Dining

  • Blondes on Beer: Modern Times - A standout in the craft-beer era

    Blondes on Beer: Modern Times - A standout in the craft-beer era

    On this particular Saturday, there were nine India Pale Ales (IPAs) on tap. When asked what differentiates the Point Loma tasting room from their other four locations, our beertender explained that people travel from all over to visit “The Mothership.” He went on to say the beer selection is heavi

  • Blondes on Beer: Mike Hess Brewing - A new take on an old tradition in Ocean Beach/San Diego

    Blondes on Beer: Mike Hess Brewing - A new take on an old tradition in Ocean Beach/San Diego

    BLONDES ON BEER: Slightly off the beaten path of busy OB — about half a mile from the beach — sits the Mike Hess Brewing Ocean Beach tasting room. With a motto of "Great beer, no exceptions, no excuses," the brewery offers types you may know, with tastes you may not. The Claritas Kolsch for example,...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Hearty, healthy ideas for Father's Day meals

    Kitchen Shrink: Hearty, healthy ideas for Father's Day meals

    KITCHEN SHRINK: A stressed-out reader, who's hosting a Father's Day barbecue for her extended family with dads from their 20s to their twilight years, was wondering if she should mix up the menu considering the age range of her guests. While most guys would be thrilled to scarf down a heap of salty...

  • Rocky's Crown Pub: Simply good beers and burgers in Pacific Beach/San Diego

    Rocky's Crown Pub: Simply good beers and burgers in Pacific Beach/San Diego

    IN GOOD TASTE: It's one of the simplest menus you'll ever see. So simple, there's no need to print it. It's just written out on a chalkboard on the wall: Burgers, one-third pound and one-half pound. Cheeseburgers, one-third pound and one-half pound. Comes with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and...

  • 3 Months, 3 Openings and 3 New PB Fixtures

    3 Months, 3 Openings and 3 New PB Fixtures

    Good news comes in three’s, and in this case, get your bellies ready for delicious food and your gullets ready for tasty cocktails. PB welcomes the opening of three unique businesses that will offer great options if you’re looking for a night out, a coffee the next morning or perhaps spring for...

  • IN GOOD TASTE! Firehouse American Eatery & Lounge: A Local Legend

    IN GOOD TASTE! Firehouse American Eatery & Lounge: A Local Legend

    Step into the Firehouse American Eatery & Lounge and you instantly feel the comfy patio vibe with lush greenery and open-air access to the busy sidewalk outside and the ocean just beyond. A landmark in Pacific Beach for more than 10 years, the restaurant is situated near Pacific Beach Fire Station...

  • Chicago on the Beach: 710 Club huddles with Chi-Town fans on game days

    Chicago on the Beach: 710 Club huddles with Chi-Town fans on game days

    When Bob and Stacey Morrone of Las Vegas planned their 25th wedding anniversary last month, they eventually settled on enjoying their special occasion together in San Diego, like others had done before them. With all of the unique sites, great dining, fun activities and gorgeous beaches available...

  • IN GOOD TASTE: Enoteca Adriano: Italian favorites served by 'family'

    IN GOOD TASTE: Enoteca Adriano: Italian favorites served by 'family'

    Written on a chalkboard at the entrance to Enoteca Adriano: “86 percent of a relationship is figuring out where to eat.” In North PB, couples enjoying date nights have made this cozy spot, which features an Italian wine bar, their go-to destination. They’re not alone. Since “Chef Franco” opened...

  • Wake up and smell the coffee! PB baristas have a pot on for you!

    Wake up and smell the coffee! PB baristas have a pot on for you!

    Life for coffee lovers has really perked up in Pacific Beach. In just a few years, several coffee shops have opened along Cass Street, joining neighborhood favorites on Garnet Avenue and Ingraham Street. Each offers a unique menu and vibe, whether for quick take-out or laid-back sitting and sipping....

  • IN GOOD TASTE: Baja Med-inspired cuisine is served with style at Pueblo in Pacific Beach

    IN GOOD TASTE: Baja Med-inspired cuisine is served with style at Pueblo in Pacific Beach

    When it came to his vision for just the right restaurant in Pacific Beach, Mark Oliver asked himself a couple of rhetorical questions. “People want to eat healthy,” he recalled thinking at the time, “and what is the image that San Diego has? Mexican and seafood. And what can you do that combines...

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