San Diego’s almost perfect weather means it’s possible to go for long walks on the beach just about every day of the year, but the fun doesn’t stop there. From frisbee golf to lobster night, these 15 can’t miss ideas are sure to liven up date night.
When it comes to happy hour, San Diego bars and restaurants really know how to bring it. Check out ten solid options to celebrate with discount drinks and bites, organized by neighborhood.
Question: when you’re in a new supermarket (or foreign country) is your first order of business searching for treasure in sweet and savory snacks aisles? If you answered yes, I think you’re going to like MunchPak, a subscription-based snack service that ships a selection of different snack items from around the world to your door once a month.
San Diego’s first cat cafe officially opened earlier this month. Here’s everything you need to know (along with a bunch of adorable cat photos!)
I’m psyched to see San Diego is (finally) upping its doughnut game with new openings like StreetCar Merchants of Fried Chicken, Doughnuts & Coffee in North Park. If you’re not familiar with these substantial, square-shaped doughnuts made from a butter-laden brioche dough, read all about the shop in my first piece for Thrillist!
The Gaslamp Quarter was in dire need of a bakery. Before Le Parfait Paris opened shop, croissants, eclairs, and tiny, perfect cakes were practically nowhere to be found…and when they could be found, they were nowhere near as good as what Executive Pastry Chef Jean François Fays is stocking the cases with at this bright and airy bakery in the former Borders building.
For years, every time I passed the vacant building at the corner of 14th and Island, I hoped someone would turn into a restaurant or café. Last week, that finally happened, and it’s way cooler than I could have possibly imagined.
Looking at this photo takes me way back. Well, back to 2009, and my second visit to Hodad’s. A few days earlier, I had my mind blown by my first-ever Hodad’s cheeseburger and was already craving another fix. I was visiting San Diego to see my first love, over a decade after we connected on IRC as angst-filled suburban teenagers (and then reconnected on Facebook as mostly responsible adults).
For the winter issue of Dining Out San Diego, I interviewed Phil Pace, owner of Phil’s BBQ, to get details on the restaurant’s 16-year history of slinging sauce-slathered ribs and barbecue chicken in San Diego.
I crave pasta year-round. It’s one of the few things I’m awesome at making, and I’m always hunting for exciting new dishes at local (and not-so-local) restaurants. For the winter issue of Dining Out SD, I tasked myself with finding four delicious pasta dishes, covering a range of noodles and sauces.