puttanesca and pesto lasagna. It’s simple food made fresh daily, much like...

  • Raglan Public House Turns Two

    Raglan Public House Turns Two

    Ocean Beach locals love it, locals frequent it and tourists definitely have it on their can’t-miss list. The New Zealand-inspired Raglan Public House now celebrates two years of juicy grass-fed organic burgers, local brews and neighborhood camaraderie. Celebrate Raglan’s second birthday with a...

  • Restaurant Revisit: Terra on Solid Ground

    Restaurant Revisit: Terra on Solid Ground

    When Jeff Rossman moved his Terra American Bistro from Hillcrest to El Cajon Boulevard and 70th Street in 2011, you would have thought he transported the pioneering farm-to-table restaurant to El Centro. Where is he going? Isn’t that — gasp! — in La Mesa? Such was the reaction from local foodies,...

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