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Food & Drink

A nod to The Big Apple

By Frank Sabatini Jr. Imagine if San Diego and New York traded culinary places. Manhattanites could grab a killer carnitas burrito while sauntering through Times Square while we stuff our faces at any Downtown street corner with pizzas using soft water in the dough — the debated element that distinguishes East Coast pizza from all […]

Return of the gueridon

By Jeff Josenhans | Drink Shrink Generally speaking, when we think of tableside restaurant service we envision a server in a 1980s jacket and tie tossing Caesar salads or flambéing your dessert at what used to be a fancy restaurant. This style of service has become nearly extinct. Who would have thought that getting a number […]

Perching at Petco Park

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Restaurant Review The baseball season has arrived and Social Tap brings you as close to the bustle of Petco Park as you can possibly get without holding a ticket into the stadium. On game days, you can see the big center screen hovering over the playing field from Social Tap’s back […]

Pappalecco celebrates 10 years in Little Italy

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, News | No Comments

By John Gregory Pappalecco is a coffee shop and restaurant that exudes the culture and feel of the Italian coffee experience. On April 27, Pappalecco will celebrate its 10-year anniversary at its Little Italy location at 1602 State St. Enter the unpretentious establishment which sits on a corner and one is likely to be greeted […]

Food and Drink Blotter: March 2017

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Food & Drink Blotter | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Food and Drink Blotter After a short six months of greeting Gaslamp Quarter customers with 24/7 meal service and fresh-baked pies, Du-Par’s Restaurant & Bakery closed its doors last month to a spacious dining room designed with vintage features to reflect the era it was originally founded during the late 1930s […]

The diner with a Hollywood secret

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Restaurant Review The menu choices are staggering. So are the meal portions. But if you are vegan, a vegetarian or gluten-intolerant, Brian’s 24 isn’t the easiest place to eat. Since the recent closure of Du-Par’s Restaurant & Bakery (see this month’s Food and Drink Blotter), the family-owned diner reigns as the […]

Home of the ‘American Dream’

By Chris Gomez | Little Italy News San Diego’s Little Italy is the largest Little Italy community in the nation and has been reviving over the last 20 years under the leadership of the nonprofit organization, the Little Italy Association. The Little Italy neighborhood has turned multiple Italian’s vision of an “American Dream” into a beautiful […]